SEVILLA (AP) — Sevilla confirmed on Friday the signing of Mexican winger Jesús Corona, who joins the Spanish La Liga team on a contract that runs until 2025.
“Sevilla FC and FC Porto have reached an agreement for the incorporation to the Sevilla team, until 2025, of Jesús Manuel Corona, a Mexican player with a Portuguese passport who plays on the right wing,” the Seville team announced in a statement.
Likewise, Seville released a video where “Tecatito” Corona wears his shirt and jumps onto the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán field.
“The first few hours were very exciting, since they received me and my family, my teammates, they have given me a very positive reception and it will help me fit in faster,” Corona said in an interview with the Sevilla media.
Then, he participated in a first practice under the orders of the strategist Julen Lopetegui, who already directed him in Porto.
“It is a dream that you have had since you were a child to play in Europe. Then you get to know the leagues and today I can say that I am fulfilling a dream of being able to play in this league”, valued the Mexican soccer player. “I have spoken with Lopetegui these days. He told me that he really wanted him to come and I told him that it was mutual. I am seeing that the demand is maximum”.
Corona, 29, arrived at the Portuguese club in 2015. His most notable campaign was 2019-20, when he racked up four goals and 21 assists, including 14 in the local league, where he was named the season’s Most Valuable Player.
He has played 63 games with the Mexican national team, for which he has scored 10 goals.
Sevilla is second in La Liga with 44 points, five fewer than Real Madrid. He will visit Valencia on Wednesday, when local activity resumes, interrupted this weekend while the Super Cup is being held in Saudi Arabia.