Peralta joins Chivas from Liga MX rivals America

Mexico veteran Oribe Peralta has left Club America to join archrivals Guadalajara, both clubs announced on Monday.

Club America said in a statement that Peralta left the Mexico City club to join Guadalajara due to "contractual issues."

Peralta, 35, played five years at Club America, where he won two league titles and one Copa MX with Las Aguilas.

Guadalajara said that Peralta's new deal will be for two-and-a-half years, with sources telling ESPN Mexico that he'll see a salary boost with Chivas.

Peralta is a longtime fixture in Liga MX, having played for Santos Laguna from 2006-2014 before joining Club America. He won an Olympic gold medal for Mexico in 2012, and was part the 2014 and 2018 World Cup squads with El Tri.