It’s been a long road but at 31 years of age Agustín Marchesín has finally made the leap to Europe with Portuguese giants Porto prying the Argentine goalkeeper away from Club América as a replacement for Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack in May.
Although the transfer fee remains undisclosed it is understood to be in the region of $10 million and Marchesín has signed a four-year contract with the Dragões.
“I am very happy to have this opportunity,” Marchesín told Porto’s official website.
“It’s a beautiful moment in my career. I want to make the absolute most of this opportunity, and I know what this club means. I come to FC Porto with a lot of ambition.”
Marchesín arrived to the Estadio Azteca ahead of the 2017 season and has become a firm favourite with the América supporters helping the club to three trophies during that time.
— Club América EN (@ClubAmerica_EN) July 31, 2019