MADRID (AP) — Barcelona couldn’t bring back Lionel Messi, and lost two other stalwarts in Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Real Madrid couldn’t sign Kylian Mbappé — so far at least — and saw veteran striker Karim Benzema leave for Saudi Arabia.
The Spanish league begins this week with the title favorites facing a transition year and squad changes that might open the door for other challengers.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid could be the team to take advantage after keeping most players in a squad that offered the best soccer in…
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