On the 17th of August, the match Girona vs Valladolid will open a new championship of La Liga. According to an old tradition historical and modern grandees of one of the most popular national leagues of Europe are in the center of general attention at the beginning of each Spanish season.
Real Madrid – €97.5 million
We have already informed our readers about really small amount of money that was spent by the defending champion of Europe on signing of three players of the immediate reserve. These are the full back of Real (San Sebastian) Álvaro Odriozola (€40 million), the forward of the Brazilian Flamengo Vinicius Junior (45 million) and the goalkeeper of Zorya Luhansk Andriy Lunin (8.5).
Since then three weeks have passed. But, during this time the famous boss of the Spanish royal club Florentino Pérez hasn’t spent any euro any more. Though, practically every day world media is publishing articles on those stars of world football who, possibly, have to become new players of Galácticos. However, the time which is devoted to summer transfers is passing, but, nevertheless, Neymar, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Hary Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Kevin de Bruyne, Mohammed Salah, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and many other famous football players are still in the squad of their teams.
Barcelona – €256.7 Million
But the new champion of Spain makes the fans happy not by the words but by the acts. Since the beginning of this calendar year the Catalan superclub by the sum of the spent money has evened with Liverpool (England). We will remind you that nearly a half from 256 million was spent on winter transfer of Philippe Coutinho. And now, within the last weeks the famous Chilean midfielder from Bayern Munich Arturo Vidal (18 million) and the young Brazilian forward of the French Bordeaux Malcom Filipe became the new football players of the team. Obviously, the 21-year-old forward of the mid level team of Ligue 1 has pleased very much the hosts of Camp Nou. Barselona has paid €40 million for Malkom.
The new champion of Spain has spent €50 million. But Lucas Digne (Everton), Aleix Vidal (Sevilla) and Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) who have gone to other clubs of the didn’t become the football players of the starting lineup.
Atlético Madrid – €170 million
We will remind you that the sum of money that is specified for every team starts from the winter transfer market that was closed on the 1st of February. And this summer the left winger of Monaco, the new world champion Thomas Lemar (70 million) became the loudest contract of Atlético Madrid. In one of the latest interviews the head coach of Atletico Diego Simeone has said that thanks to the French duet which consists of Antoine Griezmann and Thomas Lemar and under high power attacking game of Diego Costa, the team bosses believe in success during the final of the Champions League 2019.