Everton star set for record breaking MLS switch this summer

Everton ‘keeper Tim Howard is a target for MLS outfit Colorado Rapids this summer, according to ESPN.

‘Sources’ have told¬†ESPN¬†that the deal to take the American custodian back across the pond is nearing completion.

Rapids general manager Tim Hinchey is thought to have been on Merseyside to finalise a deal with both Howard and the Toffees themselves.

The report claims the former Manchester United stopper will command a whopping $2m a year salary, making him the highest paid in his position in the MLS.

A fee between $600,000 and $750,000 is understood to have been agreed to prize the 36-year old away from Goodison Park.

It will be the end of an era for both Howard and the Toffees, where he has minded the net for close to a decade.

He initially joined the club on loan in 2006, before making a permanent move in 2007 and has since made over 300 appearances.