Darwin Machis becoming a member of FC Juarez from LaLiga will make a world of distinction for the bordertown membership within the Apertura. Ãlex CÃ¡mara/NurPhoto through Getty Pictures
It is nonetheless early days in Liga MX’s summer time switch window, however we have already seen plenty of eye-catching strikes into and inside Mexico’s prime flight. Forward of the beginning of the 2022 Apertura on July 1, plenty of golf equipment have made fast work of bringing in very important reinforcements.
Though some followers have been a little bit pissed off with an absence of offers for world superstars reminiscent of Luuk de Jong, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, who have been all not too long ago rumored to be Liga MX, there’s nonetheless loads of time to land extra offers for marquee names this summer time. As for these trades which have already been made, here is a listing of the highest Liga MX transfers (thus far and in no particular order) for incoming gamers and trades throughout the league.
Darwin Machis | 29 | Ahead | FC Juarez
As soon as the LaLiga season wrapped up and Granada discovered themselves relegated, FC Juarez wasted no time bringing over Machis from the Spanish membership. The 29-year-old ahead, who’s a intelligent and fast dribbler with a robust shot, is an distinctive signing for the bordertown membership that was reportedly competing with bigger Liga MX groups for the Venezueala worldwide.
Juarez, humbled after paying an 80 million pesos ($3.49 million USD) payment for ending final within the Liga MX coefficient desk for the 2021-22 season, made an announcement after including Machis and one other high-profile title on this listing. Will extra comply with?
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Gustavo del Prete | 26 | Ahead | Pumas
When Pumas’ paper-thin roster exceeded expectations final season by way of a run to the Liga MX playoffs and the ultimate of the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League, many puzzled what might have been achieved if they’d one other much-needed attacker or two accessible.
In steps Del Prete, an skilled 26-year-old Argentine striker who was the joint-third prime objective scorer within the 2021 Copa Sudamericana. Nicely rounded within the assault however with a bit extra tempo than Pumas No. 9 Juan Dinenno, the ahead from Estudiantes de La Plata might grow to be an efficient associate within the frontline with Dinenno — or maybe even a substitute if the 27-year-old leaves.
Byron Castillo | 23 | Defender | Leon
Overlook the inconsequential “controversy” of Castillo being fielded as an eligible Ecuador participant throughout World Cup qualifying — regardless of Chile’s complaints — as an alternative give attention to the 23-year-old’s means to probably grow to be one of many signings of the Liga MX season.
Agile, energetic and defensively stable, the promising teen from Barcelona de Ecuador completed within the Finest XI of the 2021 Copa Libertadores. He’ll possible be decided to shine as soon as once more this season earlier than his nationwide group’s run within the World Cup.
Alfredo Talavera | 39 | Goalkeeper | FC Juarez
No matter the truth that Talavera will probably be turning 40 this summer time, the Mexican veteran and former Pumas captain stays as one of many elite goalkeepers in Liga MX and arguably essentially the most skillful within the air. Talavera will probably be a direct chief within the locker room, and as seen all through the previous a number of years, he is capable of additionally single-handedly carry his squad when wanted.
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Underneath the steering of latest supervisor Hernan Cristante, FC Juarez might flip into an sudden darkish horse after ending final within the desk simply a few months in the past.
Jonathan Rodriguez | 28 | Ahead | Membership America
On Tuesday, America made headlines throughout the Mexican soccer world once they introduced that Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodriguez could be becoming a member of the squad. Signing Liga MX’s Balon de Oro winner from the 2020-21 season is noteworthy in itself, however the truth that the Uruguay ahead as soon as performed for crosstown rivals Cruz Azul made it much more of a footballing coup.
On the peak of his skills, there are not any gamers in Liga MX extra explosive or harmful within the build-up of an assault than Cabecita, who will flip 29 in July. That mentioned, there will probably be questions in regards to the participant that not too long ago completed a six-month keep in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr with just one objective by way of eight appearances.
Alan Mozo | 25 | Defender | Chivas
Even when El Tri supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino has but to be satisfied, there’s rather a lot to love about Mozo. Proactive together with his vigorous runs and dribbles down the precise flank, the adventurous 25-year-old full-back is without doubt one of the extra thrilling gamers to look at in Liga MX.
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Leaving Pumas after being included within the Finest XI of the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League match, Mozo will probably be a vital piece of a Chivas puzzle that’s in a brand new period underneath supervisor Ricardo Cadena. The one draw back to the right-back is that typically he is a little bit too keen to depart his defensive space and depart area open for the opposition…
Tiago Volpi | 31 | Goalkeeper | Toluca
Volpi is one in all a number of signings that Toluca have already made this summer time, however there is not any denying that he might find yourself being an important. Earlier than a three-year run with Sao Paulo, the Brazilian established himself as among the best shot-stoppers in Liga MX with Queretaro from 2015 to 2019.
Nonetheless simply 31 years outdated, the goalkeeper has loads of gasoline left within the tank and can most likely not want a lot of an adjustment interval after beforehand thriving with Queretaro and serving to them win a Copa MX title. With Sao Paulo, Volpi was additionally a key determine in his facet’s run in direction of a Campeonato Paulista championship in 2021.
Rodrigo Aguirre | 27 | Ahead | Monterrey
Solely Tigres famous person Andre-Pierre Gignac scored extra objectives within the 2022 Clausura common season than Aguirre. With Necaxa, the 27-year-old Uruguayan striker made a reputation for himself as a scientific finisher by way of 10 objectives in his previous 15 appearances.
Decisiveness within the ultimate third hasn’t been ideally suited for Monterrey prior to now few seasons, possible resulting in them taking an opportunity on Aguirre. With a double menace of highly effective headers and left-footed photographs, and loads of gifted Monterrey playmakers now in assist, it would not be a shock if Aguirre surpasses Gignac and all others within the goal-scoring race for the Apertura match.