Walter Franco and I discuss the business of soccer. Our main topics are Chicharito moving to MLS, Chivas TV situation, and what foreign leagues are doing in the US. We also dip our toes into the FMF/SUM relationship at the end of the episode.
It’s the summer which means transfer rumor season is here. As is tradition, Hector Herrera is rumored to leave Porto this summer. Another tradition involves Herrera transfer rumors sending him to Serie A. This year is no different.
Ojogo is reporting that Sevilla will be using their €6mil option on Miguel Layun, Their loan deal with Porto was structured so there was 2 buy options. If exercised by 4/30, the option was €5mil if used afterwards, the cost will be around €6mil. This would end an up and down season for Layun on a high note.
Salcedo was on loan with the German side with an option to buy from Chivas. Apparently, the Germans liked what they saw from him and put a ring on it by purchasing his rights and signing him to a 4yr deal.