Oswaldo Alanís and Chivas: a modern love-hate relationship. The Mexican defender and the Guadalajara-based club have been through ups and downs but now it seems they might be ready to reunite...only three months after separating.
Alanís left Chivas in May following the 2018 Clausura season and reported with Spanish club Getafe in the summer. The Madrid side’s since departed Sporting Director Ramón Planes signed Alanís back in May, but coach José Bordalás never asked for nor wanted his services, leaving him ousted from the roster.
“We are working on a possible exit for Alanís... we (already) have three left-footed center backs and we are looking for a destination for Oswaldo,” Nicolás Rodríguez, new Getafe Sporting Director, said.
Alanís, having played absolutely zero minutes for Getafe, and his representation, Soccer Talent Management, must now look for other options. Europe remains wide open, the MLS is also an option, but now his former club Chivas have publicly expressed their desire to bring the 29-year-old back to Mexico.
Chivas released the video above on Twitter baiting Alanís back to El Rebaño Sagrado, telling him “Chivas is your home and the doors are open.”
It’s a rather strange move on Guadalajara’s part, who lost Alanís in the first place because of a contract dispute. Prior to the 2018 Clausura season, Alanís was separated from the first team and forced to train with the third-division side after the defender refused to sign a contract extension. The Asociacion Mexicana de Futbolistas (Mexican Footballers Association) came to Alanís’ defense and condemned Chivas’ treatment of the defender and expressed he be treated fairly and his personal decisions be respected.
Alanís ended the fight with Chivas and was able to make 20 appearances in all competitions and help Guadalajara win the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League title last May. The Morelia, Michoacán, native was also called up to four of Mexico’s pre-World Cup friendlies in 2018 before being cut from the final roster that went on to exit in the Round of 16 in Russia.
Where would you like to see Alanís end up? Europe? Back in Chivas? MLS? Let us know in the comments below!