James' arrival at Bayern Munich in 2017 has enriched the pot of talented Hispanic players plying their trade in the Bundesliga - and much more is expected from them in 2018/19. - © gettyimages / Sebastian Widmann
James' arrival at Bayern Munich in 2017 has enriched the pot of talented Hispanic players plying their trade in the Bundesliga - and much more is expected from them in 2018/19. - © gettyimages / Sebastian Widmann
Bundesliga

Hispanic hopefuls who could light up the Bundesliga in 2018/19

The Bundesliga has a long-standing tradition of being a league where players from all parts of the world and from all walks of life can forge a successful career.

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Recently, Bundesliga clubs have brought in more and more Hispanic players from Central and South America who have taken their opportunity to make a mark on the league.

bundesliga.com presents six Hispanic players from Mexico to Venezuela who possess supreme talent, and who could be ones to watch in 2018/19.

Positions: Attacking midfielder, winger

Club: Bayern Munich

Nationality: Colombian

Age: 26

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Lucas Alario

Position: Striker

Club: Bayer Levekusen

Nationality: Argentinian

Age: 25

Alario only just missed out on a place at this summer's World Cup for an Argentina side boasting the attacking talent of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Sergio Aguero, but bigger things can be expected of him in his second Bundesliga campaign. If he delivers, he could become a key part of the future Argentine national team set up.

Alario began his career at Colon before being signed by Argentine powerhouse River Plate in 2015. Standing 6'1", he is a definitive target man with a deft scoring touch. He showed this in Argentina, where he scored 11 goals in all competitions during his debut season, adding a further 15 in his second full year at River. He even took part in a FIFA Club World Cup Final, losing to FC Barcelona 3-0 in 2015.

Carlos Salcedo

Position: Centre-back

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt

Nationality: Mexican

Age: 24

The second half of the Mexican duo at Frankfurt enjoyed a successful first season for the Eagles and his loan from Chivas Guadalajara was consequently turned into a full-time deal, tying him to the club until 2022. Regarded as a strong player with good size, strong aerial ability, and as a player with great tackling nous, he should grow into an even better player as he continues his development in the Bundesliga.

Like Fabian, Salcedo was also selected on the Mexican national team for the World Cup in Russia. There, he will most likely lead the Mexican defence, with many familiar faces to impress in their opening fixture with Germany. A strong showing there and Salcedo could be set for even greater things next season with Eintracht.

Sergio Cordova

Positions: Striker, winger

Club: Augsburg

Nationality: Venezuela

Age: 20

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