Monterrey’s ‘Tecatito’ Corona inching towards Twente move

The U-20 World Cup standout looks set for a move to the Netherlands top flight.
Mexico’s U-20 World Cup star Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona is on the verge of signing for Dutch side Twente, according to Monterrey’s sporting president Luis Miguel Salvador.

“We received an official proposal from Holland’s Twente, in which they informed us that they are going to meet the buy-out clause,” said Salvador in quotes carried by La Aficion.

The buy-out clause is widely reported as being $5 million USD, but Salvador stressed that the final details still need to be sorted and that 20-year-old forward Corona remains a Monterrey player.

The news looks set to bring the saga of Corona leaving Los Rayados to an end after the player failed to turn up for preseason training at the club following the U-20 World Cup in Turkey and was forceful in demanding a move to Europe.

The rapid and highly skillful winger debuted for Monterrey in 2010 and made over 50 appearances for the club, including some impressive displays at last December’s Club World Cup, which alerted the attention of European clubs.

He had previously been linked to the likes of FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Espanyol, Juventus and Fiorentina.

Twente is currently in third position of the Eredivisie after three games of the new season and finished sixth last season, outside of the European places.