New York's Rafa Márquez has already made it clear that he wants to go out on loan this offseason.
And he's made it pretty clear that Atlas — his original club, which is struggling mightily in the Liga MX these days — is his preferred destination.
And now Atlas are flirting back:
Atlas VP on new signings: "Rafa Marquez will always be our first option. His home is Atlas and it will be all his life."— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) Nov. 16, 2012
This, of course, doesn't mean that anything is, as yet, official. But there's certainly a lot more to this one than one stray press release.