Previous
Arsenal
Atletico Madrid
1
1
ESPN3 LIVE 88'
Leg 1
Game Details
Marseille
FC Salzburg
2
0
ESPN3 LIVE 85'
Leg 1
Game Details
St. Kitts and Nevis
Jamaica
12:00 AM UTC Apr 27, 2018
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Nainggolan to Arsenal

Football Whispers
Read

Transfer Rater: Rose to Man United

Football Whispers
Read

Transfer Rater: Jan Oblak to Liverpool

Football Whispers
Read
 By Tom Marshall

Chile international Eduardo Vargas to sign with Tigres from Hoffenheim

Liga MX champion Tigres made the highest-profile signing of the January transfer window in Mexico's first division on Friday, with the announcement that Chile international forward Eduardo Vargas will be joining the club from Hoffenheim.

The 27-year-old will be flying into Monterrey on Sunday morning, confirmed the club, while reports from ESPN Mexico suggest he will sign a four-year contract.

Vargas' future in the Bundesliga was a subject of much speculation this month, with interest reported from China, Brazil and Turkey, but a deal to bring the former Napoli, QPR and Valencia striker to Tigres came after French forward Andy Delort left the club for Toulouse on Thursday.

Delort joined his compatriot and current France international Andre-Pierre Gignac at Tigres last summer, but struggled to earn regular Liga MX starts under coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti.

Vargas will also have to battle for a place in the team, with Ismael Sosa, Gignac, Lucas Zelarayan, Javier Aquino and Jurgen Damm all vying for starts.

Mexico international Damm announced Friday that he had offers from European clubs this transfer window, but said they didn't match Tigres' valuation. He added that he didn't want to leave the club "through the back door."

Former Universidad de Chile player Vargas is well-known in Mexico after he scored four goals for Chile against El Tri in the 7-0 victory in last summer's Copa America Centenario quarterfinal.

Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @MexicoWorldCup.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.