Transfer rumours

The transfer window closed last night without too many late surprises. There were some 32 new registrations on the last day though from clubs in the top two divisions, including a loan move for Zaragoza's Ewerthon (who was playing in Stuttgart) to Espanyol as cover for the injured Tamudo.

Athletic Bilbao also signed Cádiz keeper Armando to replace the injured Gorka, and elsewhere Villarreal tied up Eguren and Deportivo registered Wilhelmsson, and Racing made two last minute moves for Ismodes and Orteman.

Alavés were the last club to enter the doors of the LFP offices before they closed at midnight, loaning out Astudillo to Osasuna and signing Jairo and Cabrera from Deportivo and Almería respectively.

No more moves will be allowed until the window reopens at the end of the season, except in the cases of managerial changes, players out of contract or serious injuries. Keep checking our pages for news. (01.02.08)