Eugenio Pizzuto joins French first division team LOSC Lille

After rumors and speculations of a ton of Mexicans as Raul Jimenez, Diego Lainez, and others making moves to other teams, An official move of Pachuca’s midfielder Eugenio Pizzuto catches everyone off guard.

Rumors of first division french Club team LOSC Lille picking up a Mexican player have heated up over the past couple days, and Eugenio Pizzuto being one of the most talented, youngest, and gifted players was an easy choice for Lille. Lille introduced him in a press conference they had where they also introduced other signings as Central Defender Sven Botman and Turkish Striker Burak Yilmaz.

They made the announcement official on their English Twitter account saying:

Pachuca is known to provide quality exports to Europe as they have sold Mexican Midfielder Hector Herrera when he transferred to Porto F.C in 2015 and talented forward Hirving Lozano who made his transfer to legendary Dutch club PSV in 2017.

Pachuca has one of the most fierce training academies in Mexico where competition is immense and the result has been more talented players not only for European club teams but the Mexico National Team as players that haven’t moved overseas but have played immense roles in Liga MX clubs as Rodolfo Pizzaro is a great example of just what the academy can produce.

Eugenio Pizzuto is no stranger to being a standout and this move was a long way coming after he has been a standout player in youth tournaments for Mexico. Most notably the 2019 U-17 World Cup where the Mexico National Team came in second place after losing to Brazil 2-1 in the final due to a stoppage-time goal by Brazilian Lazaro Marquez but Pizzuto being the standout player he has still earned himself the Bronze Ball for being the maestro he was at midfield that tournament.

Eugenio just recently made his first Liga MX debut this year in the past Clausura 2020 tournament that was stopped due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, he was injured almost immediately after he came on breaking his Fibula. He has been recovering since and looks in good shape at the press conference. As always we will be rooting him on here at Viva Liga MX and it brings us joy to start being able to report of yet another Mexican in Europe with high hopes.

The future of Mexico looks bright, let’s just hope Eugenio isn’t the only Mexican to make the jump this summer to a European club to ply their trade with the world’s best.