Since the end of the regular season in most continents around the world, only an exciting World Cup in Brazil has been able to shield us from a transfer window frenzy taking place this summer, one involving ever-bigger fees for ever-bigger names.
To be sure, the most high-profile sports tournament in the world has contributed to this, with the likes of James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado having their values skyrocket alongside Colombia’s excellent performance. Luis Suarez has also grabbed the headlines for both the right and wrong reasons.
As a few big names and rumors dominate the summer—Liverpool deserve credit for closing out a deal for Adam Lallana when it threatened to turn into one of those never-ending transfer sagas we all love and hate at the same time—there are players who go under the radar and perhaps aren’t quite as appreciated as they should be.
Here are 20 players who we think deserve more hype in the summer transfer window. Let us know your picks and suggestions in the comments below.