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.