50 Biggest Transfer Targets Based on World Cup Performance

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50 Biggest Transfer Targets Based on World Cup Performance
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Bleacher Report presents the best potential transfer targets who played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The players will be ranked on TWO standards:

  • World Cup performance.
  • Likelihood of being a value-for-money transfer.

The latter category has a higher weighting.

This list is NOT a ranking of the best World Cup players [1].

Toni Kroos (Germany), Enner Valencia (Ecuador) and Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast) have been excluded from this list.

  • Kroos confirmed his transfer from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid, per UOL (h/t Paulo Freitas at Sky Sports).
  • Valencia will join West Ham United from Pachuca, per John Percy at The Telegraph.
  • Toulouse have agreed to sell Aurier to Paris Saint-Germain for €9/£7.2 million and Clement Chantome, per L'Equipe (h/t a tweet via French football journalist Jonathan Johnson).

Long-List Cuts

  • Ryan McGowan (Australia/Shandong Luneng Taishan)
  • Rais M'Bolhi (Algeria/CSKA Sofia)
  • Jermaine Jones (United States/free agent)
  • Jefferson Montero (Ecuador/Morelia)
  • Jonathan Mensah (Ghana/Evian Thonon Gaillard)

[1] Read Sam Tighe's top 100 World Cup players

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