Despite English football’s inflated sense of self-worth, it must accept it has effectively become a finishing school for Spain's biggest clubs in the past decade. Players are polished in the Premier League, their talent expands until the point that it eclipses all else in the division, and then they move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
There is a consistent, predatory pattern at play. In 2013-14, Luis Suarez performed a season-long detonation on Premier League defences, scoring 31 goals and claiming 12 assists, and was bought by Barcelona for £75 million. Twelve months previously it was GarethRead More »from Why Eden Hazard isn't ready for a move to Real Madrid