Barcelona legend Carles Puyol to come out of retirement for MLS move – report

FC Barcelona’s long-time captain and defensive legend, Carles Puyol could be set to come out retirement in order to play in Major League Soccer, according to reports out of Spain.

The 37-year-old centre-back hasn’t played a competitive game since March last year as he retired at the end of the campaign to take up a role in the Catalan giants’ technical department, though that spell only lasted six months as Puyol resigned from his post in January.

He is currently living in New York with his partner and could be set to play in MLS, though Puyol has also been linked with a move to Qatar.

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A report by Spanish publication Sport claims that the Colorado Rapids would be interested in acquiring the services of the 2010 World Cup winner, though a source later told the Denver Post that “the Rapids have not extended an offer”.

As well as the Rapids, New York clubs NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls could be interested in signing Puyol, as Mundo Deportivo claims.

The three-time Champions League winner has been working on his fitness but having not played a competitive game for over a year, signing the Spanish defender would certainly be an expensive gamble.

Would Carles Puyol be a good signing for an MLS side? Or is it too late for that?


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