Why Asia's best and brightest flock to the Bundesliga

Almost one-fifth of the players who made FourFourTwo's list of best Asian footballers ply their trade in the German Bundesliga. This is no coincidence — for many Asian players hoping to make it in Europe, Germany has become the preferred destination during the last decade.

For some, such as Shinji Kagawa, the league is a convenient gateway to reach the promised land, England's Premier League. For others, such as Kagawa once again, it has since turned out to be a genuine home away from home.

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