The January transfer window is nearing its close, which means that many European clubs are desperate to finalize deals that could save their seasons.
While almost any player seems fair game for the footballing giants, other clubs have to be much smarter with their targets.
One of the more carefully calculated, yet risky moves for a club to make is to go after players whose contracts will end this summer.
Those players' clubs are likely going to do their best to get something for that player before they would lose him for free in just a few months.
Of course, that could also lead to those players' transfer fees being inflated due to demand and desperation from various parties.
Some of these players might leave their clubs before February, while others are already negotiating summer switches.
What follows is a list of the five best transfer targets in La Liga whose contracts will expire this summer, making them a commonly discussed player in the winter transfer window.