The most recent La Liga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisMathieu 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.
Fantasy AnalysisTiago 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.
Fantasy AnalysisRodriguez 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.
Fantasy AnalysisFresh 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBayern 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.
Fantasy AnalysisFormer 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.
Fantasy AnalysisKhedira 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.
Fantasy AnalysisCaicedo 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.
Fantasy AnalysisKroos 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.