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MLS outfit Nashville could be Juanfran's next port of call

Juanfran celebrating after scoring with Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid

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Nashville SC, one of the league's expansion teams for the 2020 season, is in the running to sign the Spanish defender, who is a free agent after leaving Atlético Madrid.

Nashville SC will be the other MLS expansion team along with Inter Miami to join the American league for the 2020 season, and the southern club could make their debut with a two-time Europa winner - Juanfran Torres.

According to ESPN reporter, Moises Llorens, Juanfran whose contract with Atlético de Madrid expires at the end of the month, has been linked with the MLS side. "Our technical staff is in the process of building a full roster and therefore is evaluating talent who fits our team culture and dynamic," said a Nashville spokesperson.

Juanfran has stated that his future lies away from Spain and if he finally arrives in the Music City, he would be 35 years of age by the time Nashville make their MLS debut.

Juanfran

The right-back joined Atleti from CA Osasuna in 2011, although he started out as a winger at Real Madrid's youth academy. He has 22 caps with Spain while also being one of La Liga's most experienced defenders with 428 appearances - 355 of them with Atlético; he has scored 43 league goals during his 15-year playing career in Spain.