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Spanish transfer market moves as government confirms huge club-debts
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Spanish transfer market moves as government confirms huge club-debts

Jul 5 2013, 3:48am CDT | by

Madrid, July 5 (IANS) Although there is only one Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club working to prepare for the new season, that has not ruled out a bust day of activity in the transfer market.

Madrid, July 5 — Although there is only one Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club working to prepare for the new season, that has not ruled out a bust day of activity in the transfer market. Real Sociedad...

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Spanish transfer market moves as government confirms huge club-debts

Jul 5 2013, 3:48am CDT | by

Madrid, July 5 (IANS) Although there is only one Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club working to prepare for the new season, that has not ruled out a bust day of activity in the transfer market.

Madrid, July 5 — Although there is only one Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club working to prepare for the new season, that has not ruled out a bust day of activity in the transfer market.

Real Sociedad are currently the only side back at work as the team, which finished last season in an impressive fourth place, prepares for a vital Champions League qualifying tie in August, reports Xinhua.

Qualifying for the group stage of the competition could be worth around $30 million to the Basque side and Thursday saw them seal a deal for left back Jose Angel to return for another season on loan from Roma.

The former Sporting Gijon spent last year with the club and will provide important cover on the left for what looks to be a busy season.

FC Barcelona were also in action agreeing a deal to extend the contract of Rafinha Alcantara until the end of June 2016. The move is interesting given that Rafinha, who has made one first team appearance for Barca and spent last season playing for the club's B-team, is the younger brother of Spain Under-21 international Thiago Alcantara, who has so far refused offers of a new deal and could at the moment leave Barca if another club is willing to pay his buyout clause of 18 million euros.

Sevilla, who have sold winger Jesus Navas to Manchester City and who could also sell striker Alvaro Negredo to the same destination, have sealed a one-year loan for defender Nico Pareja from Spartak Moscow, while Villarreal have brought in Slovenian international left back Bojan Jokic from Chievo Verona on a four year deal, Jokic replaces Joan Oriel, who recently moved to Osasuna.

Malaga have bought defensive midfielder Bobley Anderson from Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca in an attempt to give depth to a squad which has seen various departures this summer.

It is perhaps not surprising that the majority of these signings are players on either loan deals, free transfers or for low transfer fees given that the Spanish government revealed Thursday that the total debt of Spanish football clubs currently stands at over 664 million euros ($857 million).

This data does not include the four clubs which are the property of their members; FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Osasuna and Athletic Club Bilbao and with Barca, Madrid and Osasuna all having considerable debts, the total debt is certainly considerably above the figure published by the government.

--Indo-Asian news Service

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Napoli looking to move for Gladbach and Real Sociedad midfielders

Jul 16 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Real Sociedad de Futbol v Rayo Vallecano de Madrid - La Liga
Napoli are being linked with moves for Gladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka and Real Sociedad’s Ruben Pardo. With Blerim Dzemali and Valon Behrami being linked with moves away from the Azzurri, the Partenopei are in the market to land some reinforcements in the middle of the park. According to tuttomercatoweb.com with Swansea City’s Michu set to join the club on a one year loan, Napolihave turned their attention to Xhaka and Pardo to reinforce the midfield ...
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Arsenal target Griezmann rejects Real Sociedad contract offer

Jul 10 2014 5:19am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Real Sociedad Press Conference
Antoine Griezmann is considering his future at Real Sociedad. AS says the Frenchman has turned down a contract extension and is currently contemplating his future at the Anoeta Arena. NO, This article does not meet N ...
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Everton Target Real Sociedad Star Ruben Pardo

Jun 10 2014 4:59am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Real Sociedad de Futbol v Rayo Vallecano de Madrid - La Liga
Toffees keen to add numbers in midfield. Check in to Spain vs Netherlands Everton are believed to be lining up a summer swoop for highly-rated Real Sociedad midfielder Ruben Pardo, who has been billed as the 'new Xabi Alonso', according to the Daily Star. Read More Everton Transfer News The Toffees are already looking to beat Arsenal to the signature of veteran midfielder Gareth Barry after he spent a successful year on loan at Goodison last ...
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Liverpool & Arsenal Battle For Frenchman, But It Looks Like They’ll Miss Out

Jun 7 2014 3:49am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Real Sociedad Press Conference
Both the Premier League giants want Antoine Griezmann... PSG could beat Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United to the signature of 23 year old French forward Antoine Griezmann, reports the Daily Star.  French Ligue-1 giants PSG are currently leading Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United in the chase for 23-year old Real Sociedad forward Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann is one of PSG’s long term targets, a ...
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Real Sociedad sounding out Bravo replacement options

Jun 5 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

Real Sociedad Press Conference
Claudio Bravo seems set for a move to Barcelona and having accepted that, Real Sociedad are currently working through a shortlist of goalkeeping candidates, who could replace the Chilean.   Barcelona moving for Real Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo and the player keen to head to the Camp Nou, means that the Basque cl ...
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