Tigres coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti has dampened any suggestion that Mexico international Carlos Salcido could be on the move back to his first club Chivas.
“We’re tired of other teams wanting to give one peso for my players when they are worth three,” Ferretti said Wednesday in a press conference. “We’ve got gold and they want to give us peanuts in exchange.”
Jorge Vergara had stated earlier Wednesday in an interview with Medio Tiempo that Chivas are on the verge of a big signing, leading to speculation that Salcido would be announced.
The straight-talking Tigres manager also confirmed that Leon winger Dario Burbano is joining the Monterrey team in the offseason, although he seemed to slip up in thinking that the official announcement had already been made.
Ferretti emphatically denied that Chivas goalkeeper Luis Michel would be moving to Tigres, stressing he is happy with Enrique Palos and the other ‘keepers at the club and defender Hugo Rodriguez – who is on record stating he’d like to leave the club to get first-team minutes – will also be staying.
Tigres crashed out of the Liga MX playoffs at the quarterfinal stage last Sunday on away goals to Club America.