It didn’t take long for Jermaine Jones to let it be known he’s ready to test the open market this winter.
The U.S. Men’s National team midfielder took to Twitter shortly after his Colorado Rapids were eliminated from the playoffs to state his intentions for the upcoming transfer window now that he is out of contract.
Jones backed up his tweet with post-game comments to reporters.
“People know that I came to this league as a DP and this is where I want to go back to,” Jones told the Denver Post. “I’m a free agent now. I will sit back and see what comes. I’m not scared to go back to Europe or scared to go to Mexico or somewhere.”
It remains unclear what his MLS options are, but the Rapids might be more inclined to use a Designated Player slot on a striker in the winter market. If the Rapids decide not to bring Jones back they could then trade his rights to another team interested in the 35-year-old midfielder.
Jones expressed willingness to play abroad, but finding a big payday at the age of 35 may not be easy for the German-American midfielder.
What do you think of this development? Would you want your team to sign Jones as a DP? Where could you see him wind up in 2017?
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