South Americans flooding the Argentinian transfer market.
There is no questions that the Argentinian teams survive by selling their top players to European clubs and to a lesser extent Mexican and Asian teams.
To replace these players and remain competitive they cannot always depend on their "canteras" youth squads. These potential players take years to develop.
To buy other Argie players or even Uruguayan players that have more or less the same level is simply prohibited, those players price tags are simply out of reach for most local teams.
So now more and more those teams are turning to other South American countries to find quality replacements. The top countries that send players to Argentina are Colombia, Chile and Paraguay. This year is no exception Colombians lead the flood of talented footballers signing with Argentinian clubs, but this time in much higher numbers than in the past.
Now also Peruvian and Ecuadorian players are starting to appear consistently in the Argentinian championship.
The big allure is the ability to showcase their talent in front of European scouts.
Top signings of the season in place and/or in process:
Boca: Luis Perea (Ind. Medellin), Iarley (Paysandu), Fabian Vargas (America), Andres Perez (Dep. Cali), John Restrepo (Ind. Medellin) and Edison Mendez (El Nacional)
River: Kilian Viviescas (America),
Newell's: Jorge Bermudez
Colon: Geovanny Hernandez (Dep. Cali)
Independiente: Rafael Olarra (U de Chile), Robinson Zapata (Ind. Medellin)
San Lorenzo: Roberto Cortez (Ind. Medellin), Patricio Ormazabal (U. Catolica)
Racing: Pablo Galdamez, Ivan Kaviedes (Dep. Quito), John Galliquio (Universitario)
Gimnasia (LP): Jefferson Farfan (Alianza Lima)