With Real Madrid claiming this season’s Champions League title, Sevilla winning the Europa League title and Atletico Madrid defying the odds to claim the domestic crown, La Liga has once again become world football’s most ‘in vogue’ top flight.

But unlike the Premier League, who are privy to to a wealth of unprecedented financial backing, the majority of Spanish sides lack the fiscal clout to prevent their leading stars from going abroad. Indeed, over the last few seasons, the likes of David Silva, Alvaro Negredo, Juan Mata, Yaya Toure and Santi Cazorla have transformed the Premier League.

With that in mind, and Chelsea given £50million-worth of room, in terms of Financial Fair Play, to play around with this summer following David Luiz’s move to PSG, here’s a list of SIX stars from the Spanish top flight that should be on the West London outfit’s radar.


Javier Mascherano