A traditionally good Basque team that has been having many economic problems in recent years. The renewal that started two years ago was successful, but reinforcement still has to be done. Their new young players are fine and enthusiastic but lacking experience.
Players In: Juan Domínguez Zubikarai Markel Bergara Rossato (Sporting Braga) Fabio Felicio (União Leiria) Claudio Bravo (Colo Colo) Juanito (Alavés) Gerardo (Málaga) Rivas (Getafe) Players Out: Nihat (Villarreal) Mark González (Liverpool) Alberto Barkero De Paula (Cádiz) Boris (Numancia)Transfers assessment:
Claudio Bravo the goalkeeper is welcomed together with the experienced Diego Rivas, Gerardo and Juanito. Rossato re-signed his contract. Nihat and Mark Gonzalez left the team and that is a problem. Gonzalez in particular was an excellent player but he was on loan anyway. Two key losses, but more additions and some players promoted from the B team. Overall Sociedad seem to be in the same situation as last year, perhaps a bit strengthened.
Sociedad are not lacking talent. They won't get into trouble. Last year they had some key injuries but it will be very difficult for that to happen again. Position: 12-15