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Cros and Kroos Ruling Spain

Croatia11Mario Mandžukić is the third, and Ivan Rakitić the fourth best value for money buy in the Spain’s Primera division, according to the Soccerex Transfer Review report presented by Spain’s national organisation in charge for sport management…

In first place for most participation of the top 10 signing this was Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, who participated in 96% minutes of Real Madrid games. In second place is another Real Madrid player, Colombian international James Rodriguez, who has taken part in 83% minutes. Third and fourth place belong to Croatian players, Mandžukić, who cost Atletico Madrid 22 million euros in the summer, with 73%, and in fourth spot Barcelona’s Rakitić with 71%. Rakitić cost Barcelona 20 million euros from Seville.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, who moved from Liverpool in the summer, was in 7th place on the list 51% this season, but if minutes played since his ban was lifted were counted then he would be in 2nd place with 88% time participation. Real Madrid were the leading

“We saw one interesting slide about home-grown players in Primera and compared it with top clubs from other Europa league. In Primera Division on first place is Athletic Bilbao with 19 home players, Real Sociedad is second with 16 players and on third place is Barcelona with 13 players. Real Madrid is on 8th place with 6 home-grown players. In compared with the top team from the rest of Europa leagues, on first place is Lyon from France Ligue 1 with 14 home-grown players. Barcelona is second with 13 and on third is Manchester United from Premiership with 12 home-grown players,” revealed the report.

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