ESPN FC reported late Friday night that Tigres made the biggest signing of the January transfer window in Liga MX yesterday, signing Chile international forward Eduardo Vargas from German Bundesliga team Hoffenheim. He will fly to the team’s headquarters in Monterrey Sunday (obviously he will not be with the team that day, as Tigres plays at Leon), and ESPN Mexico reports he will sign a 4-year deal. The team had to make a roster move to make space for Vargas, and did Thursday when Andy Delort left for French club Toulouse, returning to his home country after a half-year of struggling to find playing time with Tigres. There were also reports that fellow Tigres star Jurgen Damm had offers from European clubs but in the end decided to stay with Tigres, saying said offers “didn’t match Tigres’ valuation” and he didn’t want to leave Tigres “through the back door”.
If all goes well Vargas could join the club for it’s Round 5 game, which is a home match against Toluca.