Genoa, an Italian Serie A club, made official on Monday the signing of Mexican defender Johan Vásquez, who is embarking on his European adventure after winning the bronze medal at the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. "A market coup for the defense. Genoa obtained the rights to the sporting benefits of Johan Vasquez, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics with Mexico U-23," the Italian team published in the official statement. In this way, the young player will join the Italian league where striker Hirving "Chucky" Lozano (Napoli) plays.
Vasquez joins the shortlist of Mexican players who have participated in Serie A, from the American players Pedro Pineda (he was part of the basic forces of AC Milan in 1991, Miguel Layun (played in Atalanta in 2009), and Rafael Marquez (in Hellas Verona in 2014 to 2016). Johan Vásquez, the new player on the Serie A roster, started at Cimarrones before moving to Monterrey, with which he won the CONCACAF Champions League before joining Pumas de la Unam in 2020, a team with which he reached the final of the Liga Mx.
Johan arrives on loan with a mandatory option to buy. Before making the signing of the Mexican defender official, Genoa advanced the first clue with the publication of the Mexican flag. minutes later, it confirmed the arrival of Vasquez. Here is the press release:
"A market coup for the defense. Genoa has secured the rights of Johan Vasquez, bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Mexico U23. He played five games at the Olympics, scoring one goal. Born in Navojoa on October 22, 1998, already in the senior national team (two appearances) he has in his list of achievements the conquest with Monterrey of a Concachampions in 2019 and a Liga Mx, the maximum Mexican championship, in which he has around 70 appearances. Since 2020 he has been a stalwart of Pumas, the last club to which he belonged".