Salcido renews contract with Tigres

The veteran was rumored to be returning to former club Chivas, but has pledged his future to his current side.
Mexico international Carlos Salcido has signed a new three-year contract with Tigres, according to a statement he made to ESPN’s “Jorge Ramos y Su Banda” on Friday.

“What a question!” laughed Salcido when asked about if he’d be returning to Chivas at the end of the Liga MX’s Clausura tournament, “I’ve just signed a three year contract with Tigres.”

Salcido openly stated he wanted a return to his first club Chivas in the last transfer window, but then apologized for demanding a move and eventually stayed at Tigres as the window shut.

The former Fulham defender also denied a reoccurring rumor in the Mexican press that he had a problem with Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela, which was one of the obstacles to Vela’s return to the national team setup.

“I get on well with him (Vela) and Gio (Dos Santos) and with all the players that have been abroad,” said Salcido, who blamed the press for the rumor. “We’ve met up not only in Mexico, but we were all in England together.”

Finally, Salcido said there was no reason for Mexico coach Miguel Herrera to have called him to explain why the 33-year-old hasn’t made any of his squads yet.