The coronavirus crisis has marked the transfer market in Spain. Atypical and late, football clubs haven’t made big signings for the 2020/2021 season. We review the best movements and signings of LaLiga. Last night at 11:59 p.m. the summer market closed. 20 clubs are fighting to become the champions of the competition.
According to official data from Transfermarkt, LaLiga Santander is the most austere competition of the major leagues in Europe. Spanish clubs have spent 411.80 million euros. Barça is the team that has invested the most in new signings with 126 million euros. Some clubs like Real Madrid, Valencia, Betis, Real Sociedad or Alavés have not spent anything.
The football competition that has paid the most money is the Premier League with 1.37 million, followed by Serie A with 746 million and finally the French league, Ligue 1, with 433 million.
Transfer market in Spain
Florentino Pérez is living the most austere soccer course of his career as president of the white club. Gone are the years of bonanzas and galactic signings. He has not spent a euro on transfers and has recovered, thanks to the sale of some players, around 100 million euros. The most popular sales, that of Achraf to Inter Milan, Reguilon to Totthenham or Óscar to Sevilla. Undoubtedly, the hits of the summer have been the transfer of Bale to Tottenham de Mourinho or James Rodríguez to Everton.
Real Madrid recover Odegaard from Real Sociedad, Lunin del Oviedo or Odriozola, Bayern Munich.
After a turbulent summer, tranquility has returned to Can Barça. The departure of Setién and the arrival of the new Dutch coach, the sale of Luis Suárez to Atlético de Madrid, and of course, the almost farewell to the Argentine star, Leo Messi. A renewed Barça that does not have Arthur, Arda Turan, Rakitic (Sevilla), Wagué (on loan to PAOK), Arturo Vidal (Inter Milan), Semedo (Wolverhampton), Luis Suárez, Monchu (on loan to Girona), Rafinha (PSG ) and Todibo (on loan to Benfica).
In the new season we will enjoy Pjanic from Juventus and Trincao, from Sporting Braga, or the majestic Sergiño Dest, until now from Ajax. Finally the negotiations have not come to fruition in the case of Memphis Depay or the central Eric García.
Atlético de Madrid
Atlético de Madrid haven’t made too many signings for this season. Time will tell if Diego Simeone’s strategy is the correct one or if, on the contrary, they have been austere. For now they have let go of several players such as Thomas Partey, Arsenal player; Kalinic to Hellas Verona; Adán, a Sporting Portugal player; Caio Henrique on loan to Monaco; Darío Poveda to Getafe. The most relevant transfer has been that of Morata on loan to Juventus from Cristiano Ronaldo, after confirming the arrival of Luis Suárez for free.
Reigning Europa League champions Sevilla once again have Croatian Rakitic in their ranks. Koeman did not have him and the Andalusian team has received him as a true star. It also incorporates Suso until now a Milan player, Marcos Acuña from Sporting, Moroccan Oussama Idrissi from AZ Alkmaar, defender Karim Rekik from Hertha Berlin or Girona’s goalkeeper, Bono.
Villarreal wants to be a great of Europe. The new coach, Unai Emery, already said in his presentation as a new coach, comes to the team to get Villarreal to play the Champions League and win titles. Kubo from Real Madrid arrive; Coquelín and Parejo from Valencia; Rulli of the Royal Society; Stupiñán from Watford, and Foyth from Tottenham.
Without a doubt one of the most important casualties of the yellow submarine is that of Santi Cazorla or Bruno Soriano, who is retiring from football. In addition to Barbosa, Quintillà, Anguissa, Miguelón, Enes Ünal, Franquesa, Andrés Fernández, Jorge Cuenca or Morlanes.
Valencia is not going through its best sporting moment. The fans are disgusted with the club’s leadership and the president turns a deaf ear. After the controversial statements by Kim Lim in the summer and the lack of signings, the 2020/2021 season looks complicated. We must add the casualties of Coquelín and Parejo, current Villarreal players. In addition to Garay. Javi Gracia, current coach of the Valencian team, has a great challenge ahead of him, to play a good role in the Europa League and get a solid squad capable of facing the Spanish competition.
This is how the transfer market in Spain of the main clubs remains.