Rival watch: La Liga’s summer winners and losers

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In a not-so-alternate universe, Barça was forced to watch the rest of Spain shop while Camp Nou got carried away with the elections. However, like a rich kid forced not to touch the toys in the shop, the Catalan was able to secure two signings for 2016 – An action figure with a well hand-crafted majestic beard, along with a toy previously owned by his younger brother “B”, wearing some new bling. So while Barça were fortunately omitted from this summer’s transfer madness, they still had the pleasure to smirkingly wave their hands over to their arch-nemesis in the capital after Flo-P’s keeper-fiasco. Write them off? It’s too early to suggest that despite their failures. However, the capital’s minor signings and the Catalans’ omission was eclipsed by a Spanish summer transfer window that could change the tale of the Oh-so two-horse league.