Bastian Schweinsteiger and 11 other legends who came to England too late

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With the news that Bastian Schweinsteiger has left Manchester United to join Chicago Fire there’s the sense that the Premier League never got to see the best of the Germany icon.

Schweinsteiger joins a list of players who came to England after what would generally be considered their ‘peak years’.

Some were still able to be successful even as veterans, but that only left fans wondering what might have been had their clubs managed to snare these legends earlier.

Here are some of the players we rue not being able to see live at their very best…

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