Atletico de Madrid, as well as other top European clubs, are showing interest in Pachuca’s talented, young midfielder Víctor Guzmán. Not only has he become an important player for his club, but “Pocho” has garnered attention for his recent performances with El Tri.
Víctor Guzmán enjoyed another superb season during the Apertura 2018 with Pachuca where he was the only Mexican among the top goal-scorers in the Liga MX, recording nine goals and five assists.
Coming off a devastating injury at the start of 2018 that left Guzmán off Mexico’s 2018 World Cup roster, many wondered if he could regain the same playing ability and confidence he had prior to his torn ligament in January. Certainly he came back stronger then ever.
In November, Mexico’s national team played two friendlies against Argentina during which El Tri did not offer great performances while losing both matches. The results came with plenty of criticism over the quality of players on the field. But “El Pocho” Guzmán did not receive the same negative reports, instead he got plenty of scrutiny from observers from Spain. Atlético de Madrid mentioned that Guzmán would be a perfect fit in the playing style favored by their coach Diego Simeone and have shown high interest in acquiring his skills pretty soon.
The 23-year-old midfielder is not only on the radar for Atlético de Madrid. Pachuca team president Jesús Martínez told reporters that other European clubs have expressed interest, including Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven where he could possibly reunite with former teammates Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutiérrez.
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The central midfielder has a buyout clause of 13 million euros that Atlético de Madrid would have to pay Pachuca, and by now we know Pachuca is not afraid to export their young players to the old continent.
It seems like it is only a matter of time before we see Guzmán playing in a top club team in Europe.