Report: USWNT Rapinoe open to Barcelona move

US Women’s national team star, Megan Rapinoe would be open to a move abroad to play football and Barcelona is her first choice.

Megan Rapinoe was the star of the USWNT that won their fourth Women’s World Cup title this summer.

Rapinoe made her name for herself, both on and off the pitch this summer, for the goals she scored and her feud with US President Donald Trump.

In an interview with beIN Sports Network, she talks of a possible move and the idea of plying her trade abroad is something she is giving some serious thought too.

She said:

“I’m getting a little older, Megan Rapinoe is getting older.”

“But I am open to all offers, of course. The idea of playing abroad is very attractive. I love to travel.”

Playing abroad is not new to Rapinoe, she has played in Europe before with Lyon. However, she has an acute affection for Spain.

She continued:

I played in Lyon for a year, and I loved it, maybe at the end of my career, I will play in Spain.”

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The 2019 Women’s World Cup golden ball winner, would no doubt have her pick of suitors should she officially out herself in the transfer window.

She added:

“How Barcelona plays is beautiful and inspiring; it’s a joy to see them.”

“Also, Atletico plays with such intensity that is always so much fun, and obviously, Real Madrid has great players.”

“But Barcelona is number one in my heart.”

Her national team captain Charlyn Corral already plays in the Spanish Women’s league for Atletico Madrid.

Rapinoe admires her captain, and would certainly relish the chance to follow in her footsteps.

Rapinoe concluded:

“I just want to say she’s incredible.”

“You know being in a great club like Atl├ętico is amazing, so keep fighting, keep doing your thing, believe in yourself and bring that League home.”

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LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates scoring the first goal from the penalty spot during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United State of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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