The best and potential players have already been targeted by the Spanish teams. With the news so far, the next La Liga season will be an entertaining one. You can live-bet on the Spanish top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Raphinha has completed a $64m move to Barcelona after two successful years in the English Premier League with Leeds. With Chelsea and several other clubs interested in the forward, it seemed Raphinha’s heart was always set on a move to Spain. He scored 17 goals in 67 appearances for Leeds. Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has emerged as one of the main reasons for Raphinha’s move to the Spanish giants.
Barcelona has also confirmed the signings of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers from AC Milan and Chelsea, respectively. The midfielder has a $500m release clause in his new contract, which runs to 2026. He played five years with AC Milan, making 224 appearances and netting 39 goals. He played a central role this season as Milan won its first Serie A title in 11 years, scoring six times in 31 appearances.
Christensen’s move to Camp Nou brings an end to his 10-year stay at Chelsea, where he made 161 first-team appearances. Christensen strengthens the center-back options for the club that includes Ronald Araujo, who recently signed a new long-term contract, Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia. If you’re betting online you should consider backing Barcelona to win the domestic title with the team looking better and better under Xavi Hernandez.
Ousmane Dembele has re-signed for Barcelona after his contract with the Catalan club expired at the end of June. He was at the center of a contract saga with the Catalan giants throughout last season and looked set to find a new club after fresh terms were not agreed at the Camp Nou. Dembele has played 150 games for Barcelona since joining from Dortmund in 2017, scoring 32 goals and assisting on 34.
After winning both the Champions League and La Liga last season, Real Madrid parted ways with several players in the summer. Isco, Marcelo, Luka Jovic and Gareth Bale left the club, leaving Carlo Ancelotti eager to strengthen his squad before the start of the season. We’ve made some great profit adding Los Blancos in our soccer picks and parlays and we will continue to do that.
Real Madrid signed Aurelien Tchouameni for $80m plus bonuses earlier in June. This deal has the potential to be an amazing transfer. Tchouameni already has the skills to justify the price, and the fact that he is young and was wanted by so many other clubs makes it all the more special because he wanted to play for the Spanish giants. Tchouameni scored three goals and offered two assists in Ligue 1 last season. He completed 86.7 percent of his passes and completed one-plus dribbles per fixture. Defensively, he averaged 2.5 tackles and 2.9 interceptions per game.
Real Madrid has signed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer. He spent five seasons at Chelsea, winning the FA Cup in 2018, the Europa League in 2019, and the Champions League in 2021, but rejected the club’s offer of a contract extension. Speaking in a press conference, Ancelotti declared that Real Madrid won’t make another transfer this summer and that the team is fine as it is.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 14, 2022
Other Notable Transfers in La Liga
Atletico Madrid has made just two signings this summer, but many fans may feel that one of them certainly addresses the biggest need of the team. Belgian central midfielder Axel Witsel joined earlier this summer from Dortmund and brings with him a wealth of experience. Witsel confirmed that Diego Simeone would be asking him to play in the holding role.
Samu Castillejo has officially left AC Milan in a permanent deal and joined La Liga side Valencia, oached by Gennaro Gattuso. Castillejo joined Milan from Valencia’s rivals, Villarreal, back in 2018 as part of a deal that saw Colombian forward Carlos Bacca move in the other direction. Since the move, he has made almost 90 appearances for the Rossoneri and has found the net seven times.
Sevilla officially confirmed the signing of Marcao from Galatasaray until 2027. The Brazilian defender helped Galatasaray win the Turkish Super Lig, Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup in 2019. The Spanish La Liga kicks off on Aug. 12 with Real Madrid being favorites to retain the title at +110 with the latest soccer odds.