Transfer Window: Top 5 Buyable Players from La Liga's Relegated Teams

Andres Ehrli@@ehrliCorrespondent IIIMay 22, 2011

Transfer Window: Top 5 Buyable Players from La Liga's Relegated Teams

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    LA CORUNA, SPAIN - APRIL 19:  Juanma (L) and Gustavo Munia of Deportivo la Coruna look disappointed during the closing minutes of their Copa del Rey Semi Final, Second Leg match against Sevilla at the Riazor stadium on April 19, 2007 in La Coruna, Spain.
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    Deportivo la Coruña, Almería and Hercules have all been relegated to Spain's second tier. Their fans will not be pleased, and they will have to fight for their promotion to the top flight next season.

    But while they re-set their goals, other teams in Europe might be getting ready to raid these teams for whatever talent they might have in order to improve their own squads while getting some players on the cheap side. 

    Some of the top players other clubs might be looking at will also be ready lo leave and join their new club on an adventure that hopefully doesn't end in relegation again. 


Some to Consider That Didn't Make It

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    ALMERIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02:  Albert Crusat Domene (L) of Almeria controls the ball in front Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Almeria and Real Madrid at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on November 2, 2008 in Almeria, S
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    Almería

    Hernán Pellerano, Argentina, 26 years old, Central defender, €2 million

    Albert Crusat, Spain, 29 years old, Winger, €2.5 million

    Modeste M'Bami, Cameroon, 28 years old, Defensive midfielder, €1.5 million

    Hernán Bernardello, Argentina, 24 years old, Defensive midfielder, €3.5 million

    Deportivo la Coruña

    Alberto Lopo, Spain, 31 years old, Central defender, €3 million

    Adrían, Spain, 23 years old, Forward, €1.5 million

    Hércules

    Tiago Gomes, Portugal, 25 years old, Midfielder, €1.5 million

5. Kalu Uche (28 Years Old, Midfielder/Forward, Almeria)

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    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22:  Kalu Uche of Nigeria runs with the ball during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Nigeria and South Korea at Durban Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Imag
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    Season Stats:

    37 matches, 8 goals, 3 assists.

    Market Value:

    €4.5 million

    Could fit in:

    A team that needs an all-around player that can play both in midfield and forward.

    Clubs that might want his services:

    Osasuna, teams looking to avoid relegation. 

4. David Trezeguet (33 Years Old, Forward, Hercules)

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    ALICANTE, SPAIN - JANUARY 29:  David Trezeguet of Hercules gestures during the La Liga match between Hercules and Barcelona at Estadio Jose Rico Perez on January 29, 2011 in Alicante, Spain.  Barcelona won 0-3.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty I
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    Season Stats:

    32 matches, 12 goals. 

    Market Value:

    €5 million

    Could fit in:

    A team that needs a veteran sub that is also an aerial expert and a classic nine in the opposing area. 

    Clubs that might want his services:

    New York Red Bulls (to play him alongside Henry), AC Milan (needs a classic N0. 9 in case Pippo won't be back), Sevilla (Kanouté not coming back), Villarreal (if they lose Rossi), Real Madrid (if they don't re-sign Adebayor), Lyon (as backup to Gomis), FC Barcelona (tactical move from the bench).

3. Nelson Haedo Valdez (27 Years Old, Forward, Hercules)

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11:  Adriano (R) of Barcelona fights for the ball with Nelson Valdez of Hercules during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Hercules at the Camp Nou stadium on September 11, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juin
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    Season Stats:

    25 matches, 8 goals, 3 assits. 

    Market Value:

    €5 million

    Could fit in:

    A team that needs an all-around striker that can play on the wings or inside. Think in a (very) poor man's Carlos Tevez. 

    Clubs that might want his services:

    Sevilla, Mallorca, Málaga. 

2. Andrés Guardado (24 Years Old, Winger/Midfielder, Deportivo)

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    A CORUNA, SPAIN - AUGUST 14: Andres Guardado (R) of Deportivo La Coruna gets past Goran Rubil of Hadjuk Split during the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round, first leg match between Deportivo La Coruna and Hadjuk Split at the Riazor stadium on August 14, 200
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    Season Stats:

    20 matches, 2 goals, 2 assists. 

    Market Value:

    €6 million

    Could fit in:

    A team that needs a talented and fast left winger and that trusts the Mexican can return to form following various injuries. 

    Clubs that might want his services:

    Spartak Moscow, Zaragoza, América (México), Monterrey (México), Tigres (México), middle-table teams across Europe.

1. Pablo Piatti (22 Years Old, Forward, Almeria)

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    OTTAWA, CANADA - JULY 15:  Pablo Piatti #19 of Argentina makes a move past Efrain Juarez #3 of Mexico taking the ball hard to the net during a Quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-20 2007 World Cup at Frank Clair Stadium July 15, 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario. Arge
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    Season Stats:

    41 matches, 10 goals, 5 assists.  

    Market Value:

    €9.5 million

    Could fit in:

    A team that needs a dribbling, bold, goalscoring winger. Think of a (very) poor man's Lionel Messi.  

    Clubs that might want his services:

    Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid,  Málaga, Tottenham. 

SOLD: Diego Alves (25 Years Old, Goalkeeper, Almeria)

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    ALMERIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02:  Goalkeeper Diego Alves Carreiza of Almeria celebrates the equalizer scored by his teammate Pablo Piatti during the La Liga match between Almeria and Real Madrid at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on November 2, 2008
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    Price Paid:

    Around €10 million, plus Feghouli's loan. 

    Could fit in:

    A team that has lots of goalkeepers, but that needs a clear-cut top one, even if he's extremely underrated like Alves. Also, a team that starts with a "V."

    Club that got his services:

    Valencia