The transfer window slammed shut in Spain last weekend, with plenty of clubs doing lots of business to try and strengthen certain key areas for their respective squads. While clubs have to be more shrewd with their money than those featuring in the Premier League, a lot of interesting talent has still been secured. Here are 10 transfers to keep an eye on in LaLiga.
Yuri Berchiche – Athletic Club – Defender (£0.90)
Yuri has made the move back to the Basque country, with the experienced left-back having spent plenty of seasons plying his trade in the Spanish top flight in the past. Armed with a fantastic left foot, while playing alongside some fantastic central defensive options, his dead-ball capabilities and adventurous approach should be very rewarding in terms of picking up some assists during the coming months.
Guido Carrillo – Leganes – Forward (£0.93)
Mauricio Pellegrino spent big to take Guido Carrillo to Southampton last season, but things didn’t work out for the Argentine in the Premier League. He didn’t suit the kind of football that the Saints wanted to play, but at Leganes he will be the awkward, intimidating number nine that Pellegrino needs to lead the line. He has already opened his goalscoring account by netting a penalty versus Real Madrid and has the all-round skill set to impress as a centre-forward.
Sergio Canales – Real Betis – Midfield (£1.50)
In the past, Sergio Canales has struggled with injury problems, but he seems to have been able to move past them as his career wears on. After a very impressive 2017/18 campaign with Real Sociedad, the former Real Madrid midfielder made an ambitious move to Real Betis. He is tasked with providing a lot of their creativity and will see a lot of play pass through him in order to bring the whole team upfield and provide another link to the attack.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Sociedad – Forward (£0.82)
Sandro spent some of last season on loan at Sevilla, where he wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip. After proving that he could score goals in LaLiga at Malaga, his move to Everton was an ill-advised one and his career has stagnated since. The former Barcelona forward can play wide or lead the line, offering work rate and pace. Willian Jose picked up an injury recently, providing a great chance for Sandro to pounce and prove himself.
Jonathan Silva – Leganes – Defender (£0.60)
Previously tipped for big things while coming through the ranks in Argentina, Jonathan Silva has got lost along the way a little while making a stepping stone move to Portugal. The left back has featured both in defence and on the left wing so far this season, and his excellent left foot should provide plenty of good service into a Leganes attack that isn’t afraid to gamble and throw bodies forward on the break.
Mariano Diaz – Real Madrid – Forward (£1.93)
After a spell in Ligue 1, Mariano returns to Real Madrid with more experience of fighting to prove his worth. Under Zinedine Zidane, the young forward was afforded sporadic chances and now arrives to offer useful pace and explosive acceleration – a skill set that Julen Lopetegui was lacking in his squad. Across a long season, he should be afforded the chances to impress in Madrid, with Karim Benzema not able to shoulder all of the responsibility himself.
Giovani Lo Celso – Real Betis – Midfield (£2.52)
During the opening few weeks of the season, Real Betis have struggled to break down opposition defences, with the late arrival of Lo Celso offering more cutting edge in attacking midfield. At Paris Saint-Germain, the Argentine featured deeper, but under Quique Setien he should be given more opportunity to get on the ball, drive forward and make things happen in the final third. He has stagnated somewhat in the French capital, now it is time to kick on and show just what he can do for club and country.
Quincy Promes – Sevilla – Midfield (£1.66)
Sevilla fans will already be familiar with this Dutch international, after Spartak Moscow took their side apart in the Champions League last season in a 5-1 drubbing where Promes scored twice. Under Pablo Machín, Los Nervionenses deploy two loose attacking options in behind striker Andre Silva, with Promes set to be given plenty of license to be explosive and direct on the counter attack. The Dutchman recorded 15 goals and eight assists in the Russian Premier League last season.
Gerard Moreno – Villarreal – Forward (£1.70)
After scoring 16 goals for a very poor and negative Espanyol side last season, a move back to Villarreal promises Gerard Moreno a much better supply line in terms of getting ammunition fed into him. Pre-season and the opening weeks of the campaign suggest that Karl Toko Ekambi will be a good partner for him in a front two, with extra motivation given by the fact that Spain boss Luis Enrique is unafraid to give new players a chance. Gerard Moreno is one of the most complete strikers in the division and always promises goals.
Andre Silva – Sevilla – Forward (£1.91)
Pablo Machin was looking for a striker to fulfil the role that Cristhian Stuani played for him at Girona last season. In Andre Silva, Sevilla have signed a very complete forward. He is physical, quick, can play with his back to goal but also has the ability to getting in behind teams. With wing backs providing regular service and the likes of Pablo Sarabia and Franco Vazquez in support, the Portuguese is in a good place to grow and already has three LaLiga goals to his name.
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