La Liga Transfer News and Rumours
Whether or not you find transfer talk exciting, you still want to be the first to know if there’s a rumour in La Liga. Here’s the latest news every fan craves:
- Barcelona has been looking at Diego Alves from Valencia to replace Claudio Bravo, Barca’s previous goalkeeper. But according to Sport, the Spanish newspaper, Barcelona has also shown some interest in Paris Saint Germain’s Alphonse Areola. Areola made 32 appearances with Villarreal on loan last term.
- According to Marca, Barcelona’s Munir el Haddadi has recently gained some interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke clubs. The forward has scored four goals in 25 La Liga appearances.
- According to Jesus Garcia Pitarch, Valencia’s sporting director, Paco Alcacer will not be transferring to another club anytime soon. He stated that the striker is happy where he is and Valencia is not willing to give him up. This is unfortunate news for Barcelona since they are looking for a striker and have shown interest in Alcacer.
- Cristiano Tello, the winger from Barcelona, re-signed on a loan with the Italian club Fiorentina.
- Arsenal has shown interest in Jose Gimenez, the central defender. Arsenal is in talks with Atletico Madrid to see if they can make a deal happen.
- Premier League clubs have shown interest in Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, but Real Madrid is asking for 65 million pounds in transfer fees.
Most Expensive Transfers in the Top 5 Clubs
Transfer fees get more flamboyant every year. This is certainly one of the most interesting features of the La Liga news
So as the summer transfer window comes to a close, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive transfers coming into La Liga so far:
Valencia: Luis Nani
Valencia paid 8.5 million euros in transfer fees for the winger, Luis Nani. Nani comes in from Fenerbahce where he scored twelve goals in the past year.
He has twenty goals in 103 international caps.
Nani played for Portugal who won the finals. His performance throughout the games was unremarkable – that is, until the final game. When Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t finish the game, Nani stepped up. His performance in that game alone proves he’s a good addition in.
Villarreal: Roberto Soriano
Villarreal paid 13.5 million euros in transfer fees for the midfielder, Roberto Soriano. He is coming from Sampdoria where he scored eighteen goals in the past five years.
Soriano has no goals in eight international caps.
Soriano played for Italy but didn’t get much of a chance to demonstrate his skills during the games. However, he’ll be a decent addition to Villarreal.
Real Madrid: Alvaro Morata
Real Madrid paid 30 million euros in transfer fees for the striker Alvaro Morata; they used the buy-back clause in his contract. Morata is coming from Juventus where he scored 27 goals in the past two years. He played for Real Madrid Morata before for four years and in that period scored eleven goals. For this reason, the transfer very much feels like he’s coming home.
Morata has six goals in thirteen international caps.
Morata played for Spain and performed well throughout the games. Although he’s usually not part of the starting lineup, Morata will be a great addition to Real Madrid. He always performs well in big games.
Atletico Madrid: Kevin Gameiro
Atletico Madrid paid 34 million euros in transfer fees for the right winger Kevin Gameiro, giving up Luciano Vietto on loan. Gameiro comes from Sevilla where he scored sixteen goals in the past three years. He’s signed up for four years. Gameiro has one goal in eight international caps.
Gameiro was on standby for France who got to the finals but lost against Portugal. Atletico Madrid needs a good striker so Gameiro will be a nice addition.
Barcelona: Andre Gomes
Topping the La Liga transfer news is Barcelona, the defending La Liga champions. They paid 50 million euros in transfer fees for the central midfielder, Andre Gomes. Gomes is the most expensive transfer and comes in from Valencia where he scored nine goals in two years. Gomes has no goals in thirteen international caps.
Gomes played for Portugal who won the finals. Even though he didn’t play in that last match, he gave a great performance against Iceland.
La Liga news
keeps us hooked
The rumours leave more questions than answers but there’s no denying we’re excited to see what happens next.
Only time will tell if the rumours are true and how these transfers will affect La Liga. If you want to watch for yourself, check out the fixtures and find the best deal to go see them this season.