Raúl Ruidíaz’s renewal with Seattle complicates his return to Mexican soccer

Raúl Ruidíaz would have to stay at the Seattle Sounders due to a contractual issue. | Photo: Getty Images

One of the main figures who has sounded to sign with a team of the Liga BBVA MX in the Clausura 2022 it is the Peruvian Raúl Ruidíaz. The 31-year-old footballer has been put into the orbit of Blue Cross and America for the next tournament, however, the renewal of his contract with the Seattle Sounders complicates any type of negotiation.

The Peruvian and the whole of the Major League Soccer They extended their bond for another year, so the aspirations of the celestial directive, the main interested party, have been shaken because if they want to join the South American to their ranks they will have to disburse an economic amount to cover the contract termination clause.

The news was released through a press release in which Seattle confirmed that they would exercise Ruidíaz’s renewal option and other footballers. This means that at least on the payroll, the player is considered for the next season.

“Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it is exercising the 2022 contract options of several players, putting on the club’s list 19 players signed for next season,” reads the text where the name of Raúl appears.

Raúl Ruidíaz is the historic top scorer for the Seattle Sounders.  (Photo: Seattle Sounders).
Raúl Ruidíaz is the historic top scorer for the Seattle Sounders. (Photo: Seattle Sounders).

According to information from the ESPN network, the Peruvian’s intention is to leave the American club. It is then that the contract renewal would be a way of not letting the footballer go for free, something that the Mexican teams saw as the main attraction.

The specialized portal Transfermarkt estimates the player’s market value at about eight million euros. However, the age of the forward would already be a factor to take into account, as well as his very intention to leave the Sounders. Furthermore, the termination clause is something determined merely by the club privately.

Although Cruz Azul is the main candidate for the signing, the Águilas del America they have also shown interest. One of the points in favor of the azulcremas is that their midfielder Pedro Aquino has coincided in the calls with the selection of Peru with Ruidíaz and would do part of the convincing task. However, as with the cement manufacturers, the situation has been complicated after the renovation.

The flea, as it is also known, already has a tour of the Mexican soccer fields due to its passage through Monarcas Morelia during two tournaments. In just one year with the Michoacan Ruidíaz he became the main figure of the Mexican team that he arrived in the summer of 2016. A year later, he signed for the MLS team where he has developed since then. In the current season, the forward had 19 touchdowns in all competitions.


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