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After international success in the World Cup and the European Championships, Spain have become the undeniable kings of world football.

But where does the Spanish takeover stop, as not only have Spaniards performed at international level - and in their own domestic league, with club sides like Barcelona and Real Madrid - but managers all over Europe's biggest clubs seem to have taken the hint and signed Spanish players.

Let’s take a look at some of Europe's biggest names that have signed Spanish players to improve their chances at the top.

Bayern Munich

Not the first club people think of when Spanish players are mentioned, but the German giants have to be thankful for their Spanish cousins for their superstar performer last season, Javi Martinez.

Martinez formed a perfect partnership last year with Bastian Schweinsteiger, creating one of the most formidable midfields in Europe, and that was clarified with their destruction of Barcelona and their Champions League victory.

Bayern have a lot to thank the solid Javi Martinez for.

Manchester United

It takes a big character to replace the legendary Edwin van der Sar in goal for one of the biggest clubs in the world - but who better than the Spanish to turn to.

When United signed David De Gea from Atletico Madrid two years ago, people were sceptical about the unheard of youngster, and although he didn’t enjoy the greatest start at United, last season he really grew and became accustomed to the English physicality - and even got himself into the PFA Team of the Year.

Manchester City

Manchester City are not the first club to make big signings from the same league based on previous performances, and in the case of Alvaro Negrado and Jesus Navas the same is definitely true.

Navas was amazing for Sevilla last season and was responsible for creating the most goalscoring opportunities in La Liga with his sheer pace and crossing ability.

City obviously noticed this and signed the £14.9m winger. Negrado was also brilliant for Sevilla last season, scoring all sorts of goals, and will prove a good partner for any of the club's talented strikers.

 

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