The Colorado Rapids are continuing their pursuit of Everton and USMNT star Tim Howard, but the latest reports suggest the 36-year-old goalkeeper wants almost $20 million over four seasons if he is to return to Major League Soccer.
Howard currently earns around £70,000 per week at Everton – just short of $100,000 dollars-a-week – and wants to remain on the same sort of money if he is to return stateside, according to The Sun.
The report also claims the 2001 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year is also looking for a four-year contract if a move to Colorado is completed, meaning he is looking for around $5 million per season until 2020.
It’s tough to know how accurate these figures are but it is clear that the Rapids remain in the hunt to sign the 106-time capped US International.
Howard has over two years remaining on his Everton contract and so a transfer fee might also be required to complete a switch to Colorado in the immediate future.
He has made 23 Premier League appearances for the Toffees this term, keeping six clean sheets but faces competition from Joel Robles.
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