We had plenty of transfer sagas to sink our teeth into over the summer, and as the winter transfer window approaches, it looks like there may be another on the cards.
Uriel Antuna is a player that most won’t have heard of at Manchester City, but he’s fast finding himself involved in a tug of war.
The young forward has spent the season out on loan in MLS with LA Galaxy and impressed, scoring six goals and registering six assists in 36 games.
That’s sparked interest in him, with Chivas from his homeland particularly keen on getting a deal done.
In fact, we covered a report yesterday that stated they were close to finalising a $12m deal having convinced Antunes on the move with a significant increase in his wages.
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However, it seems it may not quite as simple as that as LA Galaxy are still in the mix if their general manager is to be believed.
Speaking to journalists, Dennis Te Kloese, claims they are analysing whether to match Chivas’ bid, as they have an agreement with Manchester City that they can do so.
“He has had continuity and has contributed to reach the levels we reached. We have to be realistic in competing with certain offers that could come from Mexico; we must see if it is responsible.
“Here, you have a salary cap; there are rules to follow. What Uriel represents on the court has to be balanced on financial and economic issues by the salary cap.
“We have to make a balance of what he could be worth and if he is really worth it.
“He (Uriel) belongs to Manchester City, before he came here we talked that if at any time there was interest from a third party, because of the good relationship with Manchester City, we can match or discuss what the economic and sporting options for Uriel are.”