The Brazilian spent last season on loan at Porto and after a stellar campaign with the Dragons, Los Blancos decided to recall him to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Spanish giants struggled with a lack of a proper holding midfielder last season and Casemiro will be eager to make the position his own this term.
The Argentine has moved to Atletico Madrid from River Plate after a protracted saga, but now that he has completed his desired move, the youngster – who has been billed as the next coming of Javier Mascherano – will be eager to make the most of playing under his compatriot Diego Simeone.
After two forgettable seasons at Real Madrid, where he struggled to find a regular run of games with the first team, the Basque midfielder is back at Real Sociedad. The elegant midfielder, who came through the youth academy of La Real, will be eager to make the most of the lost time.
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
The young Belgian has landed at the Vicente Calderon Stadium of Atetico Madrid from Monaco. He was one of the star performers for the French club last season and went on to score eight times as well as register 14 assists to their cause. Under Diego Simeone, the Belgian’s game is expected to be nurtured even further.
The 19-year-old was one of the stars of Celta Vigo’s campaign last season under Javi Gracia. His performances have earned him a move to Valencia and he will be eager to take his game to another level at the Mestalla.
The Colombia international has moved to Atletico Madrid from Porto and he got off to a spectacular start in the Spanish league when he struck from distance in a 3-0 defeat of Sevilla.
The midfielder has moved to Villarreal this summer after a season on loan at Sevilla from Barcelona. The youngster has drawn comparisons with Andres Iniesta for his vision and silky feet. It is a testament to the esteem in which he is held by Barcelona that they have put a buy-out clause in his sale to the Yellow Submarine.
The midfielder has made unexpected appearances for Barcelona at right-back due to injuries to Dani Alves and Douglas. And much to the delight of the Camp Nou, he has looked completely at ease in his new role.
The Ukraine international will be plying his trade under Unai Emery at Sevilla this season. Having stated his desire to use Sevilla as a springboard for a move to Barcelona, he will be eager to realise his dream as soon as possible with his performances at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The 26-year-old earned plaudits for his displays at Monaco and earned himself a move to Valencia. He will be given the hard task of replacing Nicolas Otamendi, but not many would put it past the Tunisian to fulfil the role successfully.