The transfer market closed this Tuesday after a few hours of heart attack and with Spanish clubs below the other major European leagues in terms of investment. The combined spending of the 20 LaLiga teams during this market has remained at 293 million, far from the 420 million that were invested last year, consolidating the trend of seeking transfers and market opportunities at low cost. A strategy that has been followed in most European leagues, although Spain continues to stand out for its low spending. Comparing with the other major tournaments, in France the total investment has reached 356 million, in Germany 416 and in Italy 549. Special mention deserves the case of the Premier League, which seems not to be affected by the economic crisis suffered by the rest of the leagues. Among the 20 English clubs, 1,351 million euros have been spent, only 300 million less than everything invested by the 78 teams from Spain, France, Germany and France. The hires of Grealish (117.5) and Lukaku (115) have set new transfer records in England, the only ones to have moved nine figures. Of the 10 most expensive signings this summer, seven have been by English clubs and no transfer made in Spain enters that ranking.
Sarabia goes to Sporting. The 29-year-old Spanish winger leaves PSG to join Sporting de Portugal on loan. The international, who played the European Championship this summer, is leaving – due to the great competition up front – to the Portuguese league champion, from which Nuno Mendes leaves for Paris. The 19-year-old side, one of the last pearls of Portuguese football, also arrives at PSG on loan until the end of the season and with a purchase option of 40 million.
From Arsenal to Villamarín. The 26-year-old Spanish full back leaves Arsenal, right now bottom of the Premier League, to sign with Betis on loan until the end of the season. Bellerín left the Barcelona quarry 10 years ago for the adventure of English football, where he has emerged as one of the best full-backs and has been called up with the senior team on occasion, playing 10 games in total. With the gunnersBellerín has played 239, scored nine goals and lifted three FA Cups and three Community Shields.
Lucas Pérez signs with Elche. The 23-year-old striker from A Coruña will play for the Elche club after terminating his contract with Alavés, a team with which he had played the last two seasons.
Yangel Herrera, on loan to Espanyol. The 23-year-old Venezuelan midfielder, owned by Manchester City, arrives in Cornellà on loan until the end of the season.
Jason Murillo returns to Celta. The 29-year-old Colombian central defender returns to the Vigo club on loan from Sampdoria, with a purchase option at the end of the season.
Moise Kean returns to Juventus. The 21-year-old Italian striker returns to the club with which he jumped to the elite at just 16 years old, the youngest debutant in the history of the Vecchia Signora. Everton, who owns the player, gives him up until the end of the season with a mandatory purchase option for objectives. This last season he has been on loan at PSG: 17 goals in 41 games.
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