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
Forward — Chelsea to Real Madrid (€100m)
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 14, 2019
Forward — Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid (€64.5m)
Defender — Lyon to Real Madrid (€49m)
Forward — Santos to Real Madrid (€45m)
Midfielder — Real Madrid to Atlético Madrid (€39.7m)
Marcos Llorente is unveiled at the Wanda Metropolitano, officially a Atletico Madrid player.
He has been given the No. 14 shirt which was previously worn by Rodri. pic.twitter.com/SZYXXatHJ5
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 28, 2019
Goalkeeper — Barcelona to Valencia (€30m)
Midfielder — Villarreal to West Ham (€26.8m)
Goalkeeper — Valencia to Barcelona (€26m)
Midfielder — Barcelona to Everton (€24.5m)
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)
Midfielder — Barcelona to Celta Vigo (€15m)
Winger — Villarreal to Valencia (€6m)
Defender — Athletico Paranaense to Atlético Madrid (undisclosed)
Midfielder — Eibar to Sevilla (€15m)
— TransferNewsAus (@AusTransfer) June 27, 2019
Forward — Crotone to Real Mallorca (€2.6m)
Defender — Deportivo La Coruña – Alavés (free)
Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Ávila
Midfielder — San Lorenzo to Osasuna (€2.7m)
Defender — Osasuna to Levante (free)
Midfielder — Villarreal to Sporting Gijón (free)
Defender — Villarreal to Olympiacos (€5.1m)
Defender — Chievo to Real Mallorca (€1.6m)
Defender — Real Madrid to Eibar (free)
Forward — Barcelona to Osasuna (€2.5m)
Winger — Sevilla to Ajax (€15.9m)
Midfielder — Levante to Osasuna (€3m)
Goalkeeper — Atlético Madrid to San Luis (loan)
Forward — Girona to Real Sociedad (€9.8m)
Real Sociedad have moved to sign Girona star Portu (27). His release clause was slashed to just €10m after relegation. ?
Tireless and incredibly quick, Portu is a bargain. Across 71 LaLiga games, he scored 20 goals and provided nine assists. ? pic.twitter.com/9FAmur9UKd
— Talking LaLiga (@TalkingLaLiga) June 18, 2019
Defender — Celta Vigo to Pachuca (free)
Midfielder — Sochaux to Alavés (free)
Forward — Real Sociedad to Real Betis (€7.9m)
Forward — Tigre to Alavés (€2.2m)
Midfielder — Tokyo FC to Real Madrid (€2m)
Forward — Real Betis to Levante (€3.9m)
Forward — Borussia Dortmund to Real Sociedad (€7.9m)
Defender — Leganés to Lanús (undisclosed)
Defender — Sevilla to Al-Rayyan (free)
Goalkeeper — Athletic Bilbao to Real Sociedad (free)
Forward — Alcorcón to Leganés (€1.5m)
Midfielder — Leganés to Granada (undisclosed)
Forward — San Luis to Atlético Madrid (undisclosed)
Midfielder — Villarreal to Bologna (€7.6m)
Defender — Lens to Real Sociedad (€4.5m)
Midfielder — Cordoba to Real Valladolid (undisclosed)
Goalkeeper — Inter Madrid to Leganés (undisclosed)
Defender — Nantes to Sevilla (€14.8m)
Defender — Sporting to Leganés (€3m)
Forward — West Ham to Alavés (€2.2m)
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)
Forward — Villarreal to Bologna (€7.6m)
Defender — Porto to Atlético Madrid (€20m)
Defender — Barcelona to Eibar (€2m)
Winger — Eibar to Real Valladolid (€1m)
Forward — Atlético Madrid to Sporting CP (€7.5m)
Forward — Rennes to Osasuna (€2m)
Defender — Las Palmas to Eibar (€3m)
Defender — Espanyol to Mainz 05 (€6m)
Giovani Lo Celso
Midfielder — PSG to Real Betis (€22m)
Midfielder — Sochaux to Alavés (undisclosed)
Defender — Atlético Madrid to Bayern Munich (€76m)
Defender — Porto to Real Madrid (€49m)
Defender — Tenerife to Valencia (€2m)
Defender — Real Mallorca to Valencia (undisclosed)
Frenkie de Jong
Midfielder — Ajax to Barcelona (€73m)
It’s July 1st, which means Frenkie De Jong is officially a Barça player.
Some big Dutch stars have put on the Blaugrana colors before such as Ronald Koeman, Frank De Boer, Marc Overmars, Patrick Kluivert, etc… ??
Johan Cruijff must be smiling from the heavens… pic.twitter.com/q3Lfpl6Iba
— Brilliant Busquets ⓹ (@brilliantbusi) June 30, 2019
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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