MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Former Manchester United and Inter Milan forward Diego Forlan has rejected recent reports linking him with an immediate move to USA Major League Soccer (MLS).
According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Uruguay international was close to finalizing the final steps of a proposed move from Brazilian side Internacional to MLS team Toronto FC.
In fact, the reports suggested that Toronto FC parent company CEO Tim Leiweke claimed that the move for Forlan as the designated player, is part of a strategy to help assist the Canadian club, which is currently struggling in the league.
However, the veteran forward dismissed the reports, calling it a bit premature, while adding that he’s still under contract with his current club.
“I said I would like to play in the United States, also in the Middle East,” Forlan told reporters on Monday.
“But I have a contract here for another two years. I’m very happy here and I have a contract.
“Today you know, there are so many websites on the Internet to see if the source is right or not.
“I would like to stay at Inter, until not only the (2014) World Cup, but until the end of the contract,” Forlan added.
Forlan was a member of the Uruguay side that finished fourth at the recently concluded FIFA Confederation Cup in Brazil.
The 34-year-old who spent two seasons with Manchester United, also featured for Villarreal,Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan.
He was also the Golden Ball winner at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010.