Puebla signs 41-year-old Cuauhtemoc Blanco

The relegation-threatened club has given the Mexican legend an opportunity to finish his career in the top flight.

El Tri legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s days in Mexico’s first division are not over, with Puebla releasing a statement Friday announcing the 41-year-old has signed with the club.

Blanco has pined to finish his career in Mexico’s top flight, preferably with his first club America, but relegation-threatened Puebla has stepped in to offer him that chance.

The official unveiling of Blanco will take place in Puebla on Sunday.

Blanco last featured in the Liga MX for Santos Laguna back in December 2008, before dropping down a division in stints at Tiburones Rojos, Irapuato, Dorados de Sinaloa and most recently Lobos BUAP.

In other Blanco news Friday, the Mexican federation announced that El Tri’s World Cup farewell game against Israel on May 28 against Israel will be a tribute to “Cuau,” with the forward set to feature on the field at some point.

Blanco has been one of Mexico’s most popular players in recent times and featured in the 1998, 2002 and 2010 World Cups.

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