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The 10 nuggets to follow this season in La Liga

La Liga has many promising youngsters in its ranks. And if some are already a hit, others have not yet shown all their talent on the pitch.

Kang-in Lee

Kang-In Lee must take on a new dimension in Valencia. / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

One of the great Asian hopes of La Liga. The Korean Kang-In Lee, however, struggles to continue with Valencia.

From the height of his 20 years, he cannot really assume this role of new star of the team, which arrives very early, not being helped by the poor dynamics of his team, which finished 13th last season.

Kang-In Lee must raise his level of play to bring the Ché back to the top half of the table this season.

Nico González

Nico Gonzalez / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Nico Gonzalez is one of La Masia’s hopefuls. Indisputable holder with the Culés reserve, the former Spanish international under 17 (3 selections) was integrated into the first team of FC Barcelona.

The 19-year-old defensive midfielder enjoyed his first minutes with the first team against Real Sociedad on the next day.

Promising, he is often presented as the successor to Sergio Busquets thanks to his ability to scratch the balloons. Just like Demir, he will scratch playing time with the A’s this season.

Yusuf Demir

Yusuf Demir will scratch playing time in the Barça first team. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Arrived on loan at FC Barcelona B this summer, Yusuf Demir (18) is not lacking in arguments.

This attacking midfielder has a very good vision of the game and will be faced with a major step: having playing time in the Barcelona first team.

This left-hander is very comfortable technically, knows how to take free kicks, and also plays on the wings. He played his first minutes with the A this Saturday against Athletic Bilbao.

Marc Cucurella

Marc Cucurella continues to grow at Getafe. / Angel Martinez/Getty Images

In the Madrid suburbs, Marc Cucurella (23) is as interesting as ever at Getafe, growing in importance in the game and starting to take on creative tasks from his position as a left winger.

This summer, he played in the Olympic Games with Spain and came away with a silver medal, with La Roja losing in the final against Brazil.

Cucurella could however take the direction of England in the last moments of the transfer window and it would then be a blow for Getafe.

Ander Barrenetxea

Ander Barrenetxea was decisive against Barca. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Sociedad can count on the greatest talents of its academy, of which Ander Barrenetxea (19) is one.

Author of 3 goals last season, he delivered an assist in his first La Liga match this season against FC Barcelona.

Barrenetxea has the advantage of knowing how to play on both wings, although the left side is his preferred position. Real Sociedad will be counting on him this year.

Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze is a player to watch this season. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Samuel Chukwueze (22) continues his linear progression at Villarreal, which he joined in 2017.

After playing as a young player, he joined the first team and continued to score and score his teammates.

The Nigerian is a formidable technical winger with his speed and percussion. He has yet to increase his numbers this season in La Liga.

Diego Lainez

Diego Lainez brought home the Olympic bronze medal. / Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Executioner of the French team at the Olympic Games, the Mexican Diego Lainez (20) is still confined to an anecdotal role at Betis Seville, despite the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini.

However, Lainez has everything to shine. An explosive and technical player, he creates many dangerous situations thanks to his dribbling.

Like Kubo, the Mexican must work on his finishing to gain the confidence of his coach and pass a milestone.

Takefusa Kubo

Takefusa Kubo must pass a course. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

A lively and fast right winger, Takefusa Kubo (20) has not yet revealed his full potential.

The Japanese belonging to Real Madrid has again been loaned by the merengue club to Mallorca this season.

Best Asian nugget in La Liga, the Nippon must now take a step forward, especially in the finish.

Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati will try to get back to his best. / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Before his terrible meniscus injury, Ansu Fati (18) was playing at a pretty incredible level with Barça.

Sidelined since last November, Fati returned to Barça training in early August.

The Spaniard has some pretty crazy stats. He has already scored 11 goals in just 33 matches in the Blaugrana jersey. Seeing him return to his best level would be very good news for Barca.

alexander isak

Alexander Isak is on the rise. / Socrates Images/Getty Images

After two successful exercises in La Liga and a high-flying Euro, Alexander Isak (21) is the nugget number 1 on this list.

If it has already partially exploded, it will be interesting to see if the Swedish giant equals the 17 goals scored in the league last season.

Quick and able to easily eliminate his opponents, Isak is a spectacular player and can set fire at any time. We forget that he is only 21 years old and that he is already hurting all the defenses of Spain.


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