American Exports: Tigres place Bornstein on transfer list
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Former Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein has been placed on the transfer list at Mexican club Tigres UANL, but he shouldn't fret – there's no shortage of clubs vying for his services.
“We're looking at different possibilities, there is interest in him from different clubs in Mexico and also Europe,” Bornstein's agent Lyle Yorks told MLSsoccer.com on Friday, adding: “There's been some interest within MLS as well.”
If the 27-year-old is to stay in Mexico, the deal would have to wrapped up before the June 6 draft in Cancún ahead of next season's Apertura championship, but a European move could be done much later in the summer.
Bornstein has found playing time difficult to come by at Tigres after joining the club for the Clausura 2011 season, almost 18 months ago. He has featured in only 12 first team games in total, but picked up the Apertura 2011 title and participated in the club's short-lived 2012 Copa Libertadores campaign.
The 2011 Gold Cup veteran has previously told MLSsoccer.com that he has been happy living in Monterrey and was determined to win a place in the team.
During his time with Tigres, Bornstein featured mostly as a defensive midfielder. He originally played as a forward during college, but spent the vast majority of his career prior to joining Tigres as a left back.
Bornstein has previously captained the US national team and has won a total of 38 caps. His MLS rights are currently held by the Portland Timbers, who selected him in the 2010 Expansion Draft.
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