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The world champion who leaves the Premier League to join MLS in 2024

By Wilian Estrella

The world champion who leaves the Premier League to join MLS in 2024

The French player has been a top star in Europe for years.

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In July 2023, Lionel Messi announced his decision to join Inter Miami after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired. This changed the history of Major League Soccer forever, as from that moment on millions of fans around the world paid attention to U.S. soccer for the first time, causing a surge in match broadcast audiences, ticket sales and jersey sales.

 

And that wasn't all. Many players also began to consider MLS as an attractive destination to continue their professional careers, since it combines two factors: an increasingly competitive level, with teams that show good performances, but without the pressure of European soccer. That's why stars like Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba joined Inter Miami, while Luis Suarez will do the same soon.

And now other MLS teams are targeting top players for the 2024 season. This Saturday, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced the arrival of Hugo Lloris. Through a post on social media, the club explained, "Hugo Lloris Is Black & Gold. LAFC signs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on a permanent transfer from Tottenham to a guaranteed contract through 2024 with options for 2025 and 2026".

Thus, the player who won the World Cup with France at Russia 2018 ended a 10-year spell in the Premier League. He had joined Spurs in 2012, after having excelled at Nice and Olympique Lyonnais. Since then he played 447 games and became a legend at the London club. But this summer the new coach Ange Postecoglou decided to give priority to Guglielmo Vicario as the team's goalkeeper and so Hugo decided to leave.

 

Others may follow suit

In addition to Lloris, other top players are rumored to be looking at playing in Major League Soccer in the near future. Antoine Griezmann recently claimed that after leaving Atletico Madrid he wants to try his luck in the United States. And Barcelona's Sergi Roberto has said something similar as well.


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