PSV have reached an agreement with Valencia over the permanent transfer of Andrés Guardado (28) from the Spanish side to Eindhoven, reveals sporting director Marcel Brands.
Clubs agree terms
PSV and Valencia have reached an agreement over the transfer of the captain of Mexico's national team, whose contract with Valencia runs until June 2016. Guardado - who is currently away on international duty with Mexico - will sign the agreement when he returns to Europe, when he will also put ink to paper on the termination of his existing contract with Valencia.
PSV will then sit down with the midfielder to finalise the last remaining details. A three-year deal until the summer of 2018 has been prepared. PSV will pay a transfer fee to the current number three of the Spanish top flight to facilitate the deal. Valencia were very cooperative during talks to reward Guardado for his time at the club.
Reaction Marcel Brands
“We are happy that he will join PSV on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell,” commented Marcel Brands on the deal. “Andrés is a point of reference for PSV and the Eredivisie in general. We hope to be able to enjoy him as a PSV player in the years’ to come,” adds Brands. Guardado joined PSV on a one-year loan deal at the start of the season and has since developed into an undisputed key player. He leads a lot of rankings of individual players or finds himself among the best players in those cases where he doesn’t sit atop.
Andrés Guardado (born in Guadalajara, Mexico) previously wore the jerseys of Atlas Guadalajara, Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia CF and Bayer Leverkusen. He has been capped 108 times for Mexico’s national team, which he captains as well, and featured at three World Cups (Germany, South Africa and Brazil).