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5 best young talents from Spain

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34.07K   //    17 Nov 2016, 18:24 IST
Valencia v Las Palmas - Copa del Rey : News Photo
Gaya has turned heads around the world with his eye-catching performances

Spain has produced some of the world’s best players over the past two decades. Players like Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Iker Casillas and Fernando Torres were part of the Spanish dream team that won the World Cup and the European Championship.

The game in Spain is well documented and is improving and evolving with every passing year, producing some of the world’s most talented players consistently.

Also read: 5 best young talents from the Netherlands

We look at some of Spain’s emerging talents who are all under the age of 23 and gunning to become household names in a few years.


#1 Jose Luis Gaya  – 21 (Left Back, Valencia) 

Spain is blessed with a number of up and coming defenders, specifically wing backs and Jose Luis Gaya is one of Spain’s finest. The youngster has followed in the footsteps of past Valencia wing backs like Jordi Alba and Juan Bernat and is already a regular starter for the Spanish club.

The youngster is superb going forward and efficient enough in defence, specifically, his crossing ability has gained him wide recognition. He can accelerate well and has good ability in keeping the ball.

Gaya’s weaknesses are his reckless tackling, he tackles hard and concedes far too many free-kicks and also his lack of height causes him to lose aerial battles, but surely these can be ironed out as time progresses. He is one of Spain’s best young wing backs and is surely one to watch.

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