Paul Arriola’s Gold Cup performance has drawn attention from teams scattered throughout the world.
According to Goal USA, the Club Tijuana winger has become a target of teams from the Netherlands, Portugal and MLS. The report says a half dozen teams in MLS have registered serious interest with one of them being Real Salt Lake.
The report adds that Club Tijuana is open to selling the U.S. Men’s National Team winger, but a move to MLS could be made more complicated by his current status within the league.
Arriola’s rights are currently owned by the LA Galaxy via what the report says is a “dubious” Homegrown claim. Prior to moving to Mexico, the winger trained with the Galaxy for several training sessions, giving the Galaxy the right of first refusal on any MLS move for Arriola. The recent signing of Jonathan dos Santos would make a move unlikely, but it remains a hurdle nonetheless.
During his Gold Cup run, Arriola helped lead the USMNT to the tournament trophy, starting in both the semifinal and final matches.