Diego Reyes and Marco Fabian would reach a football at a faster speed and physically, but with a lower quality than Mexican football.
The national teams found a chance in Turkey to keep their "European" label. The defender would sign today with Fenerbahçe and the midfielder with Besiktas, two of the three most popular teams in the country.
In 2003 Sergio Almaguer played in Galatasaray, the maximum winner of the competition with 21 titles. The former footballer explained that the Turkish league is heavy, but no better than the Mexican one.
"It is a very fast football and it is based on physical contact, but loyal," Almaguer said in a telephone conversation with EL UNIVERSAL.
Something that influences the potential of the competition is that it has clubs that take the trophies for their economic level.
"It is very similar to Spain, with three teams with a high payroll, with the ability to draw who it is to hit whoever they want, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahçe, and nothing else, between them they compete to see who getting more goals to others in the season. "
When Almaguer was 33 years old, he was given the opportunity to sign at Galatasaray. The salary offered was 30% less than the salary he earned in Mexico, but his dream was to play the Champions League. It was fulfilled.
The goals of Reyes and Fabián are similar: sacrifice the internal level, but fight in competitions of the old continent. Besiktas equaled a goal yesterday against Partizan of Serbia, in qualifying for the Champions League. While Fenerbahçe secured his place in the group stage of the Europa League.
In one of those countries, for the summer of next year, a club within a class of greater weight has some interest to sign them.
Almaguer added that Turkish football has grown over the past 15 years. With world-class figures that have helped to increase business and monopolize cans.
The first selected the insurance that Diego and Marco will have no problems to adjust.
"They have to avoid – especially Diego, as a defense – physical contact, because it is not necessary, because of their technique, they will arrive before the ball because of their quality and do not have to take any risks. your job is to spark your equipment "and to stand out in a personal way.