Rumors of transfers and new signings have been buzzing these past couple weeks after Tijuana raided Queretaro, San Luis look to make a splash of their own with the signing of Argentine forward Mauro Quiroga from Los Rayos de Necaxa.
Necaxa hasn’t made any big moves this off-season, which is typical of them in acquisitions that are usually quiet as they are a club that likes to sell. In recent years selling the likes of Dieter Villalpando to Chivas and Brian Fernandes to MLS club Portland Timbers. Following suit, they have sold their leading goal scorer, Mauro Quiroga. Mauro contributed in 18 goals since joining the league in 2019 from Chilean club Curico Unido.
As confirmed by @TUDNMEX Mauro Quiroga is officially headed to Atletico San Luis. Mauro Quiroga is a massive signing for San Luis who has been making a few moves this offseason already. First signing the likes of Pablo Barrera, the former West Ham & Pumas U.N.A.M winger to a 4-year deal (He is currently 33). Now signing Mauro Quiroga for 5 Million from club Necaxa.
San Luis comes off a disappointing Clausura 2020 that had them in the bottom half of the table and which season was abandoned after 10 weeks of play due to COVID-19. San Luis was the last club promoted before the rule of no Relegation being instituted in Liga MX for the next 5 years was put into place. In most circumstances, a club as San Luis that was just promoted would have the worst time staying in the first division due to relegation being the team with the least amount of points within a 3-year span. That break gave San Luis renewed life, to add onto that they have the backing of their parent club Atletico Madrid financially so getting big signings shouldn’t surprise anyone.
With that, their two biggest signings have been an out of date winger from Pumas that only contributed 12 goals on 84 appearances for Pumas since the year 2016. Then this huge and amazing signing from Necaxa who tied Alan Pulido for the scoring title in Apertura 2019 with 12 goals. San Luis will be interesting to watch, not only on the field but seeing what other signings might be in the pipeline for them.