Manchester City forward Uriel Antuna has agreed to make the move back to Mexico, despite interest from LA Galaxy, in a deal worth a reported £9.3 million ($12m), according to Record in Mexico as relayed by Sport Witness.
Antuna has spent the campaign on loan at LA Galaxy, playing alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the MLS. After initially refusing a move to Chivas, Record are reporting that the player has been convinced after the giants from his home country offered him around four times his current wage to join them.
After a reported meeting between the player and club bosses, a deal was agreed with City for a transfer valued at around $12m. Despite Antuna’s initial reluctance, the meeting appears to have persuaded him to reconsider his stance and reports say he will “shortly sign his contract”.
The 22-year-old has had a solid season, scoring six times and assisting a further six goals across just over thirty appearances, many from the bench. This led to LA Galaxy attempting to secure his services on a more permanent basis, but the US side quickly discovered they couldn’t compete with the wage package Chivas were offering.
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