Transfers

Mexico international Reyes snapped up by Fenerbahce

25/08/2018
Transfers
Fenerbahçe
D. Reyes
Porto
Primera División
The highly rated defender, who missed out on World Cup 2018 duty with his country over the summer, has moved to Turkey after being released by Porto
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Diego Reyes has linked up with Fenerbahce as a free agent following his release by Porto.

The Mexico international had been on the books of a Portuguese giant since 2013.

He was, however, to struggle for regular game time and spent two seasons away from the club on loan.

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Reyes joined Real Sociedad in 2015-16, before return to Spain the following season to aid Espanyol’s cause.

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Having impressed in La Liga, Porto opted to draft him back into their plans last season.

Reyes was to suffer an unfortunate hamstring injury, though, which dashed his World Cup 2018 dream.

Despite missing out on a place in El Tri’s squad which headed to Russia, the 25-year-old has been able to find himself a new club.

Various landing spots were mooted for the defender following his release by Porto, with there talk of Premier League interest from the likes of Newcastle, Watford and West Ham.

Fenerbahce have seen off those rivals to secure Reyes’ signature, with the official signing of a contract having been staged on Saturday.

He will now form part of a squad looking to recapture the Turkish Super Lig crown under the guidance of Dutchman Phillip Cocu.