Liga MX has had an outstanding team in the last months: without any doubt, it’s Tigres UANL. They grabbed the Concacaf Champions League title against Los Angeles FC and later went onto the FIFA Club World Cup Final. Despite the tight loss against Bayern Munich, the Mexican club left Qatar with its head up high.
The squad has a true legend, a club emblem and one of the most idolized players ever in Mexico: André-Pierre Gignac. The 35-year-old Frenchman was one of the best players in the FIFA Club World Cup and has proven once again to be made for playing in Liga MX. He scored a historic goal to advance to the Final against Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman is an icon, and like every soccer icon, his salary is really high. It was revealed after a failed attempt to sign him. Brazilian giants Corinthians, the last non-UEFA club that won the FIFA Club World Cup (2012, against Chelsea), asked Tigres board for conditions. His salary was out of the Timao’s possibilities.
José Colagrossi, Corinthian’s marketing, communications, and innovation chief, was the man who talked to the Mexican board. Later, he gave out some interesting numbers replying to a club’s fan who asked about it. He replied explaining Gignac earns around R$4 million per month, that’s about $560,000.
Apart from that, Colagrossi stated that the young stars of his club would feel sad. Meanwhile, Gignac’s agent is on his way to Mexico to negotiate a contract extension.