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Esteban Granero    M    Real Sociedad
Granero has joined Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee, QPR's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Spanish midfielder was loaned to La Real last season but barely featured due to a torn ACL in his right knee. Granero scored just one goal in 28 total appearances during his spell at QPR, but will try to revive his career back in Spain.
Antoine Griezmann    F    Real Sociedad
Griezmann is on the verge of completing a transfer from Real Sociedad to Atletico Madrid after the two clubs reached agreement on a €30 million fee, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Griezmann was largely impressive for Real Sociedad last season, when he scored 16 goals to go with three assists. Ultimately, his performances earned him a World Cup call-up from France, while also drawing the attention of many Champions League clubs. Now, defending La Liga winners Atletico Madrid have activated the winger's release clause, which will see Griezmann join Diego Simeone's side to help bolster an attack that lost Diego Costa earlier this summer.
Luka Modric    M    Real Madrid
Modric did not make the trip from Los Angeles to Oakland to face Inter Milan on Sunday in the Guinness International Champions Cup, Marca reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Modric will stay back and focus on fitness work, although there does not appear to be any injury that he is dealing with that will prohibit him from being ready for the start of La Liga.
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.