Summer Transfer Window Recap – La Liga

8 Sep

Transfer Deadline DayEvery summer players move from one club to another. It’s often difficult to stomach. No, seriously. The past two summer transfer windows have left me wanting to throw up. I have never been so upset over player movement as I was these past two seasons. I needed a week to deal with a particular transfer (I still haven’t dealt with it. I’m in denial) before I could even write this post.

At first I was going to cover the four leagues we tend to pay the most attention to (Spain, Italy, Germany, and England) in one post. I kept a running list of movement through my epic tears.But there is so much to cover that I decided to break it up into multiple posts. I know many of us watch multiple leagues, so this way perhaps you can keep an eye out for some exciting new players on your team of choice (or your rival of choice). I won’t be listing EVERY player that has moved, just some of the more interesting ones.

So, like pulling a bandaid off. Let’s start with La Liga:

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Almeria:

In:
Wellington Silva – Forward; on loan from Arsenal (formerly on loan to Mallorca)
Ruben Martinez – Goalkeeper; from Rayo Vallecano

Out:
Aleix Vidal – Midfielder; to Sevilla

bilbao crest

Athletic Bilbao:

In:
Borja Viguera – Forward; from Deportivo Alaves

Out:
Ander Herrera – Midfielder; to Manchester United
Raul Fernandez – Goalkeeper; to Racing Santander

atleti

Atletico Madrid:

In:
Antoine Griezmann – Midfielder; from Real Sociedad
Mario Mandzukic – Forward; from Bayern Munich
Jan Oblak – Goalkeeper; from Benfica

Out:
Thibaut Courtois – Goalkeeper; loan return to Chelsea
Filipe Luis – Defender; to Chelsea
Diego Costa – Forward; to Chelsea
David Villa – Forward; to New York City FC, on loan to Melbourne City
Adrian Lopez – Forward; to Porto

barca

Barcelona:

In:
Luis Enrique Martinez – Manager; from Celta de Vigo
Claudio Bravo – Goalkeeper; from Real Sociedad
Ivan Rakitic – Midfielder; from Sevilla
Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Goalkeeper; from Borussia Monchengladbach
Luis Suarez – Forward; from Liverpool
Thomas Vermaelen – Defender; from Arsenal
Jeremy Mathieu – Defender; from Valencia

Out:
Gerardo “Tata” Martino – Manager; to Argentina National Team
Ibrahim Afellay – Midfielder; on loan to Olympiacos
Isaac Cuenca – Midfielder; to Deportivo la Coruña
Jonathan dos Santos – Midfielder; to Villareal
Cesc Fabregas – Midfielder; to Chelsea
Alexis Sanchez – Forward; to Arsenal
Cristian Tello – Forward; on loan to Porto
Carles Puyol – Defender; retired
Victor Valdes – Goalkeeper; unattached
Jose Manuel Pinto – Goalkeeper; unattached

celta vigo

Celta de Vigo:

In:
Eduardo Berizzo – Manager; from O’Higgins FC (Chilean Primera Division)
Sergi Gomez – Defender; from Barcelona B
Carles Planas – Defender; from Barcelona B
Joaquin Larrivey – Forward; from Rayo Vallecano

Out:
Luis Enrique – Manager; to Barcelona
Rafinha Alcantara – Midfielder; loan return to Barcelona
Iñigo Lopez – Defender; loan return to PAOK Thessaloniki then signed by Cordoba

cordoba

Cordoba:

In:
Jose Angel Crespo – Defender; on loan from Bologna
Borja Garcia – Forward; on loan from Real Madrid Castilla
Iñigo Lopez – Defender; from PAOK Thessaloniki
Fausto Rossi – Midfielder; on loan from Juventus

Out:
Bernardo Cruz – Defender; on loan to Racing Santander

deportivo

Deportivo La Coruña:

In:
Victor Fernandez – Manager; from Gent (Belgian Pro League)
Isaac Cuenca – Midfielder; on loan from Barcelona
Luis Fariña – Midfielder; on loan from Benfica
Jose Rodriguez – Midfielder; on loan from Real Madrid

Out:
Fernando Vazquez – Manager; unattached
Luis Fernandez – Forward; on loan to Lugo

eibar-sd-hd-logo

Eibar:

In:
Angel – Forward; from Levante
Derek Boateng – Midfielder; on loan from Fulham
Dani Nieto – Midfielder; on loan from Barcelona B

Out:
Aitor Arregi – Defender; on loan to Cadiz
Yuri Berchiche – Defender; loan return to Real Sociedad
Jose Luis Morales – Forward; loan return to Levante

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Elche:

In:
Adrian Gonzalez – Midfielder; from Rayo Vallecano
Pedro Mosquera – Midfielder; from Getafe
Mario Pasalic – Midfielder; on loan from Chelsea

Out:
Alberto Rivera – Midfielder; retired
Carlos Sanchez – Midfielder; to Aston Villa

RCD Espanyol

Espanyol:

In:
Sergio Gonzalez – Manager; from Espanyol B
Alvaro Gonzalez – Defender; from Zaragoza
Lucas Vazquez – Midfielder; on loan from Real Madrid Castilla

Out:
Javier Aguirre – Manager; to Japan National Team
Joan Capdevilla – Defender; to NorthEast United FC (Indian Super League)
Simão Sabrosa – Forward; unattached

Getafe

Getafe:

In:
Vicente Guaita – Goalkeeper; from Valencia
Michel – Midfielder; on loan from Valencia

Out:
Pedro Mosquera – Midfielder; to Elche
Miguel Angel Moya – Goalkeeper; on loan to Atletico Madrid

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Granada:

In:
Joaquin Caparros – Manager; from Levante
Javi Marquez – Midfielder; from Mallorca
Oier Olazabal – Goalkeeper; from Barcelona

Out:
Lucas Alcaraz – Manager; unattached
Yacine Brahimi – Forward; to Porto

Levante

Levante:

In:
Jose Luis Mendilibar – Manager; from Osasuna
Jesus Fernandez – Goalkeeper; from Real Madrid
Victor Perez – Midfielder; from Valldolid

Out:
Joaquin Caparros – Manager; to Granada
Angel – Forward; to Eibar
Keylor Navas – Goalkeeper; to Real Madrid

Malaga

Malaga:

In:
Javi Gracia – Manager; from Osasuna
Luis Alberto – Forward; on loan from Liverpool
Guillermo Ochoa – Goalkeeper; from Ajaccio

Out:
Bernd Schuster – Manager; unattached
Willy Caballero – Goalkeeper; to Manchester City
Jesus Gamez – Defender; to Atletico Madrid

rayo-vallecano-logo

Rayo Vallecano:

In:
Leo Baptistao – Foward; on loan from Atletico Madrid
Alex Moreno – Forward; from Mallorca
Quini – Defender; from Real Madrid Castilla

Out:
Jose Carlos – Midfielder; to Cordoba
Iago Falque – Midfielder; loan return to Tottenham Hotspur (later signed by Genoa)

Real Madrid


Real Madrid:

In:
Toni Kroos – Midfielder; from Bayern Munich
James Rodriguez – Midfielder; from Monaco
Keylor Navas – Goalkeeper; from Levante
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez – Forward; on loan from Manchester United

Out:
Casemiro – Midfielder; on loan to Porto
Angel Di Maria – Midfielder; to Manchester United
Alvaro Morata – Forward; to Juventus
Jesus Fernandez – Goalkeeper; to Levante
Diego Lopez – Goalkeeper; to AC Milan
Xabi Alonso – Midfielder; to Bayern Munich

Real-Sociedad

Real Sociedad:

In:
Yuri Berchiche – Midfielder; loan return from Eibar
Esteban Granero – Midfielder; from QPR

Out:
Claudio Bravo – Goalkeeper; to Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann – Midfielder; to Atletico Madrid

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Sevilla:

In:
Iago Aspas – Forward; on loan from Liverpool
Gerard Deulofeu – Forward; on loan from Barcelona (previously on loan to Everton)
Miroslav Stevanovic – Midfielder; loan return from Alaves

Out:
Denis Cheryshev – Midfielder; loan return to Real Madrid (later loaned to Villareal)
Alberto Moreno – Defender; to Liverpool
Ivan Rakitic – Midfielder; to Barcelona

Valencia

Valencia:

In:
Nuno Esperito Santo – Manager; from Rio Ave (Portuguese Primeira Liga)
Andres Guardado – Midfielder; loan return from Bayer Leverkussen

Out:
Juan Antonio Pizzi – Manager; unattached
Juan Bernat – Defender; to Bayern Munich
Ricardo Costa – Defender; to Al-Sailiya
Seydou Keita – Midfielder; to Roma
Jeremy Mathieu – Defender; to Barcelona
Michel – Midfielder; on loan to Getafe
Phillipe Senderos – Defender; loan return to Fulham (later signed by Aston Villa)

Villareal

Villareal:

In:
Denis Cheryshev – Midfielder; on loan from Real Madrid
Jonathan dos Santos – Midfielder; from Barcelona
Javier Espinosa – Midfielder; from Barcelona B

Out:
Oliver Torres – Midfielder; loan return to Atletico Madrid (later loaned to Porto)

So are you excited? Or still trying to recover? I’m a bit of both, personally. But I’m optimistic by nature, so bring it on!

-mygypsyspirit

5 Responses to “Summer Transfer Window Recap – La Liga”

  1. Shan September 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Most of it all still hurts. Mainly the Xabi and Ander deals.

  2. Shan September 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Also, I believe you missed Valencia loaning out defender Victor Ruiz to Villarreal.

    • mygypsyspirit September 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

      I didn’t put everyone down. So I probably deleted it off my list by mistake. There was so much movement to keep track of

      • Shan September 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

        No worries. I like him so that’s the only reason I noticed. The deal happened towards the end and it went off my radar until I watched the Villarreal game and saw him out on the field with them.

        • mygypsyspirit September 10, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

          I think I had him on my list (which was ridiculously long) and just skipped over it. I would consider him a rather big mover

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