After more than 13 years playing club soccer abroad, Tim Howard is nearing a deal that will send the keeper back to MLS.
According to ESPN FC, the 36-year-old goalkeeper is reportedly close to finalizing a deal that will see him join the Colorado Rapids in July. Howard’s transfer fee is reported as being between $600,000 and $750,000, while the U.S. Men’s National Team veteran would receive an annual salary of $2 million.
The salary would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in MLS, and the contract will reportedly extend until 2019. The Rapids currently hold the league’s No. 1 allocation position, meaning they are entitled to offer Howard a deal first.
Howard has made 23 starts for Everton in the English Premier League this season, but he has recently lost his starting spot to Joel Robles. His last appearance came on Jan. 24.
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