Topic: Spain transfer market round up

It may be really surprising for the football fans around the world but Real Madrid earned more on the transfer marked than they managed to spend. The good financial result was achieved mainly by Robinho, who left for Manchester City for almost 40 million Euro.

Coach Bernd Schuster should miss the Brazilian star as he managed to buy Rafael van der Vaart from Hamburger SV, for only 13 million euro. And this is the only big transfer for Real this season. It seems that Schuster has finally achieved what was impossible for the previous coaches. He kept the players he wanted, and bought one, he dreamed about. Now the Dutch midfield with Robben, Sneijder and van der Vaart looks really promising, especially when we add Guti, Gago and Diarra to them.

While Real kept their transfer limited Barcelona has growth to the leading team on the market. The Catalans bough Alves (30 mln Eur), Caceres (17 mln Eur), Hleb (15 mln Eur), Keita (14 mln Eur) and Pigue (5 mln Eur). Will they be usefull for the site? The first two games of the season shows that it is doubtful.

It seems that the third power of Primera Division this season will be the Atletico Madrid site. Having kept Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero they managed to buy also some more solid players like Florent Sinama-Pognolle, Gregory Coupet or John Heitinga. With this quality they should be capable even to fight for the title, and definitely for the  qualification for the Champions League.

Champions League may be too high for the second team of last season - Villareal. The Yellow Submarine failed to buy any impressive player and with the transfers done by their rivals, they may be not so high this year.

One of the teams that should be successful this season is Valencia. Los Che had an awful season last year, but they managed to keep their biggest stars, with David Villa on top of it. With this quality the should fight for the Champions League qualification.

The last team that may achieve something this year is Sevilla. The site that sold two of the best players to FC Barcelona earned over 45 million euro on it. They have spent some of this money to get Aldo Duscher, Sebastien Squillaci and Fernando Navarro. It seems that those transfers were well thought and should bring some good results.

It is not likely that any other team will be able to get higher than the 5th place, as those mentioned here are really better than the rest of the league.

Last edited by mike (2008-09-15 18:59:03)

Re: Spain transfer market round up

Very good an informative article there mike.

I believe Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are the big winners on the transfer market among the big clubs in Spain. Barcelona brought in a lot of good players, with at least strengthening their defence very good with players such as Alves and Pique. I believe Pique will be great in a few years. Have you seen a lot of him for Barca?

Valencia impressed me with keeping their star players. They have a lot of talented players at the club, but need them to work together and job hard for the club.

How is Aldo Duscher doing these days? I know he was very good at Deportivo (was it?) a couple of years ago...

I believe Barcelona should be able to win this season, but they need to performe better than they have done lately.

Real Madrid will have to strengthen their team in the January market, and I believe they will.

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Duscher is doing quite well. Not a star but a good team player. He will be a good use.

Pique is definitely a player of the future. He will be a big star in coming years, but I don't believe he will be first team regular this season. The problem in Barcelona is to many good players. They fight against each other and do not make a team. Question - Will Guardiola be a man to get it all working out?

Real has a good squad. They finally made no big changes and this should work for them. I think they only should buy one or two players at most during winter.

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What should Guardiola do then? Sell more of their "stars", in order to get back to basics? Who should he sell then? Should they keep Eto'o?

I rate Marques as one of the best players at Barca, what do you think of him?

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Marques is solid, but not a person who could be a leader of defence. He needs to have someone like Puyol with him to perform.

Guardiola has a hard job to do. It seems that without Ronaldinho it should be easier to put this team together. The guestion is if Guardiola will be able as he is not an experienced coach. All in his hands. Definitely Rijkaard had to leave, and the board should knew who they hired.

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Thought it would be great to have the complete list of the transfers done by Spanish clubs this summer....


In: Esteban Solari (undisclosed, Pumas), Pablo Piatti (undisclosed, Estudiantes La Plata), Michel (undisclosed, Flamengo), David Moreno (undisclosed, Real Madrid), Esteban (free, Celta Vigo), Julio Alvarez (free, Numancia), Hernan Pellerano (undisclosed, Velez Sarsfield), Chico (undisclosed, Cadiz)

Out: Felipe Melo (€13m, Fiorentina), Veljko Paunovic (free, FK Partizan), David Rodriguez (loan, Celta), Ruben Pulido (free, Real Zaragoza), Mario Bermejo (free, Xerez), Francisco (free, Alicante)

Athletic Bilbao

In: Jose Garcia Del Olmo (undisclosed, Eibar)

Out: Asier Del Horno (loan return, Valencia), Daniel Aranzubia (free, Deportivo), Unai Exposito (free, Hercules), Iban Zubiaurre (loan, Elche), Toquero (loan, Eibar), Aritz Aduriz (undisclosed, Mallorca)

Atletico Madrid

In: Tomas Ujfalusi (free, Fiorentina), Johnny Heitinga (€10m, Ajax), Florent Sinama Pongolle (undisclosed, Recreativo), Gregory Coupet (undisclosed, Lyon), Paulo Assuncao (free, Porto), Ever Banega (loan, Valencia)

Out: Falcon (free, Celta), Mista (free, Deportivo), Braulio Nobrega (undisclosed, Zaragoza), Cuellar (free, Murcia), Roberto Jimenez (undisclosed, Recreativo), Raul Llorente (free, Alaves), Josne Manuel Juardo (loan, Mallorca), Mario Suarez (undisclosed, Mallorca), Ze Castro (loan, Deportivo), Jose Antonio Reyes (loan, Benfica), Cleber Santana (loan, Mallorca), Diego Costa (loan, Albacete), Jacobo (free, Alaves)


In: Seydou Keita (€14 mil, Sevilla), Daniel Alves (€32 mil, Sevilla), Gerard Pique (undisclosed, Manchester United), Martin Caceres (€16.5 mil, Villareal), Jose Manuel Pinto (€500k, Celta), Alexander Hleb (€15m, Arsenal)

Out: Edmilson (free, Villareal), Giovani Dos Santos (£4.7m initially, Tottenham), Gianluca Zambrotta (undisclosed, AC MIlan), Dimas (free, Numancia), Deco (£7m, Chelsea), Ronaldinho (€25m, AC Milan), Santiago Ezquerro (free, Osasuna), Oleguer (€3m initially, Ajax), Marc Crosas (undisclosed, Celtic), Iago Falque (undisclosed, Juventus)

Deportivo La Coruna

In: Filipe Luis Kasmirski (€2.2m, Rentistas), Oscar Bravo (free, Guadalajara), Mista (free, Atletico Madrid), Ze Castro (loan, Atetico Madrid), Daniel Aranzubia (free, Athletic Bilbao), Diego Colotto (undisclosed, Atlas)

Out: Aythami Oliva (loan, Xerez), Alex Bergantinos (loan, Xerez), Ruben Castro (undisclosed, S.D. Huesca), Fabricio Coloccini (€13m, Newcastle), Adrian (loan, Malaga), Xisco (£5.7m, Newcastle), Jairo (loan, Lorca)


In: Jose Maria Callejon (€1.2m, Real Madrid), Gregory Beranger (undisclosed, Numancia), Cristian Dario Alvarez (undisclosed, Rosario Central), Ramon Martinez (undisclosed, Arsenal de Sarandi), Steve Finnan (undisclosed, Liverpool)

Out: Jordi Gomez (loan, Swansea), Federico Bessone (free, Swansea), Moha (free, Real Sociedad), Pablo Zabaleta (£6.45m, Manchester City), Eduardo Costa (free, Lecce), Albert Riera (undisclosed, Liverpool)


In: Eugen Polanski (free, Borussia M’Gladbach), Ibrahim Kas (free, Besiktas), Adrian Gonzalez (undisclosed, Real Madrid), Joffre Guerron (undisclosed, LDU Quito), Jaime Gavilan (undisclosed, Valencia), Esteban Granero (undisclosed, Real Madrid), Roberto Soldado (€6m, Real Madrid)

Out: Pablo Hernandez (undisclosed, Valencia), Ruben de la Red (undisclosed, Real Madrid), Esteban Granero (loan return, Real Madrid), Luis Garcia (free, Tenerife), Pablo Redondo (free, Gimnastic), Miguel Pallardo (loan, Levante)


In: Manolo (free, Levante), Miguel Angel (undisclosed, Real Betis), Pablo De Barros (loan, Real Zaragoza), Albert Luque (loan, Ajax)



In: Josne Manuel Jurado (loan, Atletico Madrid), Mario Suarez (undisclosed, Atletico Madrid), Oscar Diaz (free, Elche), Josemi (undisclosed, Villareal), Ayoze Diaz (free, Racing), Josep Lluis Marti (undisclosed, Sevilla), Juanmi Callejon (€1m, Real Madrid), David Navarro (loan, Valencia), Cleber Santana (loan, Atletico Madrid), Aritz Aduriz (undisclosed, Atletico Madrid)

Out: Fernando Navarro (undisclosed, Sevilla), Jonas Gutierrez (undisclosed, Newcastle), Ariel Ibagaza (€1.5m, Villareal), Dani Guiza (undisclosed, Fenerbahce), Pablo Cendros Lopez (loan, Tenerife), Tuni (loan, Hercules), Angelos Basinas (free, AEK Athens), Andrija Delibasic (free, Hercules), Borja Valero (£4.7m, West Brom), Victor (loan, Gimnastic), Oscar Diaz (loan, Celta Vigo), Nsue (loan, Castellon), Sergio Ballesteros (free, Levante), Francisco Molinero (free, Levante), Marti Crespo (loan, Xerez)


In: Dimas (free, Barcelona), Juan Pablo Colinas Ferreras (free, Tenerife), Roberto Platero (free, Racing), Alvaro Anton (loan, Valladolid), Bellvis (loan, Valencia), Antonio Guayre (undisclosed, Celta Vigo)

Out: Gregory Beranger (undisclosed, Espanyol), Julio Alvarez (free, Almeria)


In: Roberto (undisclosed, Sporting de Gijon), Nikolay Dimitrov (€1.5m, Levski Sofia), Inaki Astiz Ventura (loan return, Legia Warsaw), Sunny (loan, Valencia), Santiago Ezquerro (free, Barcelona), Krisztian Vadocz (€950k, NEC Nijmegen), Tiago Gomes (loan, Benfica)

Out: Javi Garcia (€4 mil, Real Madrid), Juan Elia (free, Murcia), Erice (loan, Huesca), Medina (loan, S.D. Huesca), Jose Izquierdo (free, Gimnastic)

Racing Santander

In: Jonathan Pereira (loan, Villareal), Laszlo Sepsi (loan, Benfica), Mehdi Lacen (free, Alaves), Nicolas Pareja (undisclosed, Anderlecht), Nene (undisclosed, Monaco), Juan Valera (loan, Atletico Madrid), Peter Luccin (undisclosed, Real Zaragoza), Nikola Zigic (loan, Valencia)

Out: Ezequiel Garay (€10 mil, Real Madrid), Juan Jesus Calatayud (free, Hercules), Ayoze Diaz (free, Mallorca), Roberto Platero (free, Numancia), Danny Szetela (loan, Brescia), Aldo Duscher (€3m initially, Sevilla), Ivan Bolado (loan, Elche), Ebi Smolarek (loan, Bolton), Brian Sormiento (loan, Xerez), Vitolo (free, Aris Salonika), Jorge Lopez (undisclosed, Real Zaragoza)

Real Betis

In: Mehmet Aurelio (free, Fenerbahce), Achille Emana (undisclosed, Toulouse), Juanma Gomez (€1.5m, Levante), Nelson Marcos (€6m, Benfica), Sergio Garcia (undisclosed, Real Zaragoza)

Out: Francisco Maldonado (free, Sporting de Gijon), Miguel Angel (undisclosed, Malaga), Dani (loan, Elche), Juan Pablo Caffa (loan, Real Zaragoza)< Nano (loan, Valladolid), Doblas (free, Real Zaragoza)

Real Madrid

In: Ezequiel Garay (€10 mil, Racing Santander), Ruben de la Red (undisclosed, Getafe), Esteban Granero (loan return, Getafe), Javi Garcia (€4 mil, Osasuna), Rafael Van der Vaart (€13m, Hamburg SV)

Out: Adrian Gonzalez (undisclosed, Getafe), Antonio Cassano (undisclosed, Sampdoria), Jose Maria Callejon (€1.2m, Espanyol), David Moreno (undisclosed, Almeria), Javier Balboa (undisclosed, Benfica), Esteban Granero (undisclosed, Getafe), Roberto Soldado (€6m, Getafe), Daniel Parejo (loan, QPR), Juanmi Callejon (€1m, Mallorca), Julio Baptista (€9m initially, Roma), Robinho (£32.5m, Manchester City)

Recreativo Huelva

In: Marco Ruben (loan, Villareal), Roberto Jimenez (undisclosed, Atletico Madrid), Cesar Arzo (free, Villareal), Jose Manuel Casado (loan, Sevilla), Sisi (undisclosed, Valencia), Asier Riesgo (loan, Real Sociedad), Javi Fuego (undisclosed, Levante), Kanga Akale (loan, Lens)

Out: Edu Moya (free, Celta), Carlos Martins (€3m, Benfica), Florent Sinama Pongolle (undisclosed, Atletico Madrid)


In: Lautaro Acosta (€7 mil, Lanus), Fernando Navarro (undisclosed, Mallorca), Abdoulay Konko (undisclosed, Genoa), Romaric (€8m, Le Mans), Aldo Duscher (€3m initially, Racing)

Out: Seydou Keita (€14 mil, Barcelona), Daniel Alves (€32 mil, Barcelona), Christian Poulsen (€9.75m, Juventus), Josep Lluis Marti (undisclosed, Mallorca), Duda (loan, Malaga)

Sporting de Gijon

In: Diego Camacho (free, Levante)

Out: Roberto (undisclosed, Sporting de Gijon), Jorge Pina (undisclosed, Levante)


In: Pablo Hernandez (undisclosed, Getafe), Asier Del Horno (loan return, Athletic Bilbao), Ignacio Gonzalez (undisclosed, Danubio)

Out: Lillo (loan, Murcia), Montoro (loan, Murcia), Marco Caneira (€1.5m, Sporting Lisbon), Sunny (loan, Osasuna), Jaime Gavilan (undisclosed, Getafe), Cristian Castells (undisclosed, Alicante), Bellvis (loan, Numancia), Sisi (undisclosed, Recreativo), Angel Javier Arizmendi (undisclosed, Real Zaragoza), Mora (free, Levante), David Navarro (loan, Mallorca), Ever Banega (loan, Atletico Madrid), Ludovic Butelle (loan, Lille), Nikola Zigic (loan, Racing Santander)


In: Damian Escudero (loan, Villareal), Henok Goitom (loan, Murcia), Marcos Aguirre (loan, Lanus), Nestor Canobbio (free, Celta), Hanis Medunjanin (undisclosed, AZ Alkmaar), Pedro Leon (undisclosed, Levante)

Out: Joseba Llorente (undisclosed, Villareal), Daniel Kome (free, Tenerife), Alvaro Anton (loan, Numancia), Asier Arranz Martin (loan, Xerez), Jacobo (loan, Getafe), Jose Capdevila (free, Murcia)


In: Edmilson (free, Barcelona), Joseba Llorente (undisclosed, Valladolid), Jozy Altidore (€6.4 mil, New York Red Bulls), Robert Flores (undisclosed, River Plate), Sebastien Eguren (€1.3m, Hammarby), Damian Escudero (undisclosed, Velez Sarsfield), Ariel Ibagaza (€1.5m, Mallorca)

Out: Martin Caceres (€16.5 mil, Barcelona), David Fuster (free, Elche), Rio Mavuba (€7m, Lille), Marco Ruben (loan, Recreativo), Jonathan Pereira (loan, Racing), Mariano Barbosa (co-ownership, Estudiantes), Leandro Somoza (loan, Velez Sarsfield), Robert Flores (loan, River Plate), Cesar Arzo (free, Recreativo), Damian Escudero (loan, Valladolid), Marquitos (loan, Real Sociedad), Manuel Goncalves (loan, S.D. Huesca), Josico (undisclosed, Fenerbahce)

Do you see any deals missing?

Re: Spain transfer market round up

Looks really good smile

I just noticed one missing deal:
Henrique Adriano Buss from Palmeiras for a fee of €10m;

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Thanks mike..

btw.. Who did the Palmeiras player join? tongue  Is he any good?  I have not heard to much about him, but it could be just me who are not to good on Spanish football wink

Last edited by litlio (2008-09-30 15:02:37)

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Ups smile - it's Barcelona transfer smile