The Premier League is arguably the best League in the world and every player dreams of playing there as regards to the popularity and overview it gives to players that ply their trade on the English scene.
Sometimes playing in the EPL alone is a career achievement, especially for players from developing countries such as Africa and South America.
With the achievement of many players it seems as if not playing in the Premier League is a kind of minus to certain players.
Just as Allnigeriafootball.com highlights some of these players who are yet to feature in the Premier League as the case may be.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
The French star has not featured in the Premier League as far as concerned despite having been bestowed the Prestigious honour of the Ballon d’Or award.
Against all odds, Benzema became the best player in the world at a time Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski were in top shape.
He was linked to North London giants Arsenal during the tenure of French manager Arsene Wenger.
But the French forward “Karim” ended up joining Real Madrid as Arsenal went on to sign Eduardo da Silva to partner Emmanuel Adebayor in the attack.
However, Benzema has achieved greatly as a professional and playing in the EPL wouldn’t be a letdown to his successful career by a wide margin.
Lionel Messi (Paris-Saint Germain)
The Argentine Superstar Lionel Messi played for Barcelona before moving to French giants Paris-Saint Germain.
But he made the headlines by guiding Barcelona to major success alongside the Spanish trio of David Villa, Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona’s current boss) and Andres Iniesta.
He has established his name in the football archive as one of the best players, even if not the best player of his generation.
Winning the World Cup last year with his National side Argentina would be an added gloss on his immense career.
While it also mirrored further the comparison between him and the legendary Diego “Armando” Maradona of Blessed Memory.
But many would have loved to see him feature for either of the Manchester clubs (Manchester City and Manchester United).
Even any of these Premier League giants (Chelsea or Arsenal) particularly the West Londoners can help him win titles on an individual level.
Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
Former Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski may have been linked to EPL heavyweights like Arsenal and Manchester City in the past season.
But he ended up joining Catalan giants Barcelona. Thus he’s not explored the chance of playing in the Premier League.
While he’s already enjoying his stay at Barcelona where they edged Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side to win the coveted La Liga title.
He’s yet to play in the Premier League.
But he’s been an outstanding figure as a centre-forward for both club and country and featuring in the English Premier League may not be out of place.
Though he has excelled on a general level featuring for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Neymar Santos Jnr. (Paris-Saint Germain)
The Brazil star Neymar is linked with a move to the Premier League but until it happens, it would still be a daydream.
Manchester City are said to be keen to sign the Brazilian from French giants PSG. While Manchester United are stated to be eyeing a bid for the former Barcelona star.
Having excelled in Spanish La Liga with Barcelona and French side PSG. Neymar’s next move would continue to generate interest from several quarters in the transfer scene.
And such a player would bring glamour, talking points and flair to the Premier League. While the English League would afford him the fame and prestige he needs via his level.
The English Premier League would enhance Neymar’s reputation on all grounds.
More as the English scene has done for legendary figures like Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Thierry Henry (Arsenal) in past seasons.