GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Jonathan Bornstein's loan move from Tigres UANL to Atlante has hit an unexpected snag.
Both Atlante and Tigres announced the transfer as official last Wednesday during the Primera División draft in Cancún, but lingering issues between the clubs are holding up the deal. The US international is currently sitting tight in Monterrey, beginning the preseason training with Tigres and going through the routine medical exams with his fingers crossed that the two clubs will come to an agreement.
“I'm just waiting, I hope that the two teams sort something out,” Bornstein told local reporters on Wednesday.
Despite having limited opportunities during his 18-month stint at Tigres, Bornstein added that he would be prepared to stay at the club if the move to Atlante falls through and will continue to train hard in the meantime.
He also said he knows moving on and getting playing time is vital to his chances of a return to the US national team.
“I understand, I knew that if I didn't play in Tigres, I wouldn't have a chance of getting into my national team,” he added.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.