Sevilla’s Argentinean connection continues this summer with one of the signings of the off-season with Guido Pizarro making his midfield debut in Europe
Monchi, the miraculous sporting director, might be gone but Sevilla still know a bargain when they see one if the €6 million summer capture of Guido Pizarro is anything to go by.
“It was the right moment (to leave). The board listened to my request as they knew it was one of the goals in my career (to play in Europe) and I thank them for allowing me to do so,” the 27-year-old midfielder said when Mexican club Tigres agreed the deal that saw the Argentina international switch the Estadio Universitario for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
However, the truth might be that Pizarro was ready to take the plunge into European waters all the way back in 2013 when his status as one of Argentina’s brightest, young midfield talents was already evident.
ESPN’s Tom Marshall gave his opinion on Pizarro from a Mexican perspective:
“Pizarro grew into the best midfielder in Liga MX over his four years with Tigres. It was clear he was outgrowing the league and that was confirmed when he got the Argentina call. It is no surprise that he’s joined a club the size of Sevilla and he’s primed to succeed in Spain. Pizarro will be missed in Mexico.”