Raheem Sterling would like to play in the MLS at some point in his career.
MLS franchise New York City FC is owned by the City Football Group, which runs City and five other clubs around the world.
"English football has grown massively over here. It wasn't like that in the past, and it'll continue to get bigger," Sterling told the Wall Street Journal conference.
"I was surprised even just popping out to the shops and being recognised by one or two people. I didn't expect that over here.
"This is a country I would, one day, love to be able to come to. Your weather is a lot better than ours. Hopefully one day I can have my family over here."
Sterling has four years remaining on his current deal with City.