Ex-Dundee United star set for move to MLS

Former Dundee United striker Johnny Russell.

Former Dundee United star Johnny Russell’s career in the UK appears to be over as he looks set to move to the MLS.

The 27-year-old striker, who has made over 200 appearances for Derby County, is out of contract in the summer and has turned down the offer of a new one in order to move to America.

Boss Gary Rowett told a press conference previewing Derby’s trip to Millwall: “I think his wish is to pursue a chance to play in the MLS.

Johnny Russell in action for Derby

“He’s turned down those contract offers. We’ll have to look at that situation.”

Russell joined the Rams as part of a £750k deal in 2013.