15 Young Players Whose Transfer Value Will Skyrocket at 2014 World Cup

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15 Young Players Whose Transfer Value Will Skyrocket at 2014 World Cup
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For young players featuring in a World Cup tournament, putting in a small handful of good performances can see their value and interest from suitors shoot up once the competition has come to an end.

For example, Liverpool spent around £13M for El Hadji Diouf, as per Transfermarkt, following the 2002 World Cup, where the Senegalese international, then 21, led his nation to the quarter-finals (h/t Statto). He turned out to be a flop with the Merseyside outfit, performing nowhere near the quality needed to play for a side of Liverpool’s calibre, and was eventually loaned out two years later before being sold the following season.

But there are some success stories of highly-rated prospects who have shone in a major international tournaments and continued their fine form at domestic level, so who are the young players whose value could skyrocket following this summer’s World Cup?

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