Spanish La Liga transfer news 2016/17: Real Madrid Barcelona transfer news

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The transfer window of La Liga 2016/17 season ended on 31st August 2016. The budget of the league reached around £413.89 million by the end of the transfer window. Barcelona became the biggest buyers of the league with a total of £122.4 million after they bought the Portuguese midfielder, Andre Gomes for around €35 million.

Atletico Madrid spent €81 million this season, after buying players like Kevin Gameiro for €34 million, the second most expensive player of the season. Sevilla spent an estimated €56.2 million, coming third in the list of the clubs with the biggest transfer amounts. Real Madrid also came forward after they bought back their former Spanish attacker, Alvaro Morata from Juventus for €30 million.

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Probably the most famous and the most expensive transfer were of the Portuguese, Andre Gomes, who moved from Valencia to Barcelona for €35 million. Barcelona also bought the French centre back, Samuel Umtiti from Olympique Lyon for £12.75 million. While Barcelona brought several players to their club, some notable players from Barcelona also left.

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Their goal keeper from the previous season, Claudio Bravo left for Manchester City for £15.3 million. Marc Bartra also made a move to Borussia Dortmund for £6.80 million. Probably the most notable departure was of their famous Dani Alves. He left for Juventus after playing for 8 years at the club, looking for a new start at Juventus.

Real Madrid

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At Real Madrid, the most famous transfer of the season was of Alvaro Morata. Morata, a golden player for Madrid, left for Juventus 2 years ago after his potential was suppressed due to better players at the club. He returns this season in hope for a more successful future at Real Madrid. Fabio Coentrao also returns to his club from Monaco, after the end of his loan. The 20 year old Spaniard, Marco Asensio also returns to the club after his loan at Espanyol ends. He scored at the first season match for Real Madrid, making a name for himself in the team.

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The most significant departure at Real Madrid was of Jese. The 23 year old left for PSG, after he failed to see a bright future ahead at the club, again because of better players who he couldn’t possibly replace. He moved to PSG for £21.25 million. Another prominent departure was of Alvaro Arbeloa, who moved to West Ham, after spending 7 years at Real Madrid. He considers his move to the club as one he find the most suitable for him and his career.

Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid made a strong move after they bought the 29 year old Kevin Gameiro from Sevilla for £27.20 million. While on the other hand, Milan returned Fernando Torres to Atletico Madrid for free. Around 16 players departed from Atletico Madrid in this seasons transfer window.

Latest News

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The most famous news around La Liga is the transfer ban implicated on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid by FIFA. The teams are banned due to the violation of the rules regarding the protection and signing of underage foreign players. Both the teams cannot sign any new players until 2018. However they can make deals for signing, but none of them can play or get registered until the time period for the ban ends. Barcelona suffered from the same kind of ban in 2015; however they still managed to win the Spanish Cup, Champions league and Copa del Rey.

Both the clubs will have to submit appeals to the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), in order to undermine it. The appeals to FIFA were disapproved. The ban has proved more harmful for Zidane than Real Madrid, whose two under 18 sons are in Real Madrid’s youth team. Both of them will be unable to play because of it. However, Real Madrid won’t even feel the effects of the ban, as there squad is very strong at the moment.

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