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Two goalkeepers on this list? Daring, to say the least.
Neuer has achieved a lot to say he's a goalkeeping spring chicken at 25. He's Schalke 04 captain and first choice keeper for the German national side. Indeed, it was his form at the World Cup that caught many people's attention, where he kept four clean sheets and even set up Miroslav Klose's goal in the quarterfinals.
But I'm not bitter.
Some may question the decision to have two keepers in the list, but in my opinion, there is a dearth of quality goalies in the League right now.
With van der Sar retiring, Petr Cech no longer the player he once was, Shay Given criminally underused at Man City, it leaves Pepe Reina and Joe Hart as two keepers of true quality and given the halcyon days of Bruce Grobbelaar, David Seaman, Peter Schmeichel, Nigel Martyn et al. I feel the League is deserving of some better shot stoppers.
Back on to Manuel, at current his likely destination is also Manchester United, but Arsenal should really be thinking about a keeper as well and they have the ace up their sleeve that is Jens Lehman, Neuer's childhood hero.
Likely cost: £20 million
Likely to happen?: Unless Bayern Munich get there first, he'll be in the Premier League at some stage. Guaranteed.