Mexican club Tigres make landmark signing for Liga MX — French star Andre-Pierre Gignac


In what very much looks to be a landmark moment for Liga MX, 29-year-old Andre-Pierre Gignac has snubbed reported interest from the Premier League and elsewhere in his native France in order to join Mexican side Tigres.

[ MORE: Thursday’s transfer rumor roundup ]

Gignac, who scored 21 league goals for Marseille during the 2014-15 season (Ligue 1’s second-highest scorer, ahead of both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani), will reportedly earn an annual salary of $4.5 million while at Tigres, and on Thursday he received a hero’s welcome at the airport in Monterrey just hours after his signing was announced.

Not every player is capable — abilities aside, but in terms of personality and mentality — of bucking standard logic and making the Europe-to-North America jump at such an early, still-productive point in their career. The idea of bona fide stars taking their talents to another continent while still in the primes of their careers…

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