Several of the Premier League’s best imports have come from Spain.
David Silva, Juan Mata, Diego Costa and Fernando Torres have all lit up England’s top flight after making the move from La Liga, while Álvaro Morata has impressed since moving to Chelsea, although his disastrous performance in Chelsea‘s 2-2 draw with Arsenal will be hard to forget.
At the other end of the pitch, the likes of Eric Bailly and David de Gea have shone for Manchester United after moves from Villarreal and Atlético Madrid respectively, while Nicolás Otamendi, who’s starring for Manchester City this season, arrived at the Etihad from Valencia.
There is no doubt there is huge quality in La Liga and with Premier League clubs getting richer and richer – Southampton received more money from domestic TV rights than Real Madrid last year – there is no doubt English sides can attract quality players from Spain.
With that in mind, we’ve identified seven footballers plying their trade in La Liga who we think should be on the radar of Premier League clubs this January transfer window, from a tricky winger at Villarreal, to a striker at Atlético Madrid in desperate need for a move.
Check out our top talent from Spain in the video at the top of the page.