Interest in Algerian players is high following the Desert Foxes’ excellent summer showing in Brazil. The North Africans were defeated—narrowly—by Belgium but still advanced from Group H behind the Red Devils after securing four points from matches with South Korea and Russia.
Their 4-2 victory over the Koreans represented the first-ever time that an African nation had scored four goals in a World Cup match.
In their second-round match—their first-ever knockout match at a World Cup—Algeria held soon-to-be world champions Germany for 92 minutes until extra-time goals from Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil put the Mannschaft into the quarter-finals.
Centre-back Rafik Halliche has already secured a move abroad, signing with Qatar Sports Club, and don’t be surprised to see one or two of his teammates also make big-money transfers before the window closes.
Here are five Algerian World Cup stars set to earn big moves this summer.