As the beep sounded at the end of the transfer window show in Spain on Monday night, the overwhelming voice from the fans was filled with disappointment and some angry screams from Valencia fans.
Diario AS reported on Tuesday that the Spanish league has seen a 65% drop in overall cash amounts compared to last year. Last summer € 1.3 billion and only € 410 million (£ 372 million) was spent. this time.
To underline this trend, Real Madrid have not signed a single player for the first time in 40 years.
But more than the expected drop in total money spent and more than Madrid’s decision not to buy anyone (they told us they won’t attract anyone), what angers fans is the way the club is acting – Barcelona in particular, Atletico Madrid and Valencia.
For Barca fans, going overboard with the event metaphor means “see what you can win”. What happened to Memphis Depay? Do you remember Latauro Martinez and Georginio Vinaldum? And Eric Garcia, wouldn’t he join if they could sell a center-back? Continue reading