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Two thirds of the way through the winter transfer window, and the moves have slowed down to a trickle. Financial far-play rules are partly responsible, with clubs such as Getafe and Recreativo forbidden from signing new players until a) they settle back debts to their squad and b) they free up space on their payrolls, but the general economic situation is not helping as the financial crisis in Spain enters its eighth year without too many signs of improvement. Some teams have been able to strengthen their squads though, for example Málaga bringing in Javi Guerra and Filipenko as Santa Cruz, Portillo and Pablo Pérez move on, Córdoba signing Bebé and Edimar after Mike Havenaar left for Cyprus, and Deportivo tying up Oriol Riera, Celso Borges and Hélder Costa. Granada too have added Insúa, Lass and Robert Ibáñez to their squad, with Abel Resino brought back to replace Joaquín Caparrós after a string of poor results left them at the bottom of the table. Only ten more days to go though until the window closes again, and expect to see more activity as that deadline approaches. (20.01.15)

Latest transfers detailed below. Colour coding: Green - deals completed, but still not closed, or player on trial; Blue - deals closed now, but will take place at a later date; Red - deals closed but subsequently cancelled.

Date Player (Country) Old club New club Position/Comments
20/01/15 Cristian Rodríguez (URU) Atlético Madrid Parma (ITA) MF Not really in Simeone's plans, so agrees 6 month loan deal to Italy. Contract with Atleti runs out in 2016.
20/01/15 Abel Resino no club Granada MG Coach returns to the club he saved from relegation 3 seasons ago to take over from Caparrós, who was fired.
20/01/15 Odegaard (NOR) Stromsgodset (NOR) Real Madrid FW Have signed 16 year old sensation on 6 year deal for €2 Mio + €2 Mio objectives. Will start at B team. Father given job with junior sides.
20/01/15 Insúa (ARG) Boca Juniors (ARG) Udinese (ITA) / Granada DF Italians have signed full back from Boca and loan him on to associated club until end of season. Brother of Rayo player.
20/01/15 Hélder Costa (POR / ANG) Benfica (POR) Deportivo MF Another youngster moving from Benfica on loan to end of season. Have they got anybody left?
20/01/15 Lanzarote Espanyol Alavés MF Hasn't been able to get regular spot in 1st team, so agrees loan move to end of season.
19/01/15 Ryder Matos (BZL) Fiorentina (ITA) / Córdoba Palmeiros (BZL) MF Djukic allowing loan period to end early, and moves back to Brazil on new 12 month loan deal.
19/01/15 Franco Acosta (URU)
CA Fénix (URU) Villarreal FW Have agreed terms to take 18 year old forward on five year contract. Another shrewd signing?
19/01/15 Suso Liverpool (ENG) AC Milan (ITA) MF Had agreed for Spanish U21 international to move in summer, but deal brought forward and joins with immediate effect.
16/01/15 Paglialunga (ARG) Ponferradina Atlético Tigre (ARG) MF Received an offer to return to Argentina, and agrees terms with club to rescind contract.
16/01/15 Robert Ibáñez Valencia B Granada MF Young winger agrees loan deal to end of season to get playing time, as hasn't had many chances under Nuno.
16/01/15 Ortuño Granada Las Palmas FW Has hardly played since returning from loan at Girona, so is loaned out again with buy-out option.
15/01/15 Joselu Recreativo Mallorca FW Has had to agree to waive part of debt to leave Recre, and is close to agreeing two year deal with islanders.
15/01/15 Samu de los Reyes Córdoba / Lugo Llagostera DF Full back's loan period at Lugo has ended early, and has agreed to new loan deal with Catalan club.
14/01/15 Javi Guerra Cardiff (WAL) Málaga FW Were waiting for Portillo to sign at Betis, but now that is signed announced loan deal for ex Valladolid striker to end of season.
14/01/15 Celso Borges (CRI) AIK Stockholm (SWE) Deportivo MF Attacking midfielder arrives on loan, with 2 year buy out option. Seoane loaned to Lugo to make room.
14/01/15 Portillo Málaga Betis MF Forced out by Málaga, and moves on loan with obligatory buy out clause of around €1.5 Mio if Betis go up.
14/01/15 Iván Marcone (ARG) Arsenal Sarandi (ARG) Getafe MF Had agreed terms to sign him on loan to end of season, but deal called off as LFP are not allowing them to sign new players.
12/01/15 Carles Gil Valencia Aston Villa (ENG) MF Joins Villa for €4 Mio fee, "the creative spark we were missing" re coach Paul Lambert!
12/01/15 Raúl Rodríguez Espanyol Houston Dynamo (USA) DF Agrees terms to rescind contract as hardly played this season, and takes up offer to play for MLS side.
12/01/15 Havenaar (JPN) Córdoba Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)
FW Agreed to rescind contract early after losing first team place, and agrees 18 month deal in Cyprus.
09/01/15 Bebé (POR) Benfica (POR) Córdoba FW They sign 'em young over here! Seriously though, ex Man Utd striker not playing much in Portugal, and arrives on loan to end of season.
09/01/15 Albentosa Eibar Derby County (ENG) DF Paying buy-out clause of €600,000 to take big defender to Championship. Eibar being broken up?
09/01/15 Espinosa Villarreal Almería MF Ex Barça B flanker has lost place in side, so agrees loan deal to try and play more.
09/01/15 José Marí Colorado Rapids (USA) Levante MF Ex Zaragoza midfielder has ended his stay in US, and will be joining Alcaraz at Levante.
09/01/15 Bongonda (BEL) Zulte-Waregem (BEL) Celta MF Have paid around €1 Mio to sign U21 international midfielder on four year deal.
08/01/15 Marc Bertrán Recreativo Leganés DF Recre were unable to add full back to squad in summer due to transfer restrictions, and have agreed loan deal to end of season.
08/01/15 Kiko Femenía No club Alcorcón MF Arturo rescinds contract, and he will be replaced by ex Hércules, Barça B & Castilla midfielder.
07/01/15 Víctor Valdés No club Manchester United (ENG) GK Out of contract since summer, and has been recovering from injury at Old Trafford. Signs 18 month contract.
07/01/15 Cani Villarreal Atlético Madrid MF Shrewd loan deal by Simeone. Experienced midfielder will strengthen squad further.
07/01/15 Lass (GNQ) Rayo Vallecano Granada MF Has seriously fallen out with Jémez, and have agreed loan to end of season to get playing time.
07/01/15 Edimar (BZL) Chievo Verona (ITA) Córdoba DF Full back joins on loan to end of season, with buy out option if they want to keep him.
07/01/15 Cala Cardiff (WAL) Getafe DF Ex Sevilla defender rescinds contract with Welsh side and agrees terms to return to Spain.
07/01/15 Aristeguieta (VEN) Nantes (FRA) Getafe FW are signing striker they needed to replace injured Lafita, but need to solve problems of debts to players to be able to register him.
07/01/15 Chuli Betis Leganés FW Have loaned striker on loan to end of season. Has hardly played since joining from Recre 18 months ago.
07/01/15 Benja Las Palmas Sabadell FW Forward returns to native Catalunya on loan to end of season, hoping to recover after long injury lay-off.
07/01/15 Arturo Córdoba / Alcorcón Llagostera FW Loan period at Alcorcón ended early, and has been loaned on again to Catalan side.
05/01/15 Filipenko (BLR / RUS) BATE Borisov (BLR) Málaga DF Have agreed terms to sign international defender on 30 month contract. Free transfer from BATE.
05/01/15 Oriol Riera Wigan (ENG) Deportivo FW Depor got ahead of others to bring ex Osasuna striker back to Spain on loan to end of season.
05/01/15 Quique Sánchez Flores El-Ain (UAE) Getafe MG Ex Valencia & Atlético coach returns to club where he started to take over from Contra, who signs for Guangzhou.
05/01/15 Kepa Athletic Bilbao Ponferradina GK Spain's under 21 keeper goes out on loan to end of season to get playing experience.
03/01/15 Michel Valencia / Getafe Guangzhou (CHN) MF Loan period ended early, and will be moving to China with Contra. Ches collect around €600,000 fee.