The ad, while true but a bit misleading, shook all of Mexico for a while. “We have signed the person who has scored the most goals in the history of Barcelona,” Pachuca resolved via social media, as if Leo Messi was about to fall. They quickly realized that this was not the case, but that thanks to the #FootballIsBeautiful hashtagannounced the hiring of Jennifer Hermoso (Madrid; 32 years old), the striker whose contract ends on June 30 with Barcelona and who leaves free in Mexico.
“I will go to a place where I feel highly valued”, warned the player this Tuesday at a press conference, when we know that she will not only receive a super salary – among the three best paid on the planet and more of everything in the Iberdrola League – but it will also be the club’s advertising claim to attract possible sponsors, as well as to give impetus to the Liga MX Femenil, which continues to be relegated to the background in the country. “Women’s football is beautiful, but to see it you have to take off the blindfold,” reads the video in which the club announces the attacker’s hiring while showing her in a jersey. Tuzos.
Coveted by almost all clubs, since he received offers from Madrid and Atlético among others, Hermoso decided to try the adventure abroad again. He already did it in 2013 in Sweden and also in the 2017-18 season at Paris Saint-Germain. But his career has practically been seen in Spain. She started as a child at Atlético, where her grandfather was a goalkeeper, then joined the first team and ended up signing for Rayo (2010). After the Swedish course, he signed for Barcelona (2013), where he flourished as a footballer, always skilful with his left foot, touch and dribbling, also hitting. After Paris, he returned to Atlético (2018) to finally return to Camp Nou (2019), where he lived perhaps his best years. “At Barcelona I had wonderful moments, being able to win everything with this shirt is something I will always take with me. Playing in a packed stadium, being able to celebrate a goal at the Camp Nou, hoisting our first Champions League…” explained Jennifer in her farewell letter to the Catalans via social media. Now recovered from a sprained ankle which prevented him from going to the European Championship, he is waiting for mid-July to join Pachuca. Hermosos’ last point as a Barça player, the player with the most goals (174) after seven seasons at the club, the second best in the world in the last Ballon d’Or vote after Alexia Putellas, now his former partner. Mexico awaits you.
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