Three Liga MX clubs are interested in signing Marcelo Flores this summer, according to a report.
Fichajes claim Marcelo Flores is considering a return to Mexico this summer, once his loan to Real Oviedo is over.
Speculation in the media has linked Chivas, Necaxa, and Atletico San Luis with the youngster, though the rumours currently seem to be largely based on perceived cryptic clues from the player’s father on social media.
Flores’ next step is certainly an important one, following a difficult campaign with Oviedo.
Though the 19-year-old started the season in the team for the Spanish second-division side, making 14 appearances before the end of the year, he’s only made one appearance in 2023 so far.
Flores is a Mexico international, having made a few cameo appearances for the side over the last couple of years. But he needs to be playing club football regularly if he’s to push on next season.
Perhaps a return to Mexico would help to keep him in the thoughts of his national team coach, and aid him in earning further caps.
There was also talk when he initially made the Oviedo move that Flores was hoping to secure an EU passport. Another move to Spain could help him with that.
In the meantime, Arsenal have activated their two-year option in Flores’ contract, extending his deal to 2025. The winger’s contract was previously set to expire this summer.
When Flores signed his first professional deal in 2020, his father told the media it was a five-year deal.
But FIFA regulations prevent 17-year-olds from signing for more than three years with their first professional contract, so in actuality, Flores’ deal was a three-year contract with an extension option.