La Liga: 10 Biggest Wastes of Talent in Recent Liga History

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La Liga: 10 Biggest Wastes of Talent in Recent Liga History
Waste of talent, waste of money, waste of time.

With its open-style play, lack of consistently good goalkeeper play and referees with seemingly quiet whistles, La Liga has attracted many talented players over the years to come play in Spain. Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho are some of the names that have shown their talent on the pitch. La Liga has also seen the rise of many talented players come in from Liga youth squads, including Xavi, Iker Casillas and Lionel Messi.

But like the other major football leagues in the world, La Liga has seen its share of wasted talent.

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid—the two biggest teams and the two biggest spenders in La Liga—are the biggest perpetrators of wasted talent in La Liga.

What are the reasons why this happens? Many times, players have the talent, but do not have the skills needed to succeed. Sometimes, it is the player who does not play up to expectations made by his youth league play. Other times, it is the manager of the team that does not use his talent. And of course, there are the times that the player just flat out busts.

Call it a waste of effort or a waste of money; it seems that a waste of talent is simply a waste of time.

With that said and in no particular order, here are the 10 biggest wastes of talent in recent Liga history.

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