With PSV’s latest deal with Pachuca, it’s time to talk about the players that this club has produced and how it turned it into the best player factory in Mexico.
Earlier this Wednesday we were able to report that Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, reached terms and an agreement with Club Pachuca from Mexico to sign midfielder Erick Gutierrez. The news as made the rounds around the world because there are not many Mexican players who have the luxury of making the jump to European football, but in the last decade there has been a club in Mexico that has produced some of the biggest talents from that country that exist today in world football. Club Pachuca began investing a lot more in their youth academy and it’s already paying off big time, as they have produced a large number of export products that today are considered among the best players in the American continent without question. We are going to talk about the top talents that Pachuca has produced in the last decade, including Erick Gutierrez who just made his transfer to PSV.
The one who jump-started this amazing factory’s success with his incredible talent, Hector Herrera was spotted by FC Porto back in 2013 and since then all he’s done is mature into the best defensive Mexican footballer there is today. His performance against Germany in the World Cup is textbook on how you have to control the midfield, a player who today is considered Porto’s most valuable name and who has earned the club’s captaincy with incredible performances like the title-winning master class he delivered last season against Benfica with a screamer scored by him from outside the field. Pachuca’s factory started getting noticed thanks to him, things only got better after Hector Herrera began his career in Europe.
Perhaps the most advanced student from Pachuca’s factory, Hirving Lozano has only been in Europe for one season and he’s already made a tremendous impact that could take him to become one of the world’s best players. Just this Wednesday his goals helped PSV Eindhoven qualify to this season’s Champions League group stage and he is the man who is going to welcome fresh signing Erick Gutierrez to help him adapt faster to live in Holland. Lozano has all the trades that make the most skilled offensive players in the world, he’s got a fast pace, insane dribbling skills, and the finishing skills of a true killer. But the most important attribute ‘Chucky’ has, is without question that “champions’ luck” that very few players in football history have manifested.
— PSV International (@psveindhoven) August 30, 2018
The latest PSV arrival is a controlling interior midfielder with the capacity to organize the game from his position, he can serve goals to all his teammates with vision and can also score some beauties from outside the box due to his privileged long-range clinical finishing. It may take him a little bit of time to completely adapt to European football, but Erick Gutierrez has everything to succeed at the highest level of competition. Having his ‘compadre’ and childhood friend Hirving Lozano will help quite a bit on his adaptation, but we are not even worried about it because he is a disciplined young man who knows how to live a professional life.
— Rodolfo Pizarro (@Rpizarrot) July 30, 2018
Another one of Pachuca’s greatest products and perhaps the next to leave on one of the next transfer windows, his time at Chivas after debuting for Pachuca has brought him a lot of success but his problems with the club’s board of directors prevented him to leave this summer to European football. Pizarro will play at Monterrey for one more season and then see which offers come knocking on his door, but we are not even worried about that because he is one of the most talented playmakers in recent history for Mexican football. Also, the lad works on the physical aspect like a maniac and that will only help him improve his prowess for a higher form of football like the one that is played in places like England or Italy.
— Diego Lainez Leyva (@DiegoLainez10) August 29, 2018
Although Diego Lainez made his debut in Club America, the lad first started his youth career for Pachuca and then he was taken by one of Mexico’s most successful clubs. He is the youngest player to come out of that factory but he very well may be the most talented, it is only a matter of time before the biggest clubs in Europe start asking questions about him. Just like ‘Chucky’ Lozano, Diego has the best qualities an offensive football player can possess and he has the potential to become an all-time great if he goes about it in the best possible manner. At only 18 years old, Lainez is going to stay in America for at least another year but his rapid progression demands for him to play in a more competitive league from Europe. The lad is celebrating his first-ever call-up to play for the major Mexican National Team in a couple of weeks.
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