Ghanaian Players Abroad 5 reasons more Ghanaians should be playing the English Premier League

Pulse Sports outlines five reasons why Ghanaian players are best served playing in the English topflight.

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The English Premier League is widely regarded as the best league in the world despite not parading any of the top five players at the moment.

The English Premier League has been the best place for players looking to make a name for themselves and is, without a doubt, the most exciting league in the world.

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In recent times, a number of Ghanaian players have graced the English topflight with some impressive performances, opening the doors for their compatriots to also consider plying their trades in the UK.

tony-yeboah-leeds-united_3338927.jpg play Tony Yeboah made his name with Leeds United in the '90s

Anthony Yeboah did his bit while playing for Leeds United, with Michael Essien also taking the league by storm during his best days at Chelsea.

Now, the baton has been passed to the likes of Daniel Amartey, Christian Atsu, Andre and Jordan Ayew to make Ghana proud in the English Premier League.

Michael-Essien-1024x816.jpg play Michael Essien starred for Chelsea during his prime

The signs are already looking good, too, with reports suggesting Abdul Majeed Waris is poised to join West Ham United before the transfer window shuts. Raphael Dwamena has also agreed terms with Brighton & Hove Albion with the deal subject to a medical, work permit and international clearance.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was also linked with a switch to new boys Hudderfield before he ultimately joined Bursaspor in the Turkish Super Lig.

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However, there can be no doubt that playing in the English Premier League brings some value to a player, and that is why many players around the globe have their hearts set on such a challenge.

Pulse Sports outlines five reasons why Ghanaian players are best served playing in the English topflight.

1. Maximum Exposure

There is a joke that score 40 goals in any league and you are nobody, but score 10 goals in the Premiership and you will be considered a great. That is an exaggeration, but the fact is that the exposure of the English game far supersedes that of any other league.

This means that the world is more likely to see the inputs of a player plying his trade in the English topflight rather than another playing in the other leagues.

Premier League clubs have large followings in Africa and Asia as well, with the organisation of the league helping to expose its players to the world. The weekly highlights, one-on-one interviews etc, go a long way to pushing this cause.

2. Unmatched intensity

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League play (Getty Images)

The intensity of the English game is unparalleled, and that is no secret. Despite the struggles of English clubs in recent times to make meaningful impacts in Europe, the relative strength of all clubs makes it the best place for any player looking to really test himself.

Unlike in other leagues where the quality of players spread across clubs in disproportional, almost all clubs in the English topflight can boast of quality and decent players in their ranks.

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At West Ham, Andre Ayew has Chicarito as a teammate, Jordan has Fernando Llorente as a teammate at Swansea and Daniel Amartey shares the Leicester dressing room with Vardy and Okazaki.

And while other leagues are more technical, the physicality of the EPL makes it distinct.

3. Good , wide coverage

With a mouthwatering number of television stations telecasting the Premiership, players are never short of suitors. The EPL is the only league that has coverage on every continent, and that is why most football-loving fans can averagely pronounce the names of players of the various clubs.

In Ghana it is also free-to-air on some channels, making it easier for Ghanaians who cannot afford to pay for DSTV to watch the games on terrestrial TV.

The weekly highlight shows also make sure that every goal scored is seen around the world, with the detailed preview and review of games adding to the colour of the game. Everywhere you find yourself, you can easily view the EPL.

4. Players are easily spotted by agents

amartey.JPG play (© Leicester City FC via Getty Imag)

The added advantage of playing in the English Premier League is that players do not need to do so much to catch the attention of agents. This is because the good coverage provides highlights of the performances of the players, making it easier for them to be scouted.

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That also makes it easier for the players to be monitored by interested clubs or potential suitors. It is the only league that spends much time discussion tactics, player movements during games et al, helping to make the player better as well.

For a Ghanaian player, gaining a call up to the national team would be made easier if you play in the EPL, as the Black Stars coach can easily monitor your performances.

5. Biggest league in the world

The Premier League is arguably the best league in the world. Ask the average player where he wishes to play his club football, and majority will not mince words choosing the English topflight.

The glitter alone of the Premiership entices players, and with the league affording players the opportunity to rub shoulders with the equally good players, it makes for an interesting proposition.

The Laliga may currently have the two best players in the world, but the competitive nature of the Premier League makes it stand tall.

Who wouldn’t want to play in the most attractive, widely viewed and well branded league in the world?

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