Pachuca Winger in Advanced Talks with Spanish Club

Pachuca and Celta Vigo are currently discussing a deal for Emilio Rodríguez to move to the Spanish club.
Pachuca v America - Concacaf Champions Cup 2024
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The story was broken by @omarpdiaz, who confirms that negotiations are underway between the two clubs. Emilio Rodríguez, a 21-year-old talent from Pachuca, is poised to follow in the footsteps of Mexican stars like Andrés Guardado, Rafael Marquez, and Hugo Sánchez with a potential move to Celta Vigo.

Rodríguez, who rose through Pachuca's academy, made his first-team debut last season and has since become a key player, making 42 appearances and contributing to eight goals this season. His standout performance includes scoring in the CONCACAF Champions League final, where Los Tuzos triumphed 3-0 over Columbus Crew. On the way to continental glory, the winger also scored a crucial goal in the 2-1 win over Club América to seal the club's qualification for the final.

As Rodríguez edges closer to a move to Europe, Pachuca also faces the likely departure of Erick Sánchez to Club América. These changes signal a significant transformation for Pachuca as they prepare for the upcoming season without two of their standout players from the 2023/24 campaign.

Celta Vigo, having finished the La Liga season in 13th place for the second consecutive year, is now seeking reinforcements to improve their standing in the upcoming campaign. The club believes that acquiring Emilio Rodríguez will significantly bolster their efforts to climb the table.