La Liga transfer latest: Real confirm €80m James deal, Liverpool failure Aspas speaks out

James Rodriguez playing for Columbia

All the latest summer transfer news from La Liga...

The big news of the day - unsurprisingly - came from Real Madrid. The self proclaimed 'Galacticos' have made yet another splash in the transfer market, just a week after landing Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. Colombian World Cup sensation James Rodriguez has today completed his €80m move from Monaco, and he will now team up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale behind Karim Benzema to form a terrifying attacking quartet - and the 23-year-old, who was top scorer at the World Cup, says the move is a dream come true.

“I’m happy to be here. This is a dream come true. I hope to win many titles here. ¡Hala Madrid,” said the former Porto star.

Madrid's biggest rivals Barcelona have also made a few big moves, signing goalkeepers Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, midfielder Ivan Rakitic and, the big one, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in a £75m deal. The revolution at the Camp Nou has already seen the likes of Victor Valdes, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez leave in one way or another, and Xavi Hernandez was expected to follow them.

Yet new speculation today suggests that the 34-year-old, who had notable interest from MLS and Middle Eastern sides this summer, could stay in Catalunya after talks with new manager Luis Enrique. An extra season could be on the cards for the experienced midfielder, who played alongside Enrique earlier in his career.

Elsewhere, Sevilla swooped to sign Liverpool striker Iago Aspas on loan for the season, with the former Celta Vigo man looking to put a miserable year on Merseyside behind him. The 26-year-old scored just one goal for the Reds, and hinted that he didn't feel important at Anfield.

"For me it’s great to come to such an important club in La Liga. Last season I couldn’t demonstrate all the football I have inside me, but I don’t take this as a second chance, rather it’s an opportunity for me to feel important as a footballer again, which is my aim."

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