Liga MX: ESPN’S John Sutcliffe confirms Jesus Gallardo is making move to Monterrey
Monterrey was recently eliminated from the Liga MX Clausura 2018 quarterfinals by Club Tijuana and is already undergoing some drastic changes. Antonio Mohamed was dismissed as the club’s manager and the reinforcements for next season already seem to be coming in.
According to ESPN’S John Sutcliffe, Los Rayados have acquired the versatile Jesus Gallardo from Pumas UNAM. The signing does seem a bit odd when you consider that Monterrey does not currently have a standing manager but Sutcliffe is rarely wrong with his reports.
Gallardo, 23, has received a lot of attention in the last year because of his consistent call-ups to the Mexico national team. The Tabasco native is one of Juan Carlos Osorio’s favorites because of his speed, physicality and aerial ability.
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Gallardo had a very solid season with Pumas UNAM as he played all 17 games in the regular season and managed to score three goals with three assists. The 23-year-old played mostly as a winger for the university side but usually slots in as a fullback for the Mexico National team.
Gallardo is unlikely to crack Monterrey’s starting lineup consistently next season, but he can be a great player to have on the bench for depth.