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Rodolfo Pizarro could leave MLS to return to Liga MX 2022

Two Mexican soccer teams are reportedly bidding for the player: Monterrey and Chivas. 

Two teams are bidding to acquire the player
Two teams are bidding to acquire the player

According to Mexican media, Rodolfo Pizarro could leave MLS and return to Liga MX 2022, as two teams are bidding to acquire the player

These teams would be Monterrey and Chivas, for which the midfielder's hours at Inter Miami could be numbered.

The main reason why the Mexican would be looking to return to a Liga MX team would be to get more playing time and seek more prominence.

In addition, Pizarro is looking to be considered by Gerardo Martino for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

So he needs to be a starter for a team that will allow him to be considered for the opportunity to be part of the Mexican national soccer team. 

Pizarro has failed to stand out in the MLS

The main reason that the Tampico, Tamaulipas native would consider returning to Liga MX, is that his MLS career has not taken off as he had hoped. 

Pizarro left Mexican soccer in February 2020 when he left for Inter Miami CF looking to give a boost to his career, which was going very well with Rayados

For the Monterrey team, the player played 64 games and scored 9 goals, and before that, Pizarro had established himself as one of the references in Chivas. 

The player achieved an impressive record with the Rebaño Sagrado, as during his stay there, the player won the Liga MX, the Copa MX, and the Concachampions together with his team.

However, with Inter Miami CF, things have not turned out as he expected. 

With the Herons, the former Jaiva Brava youth team player played 27 games and scored five goals and three assists.

Nevertheless, his playing time was much less compared to 2020. With only 16 games then he was able to accumulate more than 1,300 minutes, while in 2021 there were only 1,700 in the aforementioned games. 

Therefore, the U.S. media speculate that Miami extended the player's contract a few months ago to try to sell him in winter at a better price.

Monterrey and Chivas would be bidding for Pizarro

Chivas need Rodolfo Pizarro as they have not been doing well lately. 

And the player had a brilliant time with that team, playing 58 games, scoring 15 goals, and providing 10 assists. 

However, Chivas does not currently have enough money to pay the player's MLS salary, which is currently just over $3 million a year. 

Therefore, Guadalajara is considering the possibility of asking Miami Inter CF for the player on loan, with the Florida team paying more than half of Pizarro's salary, and Chivas paying the rest to the player. 

Monterrey would also be in the same situation.

However, the Rayados would offer the player a better option in sporting terms, with a team that would be closer to fighting for the title due to the good moment they are going through. 

Whichever option Pizarro chooses, his decision could be known in a matter of hours or days, as the Liga MX winter transfer window draws to a close. 

Teams have only from December 13, 2021, to January 3, 2022, according to Liga MX Competition Rules for the 2021-2022 season, to complete their transfers for the Clausura 2022 tournament. 

Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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