The former U.S. star teased his return to the field on Twitter before the Liga MX side made a formal announce late Friday
United States legend Landon Donovan has joined Club Leon in a surprise return from retirement, the Liga MX team announced late Friday.
The 35-year-old already has returned from retirement once, playing nine matches for the LA Galaxy in 2016, and announced his intention to do the same in a Twitter exchange with Leon president Jesus Martinez.
— Club León (@clubleonfc) January 13, 2018
“I loved the city, it’s the best fans. Club Leon is a historic & winning team,” Donovan tweeted. “I don’t believe in walls. I want to go to Mexico, wear green & win trophies with Leon. We’ll see each other very soon!”
Presidente: me encantó la Ciudad. Es la mejor afición. @clubleonfc es un equipo histórico y ganador. No creo en los muros, quiero ir a México, vestirme de verde y ganar trofeos con León. Nos vemos muy pronto! https://t.co/Xqm4jX2hW7
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) January 13, 2018
Martinez sent his reply: “I knew it. You always wanted (to wear) green. Welcome to ‘La Fiera!’ You’re now a Club Leon player.”
Rumors about Donovan signing with the Guanajuato club begin flying Wednesday, with Fox Deportes first reporting his return from retirement to play with La Fiera. Leon announced Wednesday the club had signed forward Giles Barnes, a Jamaica…