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Keylor Navas    G    Real Madrid
Navas (Achilles) is unlikely to play in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on Aug. 8, but he could be ready for the La Liga opener against Real Sociedad on Aug. 21, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Navas has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his Achilles earlier this summer, and while he hasn't returned to Europe to be examined by the doctor who performed the procedure, he is fully expected to ramp up his activities in the coming week to allow him to play early in the league season. If he's forced to miss any time, Kiko Casilla will likely fill in.
Karim Benzema    F    Real Madrid
Benzema has been bothered by a hip injury of late, but he is expected to be fit for the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on Aug. 9, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Benzema's presence will be important for Los Blancos, as Cristiano Ronaldo could miss at least the first La Liga match of the season due to the knee injury he suffered during the European Championship final. Benzema remains an elite fantasy option, even in Ronaldo's shadow.
Cristiano Ronaldo    F    Real Madrid
Ronaldo (knee) will not play in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on Aug. 9, and he is unlikely to play in Real Madrid's La Liga opener on Aug. 21 against Real Sociedad, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ronaldo suffered the injury during the European Championship final against France, and while he has begun his rehab, manager Zinedine Zidane said the Portuguese superstar will need at least a month before he can get back in training. Madrid have plenty of firepower outside of Ronaldo, particularly for early La Liga matches, so there's little incentive to rush him back before he's fully fit.
Andre Gomes    M    Barcelona
Gomes will sign a contract with FC Barcelona next week, the club announced Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

The move to Barcelona from Valencia is a big surprise, as rivals Real Madrid were all but certain to land the midfielder. It's unclear where Gomes will fit in, though it could be a hint that Arda Turan could be on the way out.
Jon Toral    M    Granada
Toral is on the move to another season-long loan spell, this time with Granada, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Toral has impressed the past two campaigns spending loan spells with Brentford and Birmingham notching a total of 14 scores and five assists in 71 Championship appearances between the two sides. The 21-year-old midfielder will have his first taste of elite football now in attempt to draw the attention of Arsenal or other big clubs. With the departure of Granada's best player Youssef El Arabi, the youngster would have a chance to immediately shine and try to fill the huge void left.
Angel Correa    M    Atlético Madrid
Correa finished last season with five goals, four assists and seven yellow cards in 26 La Liga appearances (eight starts) and hammered a total of eight scores in 34 appearances across all competitions.

Fantasy Analysis

Correa finally made his debut with Atletico Madrid last season and enjoyed a significant amount of playing time, though, in the competition of Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres he wasn't a regular starter. Despite limited opportunities he displayed prolific skills and had a decent fantasy upside whenever trusted with on pitch duties.
Antoine Griezmann    F    Atlético Madrid
Griezmann has signed one-year extension with Atletico Madrid. "I'm very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project. I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches, and my teammates, can help me reach this goal", revealed the delighted player.

Fantasy Analysis

Griezmann makes a clear statement about his plans for the future on the verge of another transfer rumors wave this summer. Now probably he'll be able to enjoy his Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards of Euro 2016 peacefully.
Fernando Torres    F    Atlético Madrid
Torres signed a new one-year permanent deal with Atletico Madrid after a free transfer from AC Milan.

Fantasy Analysis

Torres earned his new deal after a sensational ending of last season. He started the campaign on a low note, though, a run of nine goals and two assists in his last 14 La Liga games of the season reminded of his glorious days. The striker finished the season with 11 goals, four assists and 1.9 shots per game in 30 La Liga appearances (17 starts) reaching along the way his 100th goal mark for Atletico Madrid.
Matias Kranevitter    M    Atlético Madrid
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Kranevitter.

Fantasy Analysis

The contract will be forced as soon as the player returns to Spain and undergoes medical exams with Sevilla. The 23-year-old found playing time hard to come by last season for the Madrid side and he'll be loaned in hope to find more regular football.
Leo Baptistao    F    Espanyol
Baptistao signed a contract with Espanyol after transferring from Atletico Madrid.

Fantasy Analysis

Baptistao found playing time very hard to come by for Atletico Madrid in the past three seasons. He only had 11 appearances for the club before he spent consecutive loan spells with Betis, Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal. The forward scored a total of 15 goals and assisted six times in 86 appearances across all competitions during those four stints and now moves on in search of a more permanent role.