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Latest transfers

The usual mad rush as the transfer deadline approaches, with over 30 signings on the last day! In the end neither Real Madrid nor Atlético took on new players despite the FIFA transfer ban hanging over their heads, both clubs managing to get a temporary suspension which may at least allow them to sign in the summer. Their movements in fact went the other way, Cheryshev and Siqueira both being allowed to leave on loan to Valencia, and as we go to press news is coming in that Jackson Martínez has been sold to China’s Guangzhou Evergrande for a fee of around €42 mliion, which is €7 million more than they paid Porto for him in August! The idea is apparently to bring Diego Costa back in the summer, if they are allowed to! Barcelona also didn’t sign anyone else after the Nolito deal fell through, the reason given being the financial fair-play restrictions which the club themselves imposed. Still, with Messi, Neymar and Suárez, who needs him? Otherwise the big movers on the last two or three days were Granada, Málaga, Levante, Eibar and Rayo Vallecano, with two or more signings each, and also Sevilla, who brought back Fazio and Diogo to shore up a depleted defence. That’s it now though until the window opens again in July, although clubs can still sign players if they are out of work, or to replace long term injuries. As always, we will bring you all the news on these pages as and when (or maybe just a little be later than?) it happens! (02.02.16)

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
02/02/16 Jackson Martínez (COL) Atlético Madrid Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN) FW Late news after window closed! Striker didn't settle at Atleti, and is moving to China for €42 Mio fee!
02/02/16 Javi Lara Atletico Kolkata (IND) Tenerife MF Signed on ex Eibar player after deadline closed, as out of contract following spell in India.
02/02/16 Eddy (AZE) Murcia / Eibar Córdoba MF Eibar decided not to take up buy-out option, so loan ended early and agrees new deal with Andalusians.
02/02/16 Yelko Pino Celta Queens Park Rangers (ENG) MF Youngster missed out on summer window & has been training with Swindon, but signs 6 month deal at QPR.
01/02/16 Guardiola Bayern Munich (GER) Manchester City (ENG) MG Not really winter transfer news, but City announced officially that he will be joining them in summer!
01/02/16 Montoya Barcelona / Inter Milan (ITA) Betis DF Loan period at Inter ended early as not playing much, and joins on loan as cover for injured Piccini.
01/02/16 Cheryshev (RUS) Real Madrid Valencia MF Zidane allowing him to move on loan to get playing time. Ches got ahead of Sevilla. Will he play cup???
01/02/16 Nolito Celta Barcelona FW Barça did everything they could to try and sign ex player, but seems financial fair play rules stooped deal?
01/02/16 Uche (NIG) Tigres (MEX) Málaga FW Experienced striker was last minute loan signing. Already played for 5 clubs in Spain, but has had injury problems.
01/02/16 Federico Ricca (URU / ITA) Danubio (URU) Málaga DF Quick signing of youth international left back to cover for Angeleri. Signs contract to summer 2020.
01/02/16 Alvaro Pereira (URU) Estudiantes de la Plata (ARG) Getafe DF Experienced international left back joins on loan until summer. Played previously at Porto & Inter Milan.
01/02/16 Ansotegi Real Sociedad Eibar DF Real allowed experienced defender to rscind contract 6 months early, and has agreed terms to join neighbours.
01/02/16 Ricardo Costa (POR) PAOK Salonica (GRE) Granada Df Ex Valencia defender rescinds contract with Greek side, and will be returning to Spain!
01/02/16 Isaac Cuenca Bursaspor (TKY)
Granada MF Ex Barça & Depor winger was very last signing before window closed. Agrees 18 month deal at Granada.
01/02/16 Doucouré (FRA) Rennes (FRA) Watford (ENG) / Granada MF Player purchased by Watford, but loaned on to Granada to end of season under joint ownership agreement.
01/02/16 Peñaranda (VEN) Granada Watford (ENG) / Granada FW Another deal with mutual owners. Sold young striker to Watford and taken him back on loan to end of season.
01/02/16 Verdú Fiorentina (TA) Levante MF Ex Espanyol midfielder finally agreed to rescind contract, and joins to end of season, with option of one more.
01/02/16 Damiao (BZL) Santos (BZL) Betis FW Had agreed terms with player for 18 month contract, but Betis board decided to block the deal.
01/02/16 De Paul (ARG) Valencia Racing Avellaneda (ARG) MF Asked club to allow him to return to Argentina on loan. Seems deal still pending final agrement though?
01/02/16 Guitian Sporting Gijón
Zaragoza DF Leaves Sporting as not playing much and signs short term deal as cover for injured Vallejo.
01/02/16 Finnbogason (FIN) Real Sociedad / Olympiacos (GRE) Augsburg (GER) FW Loan period with Greek side ended early, and will be moving on to Germany on new six month loan.
01/02/16 Lass (GIN) Rayo Vallecano Stade Reims (FRA) MF Hasn't played as much as he liked, so decides to take up new loan offer and move to France.
01/02/16 Neuton (BZL) Udinese (ITA) / Granada Albacete DF Have agreed to end loan at Granada early, and will be sub-let to second division side to end of campaign.
01/02/16 Nikos Karabelas (GRE) Levante Valladolid DF Left back has hardly played this year, so rescinds contract and moves to Pucela to try to reboot career.
01/02/16 Culio (ARG) Las Palmas Zaragoza MF Rescinds contract and signs 18 month deal. Controversial move, as he insulted fans in promotion play-offs!
01/02/16 Tomás Nistal Technical staff Ponferradina MG Technical director takes over as caretaker after Manolo Díaz fired following string of poor results.
01/02/16 De las Cuevas Spezia (ITA) Osasuna MF Ex Atlético player returns to Pamplona as free agent. Had heart problems in the past though.
01/02/16 Fede Vico Anderlecht (BEL) Albacete MF Have taken ex Córdoba youngster on loan from Belgium, with buy out option at end of season.
01/02/16 Jorge Díaz (URU) Zaragoza Numancia FW Has to move on to make room for new signings, so agrees to loan deal at Numancia to end of season.
01/02/16 Aridane Bangkok Glass (THA) Mirandés FW Ex Tenerife striker returns to Spain on free transfer after only 6 months playing in Thailand.
01/02/16 Oscar Díaz Numancia Mallorca FW Returns to old club after they paid €250K buy-out clause. Sixth winter signing for islanders!
01/02/16 Cristian Herrera Almería Girona FW Ex Las Palmas & Elche striker agrees to leave Almería after only 6 months, and takes up 18 month contract.
31/01/16 Lucas Orban (ARG) Valencia Levante DF Has been fifth choice central defender recently, and moves across city on loan to make room for Siqueira.
31/01/16 Radosevic (CRO) Napoli (ITA) / Rijeka (CRO) Eibar MF Have signed youngster on loan, with buy out option at end of season. Played last 18 months on loan at Rijeka.
31/01/16 Medunjanin (BOS) Deportivo Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR) MF Not included in Víctor's plans, so agrees to leave Depor and return to old club on 18 month deal.
31/01/16 Hasegawa (JPN) Zaragoza No club FW Player joined last summer when Popovic in charge, but didn't settle, and agrees to rescind contract.
31/01/16 David Babunski (MAC) Barcelona B Red Star Belgrade (SER) FW Older brother agrees to move on 30 month deal. Younger brother Dorian still with Real Madrid B.
31/01/16 Fofo Mallorca Llagostera MF Seems deal with Tenerife fell through, and joins Catalans after rescinding contract at Mallorca.
31/01/16 Alexander González (VEN) Young Boys (SWI) Huesca DF Have signed full back on 18 month contract. Played the last five years with various Swiss sides.
30/01/16 Siqueira (BZL) Atlético Madrid Valencia DF Left back has never really entered in Simeone's plans, so agrees 30 month loan deal to Mestalla.
30/01/16 Piti Granada Rayo Vallecano FW Hasn't featured recently in Sandoval's plans, so rescinds contract & returns to club where he made name.
30/01/16 Iturra (CHL) Udinese (ITA) Rayo Vallecano MF Ex Málaga & Granada midfielder returns to Spain after 6 months playing in Italy. Loan to end of season.
30/01/16 Diogo Figueiras (POR) Genoa (ITA) Sevilla DF Calling him back early from loan in Italy to cover for injured Andreolli. Only played 10 games at Genoa.
30/01/16 Medjani (ALG) Trabzonspor (TKY) Levante DF Have signed him to end of season with option of one more, although has to sort out problem with old club first.
30/01/16 Mosquera Deportivo Valencia MF Seems that Valencia were prepared to pay buy-out clause, but player preferred to stay at Riazor.
30/01/16 Angeleri (ARG) Málaga San Lorenzo de Almagro (ARG) DF Rescinds contract and will be returning home. Flavio Ferreira & Chen also agree to leave club.
30/01/16 Tighadouni (MOR) Málaga Kayserisport (TKY) MF Morrocan international one of several who moves on to make room. Agrees loan deal with Turkish side.
30/01/16 Mario Suárez Fiorentina (TA) Watford (ENG) MF Didn't have much success after moving from Atleti to Italy, so joins Quique on 54 month contract.
30/01/16 Lanzarote Asteras Tripolis (GRE) Zaragoza MF Ex Espanyol midfielder leaves Greece and signs to end of season. Campins also signed on loan from Barça B.
30/01/16 Bagnack (CAM) Barceona B Nantes (FRA) DF One of 9 B team players let go this winter after team in drop zone. Had several offers, but opts for France.
30/01/16 Verdi (ITA)
AC Milan (IA) / Eibar Carpi (ITA) FW Wasn't happy about little playing time, so loan ended early and takes up new loan in native Italy.
28/01/16 Arlauskis (LIT) Watford (ENG) Espanyol GK Lithuanian joins on loan to replace Bardi. Galca knows him from time at Steaua Bucharest.
28/01/16 Vranjes (BOS) Gaziantepspor (TKY)
Sporting Gijón DF Bosnian international rescinds contract with Turkish side, and joins to end of season, with further options.
28/01/16 Musonda (BEL) Chelsea (ENG) Betis MF Got ahead of several teams to take under 21 international on loan to end of season!
28/01/16 Lemos (URU) Sporting Defensor (URU) / Rubin Kazan (RUS) Las Palmas DF Have agreed loan deal with undisclosed buy out option for young defender. Was playing in Russia.
28/01/16 Roger Levante Valladolid FW Has to move on to make room for Rossi, and agrees loan deal to Pucela, where he played a season ago.
28/01/16 Thievy (COG / FRA) Espanyol / Granada
Stade Reims (FRA) FW Has had a checkered career so far, and will try his luck on loan in France after unsuccesful time at Granada.
28/01/16 Musava-King (GAB) Granada Lorient (FRA) DF Defender signed 5 year deal in the summer, but has not played a single match so far. Moves on loan to France.
28/01/16 Cardoso (POR) Deportivo Uniao Madeira (POR) MF Not had much playing time since joining in the summer, so agrees 18 month loan back to Portugal.
28/01/16 Javi Ros Mallorca Zaragoza MF Ex Real Sociedad midfielder rescinds contract at Mallorca, and joins Maños on short term deal.
28/01/16 Yuri (BZL) Ponferradina Qingdaoo Huanghai (CHN) FW Prolific striker left in tears after 7 years at club. Offer they couldn't refuse though from Chinese 2nd divn club.
27/01/16 Oscar Duarte (CRI) Club Brugge (BEL) Espanyol DF First signing under new owners. Costa Rican defender joins on 42 month deal, fee around €1.5 Mio.
27/01/16 Bardi (ITA) Inter Milan (ITA) / Espanyol Frosinone (ITA) GK Decided to end loan deal early as not been able to displace Pau López. New loan deal with Serie A club.
27/01/16 Raillo Espanyol Ponferradina DF Goes out on loan to get playing time, as arrival of Oscar Duarte means he will not play much.
27/01/16 Montoro Almería Las Palmas MF Ex Valencia man is first signing for Setien. Rescinds contract, & joins on 18 month deal, with option of 1 more year.
27/01/16 Matilla Betis Reading (ENG) MF Has agreed to rescind contract at Betis, and is currently undergoing medical checks at Reading.
27/01/16 Hugo Fraile / Eldin (BOS) Sporting Gijón / Almería Elche MF Both players agree to rescind contacts at respective clubs, and will be joining Baraja at Elche.
27/01/16 Bernadello (ARG) Newells Old Boys (ARG) Alavés MF Out of contract at Newells. Returns to Spain after playing in Almería. Vadocz leaves to make room.
27/01/16 Lago Junior (NIG) Mirandés Mallorca FW New owners of Mallorca swooped to sign Nigerian striker, paying €240,000 buy out clause.
27/01/16 Michel Herrero Guangzhou (CHN) Oviedo MF Ex Valencia & Getafe midfielder returns from China to join Asturians.
27/01/16 Natalio Numancia Llagostera FW Experienced striker has called it a day in Soria, and signs new deal with Catalan side.