Your eyes are glued to that one player who is a league above the others in the team and you imagine him playing for a club with higher standards. The player who makes all the effort, outshines his teammates performance-wise or just feels like a breath of fresh air, captures your attention. We look at 3 such players, who probably deserve better clubs.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of the most consistent performers in the league (FPL players can verify). He doesn’t deserve to play for a club involved in a relegation dog-fight standing at 16th place and 2 points off the drop zone. Sigurdsson is Swansea’s top performer, with 8 goals and 9 assists to his name this season. Agreed, his spell at Tottenham wasn’t a highlight in his career, and his desire to play for Swansea was sky-high, but he deserves a second chance at a much better club, probably one playing in the top half of the league.
— Sandeep Menon (@ImTheMenon) February 12, 2017
Virgil Van Dijk
It’s no surprise that there are so many top clubs showing interest in this Dutch Southampton defender, most notably Manchester City. He has been a top-notch centre back while playing for Southampton and is one of the league’s best defenders. According to Squawka, he is the Saint’s best player by a mile. In addition to his impressive stats, it’s his decision-making skills, proper positioning and presence of mind which are highly commended. He deserves a chance to play for a Champions League club at the very least.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 1, 2015
Yes, you probably didn’t expect his name on this list. Part of the top 10 list of the most promising young players in Europe in 2014 by ‘The Observer’, football fans are still waiting for him to show that promise. His appearances for Everton have been limited often coming on as a substitution, but it’s his style of play which is notable. He looks lethal on the wing, as he often makes direct runs towards the opposition goal, and can turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye.
He is now playing for AC Milan on loan until the end of the season, as he realized he needed more game time, but his technique deserves to be given a chance by a top mentor at a decent club. He was once labeled as the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but the wrong move can just turn him into the next Aaron Lennon.
— James Murphy (@MurphsJplace) February 19, 2017