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Xolos, Atlético Nacional reach Dayro Moreno agreement

Tijuana confirms an agreement is in place to move the Colombian striker to Atlético Nacional

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The speculation is over - Xolos’ Dayro Moreno is moving to Atlético Nacional. Tijuana tweeted out that the two clubs had reached an agreement on Moreno and that Moreno and Atlético already had a pre-agreement in place (which had been reported earlier in the day from the Atlético camp).

The 31 year old Colombian forward/winger will be joining the team in time for their camp, which starts in mid-January. Moreno must still undergo a physical, but that seems like a mere formality at this point in time.

Moreno originally moved to Tijuana from Colombia’s Once Caldas in 2011 for a reported $3.5 million. He has since cemented himself in Xolos lore - his 47 goals is the club record for goals scored in the first division, and he’s also second all time to Raúl Enríquez (72) in total goals scored. He tied León’s Mauro Boselli for the Liga MX lead in goals in the 2016 Apertura with 12 and looked to remain a central figure in Tijuana’s offense in the 2017 Clausura.