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Ángel nixes Veracruz rumors

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.