— Rayados Oficial (@Rayados) December 17, 2014
The transfer market in Mexico has been very active these past few days as Mexican clubs start gearing up for the beginning of the 2015 season. Several Mexican teams have looked at South American players to improve their prospects for the Clausura 2015 season.
One of those teams is Leones Negros who will be battling for their survival in the Liga MX. Jonathan Gonzalez from Independiente del Valle and Juan Anangono of Liga de Quito are two new signings from Ecuador for the Guadalajara side.
Likewise, Veracruz purchased Juan Angel Albin, a Uruguayan midfielder, that was playing in Romania in their bid to stay in the Liga MX.
But Leones Negros weren’t the only ones who signed a duo from Ecuador, Pumas UNAM signed Uruguayans Jonathan Ramis and Gerardo Alcoba from Liga Deportiva Universitaria. They previously signed Silvio Torales from Nacional in Paraguay too.
Santos Laguna made their piece of business in Argentina by signing Agustin Marchesin and Diego Gonzalez from Lanus.
Teams also looked at Brazil. Atlas purchased Brazilian striker Keno from Northeastern Brazilian side Santa Cruz, and the signing of the Paraguayan Miguel Samudio by Club America also came from Brazil.
Lastly, Monterrey raided the Copa Sudamericana runners-up, Atletico Nacional of Colombia, for two of their stars, Alexander Mejia and Edwin Cardona.
The purchases of South American players are unlikely to stop here. With several teams still needing key players in key positions, it wouldn’t be surprising to see teams dig into their pockets one last time before the Clausura 2015 takes underway.