Filed: Tuesday, 3rd July 2012
By: Staff Writer
Winger Pablo Barrera has joined Mexican side Cruz Azul on a permanent basis.
It was confirmed this evening (Tuesday) that the 25-year-old Mexican international has returned to his home country in order to join the Primera Division club, with whom he has signed a three-year contract.
After completing a medical earlier today, Barrera officially joined La Maquina Celeste for an undisclosed fee. Just two years ago West Ham paid £4million to bring the player to Europe from Azul's rivals Pumas, with whom he had spent the first five years of his pro career.
Having failed to settle in England after making just 13 starts for West Ham in 2010/11, Barrera was sent on a season-long loan to Real Zaragoza - although he fared little better there, making just 12 starts for the Blanquillos.
Having subsequently returned to England there appeared to be little prospect of him staying at West Ham, and he was given permission to speak with other clubs last week.
Buenas tardes: A delighted Barrera holds aloft his new Cruz Azul shirt
Image courtesy of milenio.com
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''I just hope we got a good price on him!''
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