Mexicans going abroad is a new thing the last 7 or 8 years and many of them don't play.
No its not.
Hugo Sanchez, Mexico's greatest ever player, was a force for Real Madrid in the 1980s.
At some point most older Mexican National Team players went abroad for at least few seasons. Most of them returned to Mexico simply because they can earn a better salary domestically.
Hell even, fat Cuahtemoc Blanco played for Deportivo in Spain and he's played for pretty much every Mexican club.
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