Monterrey would welcome striker Franco back

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In Humberto Suazo, Monterrey currently has one of the best strikers in Mexico. This season alone he has tallied eight goals for los Regiomontanos. But Monterrey still wants more; it wants Guillermo Franco back.

Franco, who currently plays with Villarreal in Spain, played with Monterrey from 2002 to 2005. He led the team to the Clausura tittle in 2003 and was the goal-scoring king in the Apertura 2004, leading all scorers with 15 goals that season.

His contract with Villarreal expires this year in June. The Yellow Submarine striker has played 15 games this season and has yet to score. The 32-year-old has expressed his desire to end his career with Monterrey. Everyone at Monterrey would also love their onetime leading scorer to come back.

"I hope that everything works out so that he can come back, it would be great to have him back," club executive Jose Gonzalo Ornelas said.

When asked if he had spoken to Franco about it, he responded: "Well, we have talked about it on some occasions. However, he has said that he would like to remain in Spain for as much time as he can and I think that's good. We have to wait for the right time."

Monterrey President Jorge Urdiales said that the possibility of Franco's return is very much alive. "Everything is going to depend on the conditions of his contract and also how he feels. He is a Mexican (naturalized). He wouldn't need any work permits or anything else that would delay the transfer of a foreign player. We have to wait and see on the willingness of the club and on the willingness of the player."

When asked if the attacking duo of Franco and Suazo would work he said: "Why not? We would have to first see how the circumstances are like. What I've heard from Franco is that he intends of making a career in Europe. He left the doors open. We hold an excellent relationship with him and his representative, and well we just hope that the timing is right and the right circumstances present themselves."