Only a week after signing young forward Marco Bueno from Leon, Chivas signed another player from La Fiera in José Juan "Gallito" Vázquez on Thursday. The club announced via their Twitter account that they had come to a purchase agreement with Club Leon for the players rights
The 28-year-old midfielder has been a fixture in the Leon midfield from 2012 to 2016 and has also featured for the Mexican national team—most notably at the 2014 World Cup. Vázquez will be joining former Leon teammates Marco Bueno and midfielder Carlos "Gullit" Peña. Peña joined Chivas prior to the 2016 Clausura from Leon and helped the El Rebaño to a Liguilla appearance. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.
¡Ya es oficial! ¡Bienvenido al Rebaño, 'Gallito' Vázquez! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CAHuxSrSyC— CHIVAS (@Chivas) June 2, 2016
Considering Carlos Salcido's age and Chivas' depth, this move makes a lot of sense as Vázquez's style of play can set up the offense and the rest of the team for success. With that said, it's more evident than ever with Matías Almeyda at the helm that Vázquez will have to earn and protect his spot in the starting 11.