Portugal not proving a springboard to Europe's elite clubs for Mexico stars

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  1. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    A team made up of players picked up and sold on for profit by Portuguese giant Porto in recent years would take some beating. The lineup would include the likes of Pepe, Nicolas Otamendi, Danilo, Alex Sandro, James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Eliaquim Mangala, Jackson Martinez and, if you go back a few years, Deco.

    All were born outside of Portugal, bought by Porto, given a window to shine and moved on to bigger clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

    So when Mexico international and Olympic gold-medal winner Hector Herrera first joined the Portuguese club in the summer of 2013, it was widely considered an ideal place to develop in Europe and hopefully to use as a springboard to one of the continent's elite teams.

    read more http://www.espnfc.us/team/mexico/20...-springboard-to-europe-elite-for-mexico-stars

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