Mexican soccer player Henry Martin is making the gossip columns with fans wondering if he is leaving Club America in 2024.
The 31-year-old Henry is the focal point of the Club America forward line.
Being associated with the club since 2018, fans of the Mexico City-based outfit are worried they may lose their star man in the next year.
Henry Martin was born on November 18, 1992, in Yucatan, Mexico. His soccer career began at an early age, playing in the third division for Itzaes FC at the age of 15.
In 2013, he started his senior career with hometown outfit Merida. Commencing that, he made a move to Tijuana before settling at Club America in 2018.
He scored 90+ goals in 5 years and is a key member of the team’s attack and general play. In terms of his international career, Mexico has given him 41 caps as of yet.
The forward’s big moment came in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, where he scored in a 2-1 Mexican victory over Saudi Arabia. Soccer runs throughout the Martin family, as Henry’s brother was also a professional soccer player.
In terms of his personal life, Henry is active on Instagram(@henrymartinm). He usually posts celebratory pictures after winning a game or tournament.
Is Henry Martin Leaving Club America In 2024?
In general, Club America and soccer fans wonder if Henry Martin is leaving the team in 2024. We can report no official confirmation regarding the rumor from the club or the player.
As the January transfer window is opening in a few days, this could be another silly rumor making the columns.
Regardless, the best thing to do is to be patient and wait for official news from the player or Club America’s side.
In the preceding summer transfer window of 2023, the Mexican was linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League.
Reports suggested that a Saudi team reached out to people close to the striker during the recently concluded Gold Cup to discuss his contract.
However, Martin remained loyal to Club America, rejecting the move. He is currently valued at $5.5 million by transfermarkt.com.
In addition, the rumors of Martin’s departure stem from the fact that his contract is about to expire in June 2024. It will be interesting to see if he signs a new contract or will look for a new club next year.
Henry Martin Celebration Controversy
In March 2023, Henry scored against arch-rivals Chivas and celebrated controversially.
After initially celebrating with teammates, he crouched in front of the goal Chivas was defending and mimicked a dog urinating on the goal line.
This act didn’t go down well with the opposing fans, and the referee warned him with a yellow card. Former players and the media slammed Martin for his celebration.
Ex-Mexican player Jared Borgetti reprimanded him, saying he should set a better example for young kids.
Additionally, ESPN reported David Feitelson hit out at Henry, saying his celebration was an embarrassment and he should know better as one of the leaders in the Club America team.
Commencing the fallout, Henry apologized on social media, stating he intended to celebrate like his idol Cuauhtémoc Blanco in 1999 and not to ridicule or offend anyone.