With prices rising ever higher in Europe, more and more sides will be looking further afield as they seek to boost their squads this summer.
Contrary to received wisdom, Brazil is no longer one of the great training grounds of the beautiful game. Coaching, even in the upper echelons of Brazil's league system, often leaves a great deal to be desired, while funding and long-term planning have increasingly become alien concepts.
This, of course, is a discussion for another time, but it is noticeable that the talent does not flow as thick and fast as it once did. But there are bright spots, even they owe more to sheer weight of numbers than anything else.
For MirrorFootball, I have chosen five players based in Brazil that could make an impact in the Premier League. Find out who they are here.