It wouldn’t be the off-season without some juicy rumors to pop up here and there. It was reported, allegedly, that Maximiliano Urruti had wanted out last summer to return to his home country of Argentina. The rumblings out of that failed transfer soured Urruti and the locker room that may have contributed to the collapse of 2017.
A few days ago, it was reported that Cristian D’Amico, Newell’s VP was going to talk to Urruti about a potential move back home. It appears now that D’Amico has followed through on that promise.
Unfortunately, it also appears that Urruti’s desire for a pay bump may not be met. After the 2017 season, Urruti got a new deal from FC Dallas, which seemed to cool off talks about him leaving. But it appears that his desire to raise his family close to his Argentinean roots is still very much there. If both sides can come to terms, FC Dallas should receive a sizable transfer fee given the duration remaining on his new contract.
What do you think? Sad to see Maxi go? Ready to sell?