Transfer news


08 Sep 2014
Big spending in Spain during the summer transfer window, but the major part of the money was concentrated among the three top clubs. It was the busier summer at Deportivo within the last eight years.

€535 million were invested by the Spanish clubs during the 2014 summer transfer window. Once again it was demonstrated the unbalance in the league as the three top clubs –Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid- concentrated the 81% of the spending.

As a way of comparison the three Premier League clubs that invested more money only accumulated the 44% of the total amount invested within the period. In Germany the percentage is 47% and in Italy it was 37%. After all, Spain had the two more expensive signings of the summer: Luis Suárez was transferred to FC Barcelona after the Catalans agreed to pay €81.25 million to FC Liverpool. Close to this amount was the move of James Rodríguez to Real Madrid for €80 million.

Meanwhile, the most humble teams are living of zero-cost transfers and loans. The LFP only registered 60 final transfers in the period, while the loans were 114. Córdoba CF made 15 signings and didn’t spend anything in a final transfer, another newcomer, SD Eibar, only invested €200,000 in signings 12 players. But the king of the market was Rayo Vallecano, side that completed 18 incorporations.

On these day it’s common to see the clubs making a lot of signings, on this window 13 clubs made at least 10 incorporations, and big clubs like FC Barcelona (9) were close to pass the barrier. The exception on this market was Athletic Bilbao, side that only made the signing of Borja Viguera plus recovering three players that were on loan during last season.

It was a busy transfer window for Deportivo. The Galician club completed twelve signings: Roberto Canella, José Rodriguez, Lucas Pérez, Isaac Cuenca, Diogo Salomão, Luis Fariña, Iván Cavaleiro, Haris Medunjanin, Hélder Postiga, Juanfran Moreno, Sidnei & Modibo Diakité.

It’s the highest number since the 17 signings completed during the summer window of the season 2006/07. At the time the team was coached by Caparrós and starred the “Baby Depor” stage with the arrivals of; Riki, Bodipo, Arbeloa, Barragán, Adrián, Guirado, Aouate, Filipe Luis, Rodri, Lopo, Alcántara, Cristián, Antonio Tomás, Juan Rodríguez, Pablo Alvarez, Verdú & Estoyanoff.

Also, for the fifth straight opportunity Deportivo aren’t paying anything for the transfer of a player. Of the twelve signings that were made, eight are loans and four were free transfers, though the club could break this situation on next summer as there’s a buyout option in the case of winger Lucas Pérez. The last time that Depor agreed to pay for a transfer was in 2008 as Colotto arrived to La Coruña in a negotiation for €6.7 million with Mexican club Atlas.



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