Despite enjoying a nine-game unbeaten streak during the Clausura 2016 season, Cruz Azul still didn’t manage to reach the playoffs. La Máquina finished ninth, just one spot outside the Liguilla places.
In a bid to improve their fortunes in the Apertura 2016, Cruz Azul has brought in six players to date, all on permanent transfers.
Arriving from abroad are Argentinian defender Julián Velázquez (Hajduk Split), Chilean defender Enzo Roco (RCD Espanyol), and Argentinian striker Jonathan Cristaldo (Vélez Sarsfield).
Moving within Liga MX are Adrián Aldrete (Santos Laguna), Jesús Daniel García (Dorados de Sinaloa), and Francisco Silva (Jaguares de Chiapas).
In terms of departures, five players have left the club to date. Gerardo Torrado made the move to Indy Eleven in the U.S. second division after his contract expired and Fábio Santos transferred to Atlético Mineiro. The other three departing players have gone on loan: Manuel Madrid (Loros de Colima), Fausto Pinto (Lobos BUAP), and Marc Crosas (CD Tenerife).