Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado has signed for Spanish side Deportivo La Coruña in a 7 million Euro deal that makes him Mexico’s most expensive ever player.
A deal to take the youngster to PSV Eindhoven broke down after the Guadalajara club received a better offer from Spain, said the president of Guardado’s club Atlas.
“There were negotiations with PSV but there were even more recent negotiations with Deportivo,” said Fernando Acosta, confirming that although a deal had been struck the final paperwork would not be signed until next week.
Guardado has been one of the bright young things in Hugo Sanchez’s dynamic Mexican side and is expected to line up in tonight’s much-anticipated semi-final against Argentina. Acosta said Deportivo had got a bargain and said if the player had been Argentine or Brazilian he would have sold for much more.
“He wasn’t expensive,” Acosta said. “I think they got him for cheap given the player that Andres is. He’s an international, a key player for his club side and I am sure that if he was from another country he would be worth up to 5 million Euros more.”