It is an open passion, an uncomplicated love that has been accentuated from year to year, sometimes with some bass, but always watered in the right measure.
The Premier League has a counter, with many millions in the mix, which privileges the talent worked in Portugal, whether or not they are players born on Portuguese soil.
In this off-season we have the example of Darwin Núñez who, after two years at Benfica, left for England and established himself as the most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history. The Uruguayan cost 75 million euros in fixed terms, but his transfer could reach 100 million. And it’s been almost two months on the market, we know in advance that the Premier League clubs that are already ahead in Portugal 157 million euros, the result of Darwin’s transfer alone, also not the departures of Luis Díaz, changed in January FC Porto for Liverpool, and Fábio Vieira, who left Dragão but to reinforce London’s Arsenal, joining compatriots Cédric Soares and Nuno Tavares.
In this survey, which you can read in the printed edition of NEW 1st of July, the last emblematic decade can be left for the Portuguese championship and when the main Fridays – emblem of the Premier League woke up to the Portuguese championship.
In the last 10 years, the coffers of the main national clubs and beyond have been strengthened due to the export of talent worked on Portuguese pitches. Find out, season after season, the exact numbers and the players who left Portugal for England directly.