The Guardian recently put together an article highlighting what makes the Bundesliga so special. It’s the connection fans have with the club, the knowledge that they’re a part of something big rather than just paying customers. German football is everything the rest of Europe should aspire to be.

On the pitch, however, the talent at Bundesliga clubs are giving the league plenty to stand on if they’re to back up the claim (made by outsiders) that they’re the finest football league in Europe. The big names that line up for the German national team have been well documented, but there’s so much quality through the league that it almost seems unbelievable that Premier League clubs don’t look deeper into German football for their transfer business.

This season has been a great step forward for German football, with every club competing in Europe advancing out of the group stage and into the next round (that’s both Champions League and Europa League). It would be criminal if the Premier League continued to ignore the abundance of talent in German football for much longer.

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