The 20 Best Transfer Moves on the Back of World Cup Performances

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The 20 Best Transfer Moves on the Back of World Cup Performances
Michael Probst/Associated Press

If you are in possession of a) an appetite for a month-long display of international football and b) a penchant for all things transfer-related, this summer will be a great time to be a football fan.

Not only does the World Cup give us goals, drama, upset and (if you are an England fan) a sense of hopeless optimism, but it is also the biggest shop window in football—with many a move engineered on the back of solid displays on its stage.

But which players have turned their World Cup performances into the best transfers at club level? Over the next 20 slides, you'll find out.

We have focused our findings on moves made between USA 1994 and South Africa 2010. The slides are grouped in chronological order, and within each World Cup year, we tell you who stood out as the best.

We chose players based on a number of factors, including who had the biggest impacts at their new clubs, who went on to have the most successful post-World Cup careers and who became cult heroes with their new sides.

Agree with the choices? Disagree? Let us know below.


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