Queretaro adds 21 players to transfer list

More than half the Mexican league club's players are unwanted, including Gonzalo Pineda and Luis Landin.
Displeased with a campaign that brought just one win, Queretaro has transfer-listed 21 players, more than half the squad.

In a move which would once have been a shock but has become more common among Mexican teams in recent years, the club has placed more than half its roster on the list of players unwanted for the Clausura 2013, set to begin in January.

Among those advised to find new teams are Uruguayan goalkeeper Juan Castillo, Colombian defender Efrain Cortes, and high-profile Mexican players Gonzalo Pineda and Luis Landin.

Queretaro managed just one victory during the 2012 Apertura, a 1-0 win over Puebla in the final match of the campaign. The victory pulled the club into a dead heat with Atlas at the bottom of the percentages table, which determines which Mexican team descends to the second division.

Knowing that reaping more points than Atlas in the upcoming Clausura is the only route to survival, Queretaro is looking to reload before January.

Transfer listing a large number of players has become the en vogue move for Mexican teams struggling to find form, though the maneuver has often proved more dramatic in principal than action. Last summer, Pachuca transfer listed its entire squad, though many of those players ended up staying on.

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