5 Spanish starlets that have shone in La Liga this season
#4 Fabián Ruiz Peña (Real Betis)
Another one from Spanish football's unending conveyor belt of midfielders, the graduate of the Real Betis youth team was said to be a target for FC Barcelona in the January transfer window as a mooted-long term replacement for Andres Iniesta,
Calm on the ball with an eye for a pass, the 22-year-old possesses a fantastic range of passing and is also capable of playing on the right wing.
He is said to move the ball 'with the ease and elegance of a dancer. The 22-year-old like most Spanish central midfielders possesses very good technique and more often times than not this season has provided a calming influence in the centre of the field for Los Verdiblancos (The Green and White).
Alongside fellow Ccantenaros like captain Joaquín and striker Loren Morón, Fabián has been at the heart of everything good that Quique Setién's side has done this season as the team has surprised everyone with their attacking verve and team ethos which has seen them climb as high as 5th on the league table ahead of their hated Andalucian rivals, Sevilla.