June Transfers Review – The Summer Deals So Far involving La Liga Clubs

Summer Transfers in Spain

The summer transfer window exploded into life with a host of new arrivals at the Bernabeu in early June. The rest of La Liga has been a bit slow to catch up but some significant deals have gone through over the past week or so. Things are only likely to heat up now contracts are up and as players start to return from holidays and summer tournaments. Read on for all the La Liga June transfers plus a few transfers that were concluded at the back-end of last season.

June Transfers Involving La Liga Clubs

Top 10 June 2019 Transfers

Eden Hazard
Forward — Chelsea to Real Madrid (€100m)

Luka Jovic
Forward — Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid (€64.5m)

Ferland Mendy
Defender — Lyon to Real Madrid (€49m)

Forward — Santos to Real Madrid (€45m)

Marcos Llorente
Midfielder — Real Madrid to Atlético Madrid (€39.7m)

Jasper Cillessen
Goalkeeper — Barcelona to Valencia (€30m)

Pablo Fornals
Midfielder — Villarreal to West Ham (€26.8m)

Goalkeeper — Valencia to Barcelona (€26m)

André Gomes
Midfielder — Barcelona to Everton (€24.5m)

Luis Muriel
Forward — Sevilla to Atalanta (€17.9m)

The top ten deals are predictably dominated by the big guns, further highlighting what is largely a two-tiered transfer market in Spain. The four most expensive transfers completed last month involved players joining Real Madrid. Beneath that comes Marcos Llorente’s cross-town move and what was close to a goalkeeper swap deal between Valencia and Barcelona. We’ve also seen Luis Muriel, Pablo Fornals and André Gomes depart Spain altogether, although in the latter case Gomes has merely converted his Everton loan deal into a permanent switch.

Other Transfers in June (most recent first)

Denis Suárez
Midfielder — Barcelona to Celta Vigo (€15m)

Denis Cheryshev
Winger — Villarreal to Valencia (€6m)

Renan Lodi
Defender — Athletico Paranaense to Atlético Madrid (undisclosed)

Joan Jordán
Midfielder — Eibar to Sevilla (€15m)

Ante Budimir
Forward — Crotone to Real Mallorca (€2.6m)

Saúl Garcia
Defender — Deportivo La Coruña – Alavés (free)

Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Ávila
Midfielder — San Lorenzo to Osasuna (€2.7m)

Carlos Clerc
Defender — Osasuna to Levante (free)

Javi Fuego
Midfielder — Villarreal to Sporting Gijón (free)

Rúben Semedo
Defender — Villarreal to Olympiacos (€5.1m)

Martin Valjent
Defender — Chievo to Real Mallorca (€1.6m)

Álvaro Tejero
Defender — Real Madrid to Eibar (free)

Marc Cardona
Forward — Barcelona to Osasuna (€2.5m)

Quincy Promes
Winger — Sevilla to Ajax (€15.9m)

Rubén García
Midfielder — Levante to Osasuna (€3m)

Axel Werner
Goalkeeper — Atlético Madrid to San Luis (loan)

Forward — Girona to Real Sociedad (€9.8m)

Gustavo Cabral
Defender — Celta Vigo to Pachuca (free)

Jeando Fuchs
Midfielder — Sochaux to Alavés (free)

Forward — Real Sociedad to Real Betis (€7.9m)

Ramón Mieréz
Forward — Tigre to Alavés (€2.2m)

Takefusa Kubo
Midfielder — Tokyo FC to Real Madrid (€2m)

Sergio León
Forward — Real Betis to Levante (€3.9m)

Alexander Isak
Forward — Borussia Dortmund to Real Sociedad (€7.9m)

Ezequiel Muñoz
Defender — Leganés to Lanús (undisclosed)

Gabriel Mercado
Defender — Sevilla to Al-Rayyan (free)

Alex Remiro
Goalkeeper — Athletic Bilbao to Real Sociedad (free)

Juan Muñoz
Forward — Alcorcón to Leganés (€1.5m)

Fede Vico
Midfielder — Leganés to Granada (undisclosed)

Nico Ibañéz
Forward — San Luis to Atlético Madrid (undisclosed)

Roberto Soriano
Midfielder — Villarreal to Bologna (€7.6m)

Modibo Sagnan
Defender — Lens to Real Sociedad (€4.5m)

Àlvaro Aguado
Midfielder — Cordoba to Real Valladolid (undisclosed)

André Grandi
Goalkeeper — Inter Madrid to Leganés (undisclosed)

Diego Carlos
Defender — Nantes to Sevilla (€14.8m)

Jonathan Silva
Defender — Sporting to Leganés (€3m)

Lucas Pérez
Forward — West Ham to Alavés (€2.2m)

Manu Vallejo
Midfielder — Cádiz to Valencia (€6m)

Some interesting business has been done lower down the market too. Real Sociedad have captured the imagination with the signings of Portu and Swedish teenager Alexander Isak.

Sevilla have also been pretty active as Monchi attempts to work his magic again. The sales of Luis Muriel and Quincy Promes have seen them pocket around €34m and they’ve already reinvested most of that by bringing in Joan Jordan from Eibar and Diego Carlos from Nantes.

The final June transfer was a significant one too with Celta Vigo pulling off a bit of a coup by bringing back Denis Suárez from Barcelona. The 25 year old started his career in Galicia with Celta and will be hoping a permanent switch will help him kick-start his career.

Rubi’s Betis revolution has laid its first foundations too with Sergio Leon moving on in the direction of Levante while Juanmi has joined from Sociedad. A lack of a predatory striker was one of the main things holding them back last term and it’s an issue they may further look to address over the next two months.

New boys Osasuna, Granada and Real Mallorca have also made one or two signings as they look bolster ahead of their respective top flight returns. So far it’s Segunda Division champions Osasuna who have been most active. They’ve recruited Rubén García, Marc Cardona and Chimy Ávila who impressed in patches for Huesca last term scoring two goal of the season contenders.

Summer Transfers Finalised Prior to June

Nabil El Zhar
Winger — Leganés to Al Ahli (free)

Nicola Sansone
Forward — Villarreal to Bologna (€7.6m)

Defender — Porto to Atlético Madrid (€20m)

Marc Cucurella
Defender — Barcelona to Eibar (€2m)

Pablo Hervías
Winger — Eibar to Real Valladolid (€1m)

Luciano Vietto
Forward — Atlético Madrid to Sporting CP (€7.5m)

Forward — Rennes to Osasuna (€2m)

Pedro Bigas
Defender — Las Palmas to Eibar (€3m)

Aarón Martin
Defender — Espanyol to Mainz 05 (€6m)

Giovani Lo Celso
Midfielder — PSG to Real Betis (€22m)

Olivier Verdon
Midfielder — Sochaux to Alavés (undisclosed)

Lucas Hernandez
Defender — Atlético Madrid to Bayern Munich (€76m)

Éder Militão
Defender — Porto to Real Madrid (€49m)

Jorge Sáenz
Defender — Tenerife to Valencia (€2m)

Salvador Ruíz
Defender — Real Mallorca to Valencia (undisclosed)

Frenkie de Jong
Midfielder — Ajax to Barcelona (€73m)

Munas Dabbur (€15m)
Forward – Red Bull Salzburg to Sevilla

There were also some significant deals that were concluded during the latter half of the season just gone, most notably Frenkie de Jong’s big money move from Ajax to Barcelona.

The deal taking Lucas Hernandez from Atletico to Bayern Munich was larger still and with the Antoine Griezmann transfer expected imminently, should help pave the way for some significant new additions at the Wanda Metropolitano over the next month. Meanwhile Real Madrid’s quintet of big money summer signings is completed by promising Porto defender Éder Militão.

Sevilla will be hoping Israeli striker Moanes Dabour can supplement their attacking options next term. Meanwhile across town, Real Betis have exercised an option to sign Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal although he has been strongly linked with a summer switch to Tottenham which could see Betis make an immediate and significant profit on a player who impressed in green and white in 2018-19.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Freelance requests: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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