Brazil, as a footballing nation, is renowned for producing talent in both quality and quantity. Its domestic football has seen increasing purchasing power over the past couple of years, but its brightest lights continue to flood to Europe.
Despite the loss of Lucas Moura, Oscar, Neymar and Bernard in quick succession, the talent pool is far from running dry. Indeed, there are so many players of potential that this list is far from comprehensive (as fans of overlooked sides Internacional, Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians, in particular, will attest).
The following, though, are 20 players whose futures lie outside Brazil and who will be keen to head for Europe at the first opportunity.
There are many more, but here are some of the very best Brazilian football has to offer.