The right back/defensive midfielder was a starter for El Tri at the 2010 World Cup, catapulting him to Celtic. After two seasons, he makes his way back to the Mexican league.Efrain Juarez's european career has come to a end, at least temporarily.
The former Celtic player has agreed to join Mexican powerhouse Club América for an undisclosed amount of money. Juarez, 24, was transferred to the Glasgow club in 2010 after a strong World Cup showing in South Africa.
América announced via Twitter that the player has stamped his signature on the contract and will join the team next season.
A season mostly on the bench for the Hoops prompted a season-long loan to La Liga's Zaragoza, one that ended prematurely when boss Manolo Jimenez sent the player packing after a disappointing spell with Los Maños.
Juarez will join América after dropping off the Mexican national team radar, where he has amassed 39 caps in just three years.
A product of the UNAM youth system, Juarez's transfer has already fueled some controversy with the player joining the Pumas' bitter crosstown rival.
Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul were in for the player as well, but it is believed that América's offer was the most financially attractive.
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