Some of the teams that missed out on this season’s Liguilla have already started making plans for January’s Clausura 2014.
Technically the “transferibles” refers to the players made available for transfer or what most generally call transfer listed. A lot of these players have under-performed and the club’s management have decided that a player isn’t worth his wages. Just as in more stable or transparent leagues in Europe, not all of the transfer listed players are actually up for sale. This is sometimes used as a ploy by team owners or general managers to wrangle unruly players. If a player is refusing to accept the terms of a new contract, a team may include him as “transferible” as a threatening bargaining move to drive down the wages of his new contract.
Jonathan Lacerda (Santos Laguna): Uruguayan defender on his fourth loan spell away from Santos Laguna will leave Estadio Cuauhtemoc where he’s been a regular starter over the Clausura 2013 and Apertura 2014.
Félix Borja: started his second stint with La Franja well, scoring 7 goals in 14 games in Clausura 2013, but only started 2 games and played a full 90 only once in the Apertura without scoring a single goal.
Alfredo Moreno: In his 13th different club in 14 years, Moreno started 15 games in 16 appearances out of 17 matches in the Apertura. The Argentine journeyman forward scored 3 goals which apparently was not enough to earn him a place on the squad for Clausura 2014.
Pablo Bonells: The 28 year old forward played only 20 minutes in one substitute for Puebla. He also looks like a slimmed down version of Hugo from Lost.
Alberto Medina: Medina transferred to Puebla in January 2013, and started 6 times in 13 appearances in Puebla’s midfield during the Apertura.
Guillermo Iriarte: 31 year old reserve goalkeeper who has been with the club since graduating from the youth ranks in January of 2002.
Leandro Augusto (Tijuana): The Brazilian-born Mexican midfielder only made one start and played 173 in 7 appearances in the Apertura.
Rodrigo Íñigo: Was on loan from America in a deal from July 1 2013 to June 30 2014 but Puebla is looking to ship the defender, who made one appearance in the Apertura.
C.D. Chivas de Guadalajara:
Miguel Ángel Ponce
Fabian, Michel, and Reynoso have been key players for Chivas over the past few years and their inclusion on the list is a signal that the suits in charge of the (second) most popular club in the country are serious about shaking things up before Clausura 2014. Sabah had a good career with Morelia and Vidrio was a promising young defender before his move to the Goats. Miguel Angel Ponce is a Sacramento, CA born attacking left back who won a gold medal with Mexico in the Olympics but has found playing time hard to come by lately.
Luis García: 35 year old veteran who played with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool but is a far-cry from his former self. The Spanish forward has scored only 4 goals in 35 appearances over the past 3 torneos.
Robin Ramírez: 24 year old Paraguyan forward who had a disappointing Apertura, with only 3 starts, after a positive Clausura 2013, with 3 goals in 12 starts.
Ariel Nahuelpán: Argentine forward with 2 goals, an assist, and a red card in ten starts since his summer move from Barcelona SC Guayaquil in Ecuador.
Cándido Ramírez (Santos Laguna): An assist and red card in 4 starts, 10 appearances; Santos Laguna have already found another team for the 20 year old to gather experience as his loan deal was originally from July 2013 through June 2014.
Ignacio González (Monarcas): His deal was just for the Apertura but since he didn’t feature for the last placed team in Liga MX, his future may lie in the second division.
A note on Cándido Ramírez; he has already passed his medical and signed a loan-deal with Monterrey.
Other clubs in Liga MX will announce similar lists of players available for transfer or simply no longer wanted on their existing contracts.