Alan Pulido, who was part of the Mexican national team that competed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, seems determined to play abroad and has announced his rupture from Liga MX Club Tigres UANL. In a letter sent to Mediotiempo.com the Mexico striker claims that he has been a free player since the end of the previous tourney. However, Tigres has been reluctant to release Pulido forcing him to present a lawsuit to the Mexican Football Federation’s (FMF) commission of conciliation and resolution of controversies.
“A the end of the Torneo de Clausura 2014 I stopped being a Tigres player and as such my condition has been is of a free player. The club does not recognize this situation and this has forced me to present a lawsuit lawsuit to FMF’s commission of conciliation and resolution of controversies. This lawsuit was presented on the 29th of July of 2014 and it simply solicits that my status as a player free of contractual obligations is accepted. I Have full confidence in that the good faith in all parties involved permit that this situation is quickly resolved. To the Tigres fans I would like to thank them for all their support and affection that they have given me, I will always have them in my heart.” wrote Pulido.
The Mexico striker has been linked to Olympiakos since before the world cup but Tigres expect the Greek club to pay the buyout clause, rumored to be around 11 million dollars, if they are to release the player. Pulido who had refused to train with Tigres first team had been sent to the reserve squad but the striker never sowed up. Instead, Pulido chose to follow his dreams and play in Europe.
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