LaLiga: 3 most valuable players right now
LaLiga is one of the most prestigious and anticipated football leagues in the world. It consists of 20 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation of the three lowest placed team to the Segunda Division or LaLiga 2. Since its inception in 1929, it has seen 63 teams competing, with Real Madrid winning the title a record of 33 times.
Unsurprisingly, also in LaLiga, the list of most expensive players is dominated by forwards and midfielders. Thus the most valuable player right now playing in LaLiga is at a market value of €180 million which we will reveal later on the list.
Ahead of January transfer window, we have listed the top 3 most valuable players right now still playing in LaLiga according to the stats from transfermarkt.
3. Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona) - €150 million
The Brazilian playmaker established himself as a world-class striker during his time with Liverpool in the Premier League and earned himself the nickname "Magician" from Liverpool fans and teammates joined the Merseyside club in 2013 from Inter Milan at a transfer fee of just €13 million.
However, his 152 Premier League games for Liverpool with 41 goals scored in four seasons brought the attention of FC Barcelona who signed him in January this year at an eye-watering fee of £142 million, and he is currently the third most valuable player in LaLiga. Since his arrival, he has been a successful replacement of Andrés Iniesta, and has played a total of 29 LaLiga games and scored 12 goals.
Still only 26 years old, Coutinho is one of the most wanted players in the world. Blessed with great skill, amazing dribbling skill, and stunning long-range shooting skills, the Brazilian will be one of the main pillars for Barcelona and Brazil.