28-year-old Andrés Guardado has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Philips Stadion.
Until the summer of 2018
Andrés Guardado, captain of the national team of Mexico, has penned a deal that will tie him to the Philips Stadion until the summer of 2018.The Mexican midfielder has agreed a permanent transfer to PSV after a successful loan spell in Eindhoven this season. The two clubs, PSV and Valencia CF, had already reached an agreement before. Guardado signed his contract in the company of PSV´s technical director Marcel Brands.
Andrés Guardado statement
“This is very special day in my career for me and my family. I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I can now look back at the wonderful year I had, both on and off the pitch. I hope for more of the same next season. I am really happy in my private life and could not ask for more.” Guardado is looking forward to competing in the UEFA Champions League with PSV next season. “That’s what you play football for. Playing in the Champions League, the most prestigious club tournament in the World, is like a dream come true. I hope we will do well.”
Marcel Brands statement
“As I announced one month ago, we are very happy that Guardado has turned his loan deal at PSV into a permanent one”, said Marcel Brands. “Andrés is an outstanding player for PSV and the Dutch Eredivisie. His attitude and drive have been the key to our successes and he has played a prominent part in winning the title. He likes life in Eindhoven and he has already stolen the hearts of the PSV fans.” Brands told PSV TV that Guardado has gradually become a very important player. “He puts on consistently solid displays and is well-respected by his team-mates. His is called papi, which says it all and indeed he is like a father for the team.”
Andrés Guardado (from Guadalajara in Mexico) had spells before at Atlas Guadalajara, Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia CF and Bayer Leverkusen. The Mexican midfielder, who has 108 caps to his name for his country and is captain of the national team, played at three World Cups, in Germany, South Africa and Brazil.