Two years ago Andriy Shevchenko was undeniably one of the worlds best strikers, and Chelsea broke the British transfer recordÃ‚Â to sign theÃ‚Â Ukrainian for Ã‚Â£30,800,000 in the summer of 2006. Fast-forward to the summer of 2008; and clubs in America are turning down the chance to buy the striker.
Shevchenko has reportedly been touted around the world as the 31-year-old looks for a fast escape route out of Stamford Bridge. However, no teams in the American Major League Soccer have shown interest in the striker, and one MLS boss told the Daily Mail: “Managers don’t want has-beens who are looking to wind down thier careers”
Shevchenko was at the peak of his career when he joined Chelsea in 2006. The Ukranian had finished as Italy’s top scorer twice whilst at AC Milan, and ranked 3rd in the all-time European top scorers chart begind ex-team mate Fillipo Inzaghi and German legend Gerd Muller.
However, a torrid spell under Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant at Chelsea saw the striker net only 9 league goals in two seasons, and many rumours now strongly link the striker with a move back to his previous club AC Milan.
[Source: Daily Mail]
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