It’s getting down to the wire for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and it’s been one of the most exciting tournaments ever. Several prominent European teams will be watching the progress of the World Cup’s surprise package nations, which have been pushed by players we rarely hear about.
It’s safe to say that this World Cup has been a showcase for the emergence of several brilliant players. Several teams are keeping tabs on individuals they wish to sign. Thus, rumors have begun to surface in the media. Let’s look at the top ten players who may be had for substantial sums during the upcoming January transfer window without further ado.
10. Yunus Musah
For the young Musah, the 2018 World Cup has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as he was a key contributor to the United States’ march to the round of 16. He played for Valencia and stood out for the USA team that faced Wales and England. Chelsea and Arsenal might be in the running to sign the New York-born midfielder if his asking price is competitive.
9. Dominik Livakovic
Although he entered the scene late, Livakovic quickly became one of Europe’s most sought-after goalkeepers because of his daring displays against Japan and Brazil. He’s the only player in World Cup history with a perfect penalty-saving and clean-sheet record against Brazil. It would not be surprising if Livakovic were to be crowned tournament goaltender of the year after his spectacular performance. A move to Bayern Munich has reportedly been planned for him by the Bundesliga’s top teams.
8. Sofyan Amrabat
Morocco, led by Sofyan Amrabat, is in the World Cup semi-finals against France. He will be determined to lead his team to the World Cup Final for the first time in its history. Amrabat is a complete and creative midfielder who has been instrumental in Morocco’s success in the middle of the field and matches against top-tier opponents.
Coach Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, is ecstatic with his play and believes he will attract interest from other clubs. His sibling, Nordin Amrabat, has hinted that he will be joining PSG. But for now, his thoughts are solely on the semi-final game against France, so we’ll have to wait and see.
7. Ismaila Sarr
Since moving to Watford, many have forgotten what a dangerous player Ismaila Sarr once was. There was previously interest from Liverpool, but they opted for Diego Jota instead, and other Premier League clubs also considered signing him. He was at his peak in the World Cup, wreaking havoc on opposing defenses and leading Senegal into the first round. After his impressive showing at the World Cup, Everton is preparing to sign the player. However, Watford will set his starting price.
6. Adrien Rabiot
Due to his dismal play for Juventus, the Premier League’s Manchester United had their sights set on signing the club’s midfielder. However, Adrien Rabiot has stood out as one of their greatest midfielders at the World Cup. Rabiot’s current deal with the club expires in the summer of 2019, and Newcastle has shown interest in signing the Frenchman.
5. Joao Felix
With two goals and an assist, Felix has signaled his desire to leave Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side if the manager’s contract is not terminated. Portugal was ousted in the quarterfinals by Morocco, and now Atletico Madrid is looking to sell its expensive signing to a new team. We have already had multiple offers from both Manchester United and Arsenal.
4. Alexis MacAllister
The Brighton player did not get on the pitch until the second game, but once he did, he became one of Argentina’s most important midfielders, starting every game and contributing to two goals and an assist. He has helped keep the peace in the middle of the field with fellow Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
After hearing that Tottenham is interested in him, the 23-year-old will likely want to leave Brighton in search of greater success. The World Cup final, which will be played on Sunday, is, nevertheless, the primary focus of the Brighton player.
3. Enzo Fernandez
As with Mac Allister, Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez has contributed to strengthening Argentina’s midfield, and he is currently Europe’s most prized midfielder, with many top clubs interested in acquiring him. Liverpool appears to be the favorite to sign him despite interest from Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. He has scored once and assisted once in six World Cup 2022 appearances.
2. Josko Gvardiol
Gvardiol didn’t become a household name until he showed off his defensive prowess against Belgium and Brazil, helping his country advance to the World Cup 2022 semifinals. He was rated as the tournament’s greatest defender and played like a seasoned veteran for Croatia while being only 20 years old.
Gvardiol was a stronghold of defense for an aging Croatian side against attacking teams like Belgium, Morocco, and Brazil. Many Premier League clubs have already lined up to sign him, including Manchester United, City, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
1. Jude Bellingham
Aside from Liverpool and Real Madrid, several clubs will be interested in signing Bellingham after seeing him play at the competition. With one goal in five games at the World Cup, Bellingham showed that he is more than simply a midfielder; at 19, he possesses a plethora of skill, and whichever team gets him will solve their midfield problem for the next two decades.