The samba boys are coming

This time a couple of seasons ago, Lucas Leiva of Liverpool appeared to be the only Brazilian playing regularly in England.

Granted Robinho was in the Machester City squad, but it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that the temperamental attacker was seeking pastures new.

Fast forward to 2012 and the English game is inundated with all things Yellow.

Fabio and Rafael have become regulars in the Manchester United first team squad, Sandro has emerged as a destructive anchorman for Spurs, whereas Ramires and most notably David Luiz have brought flair, skill and a general disregard to positional play into West London. 

The later in particular appears to be having a mental breakdown in the full view of the public eye everytime he sets foot on the pitch. Great value for the Sky Sports cameras and brilliant to watch.

Shakhtar’s Willian and Leandro Damiao now both have a place on the conveyor belt, awaiting their chance to test themselves in the English game.

These two are continually being linked with English sides and it only seems a matter of time before they make their respective moves.

They are evidence of a trend propagating on British shores of a reliance upon Little Canaries, and it can only be seen as a progression that will both advance the Premier League on the European stage and improve the technical ability of the young English breed emerging throughout our clubs. That is if they get their first-team chance.


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