The passion which the Premier League provokes all around England makes it one of the best leagues in the world, warranting an overwhelming amount of coverage from the media.
However, it is this coverage which could ironically be causing our top players to leave the country.
Papers, reporters and pundits alike have dominated the news with stories linking two of the best players in the Premier League: Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez, with moves away from England. These players have been under speculation as having impending moves to big European clubs such as Real Madrid, PSG and more fictitiously AC Milan and AS Monaco.
Poignantly, these two players have both come under criticism in the press over the last couple of years.
Bale has had much scrutiny regarding the fact that he has appeared to have 'dived' on numerous occasions, picking up over five yellow cards in the process, last season. And even though the media has portrayed Tottenham as a one-man team, complementing Bale's talent, this indirectly could not have worked wonders for the team's morale, prompting Bale to wonder if he should employ his talent in a team of higher quality.
As for Suarez, well, the controversial events calendar is eternal. Having come to England in 2011, in light of his infamous handball against Ghana at the 2010 World Cup, and initial bite on someone's neck whilst at Ajax, he wasn't exactly given a banner and balloons welcome to the country.
Plus, after quickly installing his own 'diving' fiasco into the Premier League, amidst an alleged racial attack and second episode of 'biting the opposition', lets say Suarez is not usually complemented by opposition fans.
Subsequent to all of the speculation regarding Bale and Suarez, papers have unleashed an unprecedented amount of reports linking them all to different clubs. This is leaving people to forget that the vast coverage is happening in such a hurry, that Tottenham and Liverpool are being left with nearly no time to negotiate terms with their players, in order to keep them at the club.
It is the way in which the media conduct themselves, jumping like a dog to a bone on stories, which causes players to doubt there existence at a club, which may be the proving point on whether they stay in the country. Suarez has already said, he feels he has been treated unfairly by the press, with Bale also saying his reputation (built from the press) precedes him on issues of 'diving'.
Both players are entertaining and exciting performers, having lit up the Premier League on numerous occasions over the last few seasons. Yet, maintain the weak-based stories of their apparent big money moves to France and Spain, come August, the Premier League could be a dimmer place.
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