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Former Real Madrid Player Hugo Sánchez Expresses Interest In Liga MX Side Puebla

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 17

Former Mexican footballer Hugo Sánchez said that he recently met with Liga MX side Puebla Owner Carlos López Chargoy "to express his interest in the franchise," according to LA AFICIÓN. Sánchez: "I do not rule out the possibility of buying the team. I will ...

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