10 Players Needing January Moves To Make Their WC Squads
10 Players Needing January Moves To Make Their World Cup Squads
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup only six months away, there are a few players that are in dire need of playing time if they are to be picked for their countries 23-man squads. Here are 10 stars who may need to leave their current teams in the January transfer window if they want to travel to the tournament.
Click through the gallery above to see which 10 stars may need to move to make their World Cup squads, according to Daily Mail.
According to the Daily Mail, the footballers mentioned need to seriously consider their options in the coming weeks, as their lack of playing time could see them miss out the showpiece.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has not had much game time at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Alvaro Morata. The Belgian has made 16 appearances for the Blues this season but has only played a total of 678 minutes until now, which may hamper his chances of being picked for Belgium.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is another who is in trouble, as he is believed to be behind Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jamie Vardy, Jermain Defoe and even Tammy Abraham in England's pecking order right now. Lack of game time and goals has seen him benched by Jurgen Klopp, who has preferred Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho in his frontline.
Julian Draxler is another who may need to leave his current club to get regular game time. The Germany international is playing second fiddle to the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani at this point. The 24-year-old has played 1145 minutes in total for Paris Saint-Germain so far this season, and it may happen his World Cup chances.
Others who may need to move, according to the Daily Mail are Jack Wilshere, Luke Shaw, Danny Rose, Olivier Giroud, Kevin Mirallas, Javier Pastore and Paco Alcacer.
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