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Mexican Primera Transfer Rumors: Efrain Juarez To UANL Tigres, Carlos Salcido To Pachuca Or Monterrey

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The transfer rumors never stop in Mexico, regardless of how legitimate or completely made up they are. Based on the fact that the rumors we heard about Christian Benitez, Christian Suarez, Paul Aguilar and Enrique Esqueda were all completely true, I'm willing to entertain some other wild ones. These come from the land of rain, chavs and lager, as a couple of Mexican exports to the UK appear to be headed home. 

Last summer, following the world cup, Efrain Juarez moved from Pumas UNAM to Celtic FC, becoming the first Mexican player to ever play in the Scottish Premier League. Neil Lennon saw Juarez as more of a central midfielder than a right winger or right back, and as a result, he hasn't seen much playing time. Joe Ledley, Beram Kayal, and Ki Sung-Yueng are all preferred to Juarez (understandably, I should add), and as a result he's said to be considering a move back to Mexico. Tigres are the leaders in the clubhouse for his services, but one would think Pumas would be willing to take him back, whether they see him as a wing back or a midfielder. They hardly have the right back spot locked down, while central midfielder Leandro Augusto is 33 and coming off an injury.

Carlos Salcido of Fulham is also rumored to be on his way back to Mexico, despite a promising start to his season in England. His form and playing time fell off as the season went on, and at 31 years old, the time might be right for a return. Pachuca are interested in Salcido after losing Paul Aguilar to Club America, while Monterrey are said to be interested as well. Monterrey are already set when it comes to aging but talented defenders, so Pachuca - a fringe Liguilla team in need of defensive upgrades - would make a much better fit for Salcido.

We'll have more transfer news/rumors later in the day, but expect some commentary on the speculated moves of Jonny Magallon and Bofo Bautista away from Chivas. Something tells me (a functioning brain, perhaps) that the former is not happening while the latter is a near certainty.