Plenty of Premier League interest in MLS - Houston Dynamo's Barnes
Giles Barnes has revealed that there are plenty of players in the English Premier League showing considerable interest in Major League Soccer.
The Houston Dynamo said in an interview with The Guardian that guys he knows from back in England have contacted him about playing in North America's MLS which is a competition beginning to really take off in his opinion.
"In the scramble after the [English] season finished, boys haven't got clubs, my phone was ringing quite regularly," says Barnes.
"I've even had agents ringing, [saying] 'Is there someone you can put me in touch with', blah blah blah. Some of them are profile, name players - there's Premier League guys.
"I had a phone call from one guy I'm not going to name who has played in the Premier League for six or seven years now. His contract is coming up, he wanted to come over to MLS and asked me what I thought."
Barnes added of the MLS' rapid rise: "It's very appealing to a lot of people. I think everyone realises what this league has got in potential, it's got the potential to blow up beyond what some people can even imagine. When it does, that's when the money will come."