Fagundez ‘never said that I want to leave,’ remains focused on 2019 season

FOXBOROUGH — The thing about those pesky rumors? That’s all they tend to be: rumor and speculation.

At least that’s what it is, for now.

After several days of social media gossip centering around his future, Revolution Homegrown midfielder Diego Fagundez on Tuesday morning shut down talk of him leaving, saying that he is happy on Route 1, and that he never said he wants to leave the Original Ten outfit.

“I know there’s quotes out there saying that I want to leave the Revs, and to be honest, I’ve never said that I want to leave,” Fagundez said prior to the initial training session of the season at Gillette Stadium. “Don’t get me wrong: I’m happy here. I did say that if it worked out for everyone, then of course, we’d try to make it happen.”

Speculation over the weekend noted that Club Nacional de Football of Montevideo, Uruguay — where Fagundez was born in 1995 — showed an interest in the Revs’ first Homegrown signing, who emigrated to the United States when he was five.

In addition, Fagundez reportedly spoke on Uruguayan radio — Sport 890 — about the offer, and reportedly said, “We’re doing … as much as I can to get my way out of here to get to Nacional.”