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Salcedo to return to Mexico?

With Fiorentina unlikely to redeem the center back, the Mexican media is reporting that Monterrey is set to make a move

ACF Fiorentina v FC Torino - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

All signs appear to be pointing to Fiorentina parting ways with Carlos Salcedo at the end of the season. The 23 year old Mexican centerback, although talented, remains prone to mistakes and in the second half of the season has mostly fallen out of favor with Paulo Sousa, who would rather play Nenad Tomovic or Carlos Sanchez out of position.

Salcedo is on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara, and redemption would cost €7 million. However, even with captain Gonzalo Rodriguez on his way out, it appears that Pantaleo Corvino has his sights elsewhere - he has already chosen Nikola Milenkovic as his preferred defender of the future from his favorite hunting ground of the Balkans, the 19 year old center back who is already a first team player for Partizan, the Belgrade club that gave is Stefan Jovetic, Adem Ljajic, and Matija Nastasic during Corvino’s first run.

It appears now that Corvino is also targeting Brazilian journeyman Vitor Hugo as a more direct replacement for Gonzalo, further confirming that Salcedo has fallen out of favor in Florence.

According to Univision, Monterrey, a rival of Chivas, is interested in Salcedo. Previously it was reported that Salcedo would look for other opportunities in Europe, but if Los Rayados offer the right amount of money and a starting position for the promising Mexican, it might be enough for him to return to his home country, especially after seeing limited play time for the last few months.