Akinfenwa rejects MLS for League Two

Published On 08/06/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Best of the Rest, Europe, Latest News, MLS, Top Stories

AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has rejected the chance to play in Major League Soccer, signing a new 12-month deal.

The 33-year-old admitted shortly after extending his stay at Kingsmeadow that he travelled to America to consider a move to the MLS.

However, after some consideration, has committed his future to the League Two club.

“I think I have to apologise for making the fans wait for me to sign,” Akinfenwa told the club’s official website.

“I had to take a few things into consideration, but in my heart of hearts I always thought this was where I would end up.

“I met with a couple of clubs in America and there was also interest from League One and League Two,

“You can only feel blessed that there are people interested in your services, but my heart has always been with AFC Wimbledon.”

Akinfenwa is a lower-league veteran, having previously played for the likes of Leyton Orient, Torquay United, Northampton Town and Gillingham.

Despite having the chance to face Steven Gerrard again in the states, having scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup this season, he will look to build on the 15 goals in 52 appearances he scored for the Dons this season.

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley added:”He has been true to his word and I did not expect anything less from him.”




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