• Wednesday Jan 10, 2018

    Ibarguen motivated to make impact at Club America

    New Club America addition Andres Ibarguen (middle) attends a training session after arriving in Mexico City on January 9, 2018. (Photo: Mexsport)

    MEXICO CITY – Greeted by throngs of fans at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport on Tuesday morning, Colombian forward Andres Ibarguen says he is motivated to make an immediate impact with new side, Club America.

    “It is a joy and a motivation to be here in this club, which is the biggest [in Mexico],” Ibarguen said to a group of reporters. “[I hope] to be able to do great things, score big goals and give a lot of joy to the fans.”

    The Aguilas announced last Friday that they acquired the 25-year-old on a transfer Argentinean club Racing Club, which he joined from Colombia’s Atletico Nacional in July, scoring three goals in 11 games.

    Before suiting up for Racing, Ibarguen also had spells in his native country with Atletico Nacional, Deportes Tolima, Bogota FC and Cortulua.

    It was in 2016 that Ibarguen achieved his greatest success to date, appearing in 11 matches during Atletico Nacional’s a run to the 2016 Copa Libertadores title.

    He is looking forward to playing with another new Club America addition, French forward Jeremy Menez, who was expected to arrive in Mexico later in the day.

    “Menez’s arrival is going to contribute a lot to us, considering the experience he has in Europe,” concluded Ibarguen.

    Club America (1W-0D-0L, 3 points) returns to Liga MX Clausura play on Saturday against visiting Pachuca.

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