Luis Michel has taken a move that has surprised the Mexican sports world, after failing to gain a spot with Chivas, Michel has decided to play for Saprissa of Costa Rica. The Mexican sports site, Record, states that the former Chivas goalkeeper will join Saprissa on a six month loan.
Coach Jose Luis Real took the helm at Chivas this past December, and decided to reinvigorate the squad by removing what he considered to be ‘problem’ players. Luis Michel was one of these players, and the goalkeeper was thus left without a spot at Chivas. Michel was unable to find a place in any other Liga MX team, and declined to move to the Ascenso MX. It appears he settled for Saprissa of Costa Rica, a move that was completely unexpected.
Saprissa was formerly owned by Jorge Vergara, the current owner of Chivas; it’s likely that the old relationships between Chivas and Saprissa helped seal his loan deal. Luis Michel was once considered a contender for the Mexican National Team… he will now be playing in the Costa Rican league for the next six months, hoping to regain his form and make a return to the Liga MX.