Over the years, many players have used the FIFA World Cup as the perfect opportunity to showcase their abilities and put themselves in the shop window. Here are 12 stars who may be thinking of doing just that in Russia later this year.
Click through the gallery above to see 12 players who could put themselves in the shop window at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to the Daily Mirror.
All the stars mentioned below could see themselves on the move in the upcoming transfer window should they have a good tournament with their national teams, according to the Daily Mirror.
Mohamed Salah's return to the Premier League has been nothing short of a fairytale after being written off by so many. The winger signed for Liverpool at the beginning of this season and has gone on to score 37 goals across all competitions, 29 of them coming in the English top flight. He will be expected to be Egypt's talisman in Russia later this year, and could get some big offers landing in front of him if he keeps his great form going.
Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann is another player who could use the competition as a springboard for better things. The France international has been linked with a move to FC Barcelona in recent months, and although the player has said he would like his future to be resolved before the World Cup begins, this might not happen, and the competition could be his platform to get exactly what he wants.
Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dele Alli has long been linked with a move abroad, but his form this season has seen him fall off the radar somewhat. The England international scored twice against Chelsea last weekend, and if he can kick on from now until the World Cup, he may get that prized move.
Other stars who could put themselves in the show window at Russia 2018, according to the Daily Mirror, include Xherdan Shaqiri, Aleksandr Golovin, Timo Werner, Eden Hazard, Jack Wilshere, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andre Silva, Emil Forsberg and Robert Lewandowski.
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