Mexican Liga MX club CF Pachuca has rejected Chelsea FC’s bid for their talented young winger Jurgen Damm. The Mexican born Damm is half-German on his father’s side and is eligible for both national teams. He has only been with Pachuca for one season but underwent a trial with Manchester United in 2013 but the club was unable to sign him.
Jurgen Damm also underwent a trial with Spanish second division team Real Oviedo but was also unable to sign there and instead moved from Estudiantes Tecos to Pachuca. According to ESPN, both Oviedo and Manchester United wanted to pay £500,000 but Pachuca wanted closer to £2 million and neither side could come to an agreement.
I believe that Jurgen has to achieve some important goals in Mexican football. He has to establish himself first, seek the possibility of being in the national team and then, as he is young, there will be opportunities to leave when the time is right. He still has much to do at Pachuca. He needs to meet certain objectives. We thought that (when Chelsea made the offer) it was not the right moment for him to leave.
Source: Sky Sports
The president of Pachuca, Andres Fassi, seemed more concerned with the youngster’s future than simply cashing in on the prospect which is a refreshing change from the usual in world football. Fassi said that “it was not the right moment for [Jurgen Damm] to leave” because he “has much to do at Pachuca”. Fassi also has Damm’s interest in joining the Mexican national team in mind which would be difficult for him if he is not playing regular football. Perhaps Chelsea can touch base in a few years with Pachuca and Jurgen Damm and make a bid for a player who may be closer to a finished product than an exciting prospect.
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