Bayern Munich's Zé Roberto Looking To Finish Career In MLS

ThomasSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2008

Major League Soccer could be importing another Brazilian in the very near future. Bayern Munich's midfielder, Zé Roberto has said that he wants to leave the club and has suggested strongly that he is headed to FC Dallas in MLS.

He told a German sports magazine: "From my point of view, my time here is over.  I would like to play for a further two years elsewhere.  I’ve already played a number of years in the Bundesliga."

However, according to Schellas Hyndman, Dallas's head coach, they haven't had any official interest from the Brazilian.

He told reporters: "There’s nothing we are going to do now with just a few games left [in the regular season] but I think we need to explore it. I think we will continue to stay close to it.  If he’s good enough to play for them I think he’s good enough to play for us.....He’s a very good player, [but] there’s a lot of players we’d be interested in.  The fact he’s verbally saying something about MLS and FCD, I think that’s important.”

If Zé Roberto were to join FC Dallas, he'd be the fourth Brazilian to have played for the club.

Zé Roberto, now 34, joined Bayern Munich in 2002. However, he left in 2006 to play for Brazilian club, Santos, due to troubles with former Bayern manager, Felix Magath. He then rejoined Bayern last season after Ottmar Hitzfeld took over the club.

Since his return, Bayern has won the league, the German Cup, and the German League Cup. Before joining the Bavarians in 2002, Zé Roberto had played for Bayern Leverkusen, Flamengo, and Real Madrid.