DaMarcus Beasley is in talks with Pachuca about moving to the Mexican club from Hanover in Germany, the Insider has learned.
As we told you this morning, Beasley arrived in Mexico for discussions with a club believed to be Pachuca. That has now been confirmed. One of his representatives accompanied him on the trip.
He is not on trial, per se, but before entering into formal negotiations, Pachuca wants to put him through a workout and make sure he doesn’t have any physical issues. Terms and conditions of a contract and transfer would still have to be resolved.
It is unclear whether Hanover, which has him under contract for another season, would ask for a small transfer fee or let him go for free. Beasley, 29, is not in next season’s plans for Hanover, which qualified for the Europa League by finishing fourth in the Bundesliga. He made only four league appearances after being acquired from Rangers last summer.
If no deal is reached with Pachuca or another club.....
.....Beasley could remain at Hanover and continue to collect his guaranteed earnings. (I’m estimating he makes $500,000.)
At least two MLS clubs expressed interest in Beasley, a league source said, but an offer probably wouldn’t have exceeded $220,000 over the course of a full season.
Americans Jose Torres and Herculez Gomez have been with Pachuca, but Gomez is expected to join Tecos soon. Kevin Huezo, from the U.S. under-20 national team, is also in Pachuca’s system.
In a completely unrelated matter, Beasley is scheduled to participate in D.C. United’s 10th annual celebrity golf tournament June 20 at 1757 Golf Club near Dulles International Airport. MLS Commissioner Don Garber has also committed to the event.