Stuttgart's Pardo wants return to Mexico

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Stuttgart midfielder Pavel Pardo is reportedly keen on a move back to his homeland in Mexico, but the Bundesliga side is not about to let him go.

Pardo became the first Mexican to play in the Bundesliga when he signed for Stuttgart along with fellow countryman Ricardo Osorio in 2006.

The 31-year-old's contract with Stuttgart expires in 2009 and the experienced international is apparently being sought by Mexican Premier League side Club America, where he previously played between 1999 and 2006, making 244 appearances.

The bid from the Mexican giants is a dream offer for Pardo, and one he admits would be very difficult for him to turn down given the chance. However, Stuttgart manager Horst Heldt is keen to keep hold of the defensive midfielder.

"I feel good here in Stuttgart, but for me it is a great chance and a very attractive offer. If it were up to me alone to decide, then I would jump at the chance" he explained.

Although the German club has not indicated it wants to extend his current contract, it will want to keep hold of the ball-winner, who was a key member of the 2006-07 championship-winning side.