Spains Liga BBVA has slowly become more and more of a dwelling to Mexican internationals over the past couple of years.
The Liga BBVA continues to be the one league were Mexican internationals seem to flourish the most. With Guillermo Ochoa’s recent signing to Malaga, simply adding to the influx of Mexican players looking for success in Spain, naturally it will bode well for El Tri in the future.
With the exception of Javier Hernandez, in recent years Mexican internationals have struggled to make an impact outside of Spain. Carlos Vela struggled to shine for Arsenal in England, Giovani Dos Santos had a similar misfortune in his temporary spell with Tottenham, not to mention Nery Castillo’s disastrous run with Manchester City. Efrain Juarez’s had a downward spiral season when he migrated to Celtic in the Scottish premier league, and we would all like to forget Pablo Barrera’s was ever at West Ham United.
It seems that Spain is the best place to be if your a Mexican internationals.
It worked for Vela at Real Sociedad, and did wonders to Dos Santos morale when he joined Villarreal.
With the Manchester United strikers future still up in he air, a move to Spain might be the right tonic for Hernandez to once again find himself the way many of his compatriots did.
A move to Atletico Madrid seems his best possible option, but things dont always work out for the best, thus it remains to be seen where Hernandez will end up, but the priority should be a move to Spain.
The success rate of Mexican’s in Spain shouldn’t be taken for granted, especially by the young Mexican internationals who are also seeking a move to Europe.
History shows that La Liga has always been a good place for Mexican internationals to develop successful careers. Players like Rafa Marquez and Hugo Sanchez might never have found that acclaim had thay migrated to the wrong league. Sometimes making a move has to be tactically sound, and to move just to move, might not always be an improvement, no matter how luxurious it seems.
Thus, players like Alan Pulido and Raul Jimenez might like to think twice before jumping the gun, and making a move away from Mexico to a foreign club before analyzing the best possible options.