The January transfer window has come and gone without much spending in Spain. It’s not totally unsurprising considering the financial state of the country and football, while most of the business done by clubs would have been to move on some of their star names.
But as usual with most transfer windows, we’re once again looking at another major player leaving Spanish football for different, albeit less sunnier shores.
Ignacio Monreal made the move from Malaga to Arsenal on deadline day and is sure to be seen as another blow to La Liga.
Malaga had already relinquished their hold on one of Spain’s best players in Santi Cazorla last summer, and now a player who is good enough to challenge Jordi Alba for a starting spot in Spain’s national team has been lost too.
Despite that, La Liga clubs remained in the hunt for signings and January bargains.