Albert Ferrer clearly the best.
You're both wrong, it was Xisco.
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Yeah I saw him on tv a few weeks ago, came off the bench. Had almost entirely forgotten his existence.
I think your point on the whole is a good one actually, as there are plenty of Spanish players, particularly those who have moved over more recently, who are pretty underrated and do a good, or at least serviceable job for their teams. Jordi Gomez, Ivan Ramis and Javier Garrido immediately spring to mind.
Worth bearing in mind that there have also been plenty of Spanish players who've bombed pretty badly or been considerably underwhelming though. Luque, Josemi, Antonio Nunez, Xisco and Morientes etc...
Edit: Ha, beaten to it, by both of you.
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Also Jose Reyes is probably deserving of an honourable mention here, though I wouldn't really consider him a flop, just a bit of an oik with an attitude problem.
Yeah but noticeably they are mostly a few years ago. Of those that have been bought in the last couple of years then only really Granero stands out as a big flop, and well that is QPR.
Just remembered Marcelino as well, what a talent he was. Funny how all the crap Spaniards tend to be bought more or less exclusively by Newcastle and Liverpool...
Yeah at least Liverpool managed a few decent ones.
No surprise Newcastle moved on to the French.
Has there been anyone like a Forlan or a Kanoute who was bombing there but was a huge success in the PL immediately?
You could look at the French market and there have been many successes from there too in the PL. It's a tough one to judge really.
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Agree that it is making the league weaker, which is why I said if it was run in anyway approaching competently it would be the best league by a mile. For now I think the sheer amont of talent that Spain produces (and South Americans) means that they are getting away with it.
Unfair on Forlan as well, have no doubt that if he had gone somewhere else in Europe first or even come to United a bit younger and slowly been introduced that he would have been a great success.
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