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The In’s and Out’s during the past week in La Liga

With the start of the 22/23 La Liga season drawing closer, teams are making their final additions to prepare themselves for the season ahead.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest transfers that have taken place involving the Spanish sides.

Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia to Wolves (€35m)

The 25 year old, Portuguese international, is coming off the back of his best La Liga season since joining Valencia in 2017. However, new boss Gennaro Gattuso is already making big chances with the squad, and realised the €30m offer was too good to turn down.

A part of this sale is due to Valencia’s recent signing of winger Samuel Lino, who joins on loan from Atletico Madrid. Lino is a quick but strong player who is comfortable playing on the wing and up front, very similar to Guedes. With that being said, it’s unlikely Valencia will spend that money on a direct replacement for Guedes.

Alex Telles - Manchester United to Sevilla (one year loan)

Sevilla are a side going through a big rebuild this summer, and the defence has been the main part of that, selling both Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde. Telles is a very talented full back, who managed four assists in only 18 starts for the Red Devils, as well as a brilliant goal versus La Liga side Villarreal in the Champions League.

The Brazilian was a star player at Porto before joining United but didn’t get much of an opportunity in the Premier League. He’ll be hoping to revive his career at Sevilla and will no doubt be a crucial part of Lopetegui’s revamped defence.

Sergio Camello - Atletico Madrid to Rayo Vallecano (one year loan)

Camello is a 21 year old striker who has been tearing apart the lower Spanish leagues for many seasons. Sergio spent the 21/22 season at CD Mirandes in the Segunda Division and contributed to 19 goals (15g, 4a) in 36 games, earning a chance in La Liga.

With Radamel Falcao not looking likely to start, a clinical finisher like Sergio is exactly what Vallecano need in the hopes of securing their safety in La Liga for yet another season.

Isco - Real Madrid to Sevilla (free)

Another new addition to Lopetegui’s side. Isco has joined Sevilla on a two year contract after his successful time at Real Madrid came to an end in June. Every La Liga fan knows about Isco’s talents and it’ll be very exciting to see how he gets on in the Sevilla midfield after a few years of being pushed out of the starting lineups at Real.

Only issue with this signing is, Isco cannot play centre back, which Sevilla really need to sort out immediately.

Edu Exposito - Eibar to Espanyol (€5m)

The 26 year old creative midfielder was one of the stars of the Segunda Divison last season, he’s a great addition to Espanyol’s side with them not having an out and out attacking midfielder since losing Oscar Meleno to Granada after six seasons at the club.

Exposito’s last spell in La Liga with Eibar wasn’t great, but after his brilliant season in the Segunda, Edu will have a fresh burst of confidence to bring to Diego Martinez’s side.

Roger Martí - Levante to Elche (€3m)

Elche were a side that needed a clinical striker last season, and Roger is the perfect addition to a great piece. The 31 year old has scored double figures in three of his last four La Liga seasons, despite playing second fiddle to Jose Morales throughout a majority of those seasons. The striker will have the chance to flourish as a key player in Rodriquez’s side this season and should be a great player to watch throughout the 22/23 season.

There’s not long left until the season begins, and there are still some sides who haven’t done enough to achieve their possible goals for the season. We could certainly be in for some shocks this year and it should be a brilliant season to watch from a neutral perspective.

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