At the beginning of 2010 Raúl González Blanco was close to agreeing a move to Major League Soccer with New York Red Bulls. Ok, maybe you're right. It was probably another rumor from MARCA, but we have need to remember it.
Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuaín had reduced the role of Raúl in the team in that season 2009/10. Apart from this in the case of a move to New York Raúl's salary would be around 6.5 million Euros. He would win almost like the highest paid player in the history of MLS David Beckham.
Maybe to force a renewal Raúl's agent Ginés Carvajal said that the striker had offers to play in the United States and Qatar. However, nearby sources to the White Club (?) said that if Raúl wanted to leave them, nobody would have stood in his way. They were right because Raúl signed to Schalke 04 in June 2010.