La Liga Players To Watch

La Liga this year could be wide open with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all expecting to contend for domestic and European titles. As you can see below, players from those three clubs feature heavily in our players to watch, however there are also players from lesser clubs who could also have good seasons, such as William Carvalho and Sofiane Boufal.

(Atletico Madrid)
La Liga’s most expensive signing of the summer so far, at €70m. The deal was agreed in June, before Antoine Griezmann committed himself to Atletico for another season.

Thomas Lemar in action for new club Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)

French centre-back who has been signed as defensive cover for the Spanish champions following an outstanding 18 months at Sevilla.

Clement Lenglet, the new signing for Barcelona (Getty Images)

(Real Madrid)
A €45m deal for the teenager was agreed with Flamengo last year. He was presented at the Bernabeu in July but may have to bide his time in Real’s reserve side, Castilla.

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid (getty Images)

The Cameroon striker boosts Villarreal’s attacking options after Cedric Bakambu’s move to China. Enjoyed an excellent campaign in France for Angers last year.

Ekambi playing for Villareal (Getty Images)

(Real Betis)
The big central midfielder makes a long-awaited move away from troubled Sporting, moving to Seville in preference to a number of other suitors, including Monaco.

Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho (getty Images)

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The Brazilian wideman was snatched at the vary last minute from under the noses of Roma, who thought they had agreed a deal with Bordeaux.

The diminutive Brazilian midfielder completed his long-planned move from Gremio amid inevitable comparisons with Barca’s departing Andres Iniesta.

Arthur has been compared to Andres Iniesta (getty Images)

(Atletico Madrid)
Another player signed on a free after he rescinded his contract with Sporting – although the Portuguese club are demanding €40m in compensation.

Gelson Martins playing for Atletico Madrid (getty Images)

(Celta Vigo)
By being out of favour at Southampton the winger missed out on Morocco’s World Cup squad but he now hopes to get his career back on track on loan in Spain.

Boufal has been loaned to Celta Vigo (Getty Images)

(Real Madrid)
The 22-year-old was signed from Real Socieded in a €30m deal and is expected to provide long-term competition for the club’s first-choice right-back, Dani Carvajal.

Odriozola playing for Madrid in pre-season (Getty Images)

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