Five future Premier League stars from Ghana vs Germany
By Olly Dawes, HITC Sport
Ghana take on Germany in Fortaleza tonight, and Premier League managers will be looking for transfer targets – here are five who could catch the eye.
Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich
Germany’s three man midfield surprisingly doesn’t include Bastian Schweinsteiger, but his Bayern team mate Toni Kroos has become one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe having starred this season. Manchester United have long been linked with a move for the 24-year-old, but the most recent speculation suggests that Chelsea are aiming to swoop in to take him to Stamford Bridge.
Julian Draxler, Schalke
Another one of the German stars of the season is 20-year-old playmaker Draxler, who appeared set for Arsenal in January but manager Arsene Wenger wouldn’t pay £40m to land him. The youngster has since said that he wants to stay in Gelsenkirchen for another year, but it seems that sooner rather than later, Draxler will be heading to the Premier League – the question is where to?
Samuel Inkoom, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
The disappointing performance of Daniel Opare against USA could hand Inkoom the start at right back, and with Premier League teams watching on, he will want to impress. A handful of top flight clubs are believed to be watching the 25-year-old defender with intent, including Everton. If he can get the start, Inkoom could make it onto the radar of even more Premier League sides.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Udinese
Plenty of Premier League sides are looking to strengthen the centre of their midfields, and Udinese star Agyemang-Badu is a name to keep an eye on. The likes of Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been heavily linked with moves to sign the 23-year-old, who didn’t start against USA. However, Mohamed Rabiu did little in the game to justify his selection, and Agyemang-Badu could now be given the chance to prove his worth.
Andre Ayew, Marseille
With Marseille looking to cut costs this summer, forward Ayew is unsurprisingly attracting interest from a number of sides, including Liverpool. 49 goals in four seasons for Marseille has made Ayew a fairly well known name around Europe, and he showed his goalscoring ability with Ghana’s equaliser against USA earlier this week. Another strong performance today could land him a big move to England this summer.