The Premier League era has seen plenty of world-class attacking players. From Ronaldo, Bale, Suarez, Robben and many more today – Premier League fans have had their fair viewing of players who really are the world’s best. It seems that Lionel Messi is just one of a handful who are obviously too afraid to experiment whether they can do it ‘on a cold rainy night in Stoke’.
But what about some of the world’s best defenders? It seems that when you think of the world’s elite defenders, many are yet to grace the Premier League – and it would be excellent to see how they fare here before they retire.
Even if just for comedy value, how many red cards would he get!? Some Arsenal fans (like Harry Kane) will probably hope he stays away! Source: Onedio
The trouble would be finding a team who deserves the services of this man! Pure class. Source : Alchetron
A wingback so good that every fullback compares against him! But at 33.. it looks unlikely that he'll move again to a big side 🙁 Source: Theepochtimes
Austria's best ever player - Alaba can do it all. Source: Taddlr
Diego Godin defines a true leader. It would be a shame not to see him at some stage in the Premier League! Source: Worldfootball
He's that good on the ball that he could probably get a game in attacking midfield for a few teams! Solid defender. Outstanding technical ability. Source: Soccernews
He may have the coolest hair in football - for that reason alone he needs to come to the Premier League. Source: the18
Even if it was just to see him battle again with Diego Costa again! Hopefully the Madrid defender wants to test himself in the Premier League before he hangs up the boots. Source: Worldsoccertalk
It's time he tested himself at the top level - It's simply too easy to be pinging it about in Ligue 1 against strikers who wouldn't start for West Brom. Source: 20minutes.fr
With even the teams competing for the title looking like a disaster in defence, it’s clear that they need to secure a few signings in January. But realistically, there’s not many potential destinations – who is going to want to play for a crowd of classless fans at Stamford Bridge? Regardless, it’s staggering how players like Rojo, David Luiz, Kolarov and Jenkinson can even start for some of the Premier League’s top clubs – teams must build from the back if English teams are going to re-capture their success in the Champions League – they have been woeful of late.