Miguel Ibarra is a wanted man. The Minnesota United winger may have missed out on a chance to represent the United States at the Gold Cup, but that hasn't discouraged clubs in Mexico from wanting to sign him.
According to Tom Marshall, a top club from the north of Mexico is interested in acquiring the 25-year-old.
Miguel Ibarra is of interest to a top club from northern Mexico, with a couple of other teams chasing him.— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) June 10, 2015
With their recent track record of bringing in American players, Club Tijuana would fit the bill and make sense logistically.
The reigning NASL MVP has two years remaining on his contact with Minnesota. With Ibarra being the face of the league thanks to his recent USMNT call ups, a sizable transfer fee would likely need to be paid by any interested suitor.
The Mexican-American has appeared three times for the USMNT. His first cap came against Honduras in October 2014. Jurgen Klinsmann's call up of Ibarra made him the first second-division player to receive a senior level cap since 2005. His recent omission from the Gold Cup roster could motivate Ibarra to push himself at a higher level in hopes of regaining Klinsmann's favor.