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Jérémy Mathieu    D    Barcelona
Mathieu signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona on Thursday after transferring from Valencia.

Fantasy Analysis

Mathieu has pent most of his career at left back, although he's played plenty of centerback in the last few years. He'll be a welcome addition to a Barca back line that is in need of upgrades.
Tiago    M    Atlético Madrid
Tiago signed a two-year contract extension with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Tiago has been with the club for the last five seasons, including a few while on loan from Juventus. He is a vital component of the defensive strategies deployed by manager Diego Simeone, although he's not a high-scoring midfielder, which limits his fantasy upside.
Jan Oblak    G    Atlético Madrid
Oblak signed with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after transferring from Benfica.

Fantasy Analysis

Oblak will have the difficult task of being the replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who will go back to Chelsea after three consecutive loan spells at Atletico.
James Rodriguez    M    Real Madrid
AS Monaco announced Tuesday that Rodriguez has left the club to join Real Madrid.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez has been linked heavily with Real Madrid since the World Cup when the Colombian mentioned that it was his dream to play for the Spanish giants. At that point it was only a transfer fee negotiation keeping him from joining the club. After joining Monaco last season on a €60 million move from Porto, Rodriguez will head to Real Madrid for a reported fee of £70 million. He is an exciting player that should be an excellent fantasy option on a team that also includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, among numerous others.
James Rodriguez    M    Real Madrid
AS Monaco have agreed to a £70 million transfer fee to send Rodriguez to Real Madrid, Goal.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Fresh off a Golden Boot at the World Cup, Rodriguez will make his dream move to Real Madrid just one year after making a €60 million euro move to Monaco. Rodriguez has shown that he can be one of the best in the world, and he'll get a chance as a new Galactico to be a major fantasy contributor this season.
Toni Kroos    M    Real Madrid
Bayern Munich announced that Kroos has signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bayern confirmed earlier this week that Kroos would be leaving the club, and it was only a matter of time before confirmation came that his destination was Real Madrid. Kroos will undergo a medical exam on Thursday and then be presented to the media.
Xavi    M    Barcelona
Xavi is expected to turn down offers to play in Qatar in order to sign with Major League Soccer side New York City FC, which begins play in 2015, Sport in Barcelona reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Former Barca teammate David Villa was the first NYC FC signing, and Xavi is expected to make his final decision after he concludes his holiday in Ibiza. There has been talk of a three-year contract for around $8 million per season, which would make him one of the highest paid players in the United States.
Sami Khedira    M    Real Madrid
Arsenal and Real Madrid have agreed to a transfer fee that would bring Khedira to the Premier League this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Khedira has one year remaining on his current contract with Real Madrid, and will still need to work out personal terms with Arsenal before a transfer will be completed.
Felipe Caicedo    F    Espanyol
Caicedo signed a two-year contract with Espanyol on Tuesday, FIFA.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Caicedo played in all three of Ecuador's games at the World Cup this summer, but failed to score before they were eliminated in the group stage. He moves over on a free transfer, having finished out his contract with Al Jazira.
Toni Kroos    M    Real Madrid
Bayern Munich Chairman Karl-Heinz Rumminigge confirmed Tuesday that Kroos will not be staying with the club, Marca reports. "We didn't want to lose him next season and not get paid the release clause. We are obligated to look after the club's finances; we couldn't allow ourselves that luxury," Rumminigge said.

Fantasy Analysis

Kroos has only one year left on his contract, so Bayern are looking for Real Madrid to meet the €25 million release clause. Kroos is still only 24 years old and he will be a massive addition to a Madrid side that could use some help in the midfield.