Gringo Report: Beasley in talks with Pachuca, Puebla
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — DaMarcus Beasley may be closer than ever to continuing his career South of the Border. According to his agent, the three-time World Cup veteran is in talks with Pachuca and Puebla, although no decision has been officially made yet.
"We are in discussions with Pachuca and Puebla, but they are just discussions," Lyle Yorks told MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday afternoon.
Beasley has kept his cards close to his chest regarding his future, but late Tuesday afternoon, various stories emerged in the Mexican press indicating a deal had been struck and the speedy winger would put pen to paper and sign for Puebla, though Yorks suggested they may have jumped the gun slightly.
The 29-year-old Beasley had a trial with Pachuca earlier in the month but last week was offered a contract at Mexican second-division side Club León, according to the club's president.
Then Mexican tabloids then jumped on a tweet from Puebla midfielder Gonzalo Pineda on Monday evening, who wrote that the Beasley deal was all but done.
Beasley took to his Twitter account Monday evening to say: “I have not signed anywhere. It's getting very close, but I have not signed anywhere.”
One place it appears Beasley will not end up is back in Major League Soccer, where he spent the first six years of his professional career.
“There are no discussions with MLS right now,” Yorks confirmed.
The Mexican Primera División would mark Beasley's fifth top-flight league after leaving the Chicago Fire in 2004; he also time spent in the Netherlands, England, Scotland and Germany. He has been with Bundesliga side Hannover 96 since August 2010.