Miguel Layun and Marco Fabian Wanted by European Clubs
High-profile promoter and agent to several Mexican players, Guillermo Lara, revealed that Mexico International's Miguel Layun and Marco Fabian are both likely to depart towards European football once the 2014 World Cup is over.
According to Lara, both Fabian and Layun are being followed by a host of European clubs following their ascending performances with Cruz Azul and America, respectively.
"That's the idea, that's their dream (To play in Europe) and hopefully it will happen" said Lara on an interview to ESPN's Leon Lecanda.
Once the victim of bullying by fans across the nation, Layun perseverance, motivation and work ethic have elevated his level of game-play beyond everyone's expectations, to the point that the former Atalanta player is likely heading to the World Cup as the starting left-wingback.
Having earned a reputation of being a "Party boy", the much criticized Fabian left Chivas after consecutive season's in which his high-potential continued to stall as a result of his love for the night life. However, Fabian has revived his career on his current loan-stint with Cruz Azul after being reunited with Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Alfredo Tena, winning a surprising call-up to the World Cup roster.
Lara also revealed that the interest for the versatile America defender comes from Italy's Serie A, going as far as to divulge one of the offers that the 25-year old has when asked about it.
"One is from Fiorentina and the other offer from the other team, that doesn't allow us yet to reveal all this, is also from Italy, and we are right now focusing on Italian football."
Meanwhile, Lara goes on to claim that a European scout traveled to Mexico to watch Fabian in the playoffs, but Cruz Azul's short run prevented said scout from making a proper assessment, even though it's the same club from the Bundesliga that's been following him for a while now.
"In the Marco Fabian case, we believe was encapsulated in Cruz Azul and is now when their are real offers for him to go to Europe because they are following him.
"It's a German team, who have been following for some time now."
For Layun, a trip to Serie A, would be a second opportunity for the defender to test his skills in Italy after an unsuccessful and short stint with Atalanta. For Fabian however, it would mean the first time the 24-year old player outside of a Mexican club if indeed these reported interest were to come true.