Alarm bells are ringing in La Franja! This is because there is a player who would cost Las Águilas cheaper than Chucho Benítez and could play for Club América against Erling Haaland's Manchester City.
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And even though Puebla fans do not want this player to leave, the Coapa club has already prepared the checkbook to steal him and have him on the field for the match against City.
Who is the player who would cost cheaper than Chucho Benítez and could play for Club América against Manchester City of Haaland?
Israel Reyes, Puebla's central defender, is the player who is in Club América's sights, according to the Mexican press. And according to the same source, the Coapa team has already prepared the checkbook.
With 53 games played in Liga MX for La Franja and 2 goals and 2 assists with the Camoteros, it is normal that an elite club like the Águilas would want him in the defense to strengthen it then focus on the attack.
If the arrival of this player to Club América is confirmed, Israel Reyes could be fortunate enough to play against Manchester City in the friendly match that both teams will play in the summer.
In addition, Reyes may have to personally mark the club's lethal new striker, Erling Haaland, who has just confirmed his arrival at the Sky Blue club.
This would mean a great leap in the career of the Mexican defender, who was formed in the academy of Atlas and is now being consecrated in Liga MX due to his work.
And the best thing is that this player would cost the club much cheaper than Chucho Benítez, a player who became a reference for the club and who unfortunately passed away 9 years ago.
The difference between the cost of Israel Reyes compared to Chucho Benítez
Israel Reyes is valued at just over 3 million dollars, 8 less than the 11 million dollars that the Azulcrema board paid for the lethal Ecuadorian striker.
Although both players are different, what makes them similar is that they both managed to seduce Club América through their effort and dedication to each of their teams, Benítez with his great stint at Santos Laguna, and Reyes at Puebla.
Although neither the club nor the player has confirmed this transfer, more will likely be known after Club América and Puebla will duel this Wednesday to fight for the right to play in the semifinal of the tournament.
Their first leg will be played at 22:05 ET, 21:05 CT, while the second leg will be played next Saturday, May 14 at 19:00 ET, 18:00 CT.