The 37-year-old Puyol retired at the end of last season, after struggling with persistent knee problems for over two years.
Speaking from China, where he was being unveiled as an ambassador of the Laureus foundation, he told Mundo Deportivo that the condition of his knee was improving, but he was not yet sure what his next career move would be — with a move into coaching also an option.
“At the moment I just want to get a good feeling back in my knee,” Puyol said. “A few months ago I could not go down the stairs, and now I am better all the time. I am not ruling anything out. At present, I only run after my daughter Manuela… and it is true that I would like to coach.”
Puyol won everything as a player including three Champions Leagues, six La Liga titles as well as Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup with Spain. He was a great player and a footballing legend.
But that does not mean that he would be a good signing for MLS. His comment that he could not go down the stairs a few months ago is a huge red flag that is is not fit enough to play anymore. Plus at 37, how much could he really help a team on the pitch today.
Wha do you think about Puyol. Would you like to see him join MLS?