Over the past few months, we have been looking at the changes in clubs across the continent. As usual, rumours about the Primera Division touched the imagination and psyche of the fans the most. The teams of La Liga not only spent record money on world football stars but also acquired many potential young players. Let’s have a look at changes in the last La Liga transfer window.
Atletico Madrid revolution
Diego Simeone will have the most work to adapt new players to his style of play. Atletico Madrid underwent a real revolution. The club has left some of the previously necessary pieces of a team such as Diego Godin, Juanfran, Filipe Luis, Lucas Hernandez, and Rodri. It is worth noting that they were key players last season, and the only primary defender that remained in Madrid is José María Giménez. Besides, many players considered substitute left as well.
However, it was the other transfer that focused the attention of the entire football world. We followed Antoine Griezmann’s story, inquisitively. Finally, the Frenchman landed in Barcelona for 120 million euros. His departure does not have to mean a collapse of the team’s results. This money has been properly invested.
João Félix, the most expensive transfer in the club’s history, has become a new purchase of the club. The young Portuguese cost 126 million. Despite his age, he is a complete player who can play in various positions. With his first performances, he proves that he was a successful investment, and for years will be the key figure of a team and a worthy successor to the world champion.
Mario Hermoso, Felipe and Kieran Trippier strengthened their weakened defence. These are players who have been positively verified at the highest level and will constitute real reinforcements. What is more, Hernan Lodi checked in on the left defence, who is considered one of the biggest talents in Brazil.
The biggest problem for Atletico in the current campaign may be the loss of Rodri to Manchester City. They will try to patch the gap in the middle of the field “Los Colchoneros” with Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid, and Hector Herrera, who came from Porto.
Strengthening of FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona supporters can talk about a successful window. Catalonia’s team got rid of players who did not live up to their expectations. Philippe Coutinho joined Bayern on loan with a buy-out option. Malcom changed the Spaniards to Zenit Saint Petersburg for 40 million, while Andre Gomes permanently joined Everton. Also, Paco Alcácer will score goals for Borussia Dortmund.
The transfer moves of Barcelona within the league were interesting. They sold Denis Suarez to Celta Vigo for about 12 million and brought Neto from Valencia. The other way was Jasper Cillessen (Valencia paid an extra 9 million). In the middle of the field, Barca reached for Frenkie de Jong (85 million), which seems to be a big deal. The new substitute for Jordi Alba will be Junior Firpo from Betis. An interesting issue will be the setting of Blaugrana. Especially the way Ernesto Valverde how reconciles players such as Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele at the same time.
Real Madrid in low waves
Real Madrid managers after the failed previous season decided to take decisive steps on the transfer market. Eden Hazard seems to be the greatest reinforcement of Los Blancos. The Winger went to Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea for about 120 million.
Additionally, Luka Jović is supposed to raise the level of competition with Karim Benzema. As we know, the Frenchman has not had a worthy rival in the fight for the starting eleven. Serbian after the successful season came from Eintracht for 60 million. Ferland Mendy from Lyon will support defense. Once again, Real focuses on the potential of young players. Rodrygo will join Vinicius for 45 million from Santos.
Besides, Takefusa Kubo (who immediately borrowed Mallorca) appeared in the club and middle defender Eder Militao. Despite all these moves, it seems that Zinedine Zidane and the company did not take care of the middle of the field. And they stay with the increasingly older Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, and the inexperienced Valverde. That may be the cause of further problems for Madrid, but we cannot assume it too quickly.
Transfer movies in other clubs
Finally, we must mention Betis and their hit transfer. Nabil Fekir, who has connected to Liverpool a year ago, moved to Spain for 60 million. He instantly became the star of his team, which he wants to lead straight to European cups. His club colleagues are former Espanyol striker; i .e.Borja Iglesias and Juanmi from Real Sociedad. Despite the fantastic reinforcements, Betis is facing a tough season as the Seville club left Giovanni Lo Celso, Pau Lopez, and Junior Firpo.
It is also worth following the actions of new players of other clubs in the Spanish La League. Roberto Soldado returned to Spanish football. The new player of Granada should be a guarantee of a certain quality and level. Alexander Isak is another striker who can have a successful season.
The young Swede exchanged Borussia Dortmund for Real Sociedad for 6.5 million Euro. Once he was called as “New Zlatan”, so we are waiting impatiently for what he will show on Spanish pitches. Maxi Gomez left Celta Vigo for 40 million. The player will continue his career in Valencia, as will Elaquim Mangala from Manchester City.
The last transfer window was full of great surprises and hopes. Barcelona seems to be its winners, although let’s wait and see how the new acquisitions of all clubs will work out.