The transfer silly season has very much arrived. You could lock yourself up in a dark room, plug your ears and try to avoid it, or you can jump on the rumor mill and join in.
Liga MX might not be the league that comes to mind when you think of big transfers, but it is an interesting place right now. The 10/8 rule allowing for 10 foreigners per matchday squad means teams are on the lookout for talent from abroad. The high wages Mexican teams can pay make the league an attractive prospect -- even to players based in Europe. Just ask Andre-Pierre Gignac.
With all of that in mind, here's a look at 10 players who would make a nice fit in Liga MX this transfer season:
Eduardo Vargas (Chile) -- Hoffenheim -- FW
The Chile striker hurt Mexico in the Copa America Centenario this past summer, and no one in Mexico should need reminding of his qualities. But Vargas has never really settled in Europe and is currently out of favor at Hoffenheim.
Galatasaray are reportedly sniffing around, but the 27-year-old might find Mexico to be a more alluring place to resurrect a club career that promised much more back in his Universidad de Chile days.
Robinho (Brazil) -- Atletico Mineiro -- FW
If Liga MX lacks the raw star quality of Major League Soccer or even the Chinese Super League, perhaps signing Robinho would be a start. The 32-year-old had an excellent 2016, scoring 12 goals in 26 starts for Atletico Mineiro, and might still crave an adventure outside Brazil.
Jermaine Jones (USA) -- free agent -- MF
The U.S. international might have just turned 35, but he is a free agent -- though the LA Galaxy did acquire his MLS rights on Tuesday night -- and could offer a physical and robust presence at the heart of a Liga MX side's midfield in 2017. The former Eintracht Frankfurt player has also mentioned Mexico when talking about his future.
Liga MX clubs might not be able to match what Jones, a leader on the field, was getting paid as a designated player in MLS, but they would likely be able to offer him more than what he made at the Colorado Rapids last season.
Franco Armani (Argentina) -- Atletico Nacional -- GK
Armani is a goalkeeper Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio knows well and one of the most consistent players in his position in Latin America. The 30-year-old Argentine arrived at Colombia's Atletico Nacional in 2010 and has won 11 titles, including the Copa Libertadores, in the time since. Armani would automatically improve most Liga MX teams. One potential issue is that he is reportedly in the process of gaining Colombian citizenship, which would make him eligible for Los Cafeteros, though Armani has said he would prefer to play for Argentina.
Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) -- Espanyol -- DF
Considering the geographical proximity, there is a dearth of players from other CONCACAF countries in Mexico. Duarte would be an option to start to change that trend. The center-back is attempting to get back in the Espanyol team after recovering from injury near the end of November, but the side did exceptionally well in his absence. The Nicaragua-born defender is in his prime at 27, would be closer to home in Mexico and would probably earn higher wages with a Liga MX club.
Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez (Argentina) -- River Plate -- MF
Signing River Plate's No. 10 would not be a simple task, but it would make a statement. The 23-year-old former Huracan playmaker has been linked with Valencia in La Liga. He's a box of tricks and would bring plenty of flair and personality to Liga MX.
Marcelo Diaz (Chile) -- Celta Vigo -- MF
This is a long shot, given how important 29-year-old Diaz is to Eduardo Berizzo's philosophy at Celta, but the Chile international is a top holding midfielder and would be perfect for Liga MX. There are an increasing number of Chilean footballers in the league, and Diaz would be right up there with the best of them. He's already an important player for club and national teams that play a high-pressing and high-intensity game. Paco Jemez's Cruz Azul would be an ideal fit.
Gustavo Bou (Argentina) -- Racing -- FW
The speedy and physical 26-year-old striker has already won the Argentine championship with Racing and has garnered interest from China. "La Pantera" would have no trouble adapting to Liga MX, and his goal record in Argentina suggests he could challenge for a scoring title in Mexico. He would improve a number of clubs.
Morgan Amalfitano (France) -- Lille -- MF
A friend of Gignac who has already visited Mexico and checked out the facilities at Tigres, former West Ham midfielder Amalfitano might be tempted by Mexico at 31 years old. Lille's season promises nothing more than a midtable finish at best, and Gignac will have only good things to say about life in Mexico.
Edgar Barcenas (Panama) -- Arabe Unido -- MF
Right-winger Barcenas scored a brilliant goal for Arabe Unido to knock Monterrey out of the CONCACAF Champions League and is leading the next generation of Panamanian talent. The youngster's future is up in the air after Arabe Unido recently won the Apertura title, and he would be an interesting investment for a Liga MX outfit.