The Tijuana Xolos officially announced the signing of Camilo Sanvezzo this Tuesday, July 9, during a scheduled press conference for manager Oscar Pareja. The Brazilian striker becomes the 11th signing for Club Tijuana in this transfer window as Oscar Pareja, and the front office is shaping their team for the 2019 Apertura season.
Gustavo Bou is already in Massachusetts and is set to sign for the New England Revolution in the next couple of days. The Xolos received a significant sum for Bou and Sanvezzo comes in for less money and is a proven Liga MX striker.
Sanvezzo has spent his entire Liga MX career with Queretaro since the 2014 Clausura season, and he has scored 53 goals in this time. The Sao Paulo native previously played in his native Brazil from 2009-2011, before joining MLS team Vancouver Whitecaps.
Sanvezzo became a star with the Whitecaps as he scored 39 goals with the Canadian team from 2011-2013. At 30 years old Sanvezzo still has a lot to offer in the Liga MX as he scored five goals in 15 games last season.
The South American forward can serve as a leader offensively, and he still has decent speed with a potent shot on him as well. Sanvezzo has a great finishing ability, and his specialty is shots from range and free kicks as he is easily among the best free-kick takers in the Liga MX.
The 30-year-old is an established veteran in the Liga MX, but is far from being a safe option for the Xoloitzcuintles. Unfortunately, the Brazilian goalscorer does have an injury history, and that has set him back in previous seasons with Queretaro.
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However, when he is healthy, Sanvezzo can be one of the best forwards in the Liga MX, and he adds a lot to this Xolos’ attack. Tijuana’s offense is shaping up nicely with Miller Bolanos, Ariel Nahuelpan and now Sanvezzo and it is unlikely to miss Gustavo Bou.