The January transfer window is just around the corner, and, once again, Brazilian players will be a much sought-after commodity in Europe and beyond.
It has been the same story for many years: a talented Brazilian youngster emerges and is quickly whisked off into the wide and varied lands of European football, whether he is ready for the move or not.
Many players have succeeded in making the transition at an early age, but there have been notable examples of players making a move to Europe before fully establishing themselves.
These lost stars have then found themselves consigned to the scrapheap after failing to make the grade in a new country. They are destined to never reach their full potential.
So, which current players could do with a bit longer in their homeland before making the big move?