5 Teenage Mexican Talents Who May Land in the Premier League
Mexico has been very successful in youth competitions.
In 2005, they secured the U-17 World Cup with the help of Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos and Efrain Juarez, who at the time were barely recognizable.
In 2011, the team secured its second U-17 world title and had its best performance in the U-20 World Cup since the inaugural edition in 1977. The following year, El Tri grabbed its first gold medal in the Summer Olympics.
The exportation of Mexican footballers to Europe has two main characteristics: it has been more consistent and the players are younger.
Join me to discover five players that can fit in the Premier League.
Briseno was Mexico's captain in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups. He has played for Atlas since he was 14.
Antonio is a tough centre-back that can control the ball and lead the defense in style.
His fine touch sets him as one of the best ball-feeders of his generation.
After proving his talent in the U-17 World Cup, he was approached by several European clubs.
It is no secret that El Pollo wants to leave the Liga MX. Last August, his agent told MedioTiempo.com that he was trying to find a club for the player.
In that tournament, he scored once and proved that he had fantastic touch and superb aerial game.
In 2013, he was a cornerstone in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, where he was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy after scoring two times.
Bueno plays for Pachuca and was named Best Rookie in his first season in the Liga MX.
Espericueta received the Silver Ball in the 2011 U-17 World Cup. He was one of the most valuable assets for Mexico in the tournament.
He is a skillful winger that takes advantage of his speed to unbalance the rivals. Currently playing for Tigres, Espericueta gives depth and creativity to the team.
He impressed even more in the 2013 U-20 World Cup, where he scored once and became one of the most lethal players on the Mexican side, along with Jesus Manuel Corona.
On July 2013, TalkSport said that Javier Hernandez recommended him to David Moyes.
Fierro was Mexico’s top scorer in the U-17 2011 World Cup with four goals and received the Bronze Ball.
He has played for Chivas since his professional debut in 2011; he played eight games that season. He scored his first goal in the 2012 Apertura.
Fierro is a natural nine. His speed and strength have led him to become a great finisher and a feared striker.
El Cubo left Mexico and now plays in the MLS for Chivas USA.
He has played for the U-17, U-20 and U-23 national teams, however he missed the U-17 World Cup and the London Olympics.
During the U-20 World Cup, he scored twice and helped Mexico secure third place.
Torres has a superb aerial game and can shoot with both legs. He is very clever and knows how to anticipate and run past the defenders.