Boubacar Kamara chose to join Aston Villa over Atlético Madrid this summer because the Premier League side offered ‘much higher economic conditions’ to the player.

That’s according to AS, who cover the move today and how it is the latest in a long line of the Spanish side losing players to the Premier League.

They explain that Kamara had a decision to make about his future, either join Aston Villa, fourteenth in the Premier League, or Atlético, who were ‘on the podium’ in La Liga.

He chose to move to Villa Park, and that was because of several factors and ‘thousands of intricacies’, but chiefly the ‘higher economic conditions’ they put on the table.

The player also saw how a ‘legend’ like Steven Gerrard personally pushed for him to make the move, another deciding factor.

For many outside, it was a difficult sporting decision to understand, but for Atlético, it was the latest in a long line of players they’ve either missed out on or lost to the Premier League.

For example, Kieran Trippier decided to join relegation-threatened Newcastle in January, despite remaining a key player for Diego Simeone.

That deal was pushed for because he wanted to be close to his family but also because the finances on offer at St James Park made sense.

It’s the same for Kamara, who will earn more at Aston Villa than he would have at the Wanda Metropolitano. Indeed, according to Mundo, they’ll be paying ‘much more’ than the Spaniards would have done.

For them, it’s the latest sign of the Premier League’s power and how England’s top flight is its own ‘unattainable Super League’.