The great performers in Europe are always going to see their popularity rise in the Premier League. The pull of English football means that many of the best will always find a way to transfer to one of the leading clubs in England.
It may have been disappointing that England never got to witness past greats such as Zidane, Ronaldo and Rivaldo, and even now English clubs have to battle the two giants in Spain for the very best Europe has to offer. Regardless, it would also seen inappropriate for players to dismiss English football and any future in the Premier League. Rising empires all over Europe also means it’s difficult for many clubs to compete financially, but the history of some of the big clubs is sure to be a greater pull than the size of any potential pay packet.
English clubs want the glamour and high-profile nature of the best Europe has to offer. Their quality also almost guarantees security in clubs’ investment, although that’s evidently not always the case.
Some may be in their prime while others are still establishing their qualities in European football, but all of the following players would be big hits in England.