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The transfer market is already in full swing, and all clubs are now moving to make up their squads for next season. A few years ago Real Madrid’s policy was paraphrased as signing “Zidanes” (i.e. “Galacticos”) and “Pavónes” (home-grown players). Now Zidane himself is in charge though they are going more for the “Pavones”, with Marcos Llorente, Jesús Vallejo and Borja Mayoral brought back home, and under 21 stars Theo Hernández and Dani Ceballos joining the club. James, Pepe and Mariano move on though to make room, and Zidane’s son Enzo is amongst the talented youngsters who are being farmed out to get experience. Madrid’s neighbours Atlético can’t sign this summer of course due to the FIFA ban, but they are finding a way around that, in particular loaning some €37 million to Las Palmas for them to pay Vitolo’s buy-out clause to Sevilla. The Spanish international will only play for his old club for six months though, and will then be transferred on to Atleti when the ban ends in January (apparently all legally checked and approved with FIFA). Diego Costa may well be the next to follow a similar route.

Elsewhere Barcelona have given up fighting for Bellerín after Arsenal put up the shutters, and they have signed Benfica’s Nelson Semedo (not to be confused with Villarreal’s new signing Rubén Semedo) to fill the right back position. Sevilla meanwhile have moved quickly to cover the absence of Vitolo, signing Nolito from Manchester City, and also tying up Muriel, Pizarro and Corchia (and bringing back Banega), and their city rivals Betis have added Guardado, Barragán and Jordi Amat to their squad. Other notable moves in the last couple of weeks have been Janujaz (Manchester United to Real Sociedad), .Granero (Real Sociedad to Espanyol), Borja Bastón and Roberto (from Swansea and Espanyol to Málaga), and Bakkali (Valencia to Deportivo), and Yuri, Kameni, Iborra, Camacho, Mathieu, Rubén Castro, Rami and Ochoa, are amongst those who will be leaving us. Things are happening every day at the moment though, so follow the latest moves link above for the up-to-date news. (15.07.17)

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
15/07/17 Nolito Manchester City (ENG) Sevilla FW Didn't make much impression since moving from Celta last summer, so have agreed €9 Mio fee for him to come back.
15/07/17 José Angel Porto (POR) / Villarreal Eibar DF Ex Sporting left back was on loan at Villarrea last season, and agrees to rescind contract & sign for 3 years.
15/07/17 Lobotka (SVK) Nordsjælland (DEN) Celta MF Fishing in Denmark again, but this time signing is Slovakian U21 inrernational, on 5 year deal.
15/07/17 Amorebieta (SPA / VEN) Sporting Gijón Independiente de Avellaneda (ARG) DF Venezuelan born Basque making his first move out of Europe after playing for Fulham & Boro. Signs for 2 years
14/07/17 Joan Jordán Espanyol / Valladolid Eibar MF Catalan midfielder signs for 3 years, fee around €1 Mio + variables. Espanyol keep 1st refusal + 20& rights.
14/07/17 Wakaso (GHA) Panathinaikos (GRE) / Granada Alavés MF The Bad Boy is back! Only 26 years old, and already his 6th La Liga club (not to mention Rubin Kazan, Celtic etc…).
14/07/17 Elustondo Athletic Bilbao Atlético Nacional (COL) DF Contract not renewed at San Mamés, and will try his luck joining coach Lillo in Medellín.
14/07/17 Montoro Las Palmas Granada MF Another Spanish signing for Oltra! Was out of contract at Las Palmas, and joins on 3 year deal.
14/07/17 Quique Almería Osasuna FW Changing all their forward line, and joins David Rodríguez and others for €1.5 Mio. 5 year deal.
14/07/17 Akram Afif (QTR) Villarreal / Sporting Gijón KAS Eupen (BEL) FW Qatari forward has to go out on loan again to gain experience after spell in Gijón. Played for Eupen before.
14/07/17 Holgersson (SWE) Aalborg (DEN)
Lorca DF Defender who has played for Wigan & NY Red Bulls strengthens defence of new boys in their 1st season in 2nd divn.
13/07/17 Nelson Semedo (POR) Benfica (POR) Barcelona DF Got fed up waiting for Bellerín, so have signed Portuguese full back for €30 Mio + variable of €5 Mio every 50 games.
13/07/17 Bakkali (BEL / MOR)
Valencia Deportivo MF Has only featured intermittently since joining, and Marcelino happy for him to move on loan to get playing time.
13/07/17 Ochoa (MEX) Málaga / Granada Standard Liège (BEL) GK Memo is leaving us! Set a new record last season for letting in goals at Granada, but moves on as free agent.
13/07/17 Guillermo Maripán (CHL) Universidad Catolica (CHL) Alavés DF Defender signed for four years to strengthen defence, Has made one appearance for Chile.
13/07/17 Alberto García Getafe Rayo Vallecano GK Several clubs looking to take him, but in the end makes the short move across town on loan with buy out option.
13/07/17 Planas Celta Girona DF Ex Barça B left back returns to Catalonia after three years at Celta. Joins as free agent.
13/07/17 Moreira (POR) Atlético Madrid Sporting Braga (POR) GK Was called back from loan last winter as cover for injured Oblak, but never made debut & goes back on loan.
12/07/17 James (COL) Real Madrid Bayern Munich (GER) MF Will be rejoining Ancelotti on 2 year loan, with reported €35 Mio buy out option at end of period.
12/07/17 Corchia (FRA) Lille (FRA) Sevilla DF Moved quickly to replace Mariano. French international signs for 4 years, reported fee around €5 Mio.
12/07/17 Mariano (BZL) Sevilla Galatasaray (TKY) DF Played most of last season, but have accepted bid of €4.6 Mio and will be moving to Turkey for 3 years,
12/07/17 Janujaz (BEL) Man Utd / Sunderland (ENG) Real Sociedad
MF Rebooting his career in Spain after 2 loan spells. Paying €10 Mio for him, although Man U have buy back option..
12/07/17 Mario Hermoso Real Madrid Castilla Espanyol DF Have signed young defender on three year deal. Free transfer, but Madrid keep 50% transfer rights.
12/07/17 Douglas Luiz (BZL) Vasco da Gama (BZL) Man City (ENG) / Girona
MF City paid €15 Mio for 19 year old and will loan him to Girona under agreement between clubs.
12/07/17 Gumbau Barcelona B Leganés MF Decided not to renew his contract even though Barça B went up, and signs for Lega as free agent.
12/07/17 Gerard Valentín Nàstic Deportivo DF Have signed right back to replace Laure, who is moving on. Will be signing four year contract. Fee +/- €600K.
12/07/17 Scepovic (SER) Getafe Sporting Gijón FW Striker will be staying in 2nd division, and returns on loan to club where he had his best success.
12/07/17 Barral APOEL Nicosia (CYP) Cádiz FW Ex Levante and Granada striker returns to Spain to try his luck at Cádiz. Signs for 1 year with option of 1 more.
12/07/17 Deyversen (BZL) Levante / Alavés Palmeiras (BZL) FW Returned after loan at Alavés, but has been sold on for €5 Mio plus variables. Levante keep 30%.
12/07/17 Sergio Herrera Huesca Osasuna GK Have signed promising keeper to replace Sirigu. Paying €300k for him, and signs 4 year contract.
11/07/17 Calleri (ARG / ITA) / Toledo (ARG) West Ham Utd (ENG) / Fiorentina (ITA) Las Palmas FW / MF Signing them in pairs now! Announced that both Argentinian players will join club on one year loans.
11/07/17 Burgui Real Madrid / Sporting Gijón
Alavés FW Making permanent move after two loan deals, and signs for 4 years. Fee around €3 Mio, & Madrid keep buy-back.
11/07/17 Rubén Castro Betis Guizhou HZ (CHN) FW Moving to China on 6 month loan to join Manzano & Mario, freeing up space & cooling off after court case.
11/07/17 Mario Suárez Watford (ENG) / Valencia
Guizhou HZ (CHN) MF Didn't have a good season on loan with Ches, and has agreed move to join Gregorio Manzano in China.
11/07/17 Rami (FRA) Sevilla Olympique Marseille (FRA) DF Ex Valencia defender moving on again after 2 years. Signs 4 year deal for a reported fee of €6 Mio.
11/07/17 Alex Bergantiños Deportivo Sporting Gijón MF Depor have agreed to extend his contract by a year, but will be going out on loan to Sporting this season.
11/07/17 Uche Agbo (NIG) Watford (ENG) / Granada
Standard Liège (BEL) MF Our "Villains" award winner is leaving us! Was on loan from Watford, and moves on to Belgium.
11/07/17 Samu Sáiz Huesca Leeds Utd (ENG) MF Got ahead of Eibar and others to pay €3 Mio fee. Half goes to Atlético, who hold 50% of his transfer rights.
11/07/17 Aderlan Santos (BZL) Valencia Sao Paulo (BZL) DF Defender not in Marcelino's plans, and will be returning to home country on 18 month loan deal.
11/07/17 Pablo Iñiguez Villarreal / Rayo Vallecano Reus DF Has been out on loan at Girona & Rayo last two seasons, and joins Reus on two year deal, with buy back option.
11/07/17 Alvaro Fernández Osasuna Mónaco (FRA)
GK Have signed Spain's U19 goalkeeper on 3 year deal, although Osasuna claim he is still under contract with them.
10/07/17 Vitolo Sevilla Atlético Madrid / Las Palmas MF Atleti can't sign yet, so lending €37 Mio to pay buy-out clause and will play 6 months at Las Palmas first.
10/07/17 Cerci (ITA) Atlético Madrid Hellas Verona (ITA)
FW Has not been able to settle at Atleti, mainly due to injuries, and makes permanent move back to Italy.
10/07/17 Amavi (FRA) Aston Villa (ENG) Sevilla DF Had agreed fee of €7 Mio for U21 international, but deal is off after doubts raised during medical check.
10/07/17 Cenk Gonen (TKY) Galatasay (TKY) Málaga GK Has agreed terms to leave Turkish club, and will be joining as understudy to Roberto once papers sorted.
10/07/17 Brandon (SPA / UK) Mallorca Stade Rennais (FRA)
MF Agreed to let him go after club relegated, and opts to join French club rather than e.g. Barça B.
09/07/17 Mauro dos Santos (ARG) Eibar Leganés DF Contract of ex Almería defender not renewed, but will be staying in top flight after accepting offer from Leganés.
09/07/17 Esteban Burgos (ARG) Rosario Central (ARG) Alcorcón DF Defender makes his first move to Europe, and club also announce signings of Jonathan Pereira and others.
08/07/17 Dani Ceballos Betis Real Madrid MF Was MVP at recent U21 Euro finals, and turns down offers from Barça & others to sign for 6 years. €18 Mio fee.
08/07/17 Muriel (COL) Sampdoria (ITA) Sevilla FW Paid club record fee of €20 Mio to sign striker, who was being chased by several clubs. Samp keep 20% rights.
08/07/17 Pizarro (ARG) Tigres (MEX) Sevilla MF Moving up a league after many seasons signing bargains, and have paid €8 Mio to tie up midfielder.
08/07/17 Barragán Middlesbrough (ENG) Betis DF Have agreed one year loan, with obligatory €1 Mio buy out clause if he plays minimum 25 games.
08/07/17 Suárez Barcelona B Girona GK Helped Barça B get promoted, but contract not renewed and signs for four years with neighbours.
08/07/17 Cucho Hernández (COL) Watford (ENG) Huesca FW Have agreed terms to take U20 forward on loan for a season. Also bringing back Pulido from Belgium.
07/07/17 Mathieu (FRA) Barcelona Sporting Lisbon (POR) DF Has agreed terms to leave Barça, and will be joining Coentrao and cº after successful trial period with club.
07/07/17 Yuri Real Sociedad Paris St Germain (FRA)
DF Emery pushed to sign left back after excellent season, and are paying €15 Mio to bring him to Paris.
07/07/17 Amavi (FRA) Aston Villa (ENG) Sevilla DF Paying €7 Mio for U21 international, who will replace Trémoulinas and compete with Escudero for left back spot.
07/07/17 Neto (ITA) Juventus (ITA) Valencia GK Changing goalkeepers at Mestalla, and have signed Buffon's understudy for fee of €7 Mio + variables.
07/07/17 Granero Real Sociedad Espanyol MF The "Pirate" leaves Real and signs 2 year contract at Cornellà. Ex Real Madrid, has had spells at Getafe & QPR.
07/07/17 Guardado (MEX) PSV Eindhoven (HOL) Betis MF Ex Depor & Valencia midfielder returns to Spain on 4 year deal. Fee reportedly around €2 Mio.
07/07/17 Bernardo (COL / SPA) Middlesbrough (ENG) Girona DF Had 2 years to run on contract after moving to UK from Sporting last summer, but returns to Spain on 4 year deal.
07/07/17 Charlie I'Anson (ENG) Valencia Mestalla Granada DF Englishman brought up in Spain is 12th signing this summer! Cancela moving on to join Olympiacos.
06/07/17 Iborra Sevilla Leicester (ENG) MF Team captain moving on after 4 successful seasons. Signs for Leicester for 4 years, reported fee of +/- €15 Mio.
06/07/17 Roque Las Palmas Swansea (WAL) MF Moving on after 6 years at club. Fee set at around €12.5 Mio (plus a friendly in the Isles!), LP keep 15% rights.
06/07/17 Camacho Málaga Wolfsburg (GER) MF Spanish international midfielder is moving on! Fee set a bit below buy out clause at €15 Mio. Signs for 4 years.
06/07/17 Bruno / Angel Betis / Zaragoza Getafe DF / FW Strengthening squad after winning promotion, and sign 2 players with 1st division experience.
06/07/17 Lucas Torró Real Madrid / Oviedo Osasuna MF Was on loan at Oviedo last season, and makes permanent move. Madrid keep 50% rights & buy back option.
05/07/17 Roberto Espanyol Málaga GK Was with Michel at Olympiacos, and will be joining on loan with obligatory buy-out clause. Pau López staying on.
05/07/17 Oriol Riera Deportivo / Osasuna Western Sydney Wanderers (AUS) FW No room for him after previous loans, so agrees to rescind contract and will be moving to Australia.
05/07/17 Alfonso Pedraza Villarreal / Leeds Utd (ENG) Alavés MF Will be going out on loan again after 6 month spell in the UK, but no buy out clause at end of season.
05/07/17 Hervías Real Sociedad / Elche Eibar MF Have signed player who was on loan at Oviedo & Elche, but will probably go out on another loan at first.
05/07/17 Víctor Casadesús Levante Tenerife FW Played with Martí before he hung up his boots to take coaching job, and turns down other offers to move to isles.
05/07/17 Amat Swansea (WAL) Betis DF Ex Espanyol defender returns to Spain on one year loan deal with buy out option at end of season.
05/07/17 Laure Deportivo Alcorcón DF Full back is out of contract and is leaving Depor after eight seasons, and signs three year contract.
04/07/17 Pepe (POR) Real Madrid Besiktas (TKY) DF Out of contract and was close to signing for PSG, but in the end he agrees to move to Turkey.
04/07/17 Borja Bastón Swansea (WAL) Málaga FW Striker returning to Spain on loan deal to replace Sandro. Swansea agree to pay part of salary.
04/07/17 Jozabed Fulham (ENG) Celta MF Was on loan for 6 months, and have reportedly paid +/- €4 Mio to make move permanent. Signs 4 year contract.
04/07/17 Cuéllar Sporting Gijón Leganés GK Only the injured Serantes remains from the 5 keepers they used last season, so signed free agent for 2 years.
04/07/17 Zaldua Real Sociedad Leganés DF Competition with Odriozola means he decides to take up loan offer. Will replace Víctor Díaz, who joins Granada.
04/07/17 Rubén Sobrino Manchester City (ENG) Alavés FW Striker didn't play much during loan period last season, but have agreed to pay €2 Mio buy out clause anyway.
04/07/17 Alvaro Lemos Celta Lens (FRA) MF Hardly played last season after signing from Lugo, so agrees loan move to French 2nd division side.
03/07/17 Banega (ARG) Inter Milan (ITA) Sevilla MF Have agreed terms to bring midfielder back to Sánchez Pizjuán after only one year at Inter. Fee €9 Mio.
03/07/17 Kameni (CAM) Málaga Fenerbahçe (TKY) GK Imminent arrival of Espanyol's Roberto means that he has to move on. Given free transfer & signs for 2 years.
03/07/17 Lejeune (FRA) Eibar Newcastle (ENG) DF Benítez reportedly offering €10 Mio buy out clause to sign defender on 4 year deal. Got ahead of Arsenal, Spurs…
03/07/17 Charles (BZL) Málaga Eibar FW Contract at Málaga ended this summer, and moves the opposite way to Adrián to join Basque side.
03/07/17 Dani Pacheco / Portillo Betis Getafe MF Have exercised obligatory buy-out clause of €1.5 Mio each. Aso bought out Chuli and Alvaro Jiménez.
03/07/17 Raúl Baena Rayo Vallecano Granada MF Complete change of track, and ex Espanyol player is 7th Spaniard they have signed. Out of contract at Rayo.
03/07/17 Manolo Márquez Las Palmas B Las Palmas MG A big surprise! B team coach promoted as De Zerbi taking too long to sort out problems with Palermo.
02/07/17 Pablo Insúa Deportivo / Leganés Schalke '04 (GER) DF Was on loan at Leganés last 2 seasons, and has agreed 4 year contract with German side. Fee €3.5 Mio.
02/07/17 Curro Torres Valencia Mestalla Lorca FC MG Last manager is on board! Took Ches to play-offs, and takes over from David Vidal, who got Lorca promoted.
02/07/17 Livaja (CRO) Las Palmas AEK Athens (GRE) FW Follows the route Araujo took recently, and moves on one year loan to Greek side, who have buy-out option.
02/07/17 Piovaccari (ITA) Córdoba Zhejiang Yiteng (CHN) FW Ex Eibar striker takes up offer from Chinese 2nd divn side! Played previously with W. Sydney in Australia.
01/07/17 Enzo Zidane (FRA) Real Madrid Alavés MF Zidane's son has been brought up in the junior ranks, and agrees transfer to Alavés with buy-back clause.
01/07/17 Kiko Femenía Alavés Watford (ENG) DF Midfielder turned full back has rejected offers from other clubs to take up 3 year contract in Premier League.
01/07/17 Ingason (ICE) Granada Rostov (RUS) DF Icelandic defender moving on after 6 months at club. Fee around €2 Mio, a small profit on what they paid.
01/07/17 Edgar Alavés Cruz Azul (MEX) MF Have agreed to pay €5 Mio buy out clause, and will be moving out of Spain for first time to continue his career.
01/07/17 Alex Martínez Betis Granada DF Out of contract and signs 2 year deal. Will compete with Bilbao's Iriondo, who moves on loan after spell at Elche.
01/07/17 Danny Carvajal (CRI) Deportivo Saprissa (CRI) Albacete GK Following in the footsteps of countrymen Conejo and Keylor Navas! Signs for Manchegans for 2 years.
01/07/17 Ruíz de Galarreta Numancia Barcelona B MF Valverde has given green light to sign ex Athletic & Zaragoza midfielder to strengthen B team.
01/07/17 David Rodríguez Alcorcón Osasuna FW All four strikers have moved on after relegation, so sign ex Atlético forward for 3 seasons. Fee €350K!
01/07/17 Aarón Ñíguez Tenerife Oviedo MF Saúl's big brother turned down offer to renew, and joins Oviedo, who also signed Folch and Carlos Hernández.
01/07/17 Juan Villar Valladolid Tenerife FW Forward out of contract, and signs for 3 years with islanders. Had previous spells at Recre & Cádiz.