Hulk at Chelsea, Neymar at Man Utd, Diamiao at Arsenal, Ganso at Spurs…

Get ready for the EPL’s Brazilian invasion

There has been the perception that in general the Brazilians are not cut out for the vigours of the Premier League.

The pace and physicality of the league leaves them with no time on the ball to work their magic.

Suddenly, and quite dramatically that is changing.

Not least because of the sudden influx of Spanish midfielders.

Barcelona’s magic trio of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi have shown that despite the pace and ruthlessness of defenders it is possible to play the beautiful game.

Now a clutch of Spaniards are making all the moves in the Premier League in midfield, suddenly everyone has space and time on the ball.

Stoke and West Ham are possibly the only two teams still going route one as default.

Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla, David Silva herald the Spanish brigade in the Premier League.

Now English clubs want Brazilians to finish off the final killer through ball.

Are we about to see a Brazilian invasion? 

Oscar at Chelsea and now, the Hulk

Chelsea do not need Fernando Torres to be firing on all cylinders.

The Blues boast a Barcelona-type Messi-Xavi-Iniesta trio.

Oscar adds the Brazil element to Juan Mata and Eden Hazard.

Radamel Falcao is to come.

If Wenger can steal Falcao from Chelsea in January that will really set up the title race.

Chelsea then might still be in the hunt for their Didier Drogba replacement. Will the Hulk be back on the cards? 


Diamiao at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is likely to surprise every one come January – despite the big money moves predicted at Manchester City, Chelsea and possibly Liverpool.

The Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Diamiao has now been linked to Arsenal by British Daily Star.

However, more important is an ESPN source that claims  Chelsea are being put off Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao because of his high valuation - a £48 million price on the table.

There is the UEFA's Financial Fair play rules which will come in to play and the Blues want to be careful about that.

As far as FFP goes, only Arsenal sit comfortably in the clear and can easily meet the Falcao price, or Diamiao, or anyone else for that matter.

Now, if only Wenger will spend.  


Neymar at Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson has had a Brazilian forward for Manchester United on his radar for some time now.

Lucas Moura was meant to be the one and many extrapolated that the Robin Van Persie move was to compensate for the fact that Moura chose Paris Saint-Germain over United.

Gareth Southgate has raised the spectre of Wayne Rooney past his ‘best before’ date in the British Press and Sir Alex seems hungry for not only Premier League dominance again, but for Champions league success as well.

This is why one gets the feeling he is not done with looking for a Brazilian forward just yet.

Brazil has some delectable talent on offer, but not for long.

Chelsea have Oscar. So who is left for United? Neymar.

Until recently always a Chelsea target Neymar has shown reluctance to leave Brazil before the World Cup, but with Oscar already in England, Sir Alex may just be able to persuade him.

With Falcao at Chelsea, Neymar would be a free target.

Is that one striker too many for United? Not with Wayne Rooney dropping in to a deeper midfield creative role.

Given just how tough the competition is this year in the Premier and Champions League, Neymar may be just the extra edge United need. 


Ganso at Spurs

Spurs have long been are planning to swoop on highly-rated Santos attacking midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.

AVB wants to sign a new attacking midfielder this summer to give his side a fresh dimension and Ganso features prominently on the man’s list.

The Brazilian - who has eight international caps - is one of the hottest prospects in world football.



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