That's one thing I like about sports. It does feel like a meritocracy, where the people who get paid the most are actually the best.
It is said though that the Campeonato Brasileiro (and many other leagues in South America and Eastern Europe) are getting weaker due to them all moving.
Really? That was definitely the case a decade ago. But in the last few years I thought the Brazilian league had become much stronger financially compared to what it was and was better able to hold on to it`s players than before. So if anything it should be getting stronger compared to years ago when the money was more centralised in Europe.