The reigning champions reinforced their squad by reuniting the fleet Quintero with former strike partner Oribe Peralta. His arrival addresses concerns about the options up front and provides new boss Gustavo Matosas with plenty of firepower.
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Dario Benedetto/Cristian Pellerano – Club Tijuana to Club América
In addition to the swoop for Quintero, Las Aguilas raided Tijuana for a pair of productive Xolos players. The moves might have made more sense before the departure of former Xolos boss Antonio Mohamed, but they still constitute impressive reinforcements for a side in need of more creativity and more forward depth.
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Erick Torres -- Chivas to MLS to Chivas
The homegrown hero will return to Guadalajara to help Chivas fight relegation, after all. MLS exercised a purchase option in the Mexico international forward’s previous loan deal to secure his permanent services, but the league opted to send him back to Chivas on loan for the next six months. His predatory instincts should boost the cause considerably.
Marco Fabian -- Cruz Azul to Chivas
Torres will receive plenty of creative support from Fabian after Chivas recalled him from a loan spell at Cruz Azul. Fabian flits in and out of matches occasionally, but his ability to pick apart the opposition makes him an important cog in Jose Manuel de la Torre’s plans for the Clausura.
Isaac Brizuela/Miguel Ponce -- Toluca to Chivas
De la Torre will rely two of his former Mexico players to bolster the options in the wide areas, too. Brizuela joins Chivas on a permanent deal to inject creativity into the midfield, while Ponce’s return from a loan spell with the Red Devils strengthens the left-sided choices.
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Pablo Barrera -- Cruz Azul to Monterrey
Injuries blighted most of Barrera’s time with La Maquina. This move to Monterrey provides him with a fresh start and a smoother path to first-team minutes. If he can stay on the field, then his work on the right will increase the supply to prolific forward Dorlan Pabon.
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Humberto Suazo -- Monterrey to Colo Colo
Suazo did not fall within the purview of the Liga MX draft (only domestic-based players moving between domestic-based clubs are subject to those restrictions), but his departure warrants mention nevertheless. Monterrey retired Suazo’s famous number 26 in a ceremony earlier this week to commemorate his service before he returns home to his native Chile.
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Emanuel Villa -- Tigres to Queretaro
Tigres boss Ricardo Ferretti turned away from the veteran striker during the closing stages of the Apertura. Villa’s reward: a temporary move to link up with Ronaldinho. Not bad work if you can get it.
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Herculez Gomez -- Tigres to Puebla
Gomez returned to his first Liga MX club after spending the Apertura on loan at Tigres. Puebla imported Gomez and several other seasoned campaigners to reinforce the squad before the relegation battle commences in earnest.
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Dieter Villalpando -- Pachuca to Tigres
Pachuca took a step back with its core of younger players during the Apertura. The inevitable growing pains did not dissuade Tigres from making a move for the tricky Villalpando to reinforce the ranks heading into the Clausura, though.