Ali Avila

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Ali Ávila left CF Monterrey during the winter transfer window to join Pumas UNAM. The 20-year-old left his boyhood club to search for more first-team minutes, and it’s one of the agreements Rayados has with the capital club.

Rayados sent Ávila to Pumas on a one-year loan without a purchase option. Moreover, the northern Mexican club inserted a clause mandating the forward’s participation in at least 25 percent of Pumas’ total minutes across all competitions.

Diego Armando Medina of TUDN reports that Monterrey included this stipulation in the loan agreement because they aim for the player to not only be a substitute player. Rayados wants Ávila to gain valuable experience, particularly by playing full 90-minute matches.

To ensure Pumas retains Ávila on loan for the entire year, he will need to accumulate around 382 minutes of play during the regular Clausura 2024 tournament and another 382 minutes in the subsequent tournament.

Ávila scored twice during Matchday 6, accomplishing this feat in just six minutes of play. He entered the game as a substitute for Uruguayan Robert Ergas and spent nearly 15 minutes on the field in the match against Puebla at Estadio Olímpico Universitario.