Best La Liga inverted wingers under €10m entering their prime


Arguably the top league in world football, La Liga has long featured some of the game’s top talents. 

In recent memory, the Galácticos of Real Madrid, as well as their recent, more dominant iteration have positioned the club for domestic, continental and global crowns. During that same timeframe, Barcelona’s Golden Era achieved all-time great status, mercilessly punishing opponents one short pass at a time. While a host of other clubs have enjoyed domestic and European success, the emergence of Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid has seen more of the game’s elite call Madrid home.

Despite the number of global superstars competing in La Liga, Spain’s top-flight is also home to some of the sport’s top emerging talents. While starlets like Vinícius Júnior, Riqui Puig and Ferran Torres inevitably steal the spotlight, high-value players who are entering their prime playing years are widely available. 

Given the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns, clubs will be even more hard-pressed to find value in the market. With that in mind, this data analysis identifies the best-inverted wingers who are both high-value/low-cost players and entering their prime. 

Applying 10 key metrics through five visualisations, this analysis will produce a shortlist of 10 players, identifying top bargains in this chaotic market. As these players are either entering or are into their early prime years, they offer value, experience and a great chance of instant production. As the transfer window opens, these players make ideal targets for cash-strapped clubs that utilise an inverted winger.