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Why are Premier League Clubs are Queuing up for the Brazilian Players?

Why Premier League clubs are queuing up for Jesus, Raphinha and Richarlison

Premier League clubs are now trying to sign three of Brazil’s top players. The clubs have expressed an interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva, Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and Borussia Dortmund forward Luan.

Thiago Silva, who has been plying his trade for PSG since 2012, could be allowed to leave the club after the expiration of his contract next summer. Reports suggest PSG will make a bid between £55 million for the Brazilian, but it’s unlikely that he would accept any deal below the price tag.

If there is any truth in the rumours, then Manchester United will be his likely destination. There has also been speculation regarding a return to former club, Milan, while another Italian side, AC Milan, will also look to gain his services.

The PSG captain is also in the market for a new contract, and he’d be looking for a sizeable wage increase to make him one of the highest earners in the league. However, this could prove to be a stumbling block.

Fred has been one star of the Ukrainian team this season, and they are ready to cash in on his talents. The 24-year-old has just one year left on his contract and has already made the move to the club from Shakhtar for a fee of around £17.5m.

After a breakout season at the beginning of the season, Fred has become one of the most lethal strikers in the EPL. He has scored 14 goals in 18 games for the Black and Yellows.

Luan, who signed for BVB from Fluminense, has also had a brilliant season, scoring 12 times and providing nine assists in all competitions. He has also found the net three times in the Champions League and was a vital component in their run to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Premier League clubs are now trying to sign the Brazilian defenders, but it is unclear whether they may play for the English team.

The trio join a list of potential targets, and the EPL will watch the situation with interest.

Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Fernando de Jesus is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazil national team. He is commonly known as Gabriel. Gabriel started his career at Santos, where he made his professional debut in 2013. He won the Campeonato Paulista and Copa do Brasil in 2015, and was the top scorer of the 2016 Copa Libertadores with 10 goals. In January 2017, he was sold to Inter Milan for a reported €29.5 million. However, he struggled to make an impact in Italy, and was loaned out to Benfica in 2018. He returned to Santos on loan in 2019 and helped the club win the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1963. Gabigol has represented Brazil at the youth level, winning the 2013 South American under-17 Football Championship and the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his senior debut in 2016 and was part of the team that won the 2019 Copa América. Gabigol is a quick and skilful forward who is known for his finishing ability. He can play as a winger, and has been praised for his work-rate and energy on the pitch.


Raphinha joined Leeds United from Rennes in 2020 for a fee of £17 million. He made his debut for the club in a 1–0 home win over Fulham, and has since scored eight goals and provide eight assists in the Premier League. A left-footed player, Raphinha primarily plays as a right winger, but can also operate on the left flank or as an attacking midfielder. He is known for his pace, dribbling, and crossing ability, and has been described as a “wily winger” who is “not afraid to take on defenders”.


Richarlison began his career with Fluminense, before moving to Watford in 2017. He made his Premier League debut for the club in August 2017 and scored his first goal in September. He was named the Premier League Player of the Month for February 2018 after scoring five goals in four games. In July 2018, he transferred to Everton for a fee of £35 million. Richarlison is a quick and skilful forward, who is known for his ability to beat defenders in one-on-one situations. He is also a good finisher and can score with both his head and his feet.


Most of the players are keen to play for the English clubs, as they have some of the best stadiums, training facilities, and big audiences.

Sometimes, they can even have access to the Champions League. Also, most of the players play in different leagues in their own countries, which is an immense advantage to the Premier League.

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