The times of clubs signing players purely on the idea of a great World Cup are behind us. However a great event can not harm. BBC Sport seems to be at 10 players who may get a transfer following a powerful exhibiting in Russia – and allows you to know their common rating from the player rater our readers used for every sport.
Aleksandr Golovin (Russia midfielder) Club: CSKA Moscow Age: 22 Linked with: Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus Common score: 6.88 World Cup 2018 highlights: Russia 5-Zero Saudi ArabiaGolovin, who has spent his profession up to now with CSKA, impressed at his house World Cup – scoring one and aiding two of their opening 5-Zero win over Saudi Arabia. That was essentially the most targets a Russian has been concerned in throughout a World Cup sport since Oleg Salenko scored 5 and assisted one in opposition to Cameroon in 1994. He didn’t have a direct hand in some other targets throughout Russia’s run to the quarter-finals however nonetheless impressed.
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco midfielder) Club: Ajax Age: 25 Linked with: Liverpool, Roma Common score: 6.59 Ziyech appeared good within the group levels as Morocco had been one of many unluckiest groups within the event – dropping to an injury-time Iran purpose, an early Portugal purpose and being denied by a 91st-minute Spain equaliser. He created six possibilities within the group stage, greater than some other participant for Morocco. Ziyech has by no means performed exterior the Netherlands, the place he was born, however that would change this summer time.
Benjamin Pavard (France defender) Club: Stuttgart Age: 22 Linked with: Tottenham, Manchester Metropolis, Arsenal, Bayern Munich Common score: 5.69 ‘Superb’ Pavard strike brings France levelPavard, who performed at right-back however can even characteristic at centre-back or in midfield, scored one of many targets of the event in opposition to Argentina with a improbable spinning 20-yard strike. That made him the primary French defender to attain at a World Cup since Lillian Thuram within the 1998 semi-finals. He solely made his worldwide debut in November, having been a German second division participant in 2016-17, and is now a world champion.
Andre Carrillo (Peru winger) Club: Benfica Age: 27 Linked with: Everton, Fulham Common score: 7.37 Carrillo volley offers Peru their first purpose of 2018 World CupCarrillo, who spent final season on mortgage at Watford, scored Peru’s first World Cup purpose since 1982 with a tremendous volley in opposition to Australia. He accomplished 10 of his 15 dribbles – greater than thrice what any of his Peru team-mates managed to attain.
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria ahead) Club: Leicester Age: 25 Linked with: Galatasaray, Al Nassr Common score: 6.61 Ahmed Musa fires Nigeria into leadMusa scored an excellent double in opposition to Iceland – resulting in adoration in Argentina as his targets gave them renewed hope of reaching the knockout stage. He’s now the third high African goalscorer at World Cups with 4. Solely Asamoah Gyan (six for Ghana) and Roger Milla (5 for Cameroon) have managed extra. Musa spent the second half of final season on mortgage with former membership CSKA Moscow however his World Cup exploits could assist him have a profession at Leicester – or get a everlasting transfer away.
Hirving Lozano (Mexico winger) Club: PSV Eindhoven Age: 22 Linked with: Manchester United, Tottenham, Actual Madrid, Barcelona Common score: 7.37 Hirving Lozano scores ‘good’ opener for MexicoLozano was wonderful in Russia, scoring the profitable purpose in opposition to Germany and operating from his personal half to arrange Javier Hernandez’s strike in opposition to South Korea. He had 13 photographs in whole – no Mexican participant tried extra – and created 11 possibilities for his team-mates.
Cho Hyun-woo (South Korea goalkeeper) Club: Daegu Age: 26 Linked with: Liverpool Common score: 7.29 (together with 8.85 in opposition to Germany – the second highest score of the World Cup) World Cup 2018: South Korea 2-Zero Germany – highlightsCho, who has spent his profession thus far with Ok League facet Daegu FC, actually impressed within the group stage – particularly within the win over Germany the place he made six saves and saved a clear sheet. Solely Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa (17) made extra saves within the group stage than Cho (12). He has beforehand mentioned his dream is to play within the Premier League, however a transfer to Europe could be difficult by the very fact he is because of perform navy service.
Harry Maguire (England defender) Club: Leicester Age: 25 Linked with: Tottenham, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea Common score: 6.51 World Cup 2018: Harry Maguire heads within the opener for England in opposition to SwedenThe solely Englishman on this listing – however the second Leicester participant. Maguire was a colossus on the again for England and scored the opener within the quarter-final in opposition to Sweden, in addition to aiding Harry Kane’s winner in opposition to Tunisia. Maguire received the joint second highest quantity of aerial duels within the event (41).
Moussa Wague (Senegal defender) Club: Eupen Age: 19 Linked with: Napoli Common score: 6.03 Wague smashes house to present Senegal leadThe teenage right-back performs for Claude Makelele’s Eupen in Belgium, solely making his aggressive membership debut in 2017. He smashed house one purpose for Senegal in a 2-2 draw with Japan to make him Africa’s youngest-ever World Cup goalscorer.
Yerry Mina (Colombia defender) Club: Barcelona Age: 23 Linked with: Everton, West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool Common score: 5.98 Mina’s dramatic equaliser takes sport into additional timeCentre-back Mina will not be considered in supervisor Ernesto Valverde’s plans at Barcelona. He had a powerful World Cup, scoring three targets – all headers – together with an equaliser in opposition to England earlier than the Three Lions’ penalty shootout win. No defender has ever scored extra targets at one World Cup than Mina’s three.