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Report: Jermaine Jones Linked to German Club Hannover 96

Jermaine Jones has long said he has offers from overseas clubs, now we finally have a specific team that the out-of-contract midfielder has been linked too.

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Jermaine Jones said told the media yesterday that his six-game suspension was holding up a possible move to Germany. There had been few if any reports out there linking Jones back to Germany until today.

According to German website SPOX, Jones has been linked to a move with Bundesliga cellar dwellars Hannover 96. Those familiar with the German club will know it as the longtime home of United States defender Steve Cherundolo who has retired but remained with the club on their youth and first team coaching staff.

Before Jones could play for Hannover though, he would still have to serve a six-game suspension stemming from his altercation with Mark Geiger in the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs. This information was clarified by US Soccer earlier today to The Bent Musket, and if Jones signs after the United States' international friendlies with Iceland and Canada this week, he would be eligible to play for Hannover sometime in mid-March. This would give Jones roughly 10 matches in two months time to help Hannover escape relegation, as they sit last in the Bundesliga standings and are four points from safety.

Jones has played for Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, compiling 165 games in the Bundesliga, not counting games with several of the German clubs lower division II sides. Jones also has three goals in over fifty international appearances with the USMNT including a goal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Portugal. The Revolution acquired Jones via a blind draw in the summer of 2014 when he signed with MLS on a free transfer.

The Revolution would still retain Jones' MLS rights since they extended him a bona fide offer at the end of the 2015 season.