The alarming talent drain from LaLiga to the Premier League
There is no doubt that the Premier League y LaLiga They are two of the most powerful competitions within the football scene. In fact, years ago year both occupied a very equal position, because the Spanish tournament had the main stars.
However, in recent times the tables seem to have been reversed. each passing season, the gap between the budgets of the modest teams of England y Spain is older. This circumstance is evidenced by the exodus and alarming flight of talents that abandon LaLiga heading to the Premier in any transfer window.
Joao Felix and Alex Moreno, most recent cases of the LaLiga talent drain
Precisely, In this winter market we have witnessed how two of the proper names of our Liga They have packed their bags for the islands.
The first of them was Joao Felix, who left the Atlético de Madrid to land on the Chelsea on loan until the end of the course. Maybe, this is not a clear case of a footballer seduced by the songs of the Premier. The Portuguese wanted to get out of the Metropolitan and the 'blue' team was one of the few clubs capable of assuming its record. Nevertheless, the situation of Alex Moreno yes it is a clear example of what we previously mentioned.
The former left back of Real Betis Balompié, who has signed with Aston Villa in exchange of 13,5 millions of euros, was one of the mainstays of the project Manuel Pellegrini. But the tight financial control of LaLiga chaired by Javier Tebas It causes clubs like the Verdiblanca entity to have to part with their greatest assets to balance their accounts.
The numbers are outrageous
Thus, Joao Felix y Alex Moreno join the list 17 players who have changed LaLiga by Premier League since last summer. In said list, include names such as Casemiro, Cunha, Carlos Diego, Coutinho, Augustinsson, grandson, estupinán, Aubameyang, With Matt Miaz, Joel Robles, Helder Costa, Isaac y Lodi.
Total, All these operations have brought with them an approximate disbursement of 280 millions of euros, which makes clear the economic supremacy of the English championship.
It does not only affect footballers
Finally, It should be noted that this phenomenon also affects the benches. Coaches established in Spanish football, as they are Unai Emery o Julen Lopetegui, They have also wanted to try their luck in the British country.