Víctor Guzmán

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CF Monterrey center-back Victor Guzmán has the chance to establish a European market for himself in the next few months. The 21-year-old has taken his opportunity since arriving from Club Tijuana in January 2023 and helped replace César Montes.

However, over a year into his tenure, the defender’s time with Rayados could end soon if the player plays his cards right. On Friday’s edition of “Anti-Doping,” co-host Santiago Fourcade revealed that Guzmán could be leaving for Europe sooner or later.

“In Rayados, it’s evident, sooner rather than later, that due to all the information circulating, the Mexican center-back could move to Europe,” Fourcade said on RG La Deportiva.

“That’s why maybe the guy they brought from Los Angeles and other things that could happen later, especially in the next transfer window, it’s a priority for him to stay. However, given Guzmán’s career trajectory, he could currently be the Rayados prospect closest to going to Europe.”

Guzmán’s profile can skyrocket in the coming months with a Monterrey squad aiming to win the Clausura 2024 tournament. Then there’s the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup, and he could make the Mexican squad for the 2024 Copa América. 

Whether it’s this summer transfer window or in the winter, if Guzmán performs well, he’ll likely get himself on the radar of European teams. Furthermore, Rayados could be preparing for a potential exit as they brought in Tony Leone, a right-footed center-back. 

Monterrey likely brought in the 19-year-old prospect, who they can then hand the starting job to should Guzmán leave.