One of the most iconic footballers that the team of Las Eagles of America it is Michael Arroyo. The Ecuadorian player was champion in Mexico in 2014, being a fundamental part of the azulcremas to obtain the title. In fact, at the time he was one of the best rated and the one that all teams wanted in their squad. But what happened to the forward?
The situation the striker is going through is complicated. After having left the America Despite protests from fans, he signed with the Brazilian Guild, where he stayed for 3 years, and immediately went out to try his luck with Barcelona in his country.
At the moment, Michael Arroyo He is without a team and with a free card to sign with a squad that raises his hand to take his services; However, the skilled Ecuadorian continues to wait for a club to decide to begin negotiations to become its new player.
After being on the front pages for being one of the most prominent footballers of that time both locally and internationally, the squads were looking for him hard. Today at 34 years of age, his leg market value has dropped considerably, worth only $ 300,000.
A point that ended up being defining to have a blemish on his career was that in 2018 FIFA decided to suspend him for a year for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a situation similar to that of 2007, where he tested positive for marijuana use. From that moment on, Arroyo’s destiny seemed marked for life.
It was in 2010 when Michael Arroyo He landed on Mexican soil to sign with the Atlético San Luis squad. There he began to show his skills on the field and his polite hitting the ball in a stopped play. In 2012 the Atlante Iron Colts took over his services, where he became a benchmark of the club, conquering America who decided to throw the house out the window to make his signing.
His best moment in Mexico was precisely with the Eagles, where he played a total of 132 games, scoring 24 goals and 12 assists. In addition to being a league champion in 2014, and two Champions Leagues in 2015 and 2016, respectively. In 2017 he won the Copa Libertadores title with the Guild of Brazil.
It was in the 2021 Guard1anes Tournament when he came close to returning to play Aztec football, when the Red Devils of Toluca and the White Gallos of Querétaro approached to ask about his signing, however, in the end the negotiations with both teams were over. for falling. Today Arroyo is in rhythm in an amateur league in Ecuador.
It was through a video that a user posted on social networks, where the ‘Gambetita’ is seen making a great goal in the Clockwork Orange team, where he also shares a dressing room with his Ecuadorian compatriot Walter Ayovi. The twists and turns of life!