Younger brother of Liga MX and Team Mexico starlet Jonathan Gonzalez set to join him in Mexico.
Via its Twitter account, Alianza de Futbol – a website dedicated to “the support and development of Hispanic amateur soccer” – announced over the weekend that Jonathan Gonzalez’s younger brother Adrian is set to move to Liga MX and join Club Pachuca.
Jonathan is widely known within Mexican football for his high-profile decision to change his international allegiance from the U.S. National Team to the Mexican National Team in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Adrian is a lesser known talent but has already started to develop his own hype, having received a record number of invitations from professional teams. This fact alone suggests that, like his brother, Adrian is definitely a player we must keep an eye on in the future.
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His new club Pachuca have a fantastic reputation for developing youth talent, and has burnished that reputation by selling players to Europe, including Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and Erick “Guti” Gutierrez. It would seem likely that this impressive development program is what persuaded Adrian.
At only 15 years of age, Adrian has made only the first of a series of decisions that will heavily effect his career in the years to come. Like his brother, he too will have to eventually choose which national team to represent, and this no doubt will produce plenty of speculation as it did with Jonathan.
Having reportedly rejected offers from 15 different football clubs, including Chivas, LAFC, Toluca and San Jose Earthquakes, Adrian can now begin to settle into life in Mexico and continue his development in a great environment for young Mexican footballers.
One thing is for certain: we most definitely have not heard the last of Adrian Gonzalez.