Dutch International Makes Mexico Switch

Dutch international Javairo Dilrosun has left Feyenoord after two years, signing for Mexican top-flight outfit America.

His new club has described the 25-year-old as an artist with the ball, and his unveiling video included him being likened to Van Gogh.  The fee is thought to be $5.4 million, which equates to around £4.2 million. It’s a rich investment for America, who are currently joint top of Liga MX, with the same points and goal difference as rivals Monterrey.

It brings to an end his stay in his native Netherlands, where he was an Eredivisie title winner in 2023. Speaking to De club van het volk‘s official channels, he mentioned his pride in helping them to the triumph.

“I returned to the Netherlands last year with the goal of succeeding at Feyenoord, and the fact that we won a championship in the first season generates a sense of pride in me that will always prevail,” he said. “I thank everyone who contributed to this and made me feel at home in Rotterdam. I wish you all the best.”

Dilrosun came through the youth ranks at Ajax before moving to the youth academy at Manchester City in 2014. In 2016, he was promoted to their under-23 side, but he didn’t make a senior appearance. In May 2018, German club Hertha BSC signed the winger on a four-year contract lasting until 2022.

The Amsterdam-born player made his professional debut for Hertha in September 2018, coming on as a substitute in the Bundesliga match against Schalke 04. He went on to make 59 outings for Hertha, scoring six times. His stay in Germany was punctuated by a loan spell in France, where he played in the top flight for Bordeaux. That deal involved a right to buy, but after 34 outings and three goals, they did not take that option.

Instead, he returned to the Netherlands with Feyenoord, where he appeared 39 times in the title-winning season, scoring five goals. In addition to his club career, he has youth honours with the Netherlands going back to Under 15 level. On November 19th, 23018, he came on for the senior team in a Nations League game against Germany at half time, but was taken off 20 minutes later because of injury. To date, that is his only senior international football experience.

Site Opinion

At 25, Dilrosun is still in his prime, and playing top-flight football in Mexico could be a big thing for him. He’s struggled to impact the Feyenoord first team this campaign, but he does have that title-winner medal on his mantelpiece.

America are Mexico’s reigning champions and have triumphed 14 times in total, six since the turn of the century. It’s a real chance to get some more silverware and, who knows, if his performances are good enough, he might find himself once again in the frame for an international appearance.

 

 

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