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Top 5 Spanish National Team Players to Leave La Liga

Top 5 Spanish National Team Players to Leave La Liga

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Spanish players are on the move during the summer transfer window in spite of the Spanish National Team's poor performance in the World Cup. It seems that no one thinks any less of their players after falling out in group stage, which is good news for the team. La Liga was home to many greats, but now other leagues are dying to have those players on their side. Here are the top five players who will no longer be playing in La Liga next season.

5. Cesc Fabregas

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5. Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas Chelsea FC Transfer

Cesc Fabregas is one of Spain's top midfielders, but even with his talent, the team was unable to advance. However, his skill did not go unrecognized, because Chelsea FC was the one to steal this powerful midfielder from La Liga's FC Barcelona. Chelsea has a lot to look forward to with Fabregas in their lineup.

4. Victor Valdez

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4. Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes

Unfortunately for Spain, Victor Valdes was ruled out of the World Cup because of an injury. Valdes had already announced his plan to leave FC Barcelona, but his injury had an impact on teams willing to take him on. The team most rumored to be Valdes' transfer destination is Ligue 1's AS Monaco, but nothing official has been announced yet.

3. David Villa

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3. David Villa

David Villa NYCFC Transfer

Early on, David Villa announced he would retire internationally at the end of the World Cup. It was an emotional moment as he stepped off the pitch, but his career is far from over, because he had recently left La Liga's Atletico Madrid for MLS's expansion club NYCFC. Villa will undoubtedly be one of MLS' top strikers next season. He is also currently on loan with Melbourne City FC.

2. Diego Costa

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2. Diego Costa

Diego Costa Chelsea FC Transfer

Diego Costa was the best striker in La Liga last season, even though he was unable to perform as well for the Spanish National Team. It is truly a mystery as to why Atletico Madrid let the player go, but Chelsea FC will now be reaping all the benefits from this transfer. Costa will be a great addition for Chelsea's already powerful team.

1. Xavi Hernandez

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1. Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez NYCFC Transfer

Xavi Hernandez is one of the best midfielders in the world, but he could not help Spain this summer. He later announced his international retirement, and he has been paired with various teams since the start of the summer transfer window. Although his transfer hasn't been "officially" announced, almost everyone has began reporting that Hernandez will be joining his former Spanish teammate David Villa at NYCFC next year.