The Águilas del Club América have Jonathan ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez as the new luxury reinforcement for the 2022 Apertura, however, it could not be so, since the player had offers from Los Angeles FC and in Cruz Azul, Jaime Ordiales ‘asked him ‘ to the agent who sold him to the MLS club.
According to what Edgardo Lasalvia, Jonathan Rodríguez’s representative, tells in an interview with César Luis Merlo, Ordiales ‘asked’ him to better sell him to LAFC, because if he came to America, they were going to ‘kill’ the manager.
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“In the second contact with Jaime, he told me that the whole world was going to kill him if I took Jonathan to America, why didn’t I take him to Los Angeles. I told him that our idea was always to go to Los Angeles, that this possibility of America was very good from the economic, sports and obviously in Mexico we give priority to Cruz Azul. Lasalvia counted.
Likewise, the representative of Jonathan Rodríguez revealed that, after speaking with Ordiales, his position changed and they decided not to hinder the negotiation so as not to affect the relationship with Club América.
“Which told me again that it was difficult and that after speaking with his director, they were not going to steal a player from America that they had already talked about. That they have an excellent relationship between clubs and that was not going to happen, he said.”
Finally, the representative, after a failed attempt to take Jonathan to Cruz Azul, had a free path and ‘conscience’ to choose the best economic option for the player, despite the fact that his priority was Cruz Azul.