10. Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain and Uruguay
Became PSG’s club record signing last summer when making the £54m transfer from Napoli and although has often played second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is still superb in front of goal.
9. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal and Germany
Another club record signing now and another who has perhaps failed to truly impress, but the Gunners’ £42.5m man is hugely adept as a creative playmaker.
8. Neymar – Barcelona and Brazil
Signed for Barca in 2013 for £48.6m and has made a solid start to life in Europe, but for the Brazilian national team this 22-year-old is on another level and could play a big part in the competition they are hosting.
7. Radamel Falcao – AS Monaco and Colombia
Became part of the revolution at the Stade Louis II last year when Monaco paid Atleti £50m for this goal machine, who will lining up alongside Martinez at the World Cup.
6. Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich and Netherlands
As Bayern continue to dominate seemingly everything in their grasp one of their most influential players is this Dutch winger, who has added a keen eye for goal to his game.