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Why Colombian Footballers Are Becoming Major European Transfer Targets
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Should Colombia make a deep run in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, people will be wondering why the media didn’t jump on Los Cafeteros’ bangwagon pre-tournament. 

This article won’t be focusing on José Pekerman’s side being a World Cup darkhorse—my colleague Christopher Atkins has published an excellent piece on that topic—instead, I’ll be telling you why Colombian footballers are becoming major European transfer targets.

Take a look around Europe and you’ll notice some of the most in-form players are Colombian. 

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