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Deadline Day Wrap-Up: Mexican Mavericks Miguel Layún and Jesús Corona join Porto

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Mexico internationals Miguel Layún and Jesús Corona have joined Futebol Clube de Porto, the Portuguese club announced on Monday, from Watford and FC Twente, respectively.

The 27-year-old Layún joins from the Premier League on a one-year loan with an option to buy for €6M, while Corona’s deal is permanent, joining Os Dragões for €10.5M with a €50M release clause.

Both players will bolster the winger and full-back positions, respectively, areas that have a dearth of options in terms of quality, with Varela, Tello and Hernâni, as well as Cissokho, José Ángel and Ricardo Pereira, leaving a lot to be desired.

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Pinga: The Pearl of the Atlantic

Artur de Sousa, better known as Pinga, was born on the Island of Madeira on 30 July, 1909. Beginning his career at Club Sport Marítimo, the adept forward and inside-left midfielder extraordinaire would play at Os Verde-Rubros for three seasons, before crossing the Atlantic divide to ply his trade of Northern powerhouse Futebol Clube do Porto for over 16 years.

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Legend Player Profile:

Name: Artur de Sousa ‘Pinga’

Date of Birth: 30/07/1909 (Death on 12/07/1963)

Position: Forward, Left-Midfielder, Winger

International Caps: 21 (9 goals)

Career Span: 1929-1946

Clubs: Marítimo and FC Porto

Honours: Campeão da I Liga (1934/35), Nacional da I Divisão (1938/39 & 1939/40), Campeonato de Portugal (1931/32 & 1936/37), Top Goalscorer in Campeonato da I Liga (1935/36; 21 goals in 14 games)

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