Santos Laguna has been the busiest team in the transfer market since the Liga MX Apertura 2017 regular season came to a close. Los Guerreros officially announced their fourth signing since the end of the tournament this Monday.
The Colombian Jefferson Cuero is Santos Laguna’s newest acquisition making the move over from Monarcas Morelia. La Monarquia had a marvelous Apertura 2017, finishing in fourth place and making the semifinals of the competition. However, Jefferson Cuero was not a vital player on this team as he only played 396 minutes, nine total games, only four as a starter. The 29-year-old had been a consistent starter for Morelia in the previous two tournaments before this Apertura and for most of his career in Mexico.
Cuero started his career in his native Colombia in 2010 with Once Caldas, from there, he had a short stint with Independiente Medellin before making his move to Santa Fe in 2013. The winger found success with Santa Fe as he was an important piece to a league-title winning team in 2014. In 2015, Cuero made the move to Mexico with Monarcas Morelia and this Monday after nearly three years he has left Morelia. Santos Laguna has been very active so far with the Uruguayan manager Robert Siboldi leading the charge. Siboldi has added Jose Juan Vazquez from Chivas, Jesus Isijara from Necaxa, Gerardo Alcoba from Pumas UNAM and now Jefferson Cuero from Morelia.
The Colombian winger has an immense amount of pace to offer down the wings and can prove to be a very dangerous player. It is unclear if he will directly fill in for the departed Gael Sandoval in a starting job or be used as more of a role player to being a spark off the bench. Regardless, Cuero is a solid addition to a team like Santos Laguna, who is looking to move some pieces after finishing in 14th place in the Apertura 2017.