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Christian Fuchs aiming for MLS future after Leicester career

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Christian Fuchs of Leicester City (L) celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Hull City at The King Power Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

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Leicester City became a Premier League darling after the club’s incredible run to glory in 2015/16, and since then Christian Fuchs has become a household name.

Now, the Leicester left back is nearing the end of his current contract with the Foxes, and a move to the United States seems more and more likely.

Fuchs, 32, recently told Goal USA that he wants to permanently move to the U.S. when his contract expires at the end of 2018/19 in order to be closer to his wife, Raluca, and three children.

They currently reside in New York City, where the family has a home.

“I have one more year now in England and I’ve always said very openly that I want to move over here,” Fuchs told Goal. “I want to be part of the community. I want to play football over here. I’m not coming over as an old player looking for his last contract. I want to come over here and play as long as possible.”

While Fuchs was adamant that he doesn’t have to play for one of the local New York clubs, New York City FC or New York Red Bulls, the Austria international did say that he would prefer to stay on the East Coast.

“My goal now is to make the right step and come to MLS,” Fuchs said. “I’m trying to figure out what options are out there. I’d love to come to New York, but I don’t want to limit myself. The only limit for me is I’d prefer to be on the East Coast, because when you talk about the West Coast I’d rather stay in England since it’s the same distance as England.”

Fuchs has spent his time at Leicester since the club’s title-winning campaign three years ago, after joining the PL side from Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.