Negotiation falls between Cruz Azul and Panathinaikos for Uriel Antuna
The Greek club informed the representatives of Uriel Antuna this Monday that it would not present a new offer to Cruz Azul
MEXICO CITY — The dream of Uriel Antuna to play again in Europe was truncated, after this Monday the Panathinaikos of Greece inform the agent of the Mexican soccer player that he had terminated the negotiation with Blue Cross by not reaching an agreement between clubs.
sources confirmed to ESPN that after the cement board rejected a third offer presented on Friday by the Panathinaikosthe Greek club communicated this Monday to the representatives of Uriel Antuna that it would not present a new offer to Cruz Azul.
The informants had told ESPN that La Máquina did not expect to receive less than 6 million dollars from the sale of 100 percent of the antunaof which half corresponds to Chivas del Guadalajara.
Nevertheless, Panathinaikos fell short of that figure in three different offers: the first for 3.5 million dollars, the second for 4 million and the third for a mandatory purchase option loan in which Uriel Antuna He would now join the Greek team and this would pay 5 million dollars before June 30, but without disbursing any amount now and with certain conditions on the performance of the 25-year-old player, according to the sources consulted by ESPN.
On his official account instagram, Antuna published a message in their stories with the following caption: “They did it. They finally broke it. They finally won. They tore someone apart. Someone who was always happy, who was always smiling. Someone who didn’t deserve the hate. Someone who did nothing more than entertain his audience. Someone who loved with all his heart. Someone who knew how to stay strong. You hurt her, you took her happiness”, accompanied by an emoji in the shape of a broken heart.
Uriel Antuna He was not called up for the Matchday 1 duel against Xolos de Tijuana because the technical director Raúl Gutiérrez has not seen him 100 percent focused on Blue Crossaccording to sources inside the squad, who added that the usual smiling and joking Antuna has not been seen in the last week, and instead a player who did not finish a training session due to reporting muscle overload and who wanted to with all his might to have a second adventure in Europe.
The 25-year-old Mexican World Cup player has three years left on his contract with La Máquina, until December 31, 2025, and for now it is not clear what his future will be within the team.