The Spanish were unable to react to a heavy opening game defeat against the Netherlands, which means they’ll be getting on a flight back to Europe after the final match against Australia.
There will be a few people in several places across Europe who will be happy Spain’s exit has been confirmed as it should allow a few transfer sagas to move forward and reach a conclusion.
We’ve looked at the future of five Spanish players, which should be concluded more quickly due to their exit from the tournament in Brazil.
Pepe Reina (Liverpool)
Reina confirmed that he’d head back to Merseyside once Spain were knocked out of the World Cup.
However, he’s unlikely to stay there with reports that Arsenal could make a bid and several sides likely to be interested in a vary experienced goalkeeper. If he stays at Liverpool, he’ll be back up to Simon Mignolet next season.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
There has been speculation that the Arsenal playmaker could be open to a move to Atletico Madrid.
The motive for that seems to be that he only played a few games as a number ten last season, but Arsenal fans will rightly point out, if he had doubts over his playing position then he shouldn’t have signed a new contract with the club last season.
Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)
Spain’s exit means that Chelsea’s deal for Diego Costa should be closer to an official announcement.
Everything seems to be in place and ready for the deal to be announced as it’s seemingly been delayed by Costa’s involvement with the Spanish team. However, Mourinho won’t be pleased with Costa’s performance against Chile last night.
Pedro has been linked with a move to Liverpool in a potential transfer which is far from concrete.
He’s been suggested as someone who could do a job down the left hand side of Liverpool’s midfield, but with Brendan Rodgers not having made an official move, it’s difficult to judge how likely and difficult a deal is going to be.
Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Koke seems to be one of the most sought after midfielders in the Spanish setup.
He’s been linked with Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United as well as Spanish giants Barcelona. Chelsea’s recent deal for teammate Cesc Fabregas would seemingly strike them out of the race, but United and Barcelona could both make big bids.