News Archive

Latest transfers

Less than a week to go now until the winter transfer window closes, and things are still fairly quiet in the market place. News of FIFA’s transfer bans for Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid as from the summer window for irregularities in the signing of youngsters doesn’t seem to have had the effect we had expected, both clubs preferring to fight the ban in the courts rather than making any panic moves. Either could still tie up a player or two however, with several rumours flying around, although they also have a wealth of talent out on loan which they could draw on if needs be. Elsewhere just about the biggest transfer to date is at Levante, where ex Villarreal striker Guiseppe Rossi has agreed a loan move from Fiorentina to try and reboot his career after a string of injuries, and Celta have also made two big signings to replace Augusto Fernández and maybe Nolito (if he does eventually go), Marcelo Díaz and Beauvue coming in from Hamburg and Olympique Lyon. Anything could happen though in the next six days (the deadline has been extended to 1st February by FIFA), so keep tabs on our site for all the latest news. (26.01.16)

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
26/01/16 Cifu Elche Málaga DF Right back joins on loan, but move will be permanent when contract at Elche expires in summer.
26/01/16 Özbiliz Besiktas (TKY) Rayo Vallecano MF don't know much about this one! Midfielder joins on loan to end of season, pending confirmation.
26/01/16 Timor Valladolid Leganés MF Ex Osasuna & Girona midfielder rescinds contract at Valladolid and signs new deal to 2018.
25/01/16 Borja Atletico Kolkata (IND) Valladolid MF Ex Getafe midfielder returns to old club 9 years later after spell in India. Option of one year more.
25/01/16 Atsu (GHA) Chelsea / Bournmouth (ENG) Málaga MF Has been out on loan 3 times since joining Chelsea in 2013, and signs new loan deal to end of season.
25/01/16 Víctor Valdés Manchester United (ENG) Standard Liège (BEL) GK Van Gaal prevented ex Barça keeper from signing for any top flight leagues so has agreed to a move to Belgium.
25/01/16 Oyarzun Real Sociedad Mirandés MF Youngster has impressed in outings at Anoeta, and joins on loan to gain experience.
25/01/16 Gavilán Atletico Kolkata (IND) Suwon (KOR) MF Ex Valencia & Getafe midfielder moving even further east after short period in Indian league!
24/01/16 David Barral Al Dhafra (UAE) Granada FW Ex Sporting & Levante striker out of contract after spell in Emirates, and joins to 2017.
24/01/16 Asdrúbal Las Palmas Leganés FW Young foward hasn't played at all in the league this season, so opts for loan move to get playing time.
24/01/16 Arruabarrena Eibar Huesca FW Team captain decides to take up loan offer as has lost his place in Mendilibar's side.
24/01/16 Juan Ramírez (ARG) Colorado Rapids (USA) Almería FW Gorosito bringing in players he knows. Have also signed Savelich from Defensa y Justicia (Argentina).
23/01/16 Cerci (ITA) Atlético Madrid / AC Milan (ITA) Genoa (ITA) FW Loan deal with Milan ended early, and have agreed for him to move South on new loan deal to end of season.
22/01/16 Dongou (CAM) Barcelona B Zaragoza FW Barça breaking up B team after bad start to season following relegation. Young striker signs to 2017.
22/01/16 Jesús Levante Granada GK Ex Real Madrid B keeper was 3rd choice at Levante, so agrees to rescind contract and sign to end of season.
22/01/16 Tello Barcelona / Porto (POR) Fiorentina (ITA) FW Has hardly played since Lopetegui fired, so agrees to end loan early and take up new loan deal in Italy.
20/01/16 Rossi (ITA / USA) Fiorentina (ITA) Levante FW Ex Villarreal striker returns to La Liga on loan, although fitness may be a problem after string of injuries.
20/01/16 Lichnovsky (CHL) Porto (POR) Sporting Gijón DF Have signed young defender on loan as replacement for Bernardo, who picked up a serious injury.
20/01/16 Crespo Aston Villa (ENG) Rayo Vallecano DF Ex Sevilla & Córdoba defender arrives on loan to end of season, subject to medical. Has been injured this season.
20/01/16 Zhang Chengdong (CHN)
Rayo Vallecano Beijing Gouan (CHN) MF Chinese international decides to end loan deal early and return home as has hardly played since joining.
20/01/16 Alexis Getafe Besiktas (TKY) DF Third player to leave squad this winter after Lafita & Noblejas. Fee reported to be around €2 Mio.
20/01/16 Dani Abalo Sivassport (TKY) Alavés MF Ex Celta, Nàstic & Ludogorets player out of contract in Turkey, and signs deal to end of season.
20/01/16 Bianchi (ITA) Mallorca Perugia (ITA) FW Only scored twice since joining in summer, so agrees to rescind contract and return to Italy on 18 month deal.
20/01/16 David Rocha / Agus Nàstic / Albacete Houston Dynamo (USA) MF / DF Both players agree to leave respective clubs and start new adventure with MLS side.
19/01/16 Arturo Córdoba Dundee United (SCO) FW Striker agrees loan deal with Scottish club after short period on trial, tenth team he has played for to date.
18/01/16 Aguza MK Dons (ENG) Ponferradina MF Ex Real Madrid B captain returns to Spain after spell in UK, and signs 30 month deal with Ponfe.
18/01/16 Madinda (GAB)
Celta Nàstic MF Has not been able to break into first team under Berizzo, so accepts move on loan to end of season.
18/01/16 Fernando Vázquez No club Mallorca MG Experienced ex Depor manager takes over from caretaker Pepe Gálvez, who probably stays on as his number two.
16/01/16 Beauvue (FRA) Olympique Lyon (FRA) Celta FW Signed forward on 5 year deal for reported fee of around €5 Mio. Replacement for Nolito???
15/01/16 Marcelo Díaz (CHL) Hamburg (GER) Celta MF Signing experienced international as replacement for Augusto. Fee around €1.5 Mio for 30 month contract.
15/01/16 Jota Peleteiro Brentford (ENG) Eibar FW Ex Celta & Castilla player returns to club where he helped win promotion. Signs 18 month loan deal.
15/01/16 Kike Sola Athletic Bilbao Middlesbrough (ENG) FW Tired of being in shadow of Aduríz, so agrees loan move to join Karanka at Championship leaders.
15/01/16 Rennella (FRA / ITA)
Betis Valladolid FW Ex Córdoba & Lugo striker agrees loan move to Pucela, with buy-out obligation at end of season.
15/01/16 Jordi Betis Eskiehirspor (TKY) DF Experienced central defender agrees to 30 month contract with Turkish side after failing to win place at Betis.
15/01/16 Amrabat (MOR / HOL) Málaga Watford (ENG) FW Have paid €8 Mio buy out clause, and with join Quique Sánchez Flores with immediate effect.
15/01/16 Nico López (URU) Granada Udinese (ITA) / Nacional (URU) FW Has not been able to break into side, so agrees to rescind loan deal and move back to Montevideo on new loan.
15/01/16 Anibal (MEX / SPA) Veracruz (MEX) Nàstic FW Veteran striker, ex Sabadell and others, returns to Spain to end of season. 4th signing this winter.
15/01/16 Juanto Llagostera Os Belenenses (POR) FW Ex Villarreal B forward has been let go by club, so agrees to take up offer from Portugal.
14/01/16 Immobile (ITA) Borussia Dortmund (GER) / Sevilla Torino (ITA) FW Loan period ended early as didn't win a place in Emery's side, and takes up new loan deal in Italy.
14/01/16 Espinho (POR) Málaga Moreirense (POR) MF Has only played a couple of matches this season, so agrees to return to home country on loan to end of season.
14/01/16 Goñi (URU) Tigre (ARG) Almería DF Left back is first signing by Gorosito, who knows him from before. Joins to end of season.
13/01/16 Pablo Maffeo Manchester City (ENG) Girona DF Spanish U19 international is 4th player to move to Girona on loan from City under bilateral agreement..
13/01/16 Edu Oriol Rapid Bucharest (ROM) Llagostera DF Ex Barça B, Zaragoza & Blackpool defender returns to Spain after 3 years playing overseas.
12/01/16 Juan Pablo Colinas Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) Numancia GK 37 year old keeper returns to old club after 2 years in Israel to replace Biel Ribas, who joins UCAM Murcia.
11/01/16 Colunga Brighton (ENG)
Mallorca FW Veteran striker out of contract after loan at Granada, and replaces Bianchi. Roigé also signed from Sabadell.
11/01/16 Cristaldo (ARG) Boca Juniors (ARG) Elche MF Elche wanted him on loan in summer, but Boca only allowed him to go for last 6 months of season.
10/01/16 Sergio Guardiola Alcorcón Granada B FW Signed contract with Barça B, but cancelled due to discovery of offensive tweets, so takes up other option!
10/01/16 Dani Benítez No club Alcorcón MF Ex Granada midfielder trying to get his career back on track after drug ban and other controversies.
10/01/16 Urko Vera Jeonbuk (KOR) Osasuna FW Striker played briefly in top flight with Athletic, and returns to Spanish second division once again.