New England Revolution striker Diego Fagundez’s days with his hometown club could be numbered.
A tweet published by Fagundez’s father’s Twitter account Sunday afternoon indicated that fans should enjoy seeing him play in the Revolution’s season finale against the Montreal Impact, as it could be the player’s final game with the club.
Hoy disfruta el partido@Diego Fagúndez que puede ser el último aquí en este Club y en este Estadio con estos gran Fans
— WFagundez (@WFagundez) October 28, 2018
Twitter’s English translation of the tweet is “Today enjoy the game @ Diego Fagúndez that may be the last one here in this Club and in this stadium with these great Fans.”
The account belongs to Fagundez’s father, Washington, who is also his son’s representative.
This is not the first time that Fagundez has been rumored to leave Foxborough; teams in South America and Italy have been monitoring his progress in Major League Soccer for years and his participation with the Uruguay U20 national team has long caused speculation that he could be seeking an international move.
In 2015, a report from Italy indicated that Serie A’s Atalanta were interested in Fagundez’s services. Palermo and PSV Eindhoven have also be linked to the player in the past.
Losing Fagundez would be an enormous hit for the club, both on the field and off. He is seen as one of the Revolution’s major faces as he was locally raised in nearby Leominster, Mass., and was the team’s first homegrown player. He scored his first professional goal when he was 16 in his first ever appearance for the senior team, a 3-2 victory over Chivas USA at Gillette Stadium on July 8, 2011.
Fagundez, now 23, has scored 49 goals and added 42 assists in 216 regular season appearances.