Tuesday on MLSSoccer.com, Matt Barbour had an update for the Richard Sanchez transfer rumor that floated around last week. The report bluntly states that FC Dallas insists that there is no deal in place to sell Sanchez to Liga MX side Tigres or any other team for that matter
Barbour caught up with FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman on the matter and there was some candid quotes that came out of the report.
"We love his progress, we love his maturity, we love his growth," Hyndman said. "Our mentality is, let's use this year to get him the best training we possibly can, also for him to be a part of the Mexican U-20 national team and get as many games there as he can internationally.
"And then go through the [U-20] World Cup, progress as they did with the U-17s and win the championship and then we can talk about next year a little bit more and with more stability, because he'll be here the whole time."
Last week was a bit crazy with different reports and sources claiming a deal was done. Tigres claimed it was done. But ever indication I got from the club last week and this week was that there is no deal and that Tigres jumped the gun big time.
Sanchez is expected to be gone for most of the summer with the Mexican U20 side anyways. Currently he is with them in France for the Toulon tournament (Kellyn Acosta is there with the US squad as well) and then he'll be in Turkey for the U-20 World Cup likely through July should Mexico do well.
So back to the drawing board for now on any of this. FC Dallas still has some decent allocation money left from what I am told (don't know the exact $ amount) to use this summer. And should Sanchez do well in Turkey and potentially get a real offer in place, it isn't far fetched at all to see them move the young keeper.