A German is suddenly one of the faces of the American football boom!
Herta’s former best talent Honey Mukhtar (27) has risen to the top ten of the highest paid stars in the American Professional League MLS. Build knows: Playmaker has signed a new four-year deal with his club Nashville SC, with a one-year option and is now raising between three and four million dollars a year. A mega salary by American standards.
Mukhtar’s extraordinary career path: In 2015 he left Hertha BSc as a failed talent. After the suspensions of Benfica Lisbon, Salzburg and Bröndby, Nashville paid him three million euros in 2020. Things have been going uphill ever since. Highlight: Last season, Mukhtar took Nashville to the play-off semifinals with 19 goals and 10 assists. He is also one of the five candidates for the Most Valuable Profession of the Season.
As Mukhtar recently confirmed in a BILD interview, there have been repeated inquiries from the Bundesliga: “There is interest from Germany, but Nashville is my first point of contact.” The new mega deal and the chance for the title now made him stay.
To Mukhtar Bildt: “I’m glad to continue to follow the path in Nashville. Our goal is to win titles and get people excited about football in the United States.
In the context of the extension, his advisor Florian Cole said: “Of course, after Honey’s best season, numerous clubs from Europe wanted to sign him. MLS is on the rise. After two years, Honey feels he’s at home in the United States. Now one of the league’s figureheads. “
Mukhtar also follows the expelled-threatened Herta from the United States: “I’m always been in tune with the games. I keep my fingers crossed for Hertha, and for a long time they get to where they end up.
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