Transfer Activity Starts Early In Spain’s La Liga


(File Photo/AP)

(File Photo/AP)

Although the dust has hardly settled on the completion of the Spanish football season, several clubs have been quick off the mark in order to strengthen their squads for next season.

Recently promoted have signed former Dutch international midfielder, Rafael Van der Vaart who returns to after having played in and . Van der Vaart had a brief spell with , although his form has dropped off recently.

European League Champions have announced that winger Jose Antonio Reyes has agreed terms to extend his contract at the club for a further two seasons, while veteran Portuguese midfielder Duda has renewed for a further year with Malaga.

have signed striker Rodrigo from Benfica after the player, who made his debut with the Spanish national team this season, impressed during a year on loan in which he made 31 appearances scoring three goals.

Rodrigo has agreed a four-year deal until the end of June 2019 as his side prepares to return to the Champions League next season.

The Spanish press also reported that FC have agreed terms to extend the contract of Brazilian striker after the Copa America and the elections for the club presidency, which is likely to witness the re-election of Josep Maria Bartomeu as the club president.

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