The 2018 World Cup Russia has ended, France has successfully won the most prestigious tournament which is held every four years. As naturally, the World Cup gave birth to the names of players who performed brilliantly, they immediately became the target of big teams.
Currently teams in Europe are busy strengthening their squads, and players who performed brilliantly at the World Cup could be an option.
Four years ago, at the 2014 World Cup, names like James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas became the main stars. James was the top scorer at that time, he was immediately transported by Real Madrid.
Then, in this 2018 World Cup, who stands out? Quoting skysports, here is a list of these potential players:
Benjamin Pavard became one of the important players in the French squad. He actually played as a center back in Stuttgart, but in France Didier Deschamps started him as a right-back, and Pavard turned out to be just as good.
The 22-year-old appeared for Stuttgart 36 times in all competitions last season. His name is increasingly famous when he scored a fantastic goal against Argentina in the last 16. But Pavard’s main strength remained his solid defense.
His great performance attracted the interest of Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic could have scored the important goals that took Croatia to the final. However, Ante Rebic is still one of the players who stole the show.
He plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Rebic played an important role in Zlatko Dalic’s formation, he also scored the opener as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0.
The 24-year-old scored nine goals in 28 matches in all competitions last season. He is also considered a tireless hard worker on the right wing.
Reportedly Rebic stole the attention of Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.
Once seen as one of the dubious players in the England squad, Harry Maguire kept his critics shut with his performances on the pitch. He is very important in Gareth Southgate’s back three formation.
Maguire is also always a threat in the opponent’s penalty box. He managed to score one goal with a header as England beat Sweden in the last eight.
The 25-year-old is thought to have increased his price tag from £25 million to £50 million.
It is reported that Manchester United are at the forefront of the queue for Maguire’s services, although many believe that Leicester City will not let him go cheaply.
Russia surprisingly managed to advance to the last eight. They were able to beat Spain which is considered one of the favorites to win.
Aleksandr Golovin clearly deserves to be called one of the players who stole the show. The CSKA Moscow player played an important role in midfield, setting the rhythm of the game as well as initiating the Russian attack.
So far Golovin continues to be approached by Arsenal and Chelsea. Although Arsenal made an offer first, it is reported that Chelsea are more likely to land Golovin, given the Russian Connection with the Blues owner, Roman Abramovich.
Last season he scored seven goals and made seven assists in 43 appearances for CSKA.
Hirving Lozano. The name of this player continued to be mentioned throughout the 2018 World Cup. He managed to score the only goal as Mexico beat defending champions Germany in their Group F opener.
Lozano is known for his speed, he likes to exploit the left side of the field even though he can still play in all positions. With PSV Eindhoven, Lozano has created 19 goals and 11 assists in his first season.
Following his slick performance at the World Cup, Lozano has reportedly been approached by Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Barcelona.