Tigres pounce to make Gignac Liga MX's highest-paid player

Tigres pounce to make Gignac Liga MX's highest-paid player

Published Jun. 18, 2015 6:46 a.m. ET

Tigres UANL are set to complete one of the biggest transfers in Liga MX history with the signing of France international Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Marseille striker Gignac has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer, with Premier League sides Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham all credited with an interest.

But Tigres appear to have won the race for his signature, having confirmed the free agent is set to undergo a medical.

Tigres announced via the club's official Twitter account on Wednesday that Gignac will arrive in Monterrey on Thursday to be examined by the club's medical staff before completing his move to Estadio Universitario.


Reports in France claim the 29-year-old - the second highest goal scorer in Ligue 1 with Marseille in 2014-15 - will earn around $4 million a season, which would make him the best paid player in Mexico's top flight.

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