Mexican Guardado Signs With Deportivo La Coruña

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.”

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5 responses to “Mexican Guardado Signs With Deportivo La Coruña

  1. cjmewett

    I’m not so sure about the “if he were from another country” bit, but in my limited exposure to Guardado, €7.5m seems like a bargain. When you look at the figures being tossed around for continental players (particularly those going to Europe), 5m pounds is a good bit of business. Who would make more of an impact for Wigan, Guardado or Jason Koumas at 5.3m pounds? (Then again, what can we expect from the club that thinks Bramble, Melchiot, and Sibierski are the men to keep them in the Premiership?)

  2. cjmewett

    Should’ve said “those going to England,” not Europe.

  3. ramtom

    I agree that if Guardado were from a south American country, his contract would had been much higher.

    In any event, DepCor are getting a jewel player for the money.

    No doubt he will shine!

  4. carlos

    hey guys about all the comments. Andres is the best player in mexico better than Marquez, if Deportivo pais that amount of money is becuase they saw something in Guardado. So lest see him play before said a stupid comments. okey see you later

  5. Yes, even though it may be regarded as controversial to say it, players from some countries automatically cost more than those from other countries. Also, the price goes up, depending on who’s buying!

    Anyway, turns out that Guardado was a great deal at that price (considering how he’s played since then and now, 2010).

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