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Diego Reyes announces summer switch to Porto

Mexican defender Diego Reyes has revealed that he will be joining FC Porto next summer.

Reyes, widely regarded as one of the most talented defenders in world football, was followed by both Porto and Benfica, but the Dragons ultimately won the race for his signature.

The talented defender announced the move yesterday via his Twitter account.

“An important dream of mine is coming true, but I’m focused first on the Clausura 2013 with America, with whom I have another dream (to win the league championship),” Reyes said.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola claims the deal is worth around €7 million, with the player set to move to Dragao Stadium in June.

Reyes believes Porto would prove to be a great stepping stone towards joining a big European club in the future.

“Porto are a great team to make my first step in Europe. I will learn a lot,” Reyes told ESPN Deportes. “In the future they can sell me to a very big team.”

Diego Reyes, 20, largely impressed with his showings at the 2012 Summer Games, while he also took part at the 2011 Copa America with Mexico.

His arrival at Dragao Stadium probably means that experienced defender Rolando will be allowed to leave the club.

Tue 18 December, 2012
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