31 May 2012

Nelsen may head back to MLS

6:52 am on 31 May 2012

The All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen could be about to move back to the United States to play his club football.

Reports in Britain say Nelsen is not being considered in English club Tottenham's long term plans with manager Harry Redknapp planning on an off-season overhaul.

Spurs are close to agreeing a deal with Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

Nelsen moved to Spurs from Blackburn in January as injury cover and he made eight appearances.

The 34-year-old's former club DC United is understood to be among a couple of MLS teams keen on signing him.