Pumas might have saved the best for last as they acquired Argentine forward Juan Ignacio Dinenno. The 25 year old will arrive from Deportivo Cali, where he had a short but successful spell and will be considered the best signing of the season for Pumas. Dinenno had also been in the radar of Toluca. With the acquisition, Pumas will probably end their reinforcements and will have an offensive threat besides Carlos Gonzalez up top, probably allowing Felipe Mora to leave the club.
Pumas’ offseason had been filled with additions that were either loans of young players from other Liga MX team who hadn’t had much playing time and players from MLS. While a lot of doubt had been shown to the two ex-MLS players, both Sebastian Saucedo and Favio Alvarez have given good performances in the two games played. On the other hand, loan players Alejandro Mayorga and Johan Vasquez had a slower start even when they had higher expectations. Mayorga especially had an awful second game against Juarez and was subbed out at halftime.
Now comes Dinenno, which is Pumas big signing. Starring at Deportivo Cali meant that the operation came at a cost, making it the only big move Pumas made in the off season. Thus Dinenno will have to make a bigger impact than other signings. With Felipe Mora falling out of favor under coach Michel, Pumas needed an attacker with the Gonzalez dependence hurting the team especially when Gonzalez had an off game. Dinenno will travel to Mexico City tonight, and it’s not sure when he will take part of the team but it probably should be for next week’s game and not on Sunday against Monterrey.