8 La Liga stars who Premier League clubs should have eyes on in January

Several English sides will be eyeing reinforcements next month, so Simon Harrison has selected a handful of players who could be available from Spain 

1. Ignacio Camacho (Malaga)

A proposed move to West Brom didn’t materialise, but Camacho put the disappointment behind him to kick on with Malaga

Although the 26-year-old midfielder has had a patchy injury record in recent seasons, his quality is undeniable. A proposed move to West Brom didn’t materialise last summer, but Camacho put the disappointment behind him to kick on with Malaga once more. While he's primarily seen as a defence-minded player, there’s a lot more to the Spaniard’s game than tough-tackling grit: he’s chipped in with three goals and two assists in 14 league appearances this term, offering a solid blend of physical presence and technical ability in possession.

Would suit: West Brom, Everton

2. Ander Capa (Eibar)

The Eibar wing-back provides attacking presence and iron lungs on the right-hand side of the pitch

Athletic, marauding full-backs are modern football’s favourite flavour, and the fact that Ander Capa wears No.7 proves he fits the stereotype perfectly. The Eibar wing-back provides attacking presence and iron lungs on the right-hand side of the pitch, with his energy and stamina allowing him to contribute to his side’s forays forward from the first minute to the last.

Would suit: Swansea, Middlesbrough

Ander Capa

Ander Capa closes down Real Madrid's James Rodriguez

3. Yeray (Athletic Club)

Yeray has been likened to Barcelona legend Carles Puyol since making the breakthrough earlier this year

Aymeric Laporte may be the most well-known Athletic centre-back, but the Frenchman has looked a little uncertain following his return from a lengthy injury lay-off. Yeray, who’s been likened to Barcelona legend Carles Puyol since making the breakthrough earlier this year, has deputised brilliantly for his team-mate, catching the eye with his impressive defensive work as well as his striking hairstyle.

Would suit: Leicester, Everton

4. Roque Mesa (Las Palmas)

The Las Palmas midfielder rarely misplaces a pass and is very much at home in Quique Setien’s system

The growth of a somewhat dodgy moustache in November may have led to a change in Roque Mesa’s appearance, but in footballing terms the 27-year-old remains Mr. Consistent. The Las Palmas midfielder rarely misplaces a pass and is very much at home in Quique Setien’s system at the Estadio Gran Canaria, although he’s now at an age where he may be tempted to seek a move abroad. His current club started the season in flying fashion but have come back down to earth in recent weeks, which could also add to his desire to depart in January.

Would suit: Everton, Middlesbrough

Roque Mesa

Roque Mesa could be tempted by an offer from the Premier League

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