Lucas Orban's future was expected to be decided after the close of Tigre's season, with his agent talking in glowing terms about Sunderland's interest, however Tigre's season finished a couple of weeks ago and his future is still very much up in the air.
He gave an interview earlier today, where he spoke about his future and revealed that he was happy to stay at Tigre;
In my head is Tigre, as I have one year left on my contract and it would be disrespectful to say otherwise. It's time to be where I am, fulfilling my obligation and respecting the contract I have.
I want to be in Tigre and I hope to make this a great year.
While that looks as if any transfer will be delayed until next year, when he is out of contract, Orban then left the door open to a possible move;
I did not talk to anyone at River Plate. I don't talk to anyone, you know how it is, you say something and assumptions are made, so I leave it to my father and my representative.
I will not close the door on anyone but if someone wants me they will have to talk to Tigre.
River, who own 50% of Orban's registration, will find it hard to push through a transfer for Orban, as Tigre do not want to give up the federal rights of the player and River Plate's Vice President, Diego Turnes, played down their chances of signing Orban yesterday;
I made an offer to Lucas Orban to return to River Plate but he has offers from abroad.
A transfer during this window is still possible but if Sunderland are to sign Orban, they will have to beat off competition from River Plate, Sevilla and Racing and despite reports in the local press, it's thought Orban and his family would prefer a move to Europe.