No deal yet as Roma move for Gallito Vazquez


Vazquez was one of México’s stand-out performers in Brazil

Club León President, Jesus Martinez Murguia has told ESPN “We were waiting for a team from outside to come in and buy one of our players, but there’s been nothing concrete, so they’ll return (to Leon),” in response to reports of Roma making an offer for defensive midfielder, José Juan Vazquez.

Martínez made it clear that he would be willing to negotiate with European sides but as of yet there has been no approach. ‘Gallito’ Vazquez was particularly impressive playing in the defensive midfield role for México at the World Cup and it should be no surprise that sides from Europe are now paying attention.

It would be a remarkable rise for Vazquez given that he wasn’t even playing top flight Mexican football until 2012. However, a move to León kickstarted the now 26-year old midfielders career. Two Liga MX titles led to his México call up and after the pre-tournament injury to Juan Carlos Medina, the tough tackling Vazquez was drafted into Miguel Herrera’s starting eleven.

Gallito seized on this opportunity and didn’t not look out of place against the likes of Brazil and so a move to Europe may be imminent.


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