Rumors have swirled around rapidly in the past few days for the midfielder of Rayados de Monterrey, Rodolfo Pizarro, of a possible move to the MLS for this year.
The 25-year-old midfielder of Rayados de Monterrey has been linked to a few teams in the MLS where the current offers are high for him, where It could make sense to leave the Liga MX for a substantial amount of money on the business side of the coin. Recently, It was heard that Chicago Fire were the first ones to bring the national player of Mexico to their team for the 2020 season but that quickly died down after the organization said they were going to focus on their players and move to pass Pizarro at the moment since a deal did not go through.
Either way, if It was true or not, Chicago would have been a great fit for Pizarro due to a large amount of the Mexican-American and Mexican fanbase in the Chicago area where they could grasp a player from the Liga MX and claim him their own. Don’t forget that the legendary playmaker of Mexico, Cuauhtemoc Blanco was notable in the MLS with Chicago Fire from 2007-2009.
Another MLS team that has sparked an interest in Pizarro, which will make their debut for the first time in the league is Inter Miami. Being their season ever in the MLS, they need to make an explosive entrance the first few weeks of the season and with that, they are heavily searching for a franchise player to sell tickets, make the team attractive and overall score goals. Inter Miami, has been linked with the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Club America forward Roger Martinez and with two players of Rayados de Monterrey, striker Rogelio Funes Mori and now Rodolfo Pizarro but nothing has been concrete.
Miami’s current coach, Diego Alonso, coached La Pandilla, briefly for less than a year from 2018-2019 so It makes sense on why he would like to bring his old pals if Its either Pizarro or Funes Mori to his team.
Although the offers for Pizarro are in the high millions for him, he has mentioned that if his career does not take him to Europe he would like to return to Chivas only but the reality is that Chivas could be a long shot for him and also his European dreams is a stretch. His price is too high for the European club teams, where Hector Herrera said It best, “Yes he is a talented player but there are plenty of him here in Europe with a cheaper price tag, where club teams can get two players for the price of Pizarro.”
I am sure Rayados de Monterrey does not want to lose any money on their investment and would like great money in return so It makes sense on why they would sell Pizarro to the MLS. But for Pizarro at 25 years of age, if he does not see any opportunities this year or next year the latest I would strongly think about the MLS offers since It is becoming a venue for many Mexican players.
If not the Liga MX is currently best for him at the moment and for a while since he is a notable face in the league and the playmaker for La Pandilla.