After Nicolas Lodeiro told reporters at MLS Media Day on Saturday that he wanted to go back to Boca Juniors, Seattle Sounders president and GM Garth Lagerwey has clarified that there have been no offers for the player.
"We have not received offers, no team has sent us a written offer or has contacted us to propose a formal offer. That kind of thing can change day after day, but for now there are no offers for Nico," Lagerwey told reporters in Seattle on Wednesday at Sounders training.
Lagerwey went on to say that while interest abroad in talented players was flattering, the club's current plan for Lodeiro is to see out the rest of his contract in Seattle.
Lodeiro played for Boca in 2015-16, winning a domestic double in Argentina before joining the Sounders during the 2016 season. With the Sounders, the Uruguayan playmaker has won MLS Cup, in 2016.
The 29-year-old explained at MLS Media Day the allure of Boca, one of the biggest clubs in the world.
"Today I'm committed to the Sounders. This is the truth," he said. "There are only rumors. But I think that if it were the truth or I had to go, they [the Sounders] would understand because we're talking about a very big club like Boca ... So I think it'd be understandable if I were to go."
When he was asked at that session which team in MLS was the biggest, Lodeiro said the MLS grande was the Sounders.