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Bayern’s Pizarro hints at MLS switch

Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro has revealed that he may continue his career in the United States.

The 36-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season and it is now clear he will not be offered a new deal at Alianz Arena.

Pizarro has recently been linked with a return to Werder Bremen, who will probably see star striker Franco Di Santo leave, but the Peruvian has virtually ruled out moving back to Weserstadion.

He instead plans to continue his career either in Major League Soccer or the Middle East.

“It is difficult to play for another German club after being at Bayern”, Pizarro told El Comercio.

“Playing in the United States or in the Middle East is also a possibility.”

Bar a short spell with Chelsea, Pizarro has been in German Bundesliga since 1999, joining Werder Bremen from Alianza Lima before moving to Bayern Munich in 2001.

The Peruvian later returned to both Weserstadion and Alianz Arena, and currently has 176 Bundesliga goals to his name.

Pizarro is unlikely to take part in the first leg of the Champions League semis against Barcelona, where the Bavarians are 4/1 shot to win at Camp Nou.

Mon 4 May, 2015
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