Tigres have signed Villarreal's Ikechukwu Uche and are expected to complete a deal for Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac, who has undergone a medical.
The two forwards have been brought in to bolster the attack ahead of the Liga MX club's meeting with Brazil's Internacional in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores next month. No Mexican team has ever won the prestigious competition, equivalent to Europe's Champions League.
When Andre-Pierre Gignac arrived at Monterrey's airport on Thursday, he probably didn't know what had hit him. Tigres fans packed the greeting area, chanted the Frenchman's name, while there was a media scrum on hand to get the first statements from arguably the biggest signing in the history of Mexico's first division.
Gignac scored more goals than Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Ligue 1 during 2014-15 in Ligue 1, and at 29 years old, Gignac has just come off arguably the best season...
Liga MX side Tigres UANL are set to pull off a major transfer coup after announcing that French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac will complete a medical on Thursday.
Gignac, 29, is out of contract after almost five years at Marseille and rumours that he was close to signing for Tigres began when the striker started following the club and some of its players on Twitter.
Tigres became only the fourth Liga MX side to ever reach the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday, with a professional 2-0 win over Ecuadorian side Emelec to advance from the quarters 2-1 on aggregate.
Cruz Azul, Chivas (three times) and Club America (also three times) have made it to this stage of the competition before, but one of the holy grails of Mexican soccer is to become the first team to lift the famous CONMEBOL trophy and Tigres is the first side since Chivas in 2010 to get this...