Pre-Apertura 2016 Roster Changes: Pumas UNAM

Logo Pumas1Pumas UNAM missed out on the playoffs by two points after a late season slump saw them win just two of their final six games in the Clausura 2016.

The universitarios will look to improve on last season’s 10th-place finish, which was an especially disappointing one given that they reached the final in the prior Apertura 2015 season, a feat that qualified them for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.

Pumas have not made very many moves to date, however, with just three new players coming in.

Arriving from abroad are Spanish midfielder Abraham González (RCD Español) and Spanish striker Saúl Berjón (SD Eibar), both on permanent deals. Moving within Liga MX is Pablo Barrera (Monterrey), who also arrives on a transfer.

In addition, José Antonio García (Zacatepec) and Orlando Pineda (San Luis) have returned to the club at the end of their loan deals.

In terms of departures, Daniel Ludueña and Dante López have both transferred to Zacatepec, while Ismael Sosa has moved to Tigres UANL and David Cabrera (Morelia) has gone on loan.

Finally, Francisco Meza and Luis Quiñones (Tigres), Hibert Ruíz (Morelia), and Mathías Vidangossy (Jaguares) have returned to their parent clubs at the end of their own loan deals.

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