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Latest transfers

The transfer window opened again at the start of this week, although with the economic climate still depressed, most clubs are not expected to do much more than a bit of housekeeping with their squads. Barcelona however have been able to draft in Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal once their FIFA transfer ban ran out on 1 st January, and Luis Enrique is also hoping to bring back one or two prodigal sons, with Nolito, Denis Suárez and Jonathan Soriano the favourites right now. Elsewhere Atlético Madrid concluded their search for a replacement for the injured Tiago, Celta’s Augusto Fernández already putting pen to paper, and Kranevitter arriving at the club after spending the last few months since his summer signing on loan at his old side River Plate (although he may yet go back out on loan again). Deportivo meanwhile have tied up veteran keeper Pletikosa as cover for Fabricio, who is expected to be out for most of the season, Levante got ahead of several teams to sign Cuero from Banfield, and Chory Castro has moved from Real Sociedad to Málaga. And of course a change of manager at Real Madrid, living legend Zinedine Zidane taking over from Rafa Benítez! A month to go though until the window closes again at the end of January, and in the meantime you can follow all the changes right here on our site. (09.01.16)

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
09/01/16 Arda Turan (TKY) / Aleix Vidal Atlético Madrid / Sevilla Barcelona MF Both signed in the summer, but only join squad now after FIFA ban ended at end December.
09/01/16 Augusto Fernández (ARG) Celta Atlético Madrid MF Paid €6.5 Mio to Celta captain as replacement for injured Tiago. Signs deal to summer 2020.
09/01/16 Kranevitter (ARG) River Plate (ARG) Atlético Madrid MF Paid €8 Mio for him last summer, but stayed on loan until CWC finished. Joins now, but could be loaned on?
09/01/16 Pletikosa (CRO) Rostov (RUS) Deportivo GK Veteran ex Spurs keeper joins to end of season as cover for injured Fabricio. Also has option of one more season.
09/01/16 Cuero (COL) Banfield (ARG) Levante MF Got ahead of several teams to sign him. Fee of around €3.5 Mio, and will sign for 4.5 years!
09/01/16 Chory Castro (URU) Real Sociedad Málaga MF Out of favour at Anoeta, so agrees to rescind contract, and will take up offer of 30 month contract with Málaga.
09/01/16 Zidane (FRA) Real Madrid B
Real Madrid MG Living legend moves up from B team to take over after Rafa Benítez given the push by club.
09/01/16 Lafita Getafe Al-Jazira (UAE) FW Ex Zaragoza & Depor player has agreed to 2 year deal in Abu Dhabi. No fee disclosed.
09/01/16 Noblejas Getafe Elche DF Young full back made first team debut this year, but takes up offer to drop a division on 30 month contract.
09/01/16 Saúl García Deportivo Tenerife DF Ex Racing left back has hardly played this season, so agrees loan move to end of season.
09/01/16 Ledes (POR) Rio Ave (POR) Celta MF Ex Barça B midfielder signs for five years, although likely to start playing for B team at first.
09/01/16 Aketxe Athletic Bilbao Athletic B MF Has been given few opportunities, so has agreed to drop to second team to strengthen their squad.
09/01/16 Jokic (SVN) Villarreal Nottingham Forest (ENG) DF Slovenian defender has hardly played this season, and agrees to loan to move to English Championship side.
09/01/16 Ousseynou Cissé (MAL / FRA) Rayo Vallecano Waasland-Beveren (BEL) MF Has not played at all since joining in summer, and moves to Belgium on loan to end of season.
09/01/16 Fariña (ARG) Rayo Vallecano Universidad de Chile (CHL) MF Ex Depor player has hardly featured this season, so agrees move back to South America.
09/01/16 Grimaldo Barcelona B Benfica (POR) DF B team captain decides to move on to reboot career. Fee around €1.5 Mio for left back, but Barça keep part of rights.
09/01/16 Ondoa (CAM) Barcelona B Nàstic GK Cameroon international keeper has decided to accept offer of 42 month contract with regional neighbours.
09/01/16 Juan Muñiz Sporting Gijón Nàstic MF Home grown player reluctantly agrees to rescind contract and move on after falling out with Abelardo.
09/01/16 Aburjania (GEO) Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP) Nàstic MF Have signed U21 international on 30 month contract. Fali loaned to Barça B to make room for him.
09/01/16 Marcos Tébar Brentford (ENG) Llagostera MF Ex Madrid B player returns to Spain after rescinding contract in UK. Was also at Rayo, Girona & Almería.
09/01/16 José Carlos No club Llagostera MF Ex Sevilla & Rayo player joins after month on trial. Had bad knee injury last year when at Córdoba.
09/01/16 Lekic (SER) Atletico Kalkuta (IND) Girona FW Ex Sporting & Eibar striker returns to Spain on 18 month contract after brief spell in India.
09/01/16 Kalu Uche (NIG) Pune City (IND) Almería FW Veteran striker will be returning to old club after playing in India. Had brief spell at Levante last year.
09/01/16 Sisi Suwon (KOR) Lech Poznan (POL) MF Ex Valencia, Valladolid & Osasuna winger joins Urban in Poland on 6 month deal after spell in Korea.