Mexico winger Jesús Corona is off to Portugal after signing a five-year deal with FC Porto, FC Twente confirmed on Monday
Twente agreed to sell Corona to Porto for an undisclosed fee after the two clubs completed negotiations before the transfer deadline on Tuesday.
The move ensures the 22-year-old will have the chance to play in the Champions League this season and state his case for a regular starting place with El Tri.
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Former Monterrey star Corona moved to Twente two years ago in a bid to establish himself in European football. He spent much of his first season in the Netherlands adjusting to his new surroundings before underscoring his potential with a breakout season last year.
Corona emerged as a potential transfer target for clubs across the continent after establishing himself in the Twente starting XI. He scored nine goals in 27 league appearances and underscored his pace and his technical ability in the process.
Those characteristics prompted former Mexico coach Miguel Herrera to include him in his 23-man squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. He featured primarily as a substitute during the competition, but he scooped up best young player honors after scoring in the 3-1 victory over Jamaica in the final.
Porto eventually fought off competition from other potential suitors to bring Corona to Portugal. Corona joins Mexico teammate Héctor Herrera in the Porto squad. Porto is also expected to try to seal a deal for El Tri wingback Miguel Layún before the window closes.
With his club future now sorted, Corona is expected to feature for El Tri in the upcoming friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago and Argentina.