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REPORT: Howard Wants 4 Year Deal, Nearly $20 Million to Join Rapids


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If reports out of the UK are to believed, and please take this with the appropriate grain of salt, Colorado Rapids target Tim Howard wants nearly $20 Million to join the Rapids over the course of a four year deal.

From the Sun UK:

TIM HOWARD wants a four-year deal worth more than £14MILLION to join Colorado Rapids.

The United States number one has shocked Rapids officials with the size and length of his demands.

Colorado want the USA No 1 as a marquee signing and have been to England for talks with him and Goodison chiefs.

A couple of thoughts:

1)  This is the Sun, so take it with a grain of salt.

2)  The Pound-Dollar conversion makes this a $19,810,000 deal for the life of the contract and that would be far and away the most in team history

3)  That is a hell of a lot of money for a goalkeeper of any stature.

If this is to be believed, and this is a big if, that is way too much for a goalkeeper.  Yes, Howard is a great goalkeeper and all, but that is just too much.  Getting Howard in Colorado would be a great coup for the team, but that is not their greatest area of need.  And nearly 20 million is a tough pill to swallow.

Rapids, if this is away.  Run away fast.