11 Stars Playing Outside Europe Who Need a Transfer
With European home grown talent continuing to rise in its value, more and more Europea clubs will be searching for alternatives to high priced local boys.
In the next year or so, more and more young American based talent, whether it is North or South American, will be flowing over to Europe.
Talents from across the pond are traditionally less expensive and will be what pushes the majority of clubs to look west for additions as the footballing transfer market will once day imlode.
With that in mind, here are 11 players that could make a move in the next year.
The Seattle Sounders 24-year-old Colombian forward Freddy Montero is on pace for his best overall season with the American club. His career high of 12 goals is still in reach while he has already tallied the most assists of his career with six.
Montero could remain in the MLS and continue his rise, but he would make a fine addition to a mid table Italian or Spanish club in order to take the next step.
Lucas Rodrigues Moura Da Silva
Liverpool and Inter Milan are both interested in the Sao Paulo FC star. An estimated £15 million could be on the cards, and with that kind of money being thrown out to the deserving young star, he will most likely be moving on next summer.
The 19-year-old already has 11 goals in 44 appearances with his current club, but he will be the subject of major European attention this coming summer.
The Galaxy star has spent year after year trying to get out of California despite his constant claims of loyalty to the Los Angeles club.
Loan moves and extended training sessions back in England can only point to the fact that he is destined for a return to Europe, and he could find solace among several different EPL clubs.
Australian A-League Central Coast Mariner Matthew Simon is due for a possible move to Europe with a lower league or lower table club. The 25-year-old has averaged just over 11 goals a season in the last three years and could do with a trip away from Australia.
Marco Fabian De La Mora
Chivas Guadalajara's 22-year-old midfielder Marco Fabian De la Mora has been on fire for his club during 2011. In 12 appearances so far in this season's Clausura, he already has scored nine goals and provided two assists to lead his club on both counts.
The youngster could be in line for a move to Italy or possibly England, as he hopes to follow in the footsteps of another young Mexican, Javier Hernandez.
Sao Paulo's 28-year-old forward could be due for a transfer, as he is yet to ever make an excursion off South America to broaden his talents else where. With at least four to five more years at the top of his game, he could still make an impact for a team in Europe.
In 34 games so far this year, he has 15 goals and nine assists for his club and looks to be having the season of his career. This summer, he and his club could cash in.
Independiente and Argentine defender Leonel Galeano is another top class defender that is looking closer to being ready for a move to Europe.
His skill set would be well suited to Spain or Italy, as he does not quite have the physical strength to possibly be dominant in the English Premier League just yet.
Paulo Henrique Ganso
Santos' 21-year-old attacker Paulo Henrique Ganso is already averaging almost 12 goals a season since getting into the first team.
At his age, he is possibly already hearing speculation about moves to Europe, and he could enjoy the fruits of another season if he moves on in January or the Summer.
Gremio defender Mário Fernandes continues to grow as a young defender, and his skills could see him picked up by a European club come the summer time.
The nearly 21-year-old Brazilian is great at being a box to box defender, as he gets involved both offensively and defensively. This could make him a valuable defender in the English system of play in the Championship.
Landon Donovan proved many people wrong when he had a great loan spell to Everton two seasons ago. With his age creeping closer to 30, if he is ever planning on making the official switch overseas, this coming summer could be the time.
If the Galaxy can finally win the MLS Cup this season, it would be the perfect time for him to make a move abroad, as David Beckham is almost certain to split and head back to England for one last charade with Tottenham or even United.
The Brazilian is almost certain to earn a transfer come next summer. He is a self declared Real Madrid fan, but it will be the team with the biggest bank account and the best contract that most likely prize him away from Santos.
If Real Madrid do not come to call, he is still more than likely to head across the pond to the next highest bidder.