Spain’s La Liga is bulging at the seams with top players and world class talent. Over the past few years Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and
The pacy winger may not score a sackful of goals but he is a real nightmare to contain from out wide – just ask Manchester United’s fans, who will remember him for his cheeky finish in last season’s Champions League defeat.
He has already been likened to Los Ches legend Joaquin and if he can chip in with a few more goals this season, he will be on the radar of many-a top club.
There is a lot expected of
Coming through the ranks at Argentinean side Valez Sarsfield, Vargas was compared with Belgium and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard. Those comparisons are often unhelpful but if he is even half the player Hazard is, Espanyol have a top class player on their hands.
Mikel Oyarzabal has emerged in recent years as one of the most potent attacking players operating outside La Liga’s top four.
The Eibar born forward has notched 28 goals over the course of his previous two seasons with Real Sociedad, prompting attention from some of Europe’s top clubs. Despite his rise, he remains under the radar, in part due to his loyalty and commitment to his current club who have floated around mid-table for some time.
A lack of explosive pace is a minor defect in his game, but Oyarzabal is a technically wonderful and versatile attacker whose stock remains on the rise in 2019/20.
A real gem of a footballer, Marc Roca is a player to keep your eye at Espanyol this season. The youngster emerged last season as his side clinched a top eight finish and subsequent Europa League qualification. He also played a staring role for Spain in the European Under-21 Championships this year.
Very similar in style to Sergio Busquets, he is a shrewd reader of the game blessed with a wonderful passing radar. Bayern Munich were sniffing round him during the last transfer window, as were West Ham – proving he is already on the radars of top clubs.
Real Betis paid big money to snap up Borja Iglesisas from
Three assists in his last four games also shows he is developing the attacking side of his game too.
Betis’ ambition could drive him on further, with many suggesting that Lainez is in exactly the right place to hone his obvious talent.
If you haven’t heard of Ansu Fati, it’s fair to say you haven’t been paying much attention to football this season.
What it’s also fair to say is that you’ve missed the beginning of what could be an incredible career at the very highest level. Just 16 years of age, Fati has burst onto the scene at Barcelona – revelling in the injury absence of both Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele.
Furthermore, Fati hasn’t just made up the numbers,. He’s scored two goals in his three La Liga games – becoming Barça’s youngest ever goalscorer and the league’s third youngest in the process – and has also made his Champions League bow against Borussia Dortmund.
He also has Spain vying for his international future, with the Under-17 World Cup right around the corner. A new passport is now in his possession, and the Guinea-Bissau born star has a big decision to make.