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Every four years, most of the greatest players forget their clubs and try to lead their country to the greatest glory in the game – the World Cup. We’re all looking forward to seeing if Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi or (hopefully) Kane can lead their country to glory. But the World Cup also gives players a chance to make a name for themselves. Below are some players who may be high on your shopping list come Football Manager Mobile 2019.
Angel Correa (Argentina)
Messi. Aguero. Higuain. Dybala. Argentina are spoilt for attacking options. But what if they suffer injuries or suspensions? Enter Angel Correa. He can play as or behind the striker. With the attacking options Argentina have, he’s unlikely to start, but could well make an impact off the bench. Maybe he’ll even force his way into the team like Michael Owen did at the 1998 World Cup. Correa plays for Atletico Madrid so won’t be cheap, but his passing and technique guarantee you’ll be getting value for money.
Hirving Lozano (Mexico)
Javier Hernandez always seems to be in the right place to finish off moves. The man most likely to play that final ball to him is Hirving Lozano. Lozano is a left winger, but can pop up on the right. He’s currently at PSV Eindhoven, but if he has a good World Cup, it’s difficult to see him remaining in the Netherlands. If you’re looking to ensure quality service to your striker next season, Lozano might be the man for you.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia)
Milinkovic-Savic is a midfielder who is equally comfortable playing behind the striker. If Serbia are to qualify from their group, expect him to be the player who provides the ammunition. Assuming he doesn’t power them through. He’s at Lazio and won’t come cheap, but he’s likely to be one of your key players for years.
Pione Sisto (Denmark)
Christian Eriksen is probably seen as the key Danish player by many, but could he be upstaged? As soon as Sisto became available to represent Denmark, he was selected. Need more be said? It shows what a talent he is. Sisto is at home on the right wing, but is comfortable anywhere behind the main striker. Sisto plays for Celta Vigo, so there might be a shopping trip to Spain ahead of the 2018/19 season for you.
Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
Belgium will field a strong midfield at the World Cup, but Tielemans will be snapping at the heels of any who fail to perform well. Assuming he doesn’t start in the first place. Tielemans possesses outstanding technique and an eye for a pass that many would love to have. Will you take another exciting young talent away from Monaco?
Federico Valverde (Uruguay)
Uruguay will play with two recognised strikers at the World Cup. Which is unsurprising when they can call on the talents of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. However, as good as they may be, they’re going to require service. Enter Valverde. A midfielder who was awarded the Silver Ball at last year’s U20 World Cup. If Suarez and Cavani have good tournaments, Valverde is likely to be a big reason why. You may have to break the bank to bring him to your club though as Real Madrid are unlikely to let a hot prospect go cheaply.