Chivas admits Magallón will likely leave for Europe

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Directors of Chivas de Guadalajara are aware of Jonny Magallón's impressive performances with the Mexican national team, and do not doubt that the 26-year-old defender will leave for Europe in January.

Club vice president Néstor de la Torre on Tuesday didn't say that concrete offers existed, but he is confident they will soon arrive for the player who recently won his 100th cap for the team.

"It is not that his name is being thrown around (to play in Europe), " said de la Torre. "He has earned it, it is not by chance, he is an exemplary player, not only for Chivas but in international competitions he has proven his category to be able to play in Europe."

Chivas coach Efraín Flores would like to keep Magallón, but expressed that he will obey any decision by the directors.

"I would say yes, for his own good," said the Chivas boss. "But I also have to think for the team, the institution and I do not know if the president (Jorge Vergara) will let more players leave. Based on his quality, he is a player that is easily exportable and capable of playing in European football."

Magallón is currently on duty with El Tri, and scored an impressive goal in its 3-0 victory over Jamaica last Saturday.