While Argentina-born players have been travelling across the globe for decades in order to further their football careers, England has not been a traditional destination. Due to cultural and historical similarities, Spain and Italy have always been the first choices for those coming from Buenos Aires and beyond.
But things are changing. After the first pioneers broke into the old First Division back in the late 1970s, numbers steadily began to increase. Now, the Premier League is packed with Argentine talent; and the competition is an increasingly attractive option for stars from the South American nation.
In honour of the latest recruit, British transfer record arrival Angel Di Maria, here are five Argentine stars who have left the biggest mark on English football over the years.