Cruz Azul star Orbelin Pineda says he is yet to receive an offer of a new contract from his club, amid recent links to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Raul Jimenez’s Mexico teammate has given an interview with AS MX, in which he discusses what the immediate future holds for him.

Pineda has been with Cruz since January 2019 and has clocked up 83 appearances for the Liga MX outfit so far.

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His current contract there expires at the end of this calendar year, meaning time, really, is of the essence for Cruz if they want to tie the 24-year-old down.

90min reported in November 2020 that Wolves were one of several teams to have sent scouts to watch the versatile ace in action.

 

Pineda seems relaxed about things at the moment, but is seemingly open to a move to Europe, telling AS MX: “There are many possibilities (to go to Europe).

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“I cannot define for now, summer is coming and there are intentions, but I am more focused on the team and on doing things well and achieving what is most desired and if in December there is no agreement we will see but time is lacking.

“I have a contract, I’m not thinking about beyond that. Being able to help my teammates, my agent can fix my contract. I dedicate myself to the field and we are all in, which is the title.”

Wolves should monitor closely

Pineda’s situation is definitely worth keeping an eye for Wolves.

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The star does not have the world’s greatest statistics having scored 10 goals and 12 assists for Cruz, but he could potentially be a good pickup on the cheap.

Pineda, who has been known to carry the nickname El Maguito (‘Little Magician’, ESPN) could potentially be nice cover for the likes of Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore next term and, of course, there is the Mexico connection with Jimenez.

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