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Michu: Spaniards suited to Prem

Swansea striker Michu believes Spanish players will continue flocking to the Premier League in the coming years, attributing the influx of overseas players to the competitive nature of English football compared to La Liga.

Michu moved to the Liberty Stadium from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano last summer, joining the likes of Juan Mata, David Silva, Santi Cazorla, Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina in England's top flight.

With Manchester City recruit Jesus Navas the latest Spaniard to move abroad, Michu is confident Premier League clubs can continue to tap into the resources of La Liga's lower teams, blaming the dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid for the transfer trend.

"The Premier League is superior in all aspects," Michu said. "The structure, the fans, the competitiveness and, most of all, the economic power. Any English club can now buy a Spanish player of any team except Madrid or Barca.

"The Spanish market is very good value for money. And the success of the talented little players like Juan Mata, David Silva and Santi Cazorla has proved a phenomenon in England.

"The English league is much more competitive than it is in Spain. Here you can win at any ground. In Spain it is impossible to go to the Nou Camp or the Bernabeu and expect to succeed.

"The passion of fans in England is fantastic. Your supporters follow you to all your away games. And because of the way it is organised, they can also plan their trips for the whole season."


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