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Rooney picspam anyone?
Should we prepare for another Spanish conquest?
“The Premier League is a very good competition, but I think that the Spanish league is going to have a little more quality because of the players who are arriving.
“Both leagues are going to be very good, but I think that with Florentino Perez’s signings, the Spanish league will be superior to the English”
- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
At first, this just seems like typical arrogant blabbering from Ronaldo. But should we actually take him seriously this time? It's difficult to judge based on a few flashy signings when the season hasn't even begun, but it seems like the trends in this summer’s transfer window are hinting towards a shift in power. Here are a few points to consider:
1. No one wants to play in England anymore!
Even the greatest of clubs - Manchester United are losing their top targets to teams in Spain. Benzema snubbed a move to England for Real Madrid, Villa has made it clear that he wants to remain in La Liga and Ribery recently told L’Equipe that it was "Real Madrid, or nothing." Many of today’s finest footballers seem to be rejecting the opportunity to compete in “the world’s best league”.
Money? The Mediterranean way of life over life in Merseyside? Or perhaps players are simply intimidated by the responsibility. Joining United at this minute means taking on a tough role with high expectations, but joining Madrid means entering a new project and sharing the pressure with the other new kids on the block. Plus they have tapas.
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Who knows? Maybe in a few years time we’ll be crossing our fingers to avoid another all-Spanish final in the Champions League.
Is La Liga going to be better than Premier League?
Yes! La Liga is building up with big names while England is losing them
No, because a few class signings are not enough to overcome the Premier League
I thought this happened ages ago but meh, it's still very good.
"I’m really happy to commit my future to the club,
The team spirit here is fantastic and working along side Edwin and Tomasz has been a great influence on my career.”
“We are delighted that Ben has signed a new four-year deal,
Ben is seen as one of the best young goalkeepers in England and we genuinely see him as a successor to Edwin.”
A defensive midfielder at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo last fall, Peterlin scored a dream opportunity to train with English club Everton this spring and made the most of it, impressing Everton manager David Moyes enough to earn a contract offer he will sign this summer.
Yes, the legend of Santiago Munez is alive and well.
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