The English Premier League constantly attracts some of the best talent in the world. Teams with deep pockets will splash the cash in the hopes of making that one big name signing that will push them to the top of the table.
Flair, pace, creativity, vision, aggression, those are some of the many traits it takes to be a successful midfielder in the worlds most physical league. In recent weeks the key focus for teams in England has seemed to be on adding midfield depth, talent, class, and skill to their rosters as they prepare for the long grinding campaign that is the 38 game schedule of the EPL.
Several of the worlds most highly rated players have been mentioned with top clubs in England, and here is a run down of the top 12 midfield talents that are rumored to possibly end up plying their trade in the Barclay's Premier League by the end of the transfer window in August.