MLS - Neville on Figal: He remains an Inter Miami player
Argentine center defender Figal will stay with the club for the foreseeable future, according to head coach Phil Neville, who dismisses speculations of a transfer to Tigres UANL.
Tigres are allegedly interested in signing Figal on loan for the rest of the season with a purchase option. With the Liga MX transfer window shutting on Thursday, Tigres would be seeking to act swiftly.
However, Neville stated that he has no intention of letting Figal depart, stating, "Nico Figal will be an Inter Miami player come Thursday morning, 100%."
Miami's defense three, led by Figal, has been instrumental in the club's drive for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in the second half of the season. He's started 20 of the 21 games he's played so far this season.
Phil Neville squashed Nico Figal to Tigres reports: “From now til end of the season Nico will be part of Inter Miami. He is a heart of the team. We want to win games and you can’t let your best players go.” @MiamiHerald @HeraldSports @InterMiamiCF #InterMiamiCF #MLS #Tigres— Michelle Kaufman (@kaufsports) September 20, 2021