Tottenham target beats Di Maria and Neymar to win La Liga award

Angel Di Maria Argentina

Sevilla's Carlos Bacca was voted as La Liga's Best South American player for last season, ahead of Angel Di Maria and Neymar.

Despite the attention being firmly on Real Madrid's 3-1 thumping of Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday, tonight was the annual LFP awards ceremony to reward players for their performances over the course of last season.

We saw the likes of Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo go home with awards, but it was a former Real Madrid star who was up for another accolade.

Angel Di Maria was sold to Manchester United for £60m this summer, but was superb for Carlo Ancelotti's men before being forced out after the capture of James Rodriguez.

Tonight, his performances were recognised after being nominated for the Best South American Player in La Liga award for last season - but he didn't win it.

Barcelona's Neymar was also in contention for the award after a promising first season with the Catalan giants, but the Brazilian superstar didn't win the award either.

Instead, it was Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca who surprisingly took home the award. The Colombian international hit 14 goals in his first season with Unai Emery's men, and was a superb replacement for Alvaro Negredo, despite Sevilla paying just €7m to land him from Club Brugge.

His goalscoring exploits have continued this season with six goals in eight games, and it's believed that despite signing a new contract recently, Bacca is the subject of interest from Tottenham - and if he's been talked about in the same breath as Di Maria and Neymar, Spurs fans will be praying that they sign the 28-year-old hitman.

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