When looking at Valencia and Sevilla, there are a lot of similarities. Both clubs are up to their necks in debt and are forced to sell players every summer. However, the way the two clubs have responded to their problems is vastly different.
Valencia's squad, for instance, looks much different than last year's team. The likes of Adil Rami, Andres Guardado and Roberto Soldado are all gone, and it has affected the team.
The club responded to losing those stars by making very few moves at all. Helder Postiga and Dorlan Pabon were both brought in, yet they have struggled to replace those who left.
Valencia did send several of their players out on loan to free up wages in order to save money, yet by not selling, they have been left without an influx of money to help their situation.
Sevilla, on the other hand, took a more direct route to their problem.
This summer the club watched as Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas, Gary Medel, Geoffrey Kondogbia and other all left on big-money moves. It was difficult to watch so many stars leave, but the influx of money that came in helped the club pay off some debts while also having cash to rebuild their squad.
Sevilla then responded by signing the likes of Kevin Gameiro, Vitolo, Carlos Bacca, Vicente Iborra, Stephane M'bia, Beto and Sebastian Cristoforo just to name a few.
All of these players have made a big impact on the club and have honestly made Sevilla much better than they were last year.
It is easy to see that these two clubs have very opposing views on how to handle their debt issues. Valencia chose to hold on to players through loan and not reinforce their team, while Sevilla were fine letting stars walk and using some of their earnings to stay competitive.
Though both clubs seem happy with their summer decisions, it is quite easy to say that Sevilla's moves paid off more.
* All transfers courtesy of InsideSpanishFootball.com