8 La Liga bargains who'd make smart Premier League signings
5. Jonny (Celta Vigo)
Jonny has been one of the most consistent La Liga performers in recent seasons, yet he's still criminally underrated. It appears his club don’t value him much, either: despite becoming a vital player for Celta Vigo, his buy-out clause is still just €14m.
What makes Jonny particularly special - other than the consistency of his performances - is his versatility across the backline. The local boy can feature anywhere in defence, including in both full-back roles, and he's spent time further upfield as a winger.
Jonny has been one of the most consistent La Liga performers in recent seasons, yet he's still criminally underrated
If your team needs a Mr. Reliable, someone capable of turning in 7/10 performances each week, then Jonny is a prime candidate. He’s always focused and alert in games, ready to snuff out danger and standing out as a model professional. What he lacks in flair he certainly makes up for in commitment.
Still only 23, Jonny packs plenty of experience for a young man having featured for the Galician side regularly since his teens.
6. Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruna)
Another who made the step up from Spain’s second tier to the top flight with ease, Andone plugged away at lowly Deportivo La Coruna last season. Despite their collective struggles, the Romanian netted 12 goals and proved that he was good enough to replace the Arsenal-bound Lucas Perez.
Andone’s a tenacious centre-forward, able to stretch defences with his pace and physical attributes
Andone is a tenacious centre-forward who's able to stretch defences with his pace and physical attributes. He's a threat inside the penalty area but a hard worker outside of it too, with the 24-year-old willing to press from the front and be his team's first line of defence. He's essentially a manager's dream for his rounded approach.
While his Depor contract contains a €30m clause, the dire financial situation at the club means they could be tempted by less money. Watford are said to be on a list of European clubs sniffing around.
7. Victor Camarasa (Levante)
After a mixed period with Levante – one excellent breakthrough season was followed by another forgettable one – Camarasa enjoyed a productive loan spell with high-flying Alaves last season.
The 23-year-old is very much the archetypal modern footballer given his blend of physical and technical attributes
Camarasa has been strongly linked to the Premier League in the past, and on the evidence of his spell with Alaves, that interest is likely to return. Indeed, a move to England would suit the player given his style of play: the 23-year-old is the archetypal modern footballer given his blend of physical and technical attributes.
He's perhaps best suited to a box-to-box role, dropping in front of the defence to offer security before bursting forward with powerful running and good movement to support the attack. His release clause is €12m - and he'd be a real bargain at that fee.
8. Alex Berenguer (Osasuna)
Need a wideman? Berenguer could be the ideal signing - and at under €10m he's easily obtainable. Capable of playing as a full-back, wing-back or winger, the 21-year-old is a lively presence down the right.
He’s certainly a full-back with a more offensive mind, but his tender years mean there's plenty of time to shape up his defensive game. After Nacho Monreal and Cesar Azpilicueta, there's every chance that Berenguer could be the next product of Osasuna’s academy to hit the big time.
He's extremely quick and regularly looks to beat his marker in one-vs-one situations with his pace, while he can also deliver a good cross.
It’s already emerged that Berenguer is a target for Napoli and Athletic Bilbao – Liverpool have been mentioned too – so any interested party would face strong competition. With that €9m release clause following Osasuna’s relegation, it’s easy to see why there's likely to be a fight for him.