5 LaLiga youngsters top clubs should pursue this Summer

5 LaLiga youngsters top clubs should pursue this Summer

Faruq Ibrahim 23:58 - 02.06.2023

We review LaLiga youngsters who should be on the target list of top clubs.

The Spanish top flight has always been home to top talents, both at advanced and early ages. 

Some of the best players to have ever played the game were LaLiga youngsters at some point, giving the league a reputation that makes it a go-to for young talent for top teams all over Europe. 

This season, like every other, up-and-coming talents have dazzled, and now we review those who should be on the radar of top clubs. 

Nico Jackson (Villarreal): Striker 

The 21-year-old was set for a move to Bournemouth in the winter market, but the progression of his injury was incompatible with the Cherries timeline, as they needed a quick impact in their fight to remain a Premier League club next season.

Villarreal's Senegalese forward Nicolas Jackson
Villarreal's Senegalese forward Nicolas Jackson

Jackson was already worth a £20.3 million fee, which was agreed upon to complete the move, however, that value could be much higher now with the form he has shown towards the end of the season.

He is a young striker whose pace and strength make him a threat off the shoulder of the last defender. He is also comfortable with the ball and can play with his back to goal.

With the dearth of quality strikers at an affordable price, Jackson could become the perfect answer for top clubs that seek to strengthen that position. 

Gabri Veiga (Celta Vigo): Centre midfielder 

The Galician midfielder put up a young player-of-the-season type of campaign and is probably the pick of the bunch.

Gabri Veiga
Gabri Veiga

He scored nine goals and gave four assists for a Celta side that have struggled in most parts of the season and are currently in a relegation battle. 

Veiga is a centre midfielder who is adept with the ball as well as off it, as he makes intelligent third-man runs into the box. 

He is already being courted by Real Madrid, per multiple reports, which comes as no real surprise, and is on the radar of a number of other clubs. 

He reportedly has a release clause of €40 million, but the number he goes for could drop if Celta find themselves headed for the Segunda division at the end of the season. 

Kang in Lee (Mallorca): Attacking midfielder 

The South Korean international was one of the brightest stars of the Valencia academy and even shone for the first team after making his debut. However, the club's financial situation saw them lose him to Mallorca. 

Kang In Lee
Kang In Lee

Kang In has not looked back since and has formed a devastating partnership with Verdat Muriqi, one of the best duos in the league.

He is destined for bigger things, however, and his playmaking ability could be better accentuated by better teams with more offensive inclinations. 

Still only 22, Kang In has a wealth of top-flight experience under his belt and could be of service to teams like Chelsea in need of a primary playmaker.

Ivan Fresneda (Real Valladolid): Right-back 

Only 18, young Fresneda already has the attention of top clubs like Arsenal. With the quality the Valladolid youngster has and the dearth of quality in that position in world football, more top teams should be attempting to prise him away from his club. 

Ivan Fresneda
Ivan Fresneda

He's a two way full-back, reliable defensively and a threat offensively; no wonder Pucelanos are holding out on his €30 million release clause. 

Giorgi Mamardashvili (Valencia): goalkeeper

The 22-year-old Georgian shot stopper is one of the best goalkeepers in the league, despite having a difficult season. 

Giorgi Mamardashvili
Giorgi Mamardashvili

If Valencia manage to stay up, his top performances in the crucial six points Los Che got in consecutive games against Celta Vigo and Real Madrid have to be greatly credited.

He's a reliable shot stopper and has the ideal frame fit for the role. 

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