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Striker Dayro Moreno Moves To Tijuana Xolos From Once Caldas, According To Report

According to Colombian newspaper El Espectador, Once Caldas and Colombian international striker Dayro Moreno has agreed to sign with the newly promoted Tijuana Xolos, inking a three-year deal. The reported transfer fee paid from Tijuana to Once Caldas is $3.5m. If this deal goes through, the Xolos upgrade their attack instantly, adding a player who had serious interest from European clubs.

Just a week ago, it was thought that the 25-year-old Moreno was headed to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. However, the two clubs could not agree to a fee and Moreno remained an Once Caldas player. Apparently, the Xolos coughed up money that Sporting Lisbon weren't able to play, and they might have a serious coup on their hands.

Moreno has been spectacular this season in Colombia, both domestically and in Copa Libertadores. As a result, he is believed to have a shot to make the Copa America squad. Moreno is best as a center forward, but can also play wide if the Xolos opt to play a 4-3-3 formation. He's quick, strong, and a deadly finisher, and he should slot into the Xolos starting lineup immediately.