When trying to think of Premier League players who would adapt better to playing elsewhere, the temptation is to go for those at Arsenal or Swansea. Both of these clubs are known for replicating the “Spanish way” of possession-based play and quick inter-changing triangles moving the ball around at speed—a far cry from the methods employed at Stoke City or West Ham.
In some respects, it appears easier to choose a group of foreign-based players who would suit the Premier League, due to the way that the EPL incorporates styles brought from all around the world, depending on which teams you look at.
There are a large number of players who were a success elsewhere and flopped in England (Shevchenko, Veron, Robinho anyone?), but most of those have already moved on. In this we will look at five players who are still playing in England’s top division, but may find that the grass is greener on the other side of Channel.