Chivas Guadelajara looking to re-arm with Olympic stars

The stumbling giant could be looking to the country's young footballing heroes to restore its glories.

After what many considered a disappointing season for Chivas, the Guadalajara side is now looking to reinforce its defense with several players who featured for Mexico’s Olympic gold medal side over the summer.

Reports indicate that Chivas is in the market for defenders Nestor Vidrio, Israel Jimenez, and Darvin Chavez, though capturing all three gold medalists could be a challenge due to the players’ large roles in their current squads.

Vidrio featured irregularly for the Olympic team, and can play right back and central defense. He has been a regular for Pachuca since going out on loan from Atlas.

Chavez and Jimenez were both regular starters on the wings for the U-23s, and have regular starting jobs for their teams, Monterrey and Tigres respectively, leading to speculation that Chivas would need to offer some of its talent elsewhere in exchange, possibly including star midfielder Jorge Enriquez.

Another player linked to Chivas Friday afternoon was Club Leon midfielder Carlos Peña, who is currently participating in the Liguilla semifinals with his club. Chivas has also reportedly offered Enriquez as a part of that potential swap.