What will Barça, Madrid and Atletico do in the final days of the transfer window?
The transfer market in Spain closes on 1 February. Until then, First and Second Division clubs, as well as non-professional ones, have the opportunity to bring in some reinforcements.
Re-establishing the squads, correcting the mistakes of the summer planning or replacing seriously injured players are some of the pending issues in teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atlético.
With the Champions League just around the corner, sports managers are rushing through the last few days of the market to find the key that will allow them to keep up in all the competitions.
Real Madrid has almost no unfinished business in this transfer market. The team made two transfers, Reinier and Hugo Vallejo. Only the first one will stay in the capital, once his participation in the Pre-Olympic with Brazil is over.
For his part, Hugo Vallejo moved from Malaga to Real Madrid. Once he signed for the white team, he was sent out on loan to Deportivo de la Coruña.
As for departures, Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Dani Ceballos. The Utrera player is not happy in the ranks of Arsenal and is looking for a new destination to go on loan.
From Real Madrid, in the present winter market, Odriozola left for Bayern Munich, and Jesus Vallejo changed clubs, trading Wolves, where he barely played, for Granada, with whom he already made his debut.
it's been a month of change for the Catalans, who've welcomed a new manager and still have some unfished business in the transfer market.
With Todibo already in Schalke, there could be one other exit for Barcelona: Carles Perez. The winger could be making an exit in the coming week, with Roma reportedly interested. His departure would, in theory, open a spot in the squad, and that's where Rodrigo Moreno comes in.
The Valencia forward is Barcelona's main target this window, with Wagué and Abel Ruiz also set for exits to make up for the reasonably priced player.
Luis Suarez' injury has triggered these movements, as Barcelona are in need of a prominent player who can make a difference in that position.
Edinson Cavani is the name pointed out in red by the sports management of Atlético de Madrid. The team is looking for a '9' and has focused all its efforts on the PSG striker.
The negotiation with the Parisian team has been prolonged with the passing of the days. PSG have not agreed to a deal and, with less than a week to go, what seemed like an easy negotiation is getting harder by the second.
The days go by at Wanda Metropolitano and the striker's arrival has yet to happen. That's why, faced with the wait, Atletico have not ruled out signing another striker.
That is where the name Jean-Philippe Mateta comes in. The Mainz 05 striker has just come out of a serious meniscus injury, but Atletico would not frown upon his arrival.