While many claim that the Premier League is the most exciting football competition in the world, LaLiga arguably can lay claim to having the better players with some of the best in the world plying their trade in Spain. Here, we take a look at the most valuable XI in Spain.
Transfer figures courtesy of Transfermarkt.
1. GK - Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) - €80m
Widely considered to be the best goalkeeper in the world at present, Jan Oblak has once again showed why he deserves that label as he registered 17 clean sheets in the league this season. The 27-year-old is one of the main reasons why Atletico Madrid still find themselves in contention for the Champions League.
2. RB - Nelson Semedo (Barcelona) - €40m
Nelson Semedo has been one of the few bright sparks in what was a disappointing domestic campaign for Barcelona and has been a regular in the first XI. The right-back made 32 appearances in the league, scoring one goal and registering four assists.
3. CB - Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) - €64m
That Raphael Varane has won everything there is to win at both club and international level at just 27, goes to show just how good the defender has been over his career. The Frenchman was his usual impressive self this season, playing a key role in Real Madrid's LaLiga title triumph.
4. CB - Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid) - €56m
Jose Gimenez did not have the best of seasons but despite this there is no doubt that he is one of the most talented defenders out there at present. The Uruguayan will be expected to become the rock of Atletico's defence going forward.
5. LB - Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) - €50m
Another youngster from Atletico who has had a breakout season has been Renan Lodi who has impressed so much that he has become a first choice player under Diego Simeone. Still 22, expect him to be courted by a number of top clubs in the near future.
6. CDM - Casemiro (Real Madrid) - €64m
After a frankly disappointing 2018/19 season, Casemiro bounced back and how, emerging as one of the best players in the league this time around. The Brazilian was also surprisingly prolific by his standards, scoring four goals and registering three assists in LaLiga.
7. CM - Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid) - €72m
Another youngster from Atletico who has come of age in recent times has been Saul Niguez who's six goals in the league might not look much, but his influence on the side cannot be quantified in terms of numbers. He will be key if Atletico are to challenge for the Champions League this term.
8. CM - Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) - €72m
Frenkie de Jong's debut season at the Nou Camp might have not gone to plan, but he has shown glimpses of his talent and will thrive once he is not made to play in a number of different positions in midfield. The Dutchman scored two goals and provided two assists in 29 games in the league - numbers which he would look to improve on next season.
9. LW - Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) - €80m
Real Madrid finally got their man when they signed long-term target, Eden Hazard last summer but it was a season to forget for the Belgian as he struggled with form and fitness issues in his debut campaign. Hazard managed to make only 16 appearances in the league, and scored a measly one goal and provided six assists.
10. RW - Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - €112m
Well, there are no superlatives left to explain the genius that is Lionel Messi. The record six-time Ballon d'Or winner once again finished the season as the top goalscorer, winning a record seventh Pichichi trophy in the process. The Catalan giants' hopes in the Champions League rests on his shoulders and he will be key if they are to win their first European title since 2015.
11. ST - Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) - €96m
Just like Hazard, Antoine Griezmann was another big-money signing who had a season to forget as he failed to adjust to the way Barcelona play and their philosophy. The Frenchman could only score nine goals in 35 appearances and it will be interesting to see how he performs next campaign.