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Martin Odegaard is back in Spain - on loan at Real Sociedad from Real Madrid - and David Whitworth explains why the Norwegian is set to shine.
Unsold La Liga TV rights in the UK on eve of new season threatens to leave Spain further behind Premier League, argues commentator Jon Driscoll.
Football Espana has a copy of the highly-anticipated upcoming book The Frying Pan of Spain - detailing football in the city of Seville - to give away.
Spain are once again among the leading candidates for next summer's European Championships, but the usual contenders will be stronger than ever.
Getafe's remarkable rise under Jose Bordalas in three seasons has taken them into Europe, so David Whitworth evaluates the project's sustainability.
Real Mallorca are back in the big time of Spanish football following two successive promotions and emerging from directionless ignimony, writes Cillian Shields.
Real Betis have signed Lyon captain and France international Nabil Fekir in one of the eye-catching deals of the summer, as David Whitworth explains.
Kieran Trippier’s move to Atlético Madrid unites him to a select group of Englishmen who have dared to embrace La Liga, writes David Whitworth.
Barcelona's big-money deal for Antoine Griezmann illustrates the club's lack of long-term vision at the club and European struggles, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Barcelona fans have every right to be hugely excited at the club's signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, as David Whitworth explains.
The story of Basque club Eibar is unique within European football with their mass overachievement the new normal, explains David Whitworth.
Osasuna, Granada and Real Mallorca are all back in the big time in Spanish football, David Whitworth analyses La Liga's three new clubs.
Barcelona's pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar shows how flawed their squad planning is, as Kaustubh Pandey details.
Real Madrid's biggest issue this summer is the Gareth Bale dilemma -  a star who does not want to leave despite the club's wishes, writes David Whitworth.
Real Betis captain Joaquin is famed for his personality off the field as much as his enduring talent on it, as David Whitworth analyses.
Diego Simeone faces his biggest challenge yet as Atletico Madrid boss as he oversees a squad overhaul this summer, as David Whitworth analyses. 
Barcelona missed out on a golden chance to win the Champions League this season, and Rajan Hothi ponders if such an opening will occur any time soon.
Quique Setien's coaching talents maximised the impact of Giovani Lo Celso but it wasn't enough to save him at Real Betis, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
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