A day after Mexican media reported Tigres' acquisition of Jesus Corona, Cruz Azul instead wound up landing the Mexican national team goalkeeper.
Corona's father and agent, Jesus Corona Sr., had told reporters that "only minor details" remained between Corona Jr. and Tigres. Cruz Azul, though, made a late offer and convinced the player and father/agent to head to Mexico City instead.
"At the end of the day, I believe the right amount of money was paid for his services," Tecos President Juan Jose Frangie told Mexican daily Milenio. "He is going to a serious and respectable institution like Cruz Azul."
According to Milenio, Cruz Azul paid just under US$300,000 for Corona.
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