The manager of Philadelphia Union, John Hackworth, has said that losing Michael Farfan is obviously not an ideal thing for his team, but, since, the American midfielder himself was excited to make an away move; he had to sell him.
Farfan has recently left Philadelphia to join the Mexican club Cruz Azul. He played for the Zolos for 3 years and didn’t do a bad job for them. He made more than 80 league appearances during his time at PPL Park and scored 4 goals.
He was one of the very few experienced players in the Philadelphia side and there were speculations that he would not be sold, but, much to the surprise of the fans, Hackworth let him go
That decision of the Philadelphia boss has raised the eyebrows of quite a few people. The fans are upset with him and they have every right to do so. There is no point selling one of the key players of the side after a poor season, but, Hackworth has got the explanations for that.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the 43 years old said, “The relationship between me and Michael is quite good. I am very close to him and I wanted him to stay with us, but, the offer which Cruz came up with was not easy to reject considering what our financial situation is at the moment.”
“The second thing is that the player himself was quite interested in that move and to force him to stay would not have been sensible.”
“He is going to be missed; there is no doubt about that, but, it’s up to us now to find out a player who can take his place.”
Philadelphia had finished the last MLS season at no. 7 in the Eastern Conference Points table.