A handful of players emerge out of nowhere and play well at the World Cup every four years and end up with in big clubs of players who make a ton of money!
Here’s the list of the all the guys, who pan out this year!
James Rodriguez of Colombia
At the World Cup, James looked like one of the best players on earth! He outplayed Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by scoring six goals in five games for a Colombia team that was one of the most exciting squad in the entire tournament.
According to the Spanish newspaper AS, James will be sold to Real Madrid for a whopping $107 million.
Toni Kroos of Germany
The 24-year-old completed the World Cup with two goals and four assists. In a team filled with star players Kroos stood out in the midst of the likes of Mario Gotze, Andre Schurrle, and Sami Kheidra came off the bench at times.
Just 3 days after the final, Bayern Munich sold him to Real Madrid for $34 million.
DeAndre Yedlin of U.S.
At the age of 21, Yedlin came into three World Cup games and proved one of the USMNT’s most threatening players. Although he still need to learn to defend, but he looked like he belonged against Belgium. As per the reports, sounders have set their set price for Yedlin at $6.5 million.
Matt Besler of U.S.
The Sporting Kansas City player, Matt Belser was the best defender on a U.S. team that did a ton of defending in Brazil. For the 27-years old it might be now-or-never for making a move to Europe. If he stays with Sporting Kansas City, they’d use a designated player slot and give him a raise from his current salary of $200,000.
Enner Valencia of Ecuador
There was a strange absence of standout strikers at the World Cup 2014. Out of the top-five goal scorers in Brazil namely James, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Robin Van Persie only Van Persie is a true center forward. Enner Valencia was one of the only No. 9’s to break out as he scored 3 goals in 3 games. Now, he’s moving to West Ham f from the Mexican club Pachuca for $20 million or the Premier League.