The top transfer targets at the World Cup this summer.
As the World Cup approaches, clubs the world over will have their eyes peeled for bargains, hidden gems and big stars to spend their cash on during the transfer window, and we’ve compiled a list of the best three players from every country at this year’s tournament that could tempt teams to get the chequebook out.
Matthias Ginter – Freiburg
The young defender has enjoyed a meteoric rise to his career over the past two years and his hard work has been rewarded by his inclusion into the German senior squad for the World Cup. At Freiburg he is being given the time to grow in a low pressure environment, but the sacrifice is he is not getting used to high pressure situations and he is playing with a lower calibre of player. Arsenal are looking to change that this summer, but they may be joined by any number of teams closer to home if he manages to get on the pitch in Brazil.
Sami Khedira – Real Madrid
Even though Khedira missed the majority of the season through injury interest in his services remain high, and now that he is fit again he has the chance to show that his days on the sidelines are well and truly behind him. Chelsea and Manchester United had been credited with an interest, but Italian giants Fiorentina are also sniffing around as they look to make a challenge for the Champions League once again.
Julian Draxler – Schalke
At one point his future seemed destined to lie with Arsenal, whose year long interest came close to being wrapped up in January. However, since then Schalke have reiterated that he will be stain put for another season at least. Though both the Gunners and Real Madrid may look to test their resolve should he make a lasting impression at the tournament. A big fee will be involved, though, that’s for sure.