The fact that the top Spanish clubs were the most active players in the market, is not surprising. The return of Zinedine Zidane in Madrid became possible only under a Frenchman obtained the guarantee of buying the right players. However, after a disastrous season, the need to strengthen the squad, real Madrid was in itself obvious.
Atletico Madrid, lost the majority of many years the team leaders in the face of Griezmann, Godin, and Juanfran, Filipe Luis and was forced to recruit new staff.
Outwardly prosperous Metropolitan rivals Barcelona, it seemed, could manifest less activity. Two previous championship, barça won one wicket. However, systematic painful failures in the Champions League make it clear that in the Catalan camp is not so good.
Antoine Griezmann (120 million euros)
28 years old, striker
The long-running Saga with the transition the best scorer of club atlético de Madrid in Barcelona could not end the scandal. The management of “plans” fell on competitor and a former player with sharp criticism, reproaching violations of ethical and legal norms. But the point is still made — Griezmann at camp Nou, and expectations for its transition are great. The Frenchman — second Favorit bookmakers (5,5) after the Messiah (1.65 in) in a dispute over the title of top scorer of La Liga.
Frankie de Jong (75 million)
22 years old, Central midfielder
To say that Barcelona found the new Xavi, it would be pushing it and journalistic clichés. But the direction of thought already set to true. De Jong is young, talented, has a non-standard game thinking, fine pass and a sense of rhythm. Barcelona holds the Dutchman’s hopes.
No (26 million)
30 years, goalkeeper
The post the second shot is de facto the substitution. Jasper Cillessen went for play practice in Valencia, and his place on the bench of Barca took the ex-goalkeeper of “bats”. Best exchange, because of the transfer of the Dutchman helped the Catalans to 9 million more.
Firpo (18 million)
22 years, left-back
The first Dominican representative in the “Barcelona”. Last season he played for Betis, where retrained from a winger to a defender, and very successfully. Investment for the future and a signal to the Alba, to remain vigilant.
Emerson (12 million)
20 years, right-back
Another transfer for the future. Emerson, which in Brazil compared with a young Dani Alves, only to prepare for the European debut.
Total spent: € 255 million (“Leopard” also bought “Eibar” his pupil Mark Securely for 4 million euros, but then gave him to Getafe for rent with option to buy).
João Feliz (126 million)
19 years old, attacking midfielder/attacking midfielder
One of the most shocking summer deals in terms of amount of compensation. The talent of the young Portuguese, whose homeland is in full compare with Kaka and Rui Costa are obvious, but the amount paid Benfica still seems prohibitive. It will be interesting to follow the upcoming season for performances of the young author of a hat-trick in the history of the Europa League.
Marcos Llorente (30 million)
24 years old, Central midfielder
As his partner Kovacic, a graduate of Castilla failed to gain a foothold in the “real”, but his Shuttle was still purchased by the big club for a substantial compensation. Atletico Madrid Llorente will get much more opportunities to show itself in all its glory.
Mario Hermoso (25 million)
22 years old, Central defender
Care Hernandez and Godin forced atlético to actively search for new Central defenders. One of them was the leader of the back line Espanyol last season. Hermoso also good help ex-club attack — 3 goals in 32 matches.
Kieren Trippier (22 million)
28 years, right-back
The opening of the 2018 world Cup, Champions League finalist-2019, the master of performance standards and a universal player right wing. For a relatively small payment, atlético managed to get a quality player with the name. By the way, Trippier — the first Englishman in the ranks of the “plans” for 95 years!
Felipe (20 million)
30 years old Central defender
Shuttle service implemented for the same reason as in the case of Hermoso. The former pillar of defense “Port” is sufficient international experience to adapt quickly.
Renan Lodi (20 million)
21, left defender
Investment for the future. Former player of “Atletico Paranaense” was interesting “Zenit” and in the second half of June, the deal seemed a matter of time. But in the end, of Lodi was in Madrid.
Ivan Šaponjić (500 thousand euros)
Three years ago the Serb was quoted much higher (2 million euros compared to 900 thousand today), but atlético still decided to acquire the striker, “Benfica-B”, receives (6+2) at the end of last season. Quite a controversial decision of real Madrid, but the risk is small.
Hector Herrera (free agent)
29 years old, Central midfielder
Experienced Mexican, otrebusy six years in the “Port” should add the integrity of the midline Atletico Madrid. Will he manage to enhance the game — question, but it has got to Madrid for free.
Total expenses: 243,5 million euros
Eden hazard (100 million)
28 years old, left winger
A year after the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo “Royal club” has got a new frontman. Last summer they had tried to prise from PSG Neymar in vain and lost time. Sparkling Belgian will not be for Zidane a panacea for all ills, even in the attack, but should greatly simplify the task of forming a new powerful team.
Luka Jovic (60 million)
Even Jose Mourinho was coach of real Madrid, demanded to buy him a strong frontline in a couple or instead of Benzema. This moment has come just this summer. Last season Jovic netted for the “Eintracht” with 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches.
Eder of Militia (50 million)
21, Central defender
Another Brazilian, who moved to Europe via Portugal, has all chances to become a big star. In any case, so consider all of his former mentors and coach Titus. Today, the newcomer aims to strengthen the defense of Madrid, and in the future — who knows — to replace Ramos?
Ferlan Mendy (48 million)
24 years, left-back
Until last season, the wings defense was considered the absolute trump card of “real”, but in the autumn it became obvious that the situation has changed. Experienced Marcelo sat down on the bench, a young Odriozola lacked experience. Zidane returned the Brazilian to the basis, but this has not led to the establishment of the former harmony. Because “real” and purchased from “Lyon” player of the French team, which was personally interested Zizou.
Rodrigo (45 million)
18 years old, left winger
The pupil of the Santos, apparently, will go the way of compatriot Vinyasa, that is, will begin with performances for “Castilho”. Rodrigo has managed to stand out – put goal-handsome free-kick for Bayern.
Total expenses: 305,5 million euros (real Madrid also acquired from Zaragoza 20-year-old attacking midfielder Alberto Zorro, which immediately gave in the one-year lease of the former club).