The new season in La Liga has already begun, and we are announcing in this announcement the details of all 20 clubs that will compete this season in one of the best leagues in the world. La Liga probably lost one of his best players this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to go to Juventus in the Italian series A. But this does not mean that football fans should avoid Spanish football in the upcoming season.
Barcelona won La Liga last season by 14 points above Atletico Madrid. They look forward to this season after they strengthened their team with Clement Lenglet from Seville for 35.90 million euros, followed by Arthur (31 million) and Arturo Vidal (18 million). However, the winged position with more options has increased as Malcom comes from Bordeaux for 41 million, which is their biggest increase this summer. All these reinforcements are very good, and Barcelona may be even better than last season.
Ernesto Valverde enters the second season with the Catalan club, and his goal is clear: to win the league for the second time in a row and the Champions League after failing last season. Barca has the biggest team in the league, so everyone except winning all competitions that have a big disappointment. PLAY THAT BARCELONA WINS A LEAGUE!
As we said. Atletico Madrid finished second with 14 points behind the Barcelona Champions League. What does Atletico Madrid need to become more experienced this season than last season? Atletico Madrid has one of the most stable teams in the league and, therefore, has strengthened its team. The arrival of Thomas Lemara (70 million Euros) certainly increased competition in the middle of the field, while Nikola Kalinich (14.50 Euros) filled the gap left by Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres. Rodríguez from Villarreal also arrived at 20 million euros to strengthen the composition, and Santiago Arias from PSV for 11 million euros. So, «Atletico Madrid» very well approached the new season.
Diego Simeone will start another season in Atletico Madrid, and their goal is clear: now that Ronaldo has left Real Madrid, Atletico wants to establish his position as the second best team in La Liga. They have a large enough team to do this, and given what happened last season, a smaller placement would be a big disappointment. Athletics Madrid makes the top 3.
Real Madrid finished last season in La Liga with a disappointing third place, which also ran the risk of Valencia, who finished fourth with just three points less, while the royal club had three points less rivals who finished second. Superstar and forward Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid and went to Juventus. The Portuguese is very difficult to replace, and there is no doubt that his departure will leave a big hole in Los Blancos. It seems that the royal club will have to trust Gareth Bale and Karim Benzemi, who have to compensate for the goals scored by Ronaldo. In addition, the team is still exactly the same as last season.
There have been several significant improvements, one of which is Vinicius Junior, who came from Flamenga for 45 million euros. The more famous name is Thibault Curtois, who came from Chelsea for 35 million euros. Another name deserving mention is Alvaro Audriozole, who came from Real Sociedad for 30 million euros and really great talent. But is it enough to replace Ronaldo? We do not believe in it, but the fact that Mateo Kovacic went to rent Chelsea does not help. Yulen Lopetega faces an incredibly difficult task of replacing Zinedine Zidane, who left the team after winning three titles in a row in the Champions League. The former Spanish manager will obviously fight for the title, as Real Madrid is good enough to do without Ronaldo, but this season seems to be a step or two behind Barcelona. However, for them the final in the first four is the most important. PLAY THAT THE PRESENT MADRIDA MAKES THE LAW!
Valencia last season was a very good team, ranked fourth. This season they prepared and brought some promotions, but they also lost some important players. One of the players who lost and worth mentioning was Gonzalo Gédes, who was on loan and now has returned to PSG. However, they had to intensify the attack, and they borrowed Mitchie Bachuayi, and Kevin Gameira for 16 million euros. They also rented Denis Cheryshev. Daniel Wass (6 million Euros) will be reinforcements in the lineup, while the new rising star Mouctar Diakhaby (15 million Euros) is considered a powerful incentive. Jeffrey Kondogbia from Inter also arrived for 25 million euros to strengthen the Valencia team in the composition.
Marcelino spent an impressive first season with Valencia last season after his team was awarded the Champions League. It was a great season for this team, which finished two seasons before two seasons. Expectations are much more for the famous Los Che, but at the same time realistic. Knowing that they will take part in the Champions League, we again see them in combination for the places that lead the Champions League. The final in the top three would be a great success.
Villarreal finished last season in an excellent fifth position with 12 points less than fourth place Valencia. This summer they lost Rodri and Sami Castillejo, who left the club to sign a contract with Atletico Madrid and Milan (20 and 25 million euros). Their activity in the transfer market was quite good — after the arrival of Ramiro Funes Mori and Karl Toko Ekambi for a total amount of 27 million euros. There is also Gerard Moreno, who will increase the chances of an attack and come from Hispaniola for 20 million euros. Another attacker, Villarreal, brought Milano by the name of Carlos Bakka and earned 7 million euros. Santi Cazorla came from Arsenal for a free transfer to add creativity to the line, but we are not sure if he is the right player for this.
Javier Calleja took control of the team when the 2017/18 season began and turned the case to the Yellow submarine to such an extent that he led the team to the top five and plunged into the European league. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to finish again in such a good position and participate in European competitions. Less than that would be a big disappointment for this team.
Real Betis finished last season in a fairly good sixth place with a score lower than five-time Villarreal. Betis lost some interesting players in the summer. Fabian Ruiz went to Naples for 30 million euros, the German Peztsella and Riza Durmisi also went to Italy for a total of 15.5 million euros. However, the arrival of William Carvalla (20 m), Sydney (4.5 m), Takashi Inui (free transfer) and Sergio Canales (free transfer) should be more than enough to offset the odds. However, a few more reinforcements of defense will suit this team.
Quique Setien was one of the best managers of La Ligi last season, and his attacking style conveyed to Betis what seemed like an incredible season and football in the European League. Real Betis has done a good job of strengthening the team at both ends of the field, and fatigue can be a problem, especially at an early stage — we believe that we can once again fight for the places that lead to Europe. Too high quality they would not have done.
Seville did not have such a great season 2017/18. They finished in seventh place, two points less than Real Betis and almost even lost, and this is the case for the qualification for the European League, because they were only three points ahead of osmoplasiranog Khetaf. Seville this summer lost important players like N’zonzy (26.65m €), Clement Lengle (35.90m €) and Joaquin Correa (€ 15m), but they managed to replace Ibrahim Amado (15m €), Joris Gnagnonom (15 million Euros ), Aleix Vidalom (8.5 million) and Roque Mesom (6 million Euros). However, the other winger will not suffer, but will only increase the team that needed it during the very long season in front of them.
Pabla Machin’s impressive season with Girono brought him a new job in Seville, and so far the results have been satisfactory. The decisive chairmanship was followed by good results in the qualifying matches of the European League, and they were one of the foul shots that lagged far behind Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. We expect Sevilla to be one of the amazing teams this season, as they may even make it to the top four if everything goes right.
Honestly, I would not say that Getafe needs new translations. They already had an amazing team last season in eighth place with 55 points, four more than Eibar with nine points. From the team that played last season, they lost only Emiliano Bendi (1.5 million Euro) and Faikal Fayra (1.5 million Euro), but they brought interesting names on both sides of the field. Their protection has grown significantly, both in terms of quality and the number of options in these positions.
Pep Bordalas will stay with his team in Madrid, where he will enter the third season. Getafe was undoubtedly one of the amazing teams in the league last season, although they remained short for European competitions, their years were successful. Expectations are now much greater, and the goal is to fight for places that lead to Europe. We believe that they may be at the top of the table.
Eibar finished his last season in ninth position and scored the same points as Girona ten times. This summer, Eibar entered the transfer market with the intention to strengthen the attack and could not do it. Generally speaking, this team seems weak in attack. They brought Fabian Orellian (2 million) and Sergio Alvarez for 4 million euros, but lost to Ivan Alekho (4 million euros), Takashi Inuiya (free transfer) and Anda Cap (3 million euros).
Mendilibar has been working in his team since 2015 and enjoyed an impressive series last season when they finished in ninth place, although they really lacked football in the European league. It would be too much to expect it to happen again. We believe that Eibar will remain outside the fall zone for another season, but the end of the table seems to us a realistic expectation.
Girona stayed with a similar team that was stunned by the whole La Liga last season, and although it could have been good, it also meant that they did not respond to their biggest need — the number of options in attack. The lack of a reliable replacement for Christian Stuani in the event of injury may harm them in the long run.
Pablo Machin went to Seville, and his leadership will be occupied by Eusebio Sacrristan. It remains to be seen how far he will go with this Catalan team. Given that they have not lost a single player from the starting position, the end of the table in the middle of the table is also ridiculous this season. They brought Mark Muniz from Stoke City for 5 million euros, then Johan Mohica from Rayo Vallecan for 5 million euros and took Patrick Roberts from Manchester City on credit. PLAY THAT YOU WILL FIND THE FAT IN THE CENTER OF TABLES!
Espanyol’s needs this season were different from any other team in the league. Unlike teams that need to improve a certain position or area in their team, the Catalans simply had to improve the quality of their team. They lost two of the best players — Gerard Morena (20m) and Aaron Martin (3 million Euros) and replaced only Gerard Moren with Bor Iglesias, who came from Celte de Vigo for 10 million Euros. Sergi Darder also came out in the line of 8 million euros.
Ruby is named after the new team manager, and he faces a difficult task. Not only because it will be his first job at La Liga as a manager, but also because Espanyol was one of the teams that were significantly reduced during the transition period. They already finished the 11th season last season, and it would be strange to see them this time. We expect to fight for staying in the league.
Real Sociedad finished 12th last season. They led Mikel Merinu (12 m) and Theo Hernandez (lending), but lost seven players, including Xabi Prieto, Alvaro Odriozol, Sergius Canales and Markel Bergara. Merino and Theo will strengthen the defense, but this team can lead to some reinforcement, especially in the attack, where Mikel Oyarzabal and Willian Jose carry a huge burden.
Asier Garitano spent the last five years as head coach Leganes, although the past season did not go as planned, Real Sociedad believed in a project to build a team that could fight for the Europa League next season. So far, it does not go well, and it seems to have another difficult season. We believe that they may also be somewhere in the middle of the table.
Celta finished 13th last season, and this summer they lost to Daniel Vasse (6 m), Pedro Pablo Hernandez (1.4 m), Borge Iglesias (10 m), Johnny Castre (7 m), Sergi Gomezu (5 m ). €) and John Guidetti (4 million Euros) and did not replace them, respectively. In addition, they added some interesting players to the team. This season, pay attention to Nestro Araujo, who came from Santos Laguna, as this is a very talented 26-year-old football player, who came for 7 million euros. They also made Beltran binders, namely 19-year-olds for 8 million euros. Okay, Jokuslu and Matias Jensen came for 11 million euros.
Antonio Mohamed was one of the leading leaders of MX MX in recent years, and now he will have a new challenge with Velto from Celt. The Celta fought for places in the European league for most of the past season, and they did not succeed, but we believe and expect these places to fight again this season.
Alaves made several interesting translations during the summer transition, and one of them was the arrival of John Guidetti (4 million Euros) for a permanent transfer. Then came Patrick Twumasi (3 million euros). However, in order to increase the number of options in the lineup, Javi Munoz, a 23-year-old boy from Real Madrid of Castile, was hired for free translation. Rafa Navarro also came from Real Betis also in the form of a free transfer.
Abelardo Fernandez had a great debut season with Alaves last season and saved the team from falling, and this season the fans are counting on fighting for places leading to Europe. Perhaps it’s too much to expect, because Alavaza doesn’t have enough talent to do it, and it will be a very difficult task for Fernandez. We believe that this season will be avoided, but it is difficult to imagine that they will be at the top of the table.
The biggest challenge for Levante this summer was finding a replacement for Jefferson Lerme, who went to Bournemouth for 28 million euros. Leaving Ivia (lending) can also reduce their ability to attack, so the Levant had to remain active in the market by the end of the transition period. Nevertheless, they brought Nikola Vukchevich to the line of 8.9 million euros from Brahe, and he had to replace Jefferson with Lerma, but we will see how this will work. Rafael Dvamena came for 6.2 million euros, then Moses Simon for 5 million euros, Eric Kabaco for 2 million, Coca-Cola for 1.5 million and goalkeeper Aytor Fernandez came to us from Numancia for 1 million euros. One international player from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sanjin Prcic, arrived on a free transfer.
Paco Lopez had the task last season to save Levante from falling, and he did it. Once again, he will be responsible for the same result, although it remains to be seen if he can do it during this season. Currently, Levante seems to be one of the candidates who will be in the top five this season. Leaving may be an option if everything goes wrong as they imagine.
Athletic Bilbao significantly strengthened its defense by adding some interesting reinforcements, mainly Yuri Berchische (24 million Euros) from PSG, Ander Kapa (3 million Euros) from Eibar, Christian Ghana (1 million Euros) from Viitorula and in the Dani line Garcia from Eibar. arrived at the implant transplant. They must improve the quality of the attack, because they lack coverage of the positions of Aritsa Aduriza and Iker Munian, if the players are injured.
Eduardo Berizzo will start his first season with the club, and although he sets very high goals and believes that he will fight for places in the Europa League, the reality is that this is one of the most difficult teams to predict the entire league, because they are in the final as a result, in places from the seventh to the 12th or 13th place, although this season fell to the 16th. Because of this, many things would have to work together to unite in places that lead to Europe, but we expect to finish at least 9 or 10 positions.
Leganes was probably the worst team in La Liga last season, and it’s safe to say that they didn’t do much in the transition period to get rid of this label. Adding experienced players such as Diego Rolan (a loan of 1 million Euros) and Juanfran (a loan of 300,000 euros) is good, but it was not enough, as they brought striker Yusef En Nesiri 6 million euros from Malaga. Barclays also came from Barcelona B for 5 million euros, and his name is Jose Manuel Arnais.
Mauricio Pelegrino was appointed as the new Leganes coach after a disappointing mandate with Southampton, and this will be his third experience in the Spanish Primera. Fans should not be too excited about what Leganes can do this season. The lack of activity in the market and the overall quality make it the main candidates for this season, at least on paper.
Rayo Vallecano did a good job of strengthening his team after he brought several interesting names. Players coming to Gael Kakut (2.5 million euros), Luis Advinkule (credit), Alvaro Garcia (5 million euros), José Pozo (1.3 million euros), Jordi Amat (1 million euros) and Emiliano Valasquez (1 million euros). However, newly advanced teams need to attract more experienced players, and Rayo has not done it completely.
Michelle spent about 18 months with Ray and had already returned them to La Liga. However, the biggest question is whether he can withstand this level. Rayo has no quality or thrill on the field and would not be surprised if they were one of the candidates to refuse.
Huesca has almost the same team that most of the LaLiga teams need, because they lack a proven attacker. The team strengthened during the summer transition period and led several experienced players, but there was no established striker. Starting the season with Chucha and Samuela Long may not be enough. However, they brought the winner of the wing Serdar Gurler from Osmanlispor for 2.5 million euros.
Leo Franco will assume the role of manager, after Ruby left for Espanyol and, frankly, it remains to see how he will lead the team in the best league of Spain. One thing is certain, although Huesca may be a team that will interfere with the business of its opponents, the lack of quality and experience is obvious. We expect to be among the teams that will fight for survival, and we would not be surprised if they return to a lower rating next year.
Real Valladolid was to be brought forward by Jaime Mate, who finished with 33 goals in Segunda. Having added a few attackers, they could not replace him properly, and this may mean that their season ends in one of the last places on the table.
Sergio Gonzalez joined the team in April 2018 and had a great set, which ended with the transfer of his team to La Liga. However, this may not be enough to save them from leaving, as they currently seem to be among the best candidates for the end of the season in one of the last three places in the table.