But beyond the top two, Spanish clubs can have difficulty holding onto their best players, especially if England comes calling.
The finances of the Premier League dwarf what ordinary Spanish clubs could offer, often making financial proposals that they can't turn down.
And the Premier League should try and take advantage of that this summer.
Here are three underrated players plying their trade in Spain who could thrive in England.
Manu Trigueros: Villarreal
He’s now an integral part of Fran Escribá’s side, who are managed their fourth consecutive top-six finish in 2016/17.
The midfielder managed five La Liga goals last season – the most he’s managed in a single campaign, but that’s not what he’s about.
The 25-year-old is a classy ball-playing midfielder in the middle of the pitch who can pick out a pass with ease.
He signed a new contract in November, keeping him at the Estadio de la Cerámica until 2022, with a reported buyout clause of €40million (£33million).
It’s a lot of money, but you would imagine Villarreal would settle for less. He’d be a good signing for any club with, or pushing for, European football.
Sergi Enrich – Eibar
If they saw the season he had last year, they would have been regretful they were unable to bring in the out-and-out striker in – perhaps he would have been the man to take them up, without Chris Martin‘s middle-of-the-season Derby County saga.
Enrich's 11 goals made him Eibar's top scorer last campaign.
He's a poacher, with all of his strikes from inside the box.
While Fulham would undoubtedly love to bring him in again, you would expect Enrich to aim higher.
He signed a new contract in February, which undoubtedly will have upped his original €10million release clause.
Eibar's record sale was Florian Lejeune to Newcastle United – at £8.5million according to Transfermarkt – you would imagine that they would ask for a little bit more than that, but probably not too much more than around £15million.
And with the inflated prices in the Premier League now, paying that for the 27-year-old could well work out as a very good bargain indeed.
Gerard Moreno: Espanyol
In fact, he was one of only three players who’s scored more than three La Liga goals for his side last season.
Like Enrich, The former Villarreal man definitely comes alive within the box – out of his 2.25 shots per 90 minutes average, 1.73 of them come from within the penalty area.
In fact all of his league goals last season came come from within the penalty area.
His shot accuracy at 47 per cent last season was slightly below Enrich's 51 per cent though.
But the 25-year-old also be a good back-up option for a club at the top of the table, looking for a No.2 option behind their main man.
Whether he’d want to leave his current side is a different matter though – he did persuade Villarreal to let him go to Espanyol because he wanted to return to Catalonia.