Finalists for three out of the last for years, Santos Laguna have taken the viewpoint that only minor tweaks will be needed to push the team back onto the championship podium.
Herculez Gomez has proved himself to be a consistent goalscoring threat in the Mexican league, especially off the bench. After bouncing around at various midtable sides, Gomez will finally have a chance to prove himself at a contender and will have plenty of talent around him to help him do so. The only question is if he can beat out Carlos Darwin Quintero, who netted five times in the Apertura, for a starting spot. Nonetheless, the move represents a positive step for the player and a capable third option in attack for Santos.
Going out, Jose Maria Cardenas found himself increasingly relegated to appearances off the bench. Whether or not he represents a solid reinforcement for America is another story, but he was not getting many minutes under Benjamin Galindo and will
It's hard to classify either of Santos' moves as poor, but at the same time, they are a bit underwhelming, and did little to address the lack of defensive depth at the club and could also leave the team thin in the midfield. Santos certainly have the quality to make another deep playoff run, but will need to stay healthy, especially with the club competing on a second front in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Santos Laguna Transfers - in
Herculez Gomez - FW, Estudiantes Tecos
Santos Laguna Transfers - out
Jose Maria Cardenas - MF, America
FMF State Of Mind Transfer Window Grade: C