While teams are much less likely to uncover previously undiscovered talent at the World Cup than they were over a decade ago, the tournament remains one of the greatest “shop windows” for professional players.
The Senegal side of 2002 remains Africa’s greatest example of the careers of a team being altered completely thanks to one summer in the sun. The Lions of Teranga remain a classic case to inspire players from lesser-heralded sides to seek to change their fortunes on the grandest stage of all.
The landscape of African football is different to how it was back in 2002, but nonetheless, players representing the continent’s five have once again used the World Cup as a stage to impress potential suitors.
This article profiles 10 players who may secure transfers on the back of their showings in Brazil.