From one moment to another, Mexican soccer has achieved a considerable number of exports to the old continent, since in addition to Grupo Pachuca and Grupo Orlegi having close ties with the Second Division of Spain, historical clubs such as Feyenoord and Sporting de Lisboa have also made use of national talent.
Because of this, in recent weeks we have witnessed at least four Mexican soccer players who have crossed the Atlantic to embark on a new adventure in their careers, a situation that could have a positive impact on the future of national soccer.
Alonso Aceves (Real Oviedo)
After Real Oviedo was acquired by Grupo Pachuca, the Tuzos board has wasted no time and has begun to reinforce the Spanish club with elements from its youth academy.
Such is the case of Alonso Aceves, who left for the old continent to play in the Second Division of Spanish soccer. In this way, the winger will make the leap to Europe at just 21 years old and will be a teammate of fellow Mexican Marcelo Flores.
Jordan Carrillo (Sporting Gijon)
Just as Grupo Pachuca acquired Real Oviedo, Grupo Orlegi did the same by buying 73% of the shares of Sporting de Gijón, a club that also plays in the Second Division of Spain and is now a “brother” of Atlas and Santos. The directive headed by Alejandro Irarragorri sent Jordan Carrillo to reinforce his new team in Europe, and in this way, Mexican soccer will now have representatives on both sides within the Asturian Derby.
Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord)
The striker is experiencing the best moment of his career so far, because in addition to having a high chance of being called up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he has also just fulfilled the dream of emigrating to football from the old continent.
In the case of the so-called “Bebote” it was Feyenoord who was interested in his services, and in this way Mexico will have another national representative in the Eredivisie, League of the Netherlands.
Jesus Alcantar (Sporting Lisbon)
Although he is not scheduled to play for Sporting Lisbon’s first team soon, Jesús Alcántar is another of the Mexicans who recently made the leap from Liga MX to Europe.
He is nicknamed the “Mexican Pogba”, and despite the fact that he left for Portugal on loan, he can already boast that he became the first export of the Rayos del Necaxa to Europe, this when he just debuted in Clausura 2022.
Rafael Marquez (Barca Athletic)
This is a different case from the rest, but it is inevitable to contemplate the Zamorano because in some way he also made a leap in quality in his career as a coach, since a few weeks ago the historic Mexican defender was appointed as the new strategist of Barcelona Athletic, subsidiary set of the blaugrana club.
Rafa had already had some opportunities on the bench when directing the Cadete A of Real Alcalá in Spain.
Jorge Sanchez (Ajax?)
During the last few weeks, the possibility of America consolidating another export to Europe has gained strength, since according to various reports, the side Jorge Sánchez would have already arranged with Ajax.
If this possible signing is confirmed, the national team would meet Edson Álvarez in Amsterdam. Both players were already Liga MX champions with the Eagles.
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