Argentine striker Andres Rios landed in Mexico City on Friday and is under no illusions about the size of the task that faces him at Club America.
“(America) is one of the greatest and it gives me a lot of pride to be here,” the 24-year-old told reporters at the main airport in Mexico City. “It is a giant club.”
The player – who is set to sign for America from Ecuador’s Deportivo Cuenca – will fill Las Aguilas’ final foreigners’ spot in the Liga MX, following the departure of Ecuadorian Narciso Mina.
“It will be a big challenge,” added the former River Plate player, who only stopped to talk to awaiting journalists briefly.
Rios will watch America’s Clausura 2014 opener against Tigres in the Estadio Azteca from the stands before talking with the club about his integration into the first team.
The Argentine will compete for a spot in Antonio Mohamed’s side with Raul Jimenez and Colombian Luis Gabriel Rey.
Rios netted 22 goals in 40 games for Deportivo Cuenca in Ecuador’s top division and also had a brief spell in Poland with Wisla Krakow.