Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido loses contract appeal

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Former Tigres UANL striker Alan Pulido has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), meaning his future remains murky.

The 24 year old striker, who enjoyed a stunning season in the Liga MX in 2013-14, was part of Mexico’s 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil last summer and was expected to go on to achieve great things.

After the World Cup he got embroiled in a contract dispute with Tigres. They claimed he had signed a deal to stay at the club until 2016, whilst the player claimed he had no knowledge of the deal, saying the signature had been forged, and asserting that he was a free agent.

He eventually went AWOL, and signed a deal with Olympiakos’ sister club Levadiakos in January.

This summer things got even more confusing; Tigres sold his rights to fellow Liga MX side Chivas, while Levadiakos transferred his rights to their parent club.

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It doesn’t look like today’s ruling will make anything any clearer. The case is set to rumble on and on.


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