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There have been many players who have been placed at the exit door of the America club since the arrival of Fernando ‘Tano’ Ortiz to the technical chair to replace Santiago Solari almost a year ago. One of them is the veteran Miguel Layúnwhich against all odds has remained in Coapa.
And it is that the 34-year-old right defender has not performed at the level of other times the last few seasons and even some of its mistakes have become ridiculous memes on social networks.
Before starting the Closing Tournament 2023 of the Liga MX it was taken for granted that Layún would leave the Águilas del América; Santos Laguna and several MLS clubs seemed like a possible destination and while the fans had their eyes on the performance of the Mexican National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the defender’s agent was looking for options.
Several months later, and being second captain of the team only behind the scorer and figure Henry Martín, Miguel Layún spoke of the unpleasantness of those days and its relationship with the board of America.
“I heard at a press conference: ‘we are looking for a right back’. My biggest concern was whether or not he was going to keep competing. If I can’t compete, I’ll step aside, ”he confessed in an interview for TUDN.
But contrary to what many believed, Layún appreciated the honesty and communication that he always had with the managersespecially with the sports president Santiago Baños, who at all times communicated to him the needs of the club without disrespecting him.
“Fortunately, both with the board of directors and with the coaching staff there is that opening. I told them ‘if you’re looking for a right-back, why do you want me here?’ I am a very competitive guy in everything, I am a perfectionist and I like to scratch even the smallest detail ”, emphasized Miguel Layún.
Miguel Layún’s next challenge with the Águilas del América will be on Saturday, March 2 when they face the Tuzos del Pachuca at the Azteca Stadium.
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