Winter transfers

That’s it, the winter transfer window closed at midnight last night, and no more moves will be allowed (except for injuries or players who are unemployed) until the end of the season! In the end Barcelona decided to keep the squad they had at the start of the campaign, and with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid banned by FIFA, it was left to other teams to lead the market (although Real did loan Lucas Silva out to Cruzeiro). Sevilla only made one addition though since our last report, Walter Montoya joining after Hiroshi Kiyotake moved back to Japan to free up a non-EU spot. Kiyotake’s international team-mate Shibasaki (the local hero from the Club World Cup final) will be coming to Spain to join Tenerife however after a possible move to Las Palmas fell through, the Canary Islanders preferring to bring Halilovic and local boy Jesé back to Spain. Elsewhere Celta’s Orellana made the switch to Valencia, Celta replaced the Chilean international with their third Danish player, Hjulsager, and Leganés brought in four new men on the last day before the window shut. (01.02.17)

Post window transfers

Transfers 1 Sep to 31 Dec 2016
Transfers 1 Jan to 13 Jan 2017

2016/2017 Mid-season transfers - Div 1
2016/2017 Mid-season transfers - Div 2
2016/2017 New season transfers - Div 1
2016/2017 New season transfers - Div 2

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
31/01/17 Jesé Paris Saint Germain (FRA) Las Palmas FW Finally got his wish! Emery doesn't want him, so have agreed loan deal for him to return to home town club.
31/01/17 Orellana (CHL) Celta Valencia MF Fell out with Berizzo, so has agreed loan move to Mestalla with €3 Mio obligatory buy-out clause.
31/01/17 Lucas Silva (BZL) Real Madrid Cruzeiro (BZL) MF Summer move to Sporting Lisbon fell through due to heart problems, but has recovered and agrees 18 month loan.
31/01/17 José Rodríguez Mainz '05 (GER) Málaga MF Ex Real Madrid & Depor mdifielder returning to Spain on loan to end of season, with buy-out option.
31/01/17 Hjulsager (DEN) Brondby (DEN) Celta MF Signed youngster to 2020, fee reported around €1.1 Mio. Joins fellow countrmen Wass & Sisto.
31/01/17 Sirigu (ITA) PSG (FRA) / Sevilla Osasuna GK Italian international has been kept out of side by Sergio Rico, so agrees to end loan early and move on.
31/01/17 Raoul Loé (CAM / FRA) Al-Sailiya (QTR) Osasuna MF Camerooni international will be returning to old club after 18 months in Qatar. Pending transfer from Al-Sailiya.
31/01/17 Kiyotake (JPN) Sevilla Cerezo Osaka (JPN) MF Wanted to return to old side for family reasons. Will free up non-EU spot for Montoya. Reported fee +/-€5 Mio.
31/01/17 Shibasaki (JPN) Kashima Antlers (JPN) Tenerife FW Remember him? Scored 2 against Madrid in CWC final! Will be joining Tenerife to end of season!
31/01/17 Sergio García Al-Rayyan (QTR) Espanyol FW In the end Al-Rayyan refused to release player, but have agrred he will join in summer when contract ends.
31/01/17 Wakaso (GHA) Panathinaikos (GRE) Granada MF Returns to Liga on loan after spells at Villarreal, Espanyol & Las Palmas. Javi Márquez rescinds contract.
31/01/17 Zozulya (UKR) Betis Rayo Vallecano FW Last minute loan signing by Rayo, but still in the balance due to protests re his connections with military groups?
31/01/17 N'Diaye (SEN) Villarreal Hull City (ENG) MF Ex Sunderland midfielder will be returning to UK on loan after failing to break in to side since joining from Betis.
31/01/17 Espinoza (ARG) Villarreal / Alavés Valladolid MF Ends loan at Alavés after injury, and is loaned out to Valladolid despite failing medical at Oviedo.
31/01/17 Lacina Traoré (IVC) Mónaco (FRA) / CSKA Moscow (RUS) Sporting Gijón FW Tall striker was on lan with Russian side, but has agreed new loan deal. Castro may move on to make space?
31/01/17 Elderson (NIG) Mónaco (FRA) / Standard Liège (BEL)
Sporting Gijón DF Left back will be following Traoré to Molinón on loan deal. Spent first half of season on loan in Belgium.
31/01/17 Rachid (ALG / FRA) Sporting Gijón Tenerife MF Brought up through the ranks, but has agreed to loan move as has not had much playing time this season.
31/01/17 El Zhar (MOR) / Erik Morán Las Palmas / Zaragoza Leganés MF Both rescind contracts to move to Butarque, so 4 signings today for Madrid based club! Toni Dovale leaving.
31/01/17 Alberto Bueno / Tito Granada Leganés FW / DF Double signing, former on loan after agreeing with Porto, latter on loan with buy-out option.
31/01/17 Fede Cartabia (ARG) Valencia Deportivo / Sporting Braga (POR) MF Was on loan at Depor last year and has agreed 5 year deal, but will play on loan in Portugal to June.
31/01/17 Jordi Gómez Wigan (ENG) Rayo Vallecano MF Ex Espanyol midfielder returns to Spain on 6 month loan after 8 years playing in England.
31/01/17 Mojica (COL) Rayo Vallecano Girona DF Not wanted by Baraja, so moves on loan to replace Man City's Angeliño, who moves on new loan to Mallorca.
31/01/17 Yoda (FRA) / Chuli Getafe Almería FW Player swap. Neither has played much for respective sides, and both will be moving on loan.
31/01/17 Marco Motta (ITA) No club Almería DF Experienced defender has been out of work since leaving Charlton in summer, and signs 30 month deal.
31/01/17 Maxi Rolón (ARG) Santos (BZL) Lugo FW Ex Barça B forward agreed to leave Santos some time ago, and signs 18 month deal with Gailicians.
31/01/17 Marcos Tébar Delhi Dynamos (IND) Reus MF Ex Madrid B, Girona etc midfielder is latest player to return from India. Rafa García leaves to make room.
30/01/17 Rodrigo Ely (BZL / ITA) AC Milan (ITA) Alavés DF Defender joins on loan to end of season. Pantic will be moving on, possibly to Dynamo Kiev?
30/01/17 Alfonso Pedraza Villarreal / Lugo Leeds Utd (ENG) MF Have ended loan deal early as have received offer from Leeds. Loan, with €10 Mio buy-out obligation if promoted.
30/01/17 Aketxe Athletic Bilbao Cádiz MF Has recovered from injury, and moves on loan to Cádiz. Have also signed Iván Malón from Veria, Greece.
30/01/17 Héctor Hernández Real Sociedad
Granada DF Have taken young defender on loan deal to end of season. On-loan Gabriel Silva returns to Udinese to make room.
30/01/17 Malonga (FRA / COG) Pro Vecelli (ITA) Elche FW Striker rescinds contract and joins Elche. Previous spells at Mónaco, Murcia, Hibs and in Italy.
30/01/17 Bakic (MNG) Sporting Braga (POR) Alcorcón MF Third winter signing, joins on loan to end of season. Played in Italy for Torino & Fiorentina. Aguza joining Córdoba.
30/01/17 Feltscher (VEN / SWI) Getafe Zaragoza DF Joins on loan to end of season. Van den Bergh also leaves Getafe to move to Greuther Fürth on loan.
30/01/17 De Pena (URU) Middlesbrough (ENG) Oviedo MF Espinoza failed medical check, so moved quickly to sign player from Boro on loan to end of season.
30/01/17 Sereno (POR) Atletico Kolkata (IND) Almería DF Portuguese international, ex de Valladolid, returns to Spain after spells in Germany, Turkey & India.
29/01/17 Matt Ryan (AUS) Valencia Genk (BEL) GK Has been third choice keeper recently, so agrees to loan deal back to Belgian league, where he played before.
29/01/17 Kike Sola Athletic Bilbao / Getafe Numancia FW Has hardly played since joining in summer, so ends loan deal early and accepts new loan deal in Soria.
28/01/17 Montoya (ARG) Rosario (ARG) Sevilla MF Have signed midfielder on four & a half year deal, but will only join now if non-EU spot freed up.
28/01/17 Sergio García Al-Rayyan (QTR) Espanyol FW The captain is back! Has agreed to rescind contract in Qatar and returns home on 18 month deal!
27/01/17 Pato (BZL) Villarreal Tianjin Quanjian (CHN) FW Has only been 6 months at club, but have received an offer they can't refuse of around €18 Mio.
27/01/17 Rui Silva (POR) Nacional Madeira (POR) Granada GK Have signed keeper on 54 month deal to replace Kelava and Oier, who are both moving on.
27/01/17 Oier Granada Levante GK The man in the middle of the merry-go-round! Is being drafted in to replace Remiro, although no further news.
27/01/17 Remiro Levante Athletic Bilbao GK Athletic recalling him early from loan after Kepa injured and Herrerín loaned out to Leganés.
27/01/17 Imaz UCAM Murcia Cádiz MF Has agreed to rescind contract, and prefers Cádiz offer to others. Abel Gómez moving to Lorca to make room.
27/01/17 Razvan Popa (ROM) Zaragoza Burgos DF Has hardly played since joining from Inter Milan last summer, and will be loaned out to get experience.
26/01/17 Halilovic (CRO) Hamburg (GER) Las Palmas MF Ex Barça B & Sporting player returning to Spain after 6 months in Germany. 18 month loan with €5 Mio buy-out clause.
26/01/17 Vujadinovic (MNG) Beijing Enterprises (CHN) Osasuna DF Will be returning to old hunting ground after agreeing to rescind contract with Chinese club.
25/01/17 Mikel Vesga Athletic Bilbao Sporting Gijón MF Made it in to first team squad this summer, but will move on loan to get more playing time.
24/01/17 Tosca (ROM)> Steaua Bucharest (ROM) Betis DF Have given up trying to sign Muniesa, and agree €1 Mio fee to sign defender. Should make the back four sing!?!
24/01/17 Araujo (ARG) Las Palmas AEK Athens (GRE) FW Striker has had problems with drinking & driving, and will be moving to Greece on loan to get him out of trouble.
24/01/17 Rubén Deportivo Anderlecht (BEL) GK Has been 3rd choice behind Tyton & Lux since joining in summer, and moves on loan, with Roef going other way.
24/01/17 Luis Hernández Leicester (ENG) Málaga DF Ex Sporting defender returns to Spain after 18 months in UK. Fee rumoured to be +/- €2 Mio, and signs to 2020.
24/01/17 Juan Muñoz Sevilla / Zaragoza
Levante FW Not played much since Agné arrived, and has agreed to end loan early and move to Levante to replace Martins.
24/01/17 Dani Nieto Xhanti (GRE) Numancia FW Ex Eibar forward has decided to leave Greece, and will be moving to Soria based side to 2019.
24/01/17 Kravets (UKR) Karpaty (UKR) Lugo DF Not the Granada striker! This one is a 19 year old left back! Joins on loan with buy-out option.
24/01/17 Bittos (ARG) Atromitos (GRE) Córdoba DF Argentinian full back has agreed to rescind contract with Greek club, and has signed to end of season.
24/01/17 Luis Martins (POR) Granada Maritimo (POR) DF Was loaned out to Osasuna last season, and agrees new two year loan to home country to gain experience.
23/01/17 Rubén Pardo Real Sociedad Betis MF Has extended contract at Real to 2020, but will go on loan to end of season as Eusebio not playing him.
23/01/17 Saja (ARG) Nàstic Zaragoza GK Veteran keeper left Nàstic last month after Reina recovered from injury, and signs with Maños to end of season.
23/01/17 Callens (PER) Numancia New York City (USA) DF Has agreed to rescind contract with Numancia, and will be joining David Villa in the MLS.
23/01/17 Urko Vera Huesca Mirandés FW Striker agrees to rescind contract at Huesca, and returns to club he played for 18 months ago.
21/01/17 Adrián López Porto (POR) Villarreal FW Spanish international will be returning on new loan deal after spending last season in Madrigal.
20/01/17 Adrián Ramos (COL) Borussia Dortmund (GER) Chongqing Lifan (CHN) / Granada FW Chinese club signed striker for +/- €12 Mio., and have loaned him straight out to Granada (same shareholders).
19/01/17 Samu García Rubin Kazan (RUS) Leganés MF Ex Málaga & Villarreal midfielder will be returning to Spain on loan after six months playing in Russia.
19/01/17 Panagiotis Koné (GRE) Udinese (ITA) Granada MF Albanian born midfielder is latest to move on loan from associated club. Has played in Greece & Italy.
19/01/17 Ingason (ISL) Lokeren (BEL) Granada DF Member of successful Iceland Euro 2016 side coming to Spain! Have agreed terms for him to sign deal to 2020.
18/01/17 Borja Valle Deportivo Elche FW Agreed loan deal some time ago, but has had to wait until Kakuta & Ola John were signed to be allowed to leave.
18/01/17 Javi Alamo Osasuna Almería MF Ex Zaragoza winger joined in summer, but agrees to rescind contract and take up offer of max 18 month deal.
17/01/17 Vinicius (BZL) Valencia Huesca FW Has already scored after returning from loan at Recife, but will be loaned out again to end of season.
17/01/17 Rubí No club Sporting Gijón MG Has had spells at various clubs, and will be taking over from Abelardo after he decided to call it a day.
17/01/17 Casado No club Numancia DF Ex Sevilla & Rayo full back left Bolton last year, and has signed as cover for injured Valcarce to end of season.
17/01/17 Edu Bedía Oviedo Zaragoza MF Has not played since October, so agrees to end contract 6 months early and join Maños.
16/01/17 Claudio Barragán Mirandés No club MG Has been sacked after only 4 games in charge, one of which he won! Give him a chance boys!
16/01/17 Oscar Romero (PAR) Shanghai Shenhua (CHN) Alavés MF Signs on 12 month loan, with option for 6 months more. Espinoza left out of squad to free up non EU spot.
16/01/17 Demichelis (ARG) Espanyol Málaga DF Ex Man City defender was close to move to MLS, but has decided to return to old club to end of season.
16/01/17 Kakuta (FRA) Hebei China Fortune (CHN) Deportivo FW Ex Chelsea forward returns to Spain on loan for 3rd time after playing for Rayo & Sevilla.
16/01/17 Borja Fernández Atlético Kolkata (IND) Almería MF Ex Real Madrid midfielder returning to Spain again after another spell in Indian Super League.
16/01/17 Zuculini (ARG) Rayo Vallecano Man City (ENG) / Hellas Verona (ITA) MF Not played much at Rayo, and will be joining his brother on new loan deal qith Italian club.
16/01/17 Owona (CAM) Villanovense Alcorcón DF Ex PSG & Oviedo defender has signed 30 month contract to strengthen defence.
16/01/17 Marc Crosas Tenerife Cruz Azul (MEX) / Tampico Madero MF Have agreed to end loan period early, and will be moving back to Mexico to play for Tampico.
14/01/17 Ola John (HOL) Benfica (POR) / Wolverhampton (ENG) Deportivo MF Will be replacing Babel on loan to end of season after spells at Reading & Wolves. Hola Ola, as we say over here!
14/01/17 David Costas Celta Oviedo DF Under 21 international agrees to join Hierro on loan to end of season to get more playing time.
14/01/17 Piti Rayo Vallecano Limassol (CYP) FW Veteran forward moving on again after 2nd spell at Rayo. Takes up offer to join Cypriot side to end of season.