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West Ham's Barrera joins Cruz Azul

July 4, 2012
By ESPN staff

Winger Pablo Barrera has left newly-promoted Premier League outfit West Ham to join Mexican side Cruz Azul.

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GettyImagesPablo Barrera: Heading home to Mexico

Barrera failed to make a significant impression on the first-team squad during his two years with the Hammers, appearing in just 23 games during his time in London.

The 25-year-old signed for West Ham following a strong 2010 World Cup campaign with Mexico, but was loaned out to Zaragoza in Spain for the 2011-12 season.

Barrera, capped 49 times by Mexico, joins Cruz Azul alongisde fellow new recruits Mariano Pavone and Colombia international Luis Perea. Th winger returns to his homeland after leaving Cruz Azul's rivals Unam Pumas, where he netted 21 goals in 80 appearances.