The best players who would be able to appear for their side in the Champions League knockout stages…. The problem with Champions League clubs buying top players in January, as Chelsea discovered with Nemanja Matic last winter, is that if they turn out to be as good as you’d hoped, you’re left frustrated by their inability to play in the Champions League.
There are plenty of good players who haven’t feature in the Champions League who are available this winter however, and here are the ten of the hottest non cup-tied prospects.
10) Kevin de Bruyne – Wolfsburg
The former Chelsea playmaker is in amazing form in Germany, and has picked up an incredible 9 assists already this season.