Introducing Jesús Manuel Corona…

Last week, it was announced that FC Twente had signed one of the real prospects from the world of football, his name is Jesús Manuel Corona.

The 20-year-old, 5ft 5inch right sided winger, nicknamed “El Tecatito”, signs on a free transfer from Liga MX side Monterrey after rejecting a new contract from the Mexican club last year.

The young Mexican suffered a frustrating time in his homeland with Monterrey, unable to force himself into the starting line-up in a team packed with experienced internationals. However, Corona’s opportunity did arrive during last year’s Club World Championships, where Monterrey picked up a respectable third position. Chilean international striker Humberto Suazo found himself injured before the trip to Japan, so Monterrey coach Victor Manuel Vucetich handed the youngster a chance to star.

Vucetich’s decision proved to be a great one as Corona notched two goals in four appearances and was rightly named Man-of-the-Match in a semi-final defeat to English side Chelsea. Corona showed in the tournament that he is perfect example of a pacy winger with a tremendous dribbling ability to torment full-backs down either flank. The defenders of Eredivisie must not take this tricky little dribbler lightly.

Corona has signed a four year deal at the Enschede club, but he will most probably not see that contract out.  As with every talent in the Eredivisie, Europe’s big clubs will be ready to pounce to steal the player away from the Dutch league.


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