La Liga Transfer Rumors: Alvaro Negredo to join Atletico Madrid?

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Updated: June 19, 2014
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Just a few weeks after the World Cup and football will welcome another league season. Spanish La Liga has plenty of things going on, but a part of the drive to begin the season with high energy might be influenced by Spain’s untimely exit in the World Cup. Nevertheless, business must go on as usual. Here are the latest developments in the Spanish top-flight football:

  • Osasuna’s Roberto Torres is shortlisted as target for Athletic Bilbao, but no apparent movement has been confirmed as per the past weeks.
  • A few strikers from the English Premier League are expected to join the Spanish force, with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado, and Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo all touted to be part of defending champions Atletico Madrid.
  • Meanwhile, Victor Valdes and Carlos Puyol have both left online betting favorite Barcelona on free transfers; Cesc Fabregas has also completed a multi-million pounds deal to Premier League side Chelsea. But if there are exits, there is also a return. Rafinha Alcantara will launch a comeback to his parent club Barca following an impressive loan spell with Celta Vigo last season.
  • Second division top seed Carlos Marchena was vital to Deportivo’s return to the top-tier competition, but the 34-year-old’s future with the club remains unclear due to a contract issues.
  • Elche have announced that they would not be renewing the contract of experienced midfielder Sergio Mantecon.
  • Goalkeeper Moya has departed Getafe for Atletico Madrid while Sevilla forward Raul Rusescu is strongly linked with a move to Azulones.
  • Following an impressive performance in the World Cup group stage, Costa Rican goalkeeper Navas is now a prime target by Levante, Atletico, and Real Madrid.
  • Antonio Amaya and Derek Boateng are now under Rayo Vallecano’s wing, while Real Madrid Castilla right-back Quini has also joined Los Franjirrojos.

 

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(Featured Image: Alvaro Negredo | Source: breakingnews.ie)