Omar Bravo's return to Mexico is imminent; the only question remains where exactly he will land.Lucho Malvarez, Deportivo la Coruña official, assured everyone on Monday that Bravo would be playing in Mexico and the teams who are frontrunners are Atlante and Cruz Azul.
Malvarez along with two other Deportivo associates were present in La Noria. They were there to promote Omar Bravo to Alberto Quintano of Cruz Azul. They were also there to fix a four-to-five game excursion that Deportivo will have between the July 20 and Aug. 5, reported Mural.
“I hope that we are able to get in 4 or 5 games here in Mexico,” said Malvarez. “We really want an agreement with Bravo while we are here.”
When Malvarez was asked if Bravo was an option for Cruz Azul he said: “I hope Cruz Azul gets Bravo, I think he is a great forward, and would be a vital piece for Cruz Azul.”
Cruz Azul does have the financial power to snag the forward away, but Atlante is also in the mix. The Potros de Hierro will be trying to reinforce their team as much as they can for the upcoming Club World Cup. But Bravo has also said that he would not just play for any team.
Maybe Bravo wants to stay in Europe, but Malvarez said that as long as Miguel Angel Lotina is manager of Deportivo, Bravo’s services would not be needed.
“Deportivo is making every effort so that Bravo can play here. You all know what coaches are like, sometimes they want a player and sometimes they don’t. In this case Lotina does not count on Bravo,” Malvarez mentioned.
“If there were to be a coaching change then Bravo would come back. At the moment that is not the case and that is why our president is personally taking care of this. We are doing everything possible to close the deal in the next few days and Bravo will be playing in Mexico,” the Deportivo official assured.
Sylvestre Adame, Goal.com
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