Busy deadline day in Spain with few star signings

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-03 16:57:20|Editor: Yurou
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MADIRD, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The end of the summer transfer window in Spain passed without any major dramas as both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona kept their checkbooks in their pockets on Monday.

There was no Neymar Jr, Paul Pogba or even Christian Eriksen arriving in Spain to liven up the last day of transfer business, although some LaLiga clubs took advantage to put the finishing touches to their squads.

The biggest deal was Sevilla's signing of striker Javier Hernandez from West Ham United, while goalkeeper Bono became their 13th signing of the summer when he joined on loan from Girona for the season.

Real Madrid did make a signing with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola joining on loan from Paris Saint Germain to provide back up to Thibaut Courtois after Keylor Navas moved the other way.

Celta Vigo signed Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcanatara on loan for the season after the Brazilian, who started Barca's last two matches, signed a contract extension with the league champions to 2021.

Getafe strengthened their squad with the arrival of Brazilian left-back Kenedy from Chelsea and winger Jason from Valencia, who in turn brought in defender Thierry Correia to cover for the injured Piccini.

Valencia's best business on Monday was probably not selling striker Rodrigo Moreno who had been linked to Atletico Madrid.

Alaves strengthened their defense with the loan signing of Lisandro Magallan from Ajax, while newly promoted Granada brought in 30-year-old Frenchman, Maxime Gonalons from Roma.

Real Sociedad signed 17-year-old Roberto Navarro from Monaco for six million euros (around 6.5 million U.S. dollars) although Navarro's initial destination will be their B-team, while Mallorca signed midfielder Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta from Las Palmas before loaning him back to the Canary Island club

Finally bottom of the table Leganes closed two loan signings: midfielder Christian Rivera from Huesca and left back Kevin Rodrigues from Real Sociedad.