Power Ranking La Liga Teams on Their Summer Transfer Window Activity

Tim Collins@@TimDCollinsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2014

Power Ranking La Liga Teams on Their Summer Transfer Window Activity

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    With the summer transfer window now closed following the passing of deadline day, it's time to evaluate how La Liga's clubs fared in this summer's flurry of business activity.

    To determine the rankings, we've evaluated the quality of the transferred players (in and out) for each club, as well as the cost-effectiveness of each deal. 

    Those rankings and the notable transactions for each club are presented across the following slides. 

20. Cordoba

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Inigo LopezPAOK SalonikiFree
    Mike HavenaarVitesseFree
    Jose CarlosRayo VallecanoFree
    DeividLas PalmasFree
    Ryder MatosFiorentinaLoan
    Borja GarciaReal Madrid CastillaLoan
    Federico CartabiaValenciaLoan
    Fausto RossiJuventusLoan
    Aleksandar PanticVillarrealLoan

    Winning a place in La Liga for the first time in 42 years, Cordoba have signed a plethora of players on free transfers and loan deals this summer in an attempt to stay in the Spanish top flight.  

    However, goalscoring may prove to be the problem for Albert Ferrer's men following the departures of Pedro Sanchez and Ulises Davila. In an attempt to cover those losses, Cordoba have signed Mike Havenaar from Vitesse and have agreed a loan deal for Fiorentina's promising Ryder Matos. 

    While the latter doesn't possess significant experience at just 21 years of age, Havenaar owns an admirable scoring record from his time in Holland. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Pedro SanchezReal ZaragozaFree
    Nwankwo ObioraCoimbraFree
    Raul BravoPAE VeriaFree
    Brimah RazakMirandesFree
    Ulises DavilaChelseaEnd of Loan
    PelayoElcheEnd of Loan

19. Eibar

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Dani NietoBarcelona BFree
    Borja EkizaAthletic BilbaoFree
    Angel RodriguezLevanteFree
    Derek BoatengRayo VallecanoFree
    Jaime JimenezReal ValladolidFree
    Federico PiovaccariSampdoriaLoan
    Manu del MoralSevillaLoan
    Raul NavasReal Sociedad Loan
    AbrahamReal ZaragozaLoan

    For an outfit as small as Eibar, spending big is obviously not an option.

    This summer, the club has opted for loan deals and free transfers to bolster the team's playing stocks.

    The signings of Dani Nieto, Borja Ekiza, Angel Rodriguez and Derek Boateng are useful additions, while a number of loanees will further enhance Gaizka Garitano's options.

    But Eibar have also lost a number of critical players who have returned to their respective clubs following the conclusion of loan deals. The most significant of those are left-back Yuri Berchiche and attacking midfielder Jota, who scored 11 goals in the Segunda Division in 2013-14.

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Jose Luis MoralesLevanteEnd of Loan
    JotaCelta VigoEnd of Loan
    Gilvan GomesHerculesEnd of Loan
    Alain EizmendiReal Sociedad BEnd of Loan
    Yuri BerchicheReal SociedadEnd of Loan

18. Deportivo La Coruna

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Isaac Cuenca BarcelonaFree
    Helder Postiga ValenciaFree 
    Haris Medunjanin GaziantepsporFree
    Roberto Canella Sporting Gijon Loan
    Ivan Cavaleiro BenficaLoan
    Luis FarinaBenficaLoan
    Lucas PAOK Saloniki Loan
    Jose RodriguezReal Madrid Castilla Loan

    Having returned to La Liga after a one-year absence, Deportivo La Coruna have followed the low-cost route taken by many others in Spain, securing a number a free transfers and loan deals to bolster the team's squad for the new season. 

    The club's most notable signing, of course, is Isaac Cuenca from Barcelona—a midfielder with undeniable talent who couldn't break into the mix at Camp Nou amid a number of knee injuries. 

    Deportivo also managed to land Helder Postiga on deadline day, with Valencia "essentially paying half of his transfer fee" for him to leave, according to Inside Spanish Football's Tom Conn. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Borja Baston Real Zaragoza Loan
    Luis FernandezCD LugoLoan
    Diego IfranReal Sociedad End of Loan
    Ibrahim Sissoko WolfsburgEnd of Loan
    Bryan Rabello SevillaEnd of Loan

17. Espanyol

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Alvaro GonzalezReal Zaragoza€1.2M/£968K
    Paco MontanesReal Zaragoza€1.2M/£968K
    Salva SevillaReal BetisFree
    Felipe CaicedoAl JaziraFree
    Jose Alberto CanasSwanseaFree
    Anaitz ArbillaRayo VallecanoFree
    Lucas VazquezReal Madrid CastillaLoan 

    Since an eighth-place finish under Mauricio Pochettino in 2010-11, Espanyol have slipped down the table and were involved in the relegation battle last season.

    Disappointingly, the Catalans haven't been able to genuinely bolster the squad in this summer's transfer window to push them back up the table, signing Alvaro Gonzalez, Paco Montanes and Salva Sevilla as some of their major additions.

    And while Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid Castilla has talent, the departures of loanees Pizzi, Gabriel Torje, Sidnei and Jhon Cordoba leave holes in Sergio Gonzalez's squad. 

    Napoli's late swoop for David Lopez removes a stable midfield presence, too.

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    David LopezNapoli€5/£4M
    Joan CapdevilaNorth East UnitedFree
    PizziBenficaEnd of Loan
    Gabriel TorjeUdineseEnd of Loan
    SidneiBenfica BEnd of Loan
    Jhon CordobaJaguaresEnd of Loan

16. Getafe

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Jonathan LopezPAE VeriaFree
    Vicente GuaitaValenciaFree
    Karim YodaAstra GiurgiuFree
    Emiliano VelazquezAtletico MadridLoan
    Baba Diawara SevillaLoan 
    Alvaro VazquezSwanseaEnd of Loan

    It was only five seasons ago that Getafe finished in the top six in La Liga. More recently, they've been among those fighting for their lives.

    After an underwhelming transfer window, that might take a little while to change.

    Having lost Miguel Angel Moya, Jaime Gavilan and Lisandro Lopez, Getafe have struggled to secure a strong list of replacements to cover their departures. 

    While Alvaro Vazquez has returned from a loan spell at Swansea and Michel has been secured on loan from Valencia, the signings of Jonathan Lopez, Vicente Guaita and Karim Yoda don't seem to be enough to push the club back to its excellence in 2009-10. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Miguel Angel MoyaAtletico Madrid€3/£2.4M
    Jaime GavilanLevanteFree
    Pedro MosqueraElcheFree
    Ciprian Marica KonyasporFree
    Adrian ColungaBrightonUndisclosed
    RafaPaderborn Unknown
    Lisandro LopezBenficaEnd of Loan

15. Rayo Vallecano

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Antonio AmayaReal BetisFree
    Alejandro PozueloSwanseaFree
    Abdoulaye BaPortoLoan
    Jonathan PereiraVillarrealLoan
    Leo BaptistaoAtletico MadridLoan
    Javier AquinoVillarrealLoan

    Rayo Vallecano slipped from their standards of 2012-13 last year, falling to 12th in the table with a porous defence.

    This summer, the club have lost key defender Alejandro Galvez to Werder Bremen, replacing him with veteran Antonio Amaya.

    Strengthening the attack are the arrivals of Jonathan Pereira and Leo Baptistao on loan, but the departure of Galvez—as well as the losses of other key figures such as winger Jonathan Viera, striker Joaquin Larrivey and midfielder Saul Niguez—will present challenges this season. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Alejandro GalvezWerder BremenFree
    Joaquin LarriveyCelta VigoFree
    Ruben RochinaBlackburnEnd of Loan
    Iago FalqueTottenhamEnd of Loan
    Jonathan VieraValenciaEnd of Loan
    Saul NiguezAtletico MadridEnd of Loan

14. Almeria

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Tomer HemedMallorcaFree
    RubenRayo VallecanoFree
    Julian CuestaSevillaUndisclosed
    Thievy BifoumaEspanyolLoan
    Teerasil DangdaMuangthong UtdLoan
    Wellington SilvaArsenalLoan

    Almeria have suffered some genuine losses this summer, with Aleix Vidal switching to Sevilla and a number of important contributors returning to their clubs after spells on loan—exits that will prove troublesome for La Union. 

    However, Almeria have secured some important players on free transfers.

    Partly compensating for the aforementioned departures is the signing of Israeli striker Tomer Hemed, as well as the loan deals secured for forwards Thievy Bifouma and Teerasil Dangda.

    Ruben's arrival in goal also covers Esteban's move to Real Oviedo. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Aleix VidalSevilla€3/£2.4M
    EstebanReal OviedoFree
    Marco TorsiglieriMetalistEnd of Loan
    SusoLiverpoolEnd of Loan
    RodriBarcelona BEnd of Loan
    Helder BarbosaBragaEnd of Loan

13. Elche

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Victor RodriguezReal ZaragozaFree
    Adrian GonzalezRayo VallecanoFree
    Pedro MosqueraGetafeFree
    Faycal FajrCaenUndisclosed
    Enzo RocoUniversidad CatolicaLoan
    Mario PasalicChelseaLoan
    Przemysław TytonPSVLoan

    The loss of Carlos Sanchez to Aston Villa is a blow for Elche as they try to consolidate themselves in La Liga in 2014-15, but the club have made some positive additions this summer.

    Despite waving goodbye to a number of loanees, Los Franjiverdes have looked to another bunch of free transfers and loan deals, securing midfielders such as Adrian Gonzalez, Mario Pasalic and Faycal Fajr to add depth in the centre of the pitch. 

    The capture of Chilean Enzo Roco on loan is also exciting for Elche, while the fee for Sanchez should help in future transactions. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Carlos SanchezAston Villa€5.9/£4.7M
    Sergio ManteconCadizFree
    Ruben PerezAtletico MadridEnd of Loan
    Manu del MoralSevillaEnd of Loan
    Alberto BotiaSevillaEnd of Loan
    Javi MarquezMallorcaEnd of Loan

12. Celta Vigo

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Pablo HernandezO'Higgins€1.7/£1.4M
    Nemanja Radoja Vojvodina€1M/£792K
    Carles PlanasBarcelona BUndisclosed
    Sergi GomezBarcelona BUndisclosed
    Joaquin Larrivey Rayo Vallecano Free

    There will be an adjustment phase for Celta Vigo under Toto Berizzo, but the club's transfer activity this summer has been solid. 

    While Rafinha Alcantara has returned to the Catalan giants after an impressive spell on loan, the dual midfield signings of Pablo Hernandez and Nemanja Radoja go some way to offsetting that loss, while the capture of Carles Planas and Sergi Gomez from Barcelona B will give added depth to the defence. 

    In attack, the successful swoop for Joaquin Larrivey, who scored 12 league goals for Rayo Vallecano last season, enhances the team's attacking threat. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Yoel RodriguezValenciaLoan
    Jon AurtenetxeAthletic BilbaoEnd of Loan
    Rafinha AlcantaraBarcelonaEnd of Loan
    Inigo Lopez PAOK ThessalonikiEnd of Loan

11. Levante

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Jesus FernandezReal Madrid€557K/£440K
    Tono GarciaRecreativo de Huelva€334K/£264K
    Jaime GavilanGetafeFree
    Rafael MartinsAudaxFree
    Victor PerezReal ValladolidLoan
    Diego MarinoReal ValladolidLoan

    Losing a star player in the summer transfer window can often cripple smaller teams, but that might not turn out to be the case with Levante.

    Although the club sold Costa Rican sensation Keylor Navas to Real Madrid, the club have moved to sign Jesus Fernandez on a permanent deal and Diego Marino on loan, doing so at a minimal cost despite the cash injection from the sale of Navas. 

    In attack, Jaime Gavilan and Rafael Martins have arrived, hopefully enhancing the team's threat after averaging less than one goal per game last season.

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Keylor NavasReal Madrid€10/£7.9M
    Angel RodriguezEibarFree
    Pedro RiosRecreativo de HuelvaFree
    NagoreAD AlcorconFree
    Baba DiawaraSevillaEnd of Loan

10. Malaga

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Ricardo Horta Setubal€1M/£800K
    Roberto RosalesFC Twente Free
    Miguel TorresOlympiacosFree
    Arthur Boka StuttgartFree
    Guillermo OchoaAjaccioFree
    Luis AlbertoLiverpoolLoan
    Nordin Amrabat GalatasarayLoan

    After a tumultuous season in 2013-14 that saw the club drop from sixth to 11th on the table, Malaga have completed a respectable summer in the transfer window.  

    Now under Javi GraciaLos Boquerones have crucially signed Mexico's World Cup star Guillermo Ochoa on a free transfer, adequately replacing Willy Caballero, who has followed Manuel Pellegrini to Manchester City. 

    The additions of Roberto Rosales, Arthur Boka and Miguel Torres will also strengthen the depth at the back, compensating for Jesus Gamez's move to defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

    Luis Alberto, who is on loan from Liverpool, also looks capable of enjoying a good season in attack. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Willy CaballeroManchester City€8/£6.3M
    Jesus Gamez Atletico Madrid€2.8/£2.2M
    Mounir El Hamdaoui FiorentinaEnd of Loan
    Oleksandr Iakovenko FiorentinaEnd of Loan

9. Granada

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Dimitri FoulquierRennes€2.8/£2.2M
    Jhon CordobaJaguares€2/£1.6M
    Jean-Sylvan BabinAlcorconFree
    Oier OlazabalBarcelonaFree 
    Daniel LarssonReal ValladolidFree
    Javi MarquezMallorcaFree
    Ruben RochinaBlackburnUnknown
    Juan Carlos Perez BragaLoan

    Granada's activity this summer has reflected the club's business efficiency in securing strong fees for both Guilherme Siqueira and Yacine Brahimi while adding a number of cost-effective pieces. 

    Two of this year's free transfers, Oier Olazabal and Jean-Sylvan Babin, are both useful additions in defence for Granada, while Juan Carlos Perez, Daniel Larsson and Ruben Rochina will give Joaquin Caparros depth going forward. 

    Additionally, the versatile Dimitri Foulquier has been signed on a permanent basis from Rennes after last season's loan spell, while Jhon Cordoba should also prove to be a solid signing after spending the 2013-14 campaign in La Liga with Espanyol. 

    Notable DeparturesClubFee
    Guilherme SiqueiraAtletico Madrid€10/£7.9M
    Yacine BrahimiPorto€6.5/£5.2M
    AllanUdinese Calcio€3.3/£2.6M
    Brayan AnguloRazgrad PFK€1.5/£1.2M
    Juan Carlos ParedesWatfordUndisclosed
    Tiago IloriLiverpoolEnd of Loan
    RecioMalaga End of Loan
    Odion IghaloUdinese CalcioEnd of Loan

8. Athletic Bilbao

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Borja VigueraAlaves€1M/£793K
    Jon AurtenetxeCelta VigoEnd of Loan

    Athletic Bilbao have been quiet in this summer's transfer window, bringing in Borja Viguera as the club's only notable signing while waving goodbye to Ander Herrera, who has switched to Manchester United. 

    From a purely economic standpoint, Bilbao's summer has been a resounding success, with those deals netting Bilbao a sizeable profit.  

    Of course, Ernesto Valverde's team will miss Herrera's influence centrally, but with Iker Muniain and Ander Iturraspe, enough talent still resides in the team's midfield to cover his loss.

    The Basque club will also be eager to see returns from Viguera after his 25-goal campaign for Alaves in 2013-14.

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Ander HerreraManchester United€35.9/£28.5M
    Borja EkizaEibarFree
    Raul FernandezRacingFree
    Inigo PerezNumanciaFree

7. Villarreal

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Luciano ViettoRacing Club€5.5/£4.4M
    Sergio AsenjoAtletico Madrid€5.5/£4.4M
    Jonathan dos SantosBarcelona€2/£1.6M
    Antonio RukavinaReal ValladolidFree
    Javier EspinosaBarcelona BFree
    Denis CheryshevReal MadridLoan
    Victor RuizValencia Loan
    Hernan PerezOlympiacosEnd of Loan

    Fresh off a remarkable season in 2013-14, Villarreal have set their sights on squad depth this summer, bolstering the side as the Yellow Submarine prepare to embark on a Europa League campaign alongside the domestic season. 

    Having held on to most of the team's key players, the club have added Luciano Vietto and Sergio Asenjo as the summer's major signings, also landing former Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos. 

    Denis Cheryshev and Hernan Perez arrive as well, hoping to offset the departure of attacking duo Jonathan Pereira and Jeremy Perbet.

    The sale of Jonathan de Guzman also won't hurt Villarreal, given that he'd spent the last two seasons on loan in the Premier League at Swansea. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Jonathan de GuzmanNapoli€6.7/£5.3M
    Jeremy PerbetBasaksehir€1.6/£1.3M
    Aleksandar PanticCordobaLoan 
    Jonathan PereiraRayo VallecanoLoan
    Javier AquinoRayo VallecanoLoan
    Oliver TorresAtletico MadridEnd of Loan
    Joan RomanBarcelona BEnd of Loan

6. Real Sociedad

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Alfred FinnbogasonSC Heerenveen€8/£6.3M
    Esteban GraneroQPR €4.4/£3.5M
    Geronimo RulliEstudiantesLoan
    Yuri BerchicheEibarEnd of Loan

    Despite watching two of the club's most valuable players depart in the summer, Real Sociedad have completed some important steps this transfer window.

    Alfred Finnbogason has been brought in to cover the loss of Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid and arrives with a prolific scoring record from his time with Heerenveen. Signing Esteban Granero to a long-term contract was also important for the team's midfield, while the acquisition of Geronimo Rulli will go some way to covering the hole left by Claudio Bravo.

    Yet, while not technically considered a transfer, signing Carlos Vela to a new, four-year deal is perhaps the most important development in La Real's summer after losing Griezmann. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid€30/£24M
    Claudio BravoBarcelona€12/£9.5M
    Haris SeferovicEintracht Frankfurt€3.2/£2.5M
    Raul NavasEibarLoan
    Jose AngelRomaEnd of Loan 

5. Valencia

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Andre GomesBenfica€16.7/£13.2M
    Shkodran MustafiSampdoria€10.1/£8M
    Rodrigo de PaulRacing Club€4.8/£3.8M
    Lucas OrbanBordeaux€3.9/£3.1M
    Alvaro NegredoManchester CityLoan
    Yoel RodriguezCelta VigoLoan
    Nicolas OtamendiAtletico-MGEnd of Loan 

    The sale of Jeremy Mathieu to Barcelona landed Valencia a nice cash injection, helping to offset the club's purchase of two valuable assets in Andre Gomes and Shkodran Mustafi. 

    Additionally, the loan deals for Alvaro Negredo and Rodrigo will help to boost Valencia's attack, even if other fees attached to the players (Valencia have an obligation to buy Negredo after the loan spell, per BBC, while Rodrigo's rights have been purchased for €30 million by Meriton Capital Limited, per Inside Spanish Football) don't necessarily represent good value. 

    Elsewhere, Lucas Orban will be a nice addition to the defence as a replacement for Aly Cissokho, while Yoel Rodriguez enhances the goalkeeping stocks. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Jeremy MathieuBarcelona€20/£15.8M
    Juan BernatBayern Munich€11.1/£8.8M
    Dorlan PabonMonterrey€6.7/£5.3M
    Adil RamiAC Milan€4.25/£3.38M
    Ever BanegaSevilla€2.5/£2M
    Aly CissokhoAston Villa€2.5/£2M
    Jonathan VieraStandard Liege€2/£1.6M
    Philippe SenderosAston VillaFree
    Helder PostigaDeportivo La CorunaFree
    Ricardo CostaAl-SailiyaFree
    Seydou KeitaRomaFree
    Vicente GuaitaGetafeFree
    Victor RuizVillarrealLoan
    Federico CartabiaCordobaLoan
    Eduardo VargasNapoliEnd of Loan

4. Sevilla

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Grzegorz KrychowiakReims€5.5/£4.4M
    Timothee KolodziejczakNice€3.33/£2.64M
    Aleix VidalAlmeria€3/£2.4M
    Benoit TremoulinasDynamo Kyiv€3/£2.4M
    Nicolas ParejaSpartak Moscow€2.5/£2M
    Ever BanegaValencia€2.5/£2M
    Daniel CarricoReading€1.9/£1.5M
    Stephane MbiaQPRFree
    Alejandro ArribasOsasunaFree
    Gerard DeulofeuBarcelonaLoan
    Iago AspasLiverpoolLoan 
    Denis SuarezBarcelonaLoan

    Covering Ivan Rakitic's departure was always going to be tough, but through the acquisition of a number of versatile pieces, Sevilla have enjoyed a successful transfer window. 

    Unable to spend like La Liga's true heavyweights, the Europa League champions have added significant depth, doing so at minimal cost to help reduce the blow of Rakitic's move as well as the respective departures of Alberto Moreno and Federico Fazio. 

    Loanees Iago Aspas and Gerard Deulofeu should both shine in their returns to Spain, Aleix Vidal brings pace and a goal threat and Grzegorz Krychowiak, Timothee Kolodziejczak, Stephane Mbia and Daniel Carrico should boost the defence.

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Ivan RakiticBarcelona€20/£15.8M
    Alberto MorenoLiverpool€15.1/£12M
    Federico FazioTottenham€10.1/£8M
    Alberto BotiaOlympiacos€2/£1.6M
    Diego PerottiGenoa€350/£280K
    Marko MarinChelseaEnd of Loan 
    Nicolas ParejaSpartak MoscowEnd of Loan
    Denis CheryshevReal MadridEnd of Loan

3. Real Madrid

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    James RodriguezMonaco€79.5/£63M
    Toni KroosBayern Munich€25.2/£20M
    Keylor NavasLevante€10/£7.9M
    Javier HernandezManchester UnitedLoan

    Real Madrid have again lured some of the world's finest talent to the Bernabeu this summer, but at what cost?

    In signing James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, two of last season's cornerstones, Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso, have been forced to look elsewhere, heading to Manchester United and Bayern Munich, respectively. While the new faces enhance Carlo Ancelotti's attack, there's now little balance to be found in Real's midfield. 

    Positively, though, the signing of Keylor Navas from Levante is nice piece of business for Los Blancos, considering his outstanding form for both club and country last season. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Angel Di MariaManchester United€75.3/£59.7M
    Alvaro MorataJuventus€20/£15.8M
    Xabi AlonsoBayern Munich€10.1/£8M
    Nuri SahinBorussia Dortmund€7/£5.6M
    Jesus FernandezLevante€500K/£396K
    Diego LopezAC MilanFree

2. Barcelona

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Luis SuarezLiverpool€81/£64.2M
    Jeremy MathieuValencia€20/£15.8M
    Ivan RakiticSevilla€20/£15.8M
    Thomas VermaelenArsenal€18.9/£15M
    Marc-Andre ter StegenBorussia Monchengladbach€12/£9.5M
    Claudio BravoReal Sociedad€12/£9.5M
    DouglasSao Paulo€5.6/£4.4M
    Rafinha AlcantaraCelta VigoEnd of Loan

    The addition of Luis Suarez alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar will undoubtedly make Barcelona a lethal force going forward this season, while Ivan Rakitic is a perfect fit for the Blaugrana in midfield. 

    Additionally, the Catalans have addressed last season's goalkeeping problems with the purchases of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, also securing handsome fees for the now-departed duo of Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez.

    The major knock on Barcelona's transfer window is that the club have overpaid significantly for Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen—two players who don't truly solve the club's defensive issues. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Alexis SanchezArsenal €44.1/£35M
    Cesc FabregasChelsea€34/£27M
    Bojan KrkicStoke City€3.9/£3M
    Jonathan dos Santos
    Cristian TelloPortoLoan
    Denís SuarezSevillaLoan
    Ibrahim AfellayOlympiacosLoan
    Gerard DeulofeuSevillaLoan
    Alex SongWest HamLoan

1. Atletico Madrid

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    Notable Transfers InClubFee
    Antoine GriezmannReal Sociedad€30/£24M
    Mario MandzukicBayern Munich€22/£17.4M
    Alessio CerciTorino€15/£12M
    Jan OblakBenfica€15.9/£12.6M
    Raul JimenezAmerica€10/£7.9M
    Guilherme SiqueiraGranada€10/£7.9M
    Miguel Angel MoyaGetafe€3/£2.4M
    Jesus GamezMalaga€2.8/£2.2M

    Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a fine summer transfer window, snapping up Antoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic, Alessio Cerci, Jan Oblak and others for very reasonable fees, adequately covering the notable departures of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Adrian Lopez and Thibaut Courtois.

    Unlike their La Liga title rivals who have overpaid for a number of players, Los Rojiblancos have shrewdly added to their squad to ensure they'll be in the mix again in 2014-15. 

    Notable Transfers OutClubFee
    Diego CostaChelsea€40.4/£32M
    Filipe LuisChelsea€25.2/£20M
    Adrian LopezPorto€11/£8.7M
    Sergio AsenjoVillarreal€5.5/£4.4M
    Thibaut CourtoisChelseaEnd of Loan
    Toby AlderweireldSouthamptonLoan
    Oliver TorresPortoLoan
    David VillaNew York FCFree