Rodolfo Pizarro returns to Inter Miami as Monterrey decline purchase option

Rodolfo Pizarro returns to MLS.
Rodolfo Pizarro returns to MLS. / Jam Media/GettyImages

Monterrey have decided not to exercise the buyout option for Rodolfo Pizarro, sending him back to Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami. 

The Mexican player joined Rayados on loan ahead of the 2022 Liga MX Clausura, returning to Monterrey for a second stint after first signing in 2018. This time around, Pizarro managed one goal in 30 games under Manuel Vucetich. 

But his efforts were not enough to secure the permanent move, as Monterrey declined to move forward with the Mexican figure. 

He now returns to Inter Miami, where he's previously enjoyed success.

In his first two seasons with the club, he managed seven goals and 12 assists in 46 appearances. His form propelled the move back to Liga MX, returning to familiar ground while alleviating roster problems for Inter Miami. 

“This loan gives the Club more options to continue managing our roster. We are working tirelessly to acquire the right players that will help us attain our objectives moving forward. We’re glad to have found an opportunity for Rodolfo to continue developing in Mexico and wish him well during his loan,” explained Inter Miami CF Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson in January 2022. 

But his future with the Herons remains unclear as Phil Neville’s side is linked with the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. 

Inter Miami are in negotiations with Lionel Messi's representatives and are willing to meet the legendary forward's wage demands to bring him to MLS, 90min understands.

The club have been in contact with the PSG and Argentina star's representatives recently and, on top of being willing to meet his wage demands, Inter Miami are also willing to sign a number of players that Messi would want to play with.

One of these players is Luis Suarez, who has recently been linked with the MLS club, as is Sergio Busquets - although the latter seems to be a less financially feasible signing.