Ángel nixes Veracruz rumors

RBNY star says "there is nothing else to read into"

New
York Red Bulls star forward Juan Pablo Angel denied reports on Monday that he
plans on joining Mexican side Veracruz, but said that the club has expressed
interest in his services.

“The fact is right now, I have the remainder
of the year on my contract here,” Angel told reporters at the team’s training
facility at Montclair State University.

Angel
said that Veracruz has reached out to his representatives but that he hasn’t
had any dialogue with the club. In fact, he reiterated his statements that he
is committed to the Red Bulls.

Veracruz,
Angel added, is a team he doesn’t know a lot about.

“There’s
been a lot of rumors before,” said Angel, who leads the Red Bulls with four
goals this season. “There
is nothing else to read into.”

While
saying that he plans on playing out the year, he maintained that he is always
looking towards the future.

“I
wouldn’t go into the offseason, not knowing my future, here or somewhere else,”
Angel said.

Kristian Dyer is a reporter for MLSSoccer.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.