With the European transfer window closed, we take a look at three of the best signings of Spain’s top division. The window has obviously been open rather longer than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, giving teams longer to add to their squads. Nevertheless, for most teams it remains business as usual looking across the leagues and across Europe to bolster and strengthen squads for the upcoming 2020/2021 season. Here is a take of three of the best signing so far in the summer window of 2020 for La Liga.
- Alvaro Negredo: Al-Nasr to Cadiz FC
Newly promoted Cadiz have bought in experienced Striker Alvaro Negredo on a free transfer from Dubai based side Al-Nasr. Regardless of the fact that the 35-year-old hasn’t played on home soil since 2017 with Valencia, the forward has still managed to obtain an impressive goalscoring record. The striker’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the league in Spain will prove vital for Cadiz’s survival efforts. With a powerful presence in the air and the strength to hold the ball in the final third, Negredo will increase the newly promoted side’s attacking options and use the player to the full advantage. Cadiz’s last spell in La Liga was back in 2005-2006 and ended disastrously with the team finishing 19th, promptly returning the Segunda Liga. However, this season with smart attacking recruitment the newcomers from Sunny Andalusia will look to stick around for much longer.
2) Luis Suarez: FC Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
Personally, any team across any league who signed the Uruguayan forward would have snapped up the deal of the window. With Barcelona’s boardroom down to the matchday staff all in complete uproar and disarray, a few Barcelona’s players had been shown the door. Much to the dismay and annoyance of Barcelona’s main man Lionel Messi, his now former team-mate and good friend had moved across to the City of Madrid to join Atletico as his transfer with Juventus collapsed. The South American is now 33 years old, and still offers bags of goals in his locker. Bought for the bargain sum of 5.5 million, he will line up alongside fellow forward, also known for his hot-headed antics, Diego Costa. With Argentine Correa and young Portuguese prospect Joao Felix leading the line to attack, both Suarez and Costa offer influential roles as impact substitutions and allow Atletico strong squad rotation.
3) Marc Cucurella: Barcelona to Getafe
One to keep an eye on throughout the season is speedy midfield maestro Marc Cucurella, who has returned permanently back to Southern Madrid based Getafe. Being pulled backwards and forwards by the Catalan based club this Spaniards deal was made permanent on the 30th June, after triggering his release clause back in March for €6 Million. Having personally witnessed him play in action against Granada back in November 2019, it was clear to see why the club needed the midfielder in their squad. Running at players and weaving through the middle of the field he is a dominant box to box midfielder with close control and an end product. Providing assists and being the link in final third of the field, Cucurella will be the difference in the Getafe squad as they continue to push again for European football this season.