There are some great players who, for whatever reason, are playing for small clubs in the English Premier League. In the case of the English league, it is much simpler than in any other country since it has much higher budgets that allow smaller teams to sign the great players.
In England, there are historical cases of this type of players. Arguably, the most famous case in the English Premier League, since its inception in 1992, is Matt Le Tissier, a star who spent his entire career at Southampton, who I will talk about in a future article. If for whatever reason, you do not know this guy, go to watch his videos. Le Tissier scored some of the most amazing goals ever. Also, nowadays we have some really prominent cases of great players in minor teams. Some of them are listed below.
Wilfried Zaha: The Crystal Palace winger has spent the vast majority of his career at this club. He is a skillful player with a capacity to do the spectacular, which, on a good day, can tear any defense apart. It is striking that he didn’t have a chance at Manchester United during his short stint at Old Trafford or that he hasn’t signed for any big club so far.
Sander Berge: A Norwegian defensive midfielder who came to the English Premier League at the beginning of 2020, specifically Sheffield United, with whom he is a regular in the starting eleven and is the player who brings balance to the midfield. With the possible relegation of his club, it is possible that he will go to another club with more aspirations and remain in the English Premier League.
Jack Grealish: At this point I think this player is quite well known. He is the star of Aston Villa, who have valued him at 100 million euros and this is what has made it difficult for him to leave the club, but hasn’t stopped him from delivering amazing performances as their main creative midfielder.
Tariq Lamptey: one of the revelations of this season in the English Premier League and the main offensive weapon of Brighton & Hove Albion. He is a very offensive and capable wing back who is possibly in his last year with Graham Potter’s team if he can maintain these performances.
Jack Harrison: This is a particular case since Harrison is at Leeds United on loan from Manchester City and although he is a young and talented player who could be part of the Citizen’s senior team, the decision remains with Pep Guardiola and his particular tastes for football players don’t usually align with the younger ones.