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10 Of The Biggest Stars To Have Played In The US

With superstar Lionel Messi believed to want to leave FC Barcelona and having previously been linked with a move to the MLS, here are 10 of the biggest names to have played professional football in the US.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 famous players who have played in the US!

The Argentine is reportedly growing tired of life at the Blaugrana following a number of issues he has had with the club's board in recent months.

Messi is said to be considering an exit from the Catalan giants in 2021, with the MLS tipped to be a potential destination for the 33-year-old, and David Beckham's Inter Miami FC in particular.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner would undoubtedly take football in the US by storm if he were to join a club in the country's top division, much like Beckham himself did when he left Real Madrid in 2007 to sign for LA Galaxy.

While the former Manchester United star is widely credited for putting football on the map in the US, Pele's arrival at New York Cosmos in 1975 should not be forgotten. Despite being well past his best at the time, the Brazil legend would fill stadiums almost by himself, before retiring for a second time in 1977.

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Colombian icon Carlos Valderrama represented three different clubs in the MLS, while, in recent years, superstars such as Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have also made waves in America's top flight – click through the gallery above to see the most famous players to have starred in the US!

Do you think Messi would become the most famous star in MLS history if he were to join a club in America? Let us know in the comments section below.

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