Ex-MLS MVP Alejandro Pozuelo Signs With Turkey’s Konyaspor

Alejandro Pozuelo with Toronto FC in 2019
Alejandro Pozuelo with Toronto FC in 2019. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/Shutterstock (10471232ca)

Alejandro Pozuelo won’t be returning to MLS after all. The former MLS MVP winner opted to continue his career in Turkey, where he will play for Süper Lig side Konyaspor.

Turkish club confirmed the news last week, while Pozuelo made it official by posting a photo of himself in a Konyaspor jersey on social media. There are no details on the contract, but the reports indicate that the 31-year-old player signed a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season with an option to extend it if everything goes well.

Alejandro Pozuelo arrived in MLS in 2019 after signing as a Designated Player with Toronto FC. What followed was a dominant four-season run by the Spaniard that saw him win Landon Donovan MVP Award in 2020 and earn two MLS Best XI nods.

Toronto traded Pozuelo to Inter Miami midway through the 2022 season, and the veteran attacking midfielder didn’t waste time making an impact. He scored two goals and dished six assists in 12 games while helping Miami to its first playoff appearance.

While Inter expressed interest in retaining Pozuelo and sign him to a new deal in 2023, the player opted to leave as a free agent and return to Europe. He ended his MLS stint with 28 goals and 37 assists in 100 games.

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