WRITTEN BY Tiago Estêvão PRODUCED BY TIFO STUDIOS

Seemingly every summer we see some of Europe’s biggest clubs flying down to sunny Portugal to spend large sums of money on talented footballers full of potential. There’s not a single Benfica, Porto or Sporting match where scouts from renown Champions League-aiming teams aren’t present. But why did this relatively minor league gather such a pivotal role in the international transfer market?

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