Mexican international winger, Javier Aquino, has signed with Villarreal C.F. from Spain. The team from the Liga Adelante -the Spanish second tier division- announced on their website that the young 22 year old star was signed for three and a half years.
Javier Aquino will travel to join his new team as soon as he finishes his Mexican national team duty this Wednesday against Denmark, and the following week against Jamaica. Aquino is one of the players with the most promising future in Mexico. In the summer of 2012, he won the gold medal in the London Olympics, and since, has been a regular in national team call-ups and a starter for Cruz Azul.
This is a player with great speed, playmaking, and good crosses who plays his best on the offensive right wing. He will now play for one of the most popular teams in Spain -Villarreal- but that team is in the second division and in danger of not gaining promotion. Villarreal (as of January 28, 2013), sits in 8th place of the regular standings with 35 points after 23 games; 6 points away from direct promotion, and 1 point away from the promotion playoffs.
Time will only tell if Aquino made the right choice by joining a Liga Adelante squad. As for Cruz Azul, they have a deep talented squad, and Pablo Barrera is near his return after the ugly injury that sidelined him for 6 months.