Gary Lineker believes that the world’s best players will soon start joining Premier League clubs.
Lineker was speaking before the Champions League final, which will be without an English club for the fourth year in a row.
Yet Lineker believes that the wealth of the Premier League, combined with the high standard of managers, will soon tempt the superstars of the game to make the move.
“Having Mourinho, for example, will help United to attract players,”Lineker told the Daily Mirror.
“The Champions League is a massive draw and it is a problem for Manchester United that they are not in it attracting superstars.
“But they are still an enormous club and some players will view it as a chance to join and build something successful. They can perhaps sell it that way.”
“We’ve got massive new managers coming into the [English] game now,” he continued. “Guardiola to [Manchester] City. Conte at Chelsea. Klopp is now at Liverpool, Pochettino and Tottenham are growing and Arsenal still have Wenger.
“We are the wealthiest league in the world, so it is only a matter of time before some of the really big stars in world football come to our league. The big managers now are coming here, therefore the big players will follow.”