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La Liga News: 2 September 2016; Valencia Sign Eliaquim Mangala, Ezequiel Garay, Tottenham Hotspur Add Pau Lopez

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No more signings until 2018 - should Madrid have spent like Barca did ahead of transfer ban? -
Unlike last year, deadline day came and went without incident at Real Madrid. In 2015, the club were left red-faced after failing to sort out the paperwork to sign David De Gea. This time, there was little activity all summer as only Alvaro Morata was bought. But with a transfer ban around the corner, should Los Blancos have spent like Barcelona did in 2014?

La Liga can close gap on Premier League in spending - Deloitte - ESPN FC
La Liga could close the transfer spending gap to the Premier League in coming seasons as it increases broadcast revenues, according to a financial expert from Deloitte. The Premier League dominated this summer's transfer market with a record £1.165 billion spent, after a new television deal that will net English clubs £5.136bn, a 70 percent increase, over the next three years kicked in.

The two Ligas: How the transfer window made Spain even less competitive - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport
Please mind the gap. Or as they say on the Madrid underground: "please take care not to introduce your foot between the train and the platform." The English version works better when describing La Liga after the latest transfer window. In brief, and to stick with the trains analogy, Barcelona moved forward about five stations; Madrid maybe two; Atletico Madrid inched forward but barely enough for anyone to notice; and everyone else went backwards – in Valencia’s case almost back into the depot.

Valencia sign Ezequiel Garay from Zenit St Petersburg - ESPN FC
Valencia have made their second defensive signing of transfer deadline day, bringing in Argentina international Ezequiel Garay from Zenit St Petersburg. A club statement read: "Valencia CF have reached an agreement with FC Zenit for the transfer of footballer Ezequiel Garay. The Argentine international has joined Valencia CF until June 30, 2020."

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala joins Valencia in loan deal | Sky Sports
Mangala, who started 24 Premier League games for City last season, arrived at the Etihad two years ago after impressing for Standard Liege and Porto. The La Liga side has been searching for defensive back-up following the departure of Shkodran Mustafi who joined Arsenal on Tuesday in a deal that could be worth up to £35m.

Valencia make a mess of Eliaquim Mangala social media mosaic - ESPN FC
Not that it's likely to have much bearing on the outcome of the move itself, but Valencia accidentally gave Eliaquim Mangala an inauspicious start to his loan move from Man City. In announcing the arrival via the club's official Instagram account, Los Che tried to create a multi-photo mosaic of the French centre-half in his new jersey.

Tottenham complete signing of Pau Lopez from Espanyol on loan - ESPN FC
Tottenham Hotspur have signed Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez on a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent. Lopez, 21, is expected to compete with Michel Vorm to be understudy to Hugo Lloris, who should return from a hamstring strain after the international break.

Stoke City loan striker Joselu to Deportivo La Coruna for one year - ESPN FC
Stoke City have loaned Spanish striker Joselu to Deportivo La Coruna, the club confirmed on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old Joselu's loan with the La Liga side will last for one year.

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