Diego Reyes is causing quite a stir in Mexican football, and not without good reason. Intelligent, elegant and strong with it, the youngster is seen as the successor to Rafael Marquez, the finest central defender Mexico has ever produced.

 

A first-choice in the side that won the gold medal at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament London 2012, Reyes will play for Porto for next season and is sure to impress Dragões fans.

 

The superb form of Hector Moreno and the leadership skills of skipper Francisco Maza Rodriguez have denied Reyes a starting place for El Tri, for the time being at least. Yet, as he showed when deputising for the suspended Rodriguez against USA a few months ago, the young stopper undoubtedly has what it takes to become a national idol.