European clubs have been increasingly snatching up South American players over the past few seasons.
This summer, some of the most expensive player transfers involved South American footballers: James Rodriguez to Real Madrid (£63.2m), Luis Suarez to Barcelona (£65m) and Angel Di Maria to Manchester United (£59.7m).
Players from this region are typically suited for a free-flowing, attacking style of play and possess a technical ability – or natural flair – on the ball. They also play with an energy and passion that is a joy to watch for the average fan of the sport.
This season, similar to ones of the past,…