Érick Sánchez Refuses Europe for a move to América

The Pachuca midfielder is on the cusp of confirming a move to the 15-time Liga MX Champions
Pachuca v Columbus Crew - Concacaf Champions Cup 2024
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Viva Liga MX revealed that Sánchez was close to a move to Europe, with both Sevilla and Real Oviedo vying for the midfielder.

In an unexpected turn, it seems that the current Pachuca midfielder will accept a deal that means he will wear the yellow and blue of América next season. The deal will be in the ballpark of $8 million with the player set to be announced as a new Águilas player after his involvement with Mexico at the Copa América.

Sevilla were initially in pole position for the 24-year-old's signature but their financial constraints proved to be a major stumbling block in negotiations for the Spanish club which had been monitoring him for over a year.

Last minute reprots suggested that Ajax were interested in the player, given the newly announced partnership between the two clubs. However, nothing materialised with a potential move to Amsterdam.

The other option for the CONCACAF Champions League winner was a possible move to Seguna División side Real Oviedo. The Spanish club enquired about his services, but it was made clear that he interest would only be if the club won promotion to the top division. After suffering defeat against Espanyol in the playoff final, his move fell through.

As all possible moves to Europe failed to come to fruition, attention turned to América. It is a chance for Sánchez to play for the reigning Apertura and Clausura champions under Andre Jardine. Depending on how far Mexico go in the Copa, Sánchez could play his first game at the Azteca on Friday 12th July against Querétaro with a possible return to his soon-to-be former club Pachuca on Wednesday 6th November.