Dom Dwyer puffing on a cigarette and chugging champagne surrounded by bikini-clad models in Ibiza isn’t going to be grassed up in the Daily Mail, he’d merely blend into the background with all the other fun-loving holidaymakers.
However, an inglorious existence on the periphery of superstardom could be almost at an end if the Sporting Kansas striker continues stockpiling the goals in the MLS.
The 24-year-old Cuckfield native has never kicked a ball in his home nation, but his transatlantic exploits suggest that the recruitment teams that overlooked him in Blighty may have dropped the ball.
A former Norwich City academy player, Dwyer is proving to be one of the deadliest marksmen across the so-called pond, amassing an incredible 40 goals from 65 first-team appearances.
He’s required just 25 starts to notch 18 goals so far, helping the Wiz climb to second in the Eastern Conference.
This tally is rendered all the more impressive by the fact that Kansas have only scored 39 in total this term.
Brentford were reportedly keen on Dwyer’s services in the summer, but the reams of Premier League stalwarts the number 16 pick in the MLS 2012 SuperDraft is surpassing in 2014 indicates he may want to aim a little higher than the Championship.
Only Bradley Wright-Phillips has bagged more, with Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry all failing to match the Sporting star’s numbers.
If outscoring talents of this pedigree warrants a Premier League switch, Everton could be a potential suitor.
The Toffees – 23/20 to beat West Brom next time out – are from flush in the striking department, with Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto’o the only natural line-leaders in their ranks at present.
Choppering in talent from the Land of the Free is a field in which the Merseysiders have previous, with Donovan, Tim Howard, Brian McBride and Joe Max-Moore among their signings to have MLS connections.
Could Dwyer be next?