The president of Liga MX club Tigres issued a colorful statement today with speculation ramping up in Mexico concerning the future of forward Andre-Pierre Gignac.
On the heels of a Mexican media outlet claiming the Galaxy are willing to trigger a release clause to bring the French attacker to LA, Gignac is vacationing in Los Angeles and has been spotted hanging out with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and, you guessed it, Romain Alessandrini, who played with Gignac at Marseille.
Gignac aprovechó su viaje a Los Ángeles para ver a su ex compañero del Marsella Romain Alessandrini y a su también compatriota Rémy Cabella pic.twitter.com/9FckGvDILC— Rafael Rivera (@RafaDato2) June 20, 2017
Tigres president Alejandro Rodriguez said there's nothing in the report and the club hasn't received a formal offer for the goal-scorer, who ended the Clausura with eight regular-season goals and added six more in the playoffs.
"He went to visit Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with his family, but you guys (in the press) keep talking about the teams interested in our players. We're flattered. So you guys and the fans can be calm, up to now we haven't received an approach or anything official from anybody for Gignac. We've got nothing official from MLS," Rodriguez told reporters Tuesday in Monterrey.
This just in: According to Kristian Dyer, a league source is claiming LA have made a offer for Gignac.
The Galaxy, the source said, have offered a transfer fee of $6 million to Tigres for the player but the Mexican club values Gignac much higher with a source saying that their expectations are nearly double the offer.
As always, we’ll keep you updated.