The writing was on the wall. Well, on the shirt. Everyone pretty much already knew that Rodri was going to leave Atletico Madrid, who had set a €70 million buyout clause that was more invitation than deterrent, and that was confirmed when the Spanish club recently presented Marcos Llorente as their new signing. Not just because Llorente too is a deep midfielder, but because he was standing there grinning with his new shirt, No. 14 on the back.
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Never fear, kit launch is here
With fans of the beautiful game around the world enjoying a packed summer of international football, it'd be understandable if domestic -- which starts in just over a month -- fell off your radar. But fear not, kit launch season is upon us.
Roma's unique transfer mission to help missing persons
There are several weeks left in the 2019 summer transfer window, but all of Europe's top clubs have a lot of shopping and selling left to do before they can consider themselves ready for the new campaign.
With that in mind, we asked ESPN FC's experts to canvass the big teams and get a sense of their to-do lists over the next two months. What's the biggest thing they need to tackle? Which one player could make the difference? And which players should be sold in order to make room?