Jorge Sánchez ready for Liga MX return

Switching Club América for Cruz Azul, Jorge Sánchez is set to put pen to paper for a Liga MX return.
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Confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, Ajax right-back Jorge Sánchez Ramos is ready to return to Mexico City.

The 26-year-old made his professional debut for Santos Laguna in 2016. Playing two full seasons for the Torreón side, Sánchez signed for Club América in the Mexican capital in 2018. During his four years for Las Aguilas, he would become a regular for the national team, after making his debut in 2019 under Gerard Martino against Chile.

In Sánchez's first campaign with América, he won the 2018 Liga MX Apertura, after lifting the Clausura title early that year in his final game for Santos Laguna.

Fast forward a few years, the matured and more experienced Sánchez received an offer to follow in the footsteps of Santiago Giménez, Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano and Edson Álvarez as the next in a line of Mexican stars to move to The Netherlands. Joining his Selección teammate Álvarez in the capital,
Sánchez was offered the opportunity to move from one capital to another to join Ajax Amsterdam.

Jorge Sánchez should be an interesting signing by Cruz Azul

Replacing the outgoing Noussair Mazraoui, the Ajax scouts viewed Sánchez as the perfect replacement for the Moroccan who was known for being an exciting attacking outlet from a defensive position.

Sánchez would find it difficult to settle in Amsterdam, playing 17 of the 34 games during his first season in Europe. Many believed that he struggled to manage the pace of the European game and was often caught out by opposing players.

After a difficult campaign in the Netherlands, Sánchez was sent out on loan to Portuguese giants FC Porto. In search of regular game time, the former Club América defender joined a side that would compete in the UEFA Champions League, reaching the Round of 16 before being knocked out by Arsenal.

As the end of the season fast approaches, Sánchez has only managed to play in 11 games for Los Dragones. Failing to make an impact, his return to Mexico was expected in January before manager Sérgio Conceição stated that he needed as many players available as possible for the second half of the season.

In what has been a disappointing European adventure for the 26-year-old, Sánchez is ready to return to Mexico City, this time switching the yellow and blue of Club América for the blue and white of Cruz Azul.

It is unsure when Sánchez will be able to make his debut for Los Azules, with the club preparing for a Liga MX Clausura playoff push.

The club will start their playoff campaign with an all-Mexico City clash against Pumas UNAM. After a regular season that saw them finish 2nd, behind Club América, hopes are high as the club looks to claim its tenth Liga MX title.