Destination: Premier League

ITAR-TASS 04: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. AUGUST 10, 2009. CSKA’s Milos Krasic seen during a Russian football championship match between CSKA Moscow and Amkar Perm. CSKA won 1-0. (Photo ITAR-TASS /(Photo ITAR-TASS / Vitaly Belousov) Photo via Newscom

As the World Cup draws to its conclusion and the sun sets on South Africa, the Premier League owners will be opening their chequebooks, pulling out their pens and scribbling down fees to prize some of world football’s hottest talents to the glitz and glamour of England. There have been many stars of this World Cup in 2010 and the question is, how many of them are ready for the big time?

The first target comes from Germany. Mesut Oezil’s pace, precision and all-round attacking prowess makes him a top target for any team. In Germany’s first group game against Australia, he completely destroyed them with his link up play and his movement. His bullet volley against Ghana and the fact that he made Gareth Barry look like a League One slugger further enhanced his glowing reputation. Expect him on a flight to England as soon as the World Cup concludes and signing on the dotted line at either Chelsea or Manchester City.

Next up is Milos Krasic. The CSKA Moscow and Serbian star wideman has impressed with his skill and crossing ability in the tournament, as Serbia were eliminated. He contributed the cross for the Serbian winner against Germany in the group stages and tormented and teased the left backs from Ghana and Australia. The 25 year old has been linked with Manchester United, since his performances against the club in the Champions League. Krasic himself has said he would love a move to Juventus, but that deal is not finalised so he is still a wanted man by United and also, Manchester City.

The other main talking point was the form of Danish central defender Simon Kjaer. The Palermo defender has been the talk of so much speculation recently after some highly impressive performances in the tournament. Kjaer is only 21 and has a huge future ahead of him, which would be further enhanced if he made the rumoured switch to Old Trafford, where Sir Alex Ferguson also holds the keys to one of the World Cup’s hottest strikers, Javier Hernandez.

Other honorable mentions should go to Holland right back Gregory van der Wiel for his attacking prowess in the Holland side’s run, Slovenian midfielder Valter Birsa for his ingenuity and guile in a poor Slovenian side and hardman Mexican left back Carlos Salcido, who after four years of graft in the PSV side, finally gets the recognition he deserves. I would expect a lot of World Cup talent to sign on the dotted line of an English team and they would be worthy additions to any club looking to maintain their European status or push up into the European places. Look out for these players at a club near you!

5 thoughts on “Destination: Premier League”

  1. You’d have to throw a lot of money at Kjaer. He’s in a love with a Sicilian girl and thus far she’s said he’s not allowed to leave Palermo

  2. My gem for this tournament would have to be Ozil. To be honest I knew little about him before this tournament. I can see why Werder said he is as good as Messi (Mainly to increase his fee). All the other starters didnt show up much for me. It will be interesting to see where he shows up.

    Can Man City really get all these players? Thats a whole team they are linked too.

  3. City don’t need Ozil. They just signed a similar player in Silva so if they do get Ozil I will be extremely pissed. If Arsenal are forced to sell of Fabragas they would be stupid not to get Ozil to replace him. He would be perfect for them. He would also be great for Chelsea who could use some youth and would add a whole different dimension to their game.

    But I personally hope United go after Ozil. He would be the perfect replacement for Scholes. Could you imagine how many goals Rooney would score if Ozil was sitting right behind him?

  4. From what I have read Wenger likes Honda and Man City will look into Ozil. I agree with Silva and Ozil but Ozil is more in the middle. Where as Silva is out wide and sometimes in the middle. Out of the 2 players I think Ozil has the better chance. I like Honda but I worry how he would take to big defenders week in. Ozil has proven it by playing in Germany.

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