Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling has suggested that he would like to join a team in America at one point in his career.
Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling has suggested that he would like to join a team in America at one point in his career, after being impressed by the enthusiasm of fans stateside.
Sterling, who notched 25 goals and 18 assists across competitions this season on his way to winning the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award, finished the campaign off in style with a hat trick in the 6-0 demolition job of Watford in the FA Cup final.
And, speaking to the Wall Street Journal in a breakdown of his career so far, which also covered in great length his recent moves to combat racism in the sport, Sterling also revealed his desire to one day play in America.
The forward explained: "English football has grown massively over here. It wasn't like that in the past, and it'll continue to get bigger.
"I was surprised even just popping out to the shops and being recognized by one or two people. I didn't expect that over here. This is a country I would, one day, love to be able to come to. Your weather is a lot better than ours. Hopefully one day I can have my family over here."
"There's always games on our television at the training ground," the England international said.
"For sure, it [MLS] is growing in the UK, and people are really taking it in and want to come over. Hopefully I will have a career here as well."