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Latest transfers

We are currently in the middle of those two weeks where virtually everybody in Spain is on holiday, and on the transfer front that also appears to be the case. Most of the big signings have been done, but many players are carrying the "transferable" tag, and as usual the more cash-strapped clubs are waiting for the "last minute sale" signs to go up as the transfer deadline approaches. Expect activity to increase again over the next fortnight. (16.08.09)

Player (Country) Current club New club Position/Comments
Luis García Atlético Madrid Racing Santander MF Ex Barça and Liverpool midfielder decides to move on. Signs two year deal at Santander.
Michel Salgado Real Madrid No club DF Has agreed terms to rescind final year of contract, and has offers from West Ham and Zaragoza amongst others.
Mikel San José Liverpool (ENG) Athletic Bilbao DF Youth international returns to original club on loan, with buy-out option at end of season.
Víctor Sánchez Barcelona B Xerez DF Versatile defender / midfielder moves out on one year deal with €0 buy back option to gain experience.
Babic (CRO) Hertha Berlin (GER) Zaragoza DF Ex Betis defender out of contract at Hertha and currently on trial with Maños.
Lafita Deportivo Zaragoza FW Currently still at Depor, but unsure where he will end up. Courts could decide. Atlético waiting in the wings too!
Diamé (FRA) Rayo Vallecano Wigan (ENG) MF Diamé move to join Roberto Martínez put on hold due to detection of possible heart problems in medical check.
Murillo Athletic Bilbao Salamanca DF Hardly used last season by Caparrós, and agrees loan move to get first team football.
Balenziaga Athletic Bilbao Numancia DF Signing of Castillo means he has to move on. wanted to join first division club, but finally accepted loan move to Numancia.
Benachour (TUN / FRA) Al Qadisiya (KUW) Málaga MF Ex PSG player out of contract, and has been offered two year deal after successful trial period.
Fernando Morán Hércules Nàstic MF Veteran midfielder had one year left on contract, but agreed terms to rescind contract and move on.
Ismodes (PER) Racing Santander / Eibar Sporting Cristal (PER) MF Have agreed to loan deal back to old club to gain playing time after injury.
Smolarek (POL) Racing / Bolton No club FW Returns from loan at Bolton, but not wanted by Mandía so given free transfer to move on.
Cygan (FRA) Villarreal Cartagena DF Have signed 35 year old ex Arsenal defender on one year contract to strengthen squad.
Uglessich (ARG) Arsenal Sarandí (ARG) Albacete DF What an extraordinary name! "Ugli" (as he may well be known) played most of career at Vélez, but moves to Albacete from Argentina's Arsenal.
Mark González (CHL) Betis CSKA Moscow (RUS) MF Had to move on after club went down, and reportedly CSKA have paid €6.5 Mio for him.
Omar Pérez Peñarol (URU) Castellón MF Have signed midifelder on one year deal, and is already in training with the club.
Ghilas (ARG / FRA) Celta Hull City (ENG) FW Have been forced to let top striker go to improve financial position. Undisclosed fee, but could be near to €2 Mio.
Pacheco (ARG) Atlético Madrid B Rayo Vallecano FW Young striker did well in B team last season, and moves across town on loan to gain experience.
Carlos Bueno (URU) Peñarol (URU) Real Sociedad FW Uruguayan forward already passed medical and is training with team, although deal still to be signed.
Moha (MOR) Real Sociedad Girona MF Ex Espanyol and Osasuna midifelder out of contract and signs for one year with option of a second.