Nolito in - Hidden La Liga gems Premier League clubs should be buying

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Alberto Bueno, Paco Alcacer, Carlos Vela…the list goes on; these players enjoyed terrific seasons last time out in La Liga, you didn't hear about it though, did you?

The reason why is quite simple: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements are so astronomical, that just scoring 25 goals in one season is no longer an outstanding achievement.

Even Antoine Griezmann’s impressive first season at Atletico has gone largely unnoticed - despite the fact he averaged nearly one goal a game in La Liga. 


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What does this mean for your club?

Well, when it comes to transfers, the same names always get reverberated around the realms of social media. The Karim Benzema to Arsenal rumour has been constantly rearing its head on Twitter for months now, yet the likelihood of it happening is the same as Olivier Giroud winning the Ballon d'Or.

As opposed to the star names, there are several top-class talents in La Liga lurking in the shadow of the Barcelona and Real Madrid players. So, who could your club sign in the next couple of weeks?


The Celta Vigo winger notched up more assists than any other Spanish player in La Liga last season, which is even more impressive considering he played for a club who finished mid-table.

Nolito has publicly declared his desire to move to Barcelona. Unfortunately for him the Catalans don't seem to reciprocate his affections. There are, however, several clubs who would love to secure his services. 

Who could sign him: Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton are short in wide areas. He'd also suit Swansea City's style of play.

Andre Gomes

The Valencia midfielder enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in 2014/15, becoming the heartbeat of a Valencia side that finished in the Champions League places.

If you haven't seen Andre Gomes play, imagine a younger, slower version of Kaka. The composure and elegance in which the Spaniard carries the ball belies his young age, it's easy to see why the Valencia supporters took him to their hearts so quickly.

Who could sign him: Chelsea were linked with him in January, but considering his all-round game, he seems the perfect replacement for Yaya Toure at Man City.

Oscar De Marcos

Oscar De Marcos shot to relative fame in 2011 when he scored a goal in each leg to knock Manchester United out of the Europa League.

Since then his career hasn't propelled like some predicted. That may seem like a negative, but given the fact that he was being linked with Europe's elite, it might be a positive for some mid-table teams. He's a good all round midfielder, who can also play at full back if required. 

Who could sign him: Stoke City seem to be attracting some top players now, De Marcos could be the next to join them. He'd be an ideal replacement for Steven N'zonzi, and probably possesses more of a goal threat than the Frenchman.

Football fans, do you think any other big players from La Liga will move to the Premier League? Let us know in the comments box below.

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