After being linked to nearly anyone and everyone playing fútbol outside of Mexico in the early stages of the Liga MX international window, las Águilas del América finally made their first international signing just hours before the start of the 2018 Clausura tournament. However, this first signing is no ordinary player from South America. Rather, las Águilas announced that they had signed former Monaco, Roma, PSG, and Milan striker Jérémy Ménez from Turkish side Antalyaspor.
El delantero Jérémy Ménez, ex jugador de @FCSM_officiel @AS_Monaco @PSG_inside @ACMilan @OfficialASRoma @girondins y @Antalyaspor llega al Nido.— Club América (@ClubAmerica) January 5, 2018
Bienvenido @jeremy_menez187 ‼ #MénezEsÁguila pic.twitter.com/LxxIO9wcC9
Las Águilas have signed quite a player in their new French striker. In his career, at some of Europe’s top clubs, Ménez managed to score a total of 76 goals and win every domestic title available in France during this 3-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain. One of the French striker’s greatest strengths is penalties; an area where Club América have been in desperate need of improvement.
Due to both his on field quality and French nationality, expect Ménez to be frequently compared to fellow Liga MX Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac of Tigres. Hopefully, for the sake of all those involved with bringing him to Club América, Ménez will be just as impactful of a player for las Águilas as Gignac has been for Tigres.
Ménez wasn’t the only player Club América signed on Friday, as Colombian winger Andrés Ibargüen was also announced by the club.