Manchester City have scored over 100 goals already this season. Alvaro Negredo has been firing on all cylinders, as have the rest of the squad, and the blue half of Manchester is all set for some silverware come the end of May. But for most of City’s stars, they won’t be stopping there.
With the World Cup just around the corner, Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be wanting to finish the season in style and board the flight to Brazil in top form. City have a wealth of players who are set to feature, with this five in particular, all set to shine in the summer.
The Argentine striker has his eyes set on a quadruple at the World Cup this year, and with 26 goals already this season, he’s ready to shape up alongside Messi and co, provided he stays fit of course.
Like Messi, Kun has failed to make a real impact on the international stage so far, but if he keeps up his red-hot goalscoring antics then he will surely be one of the favourites for the golden boot.
The 28-year-old striker has only received 21 caps for Spain, but the former Sevilla star has bagged 23 this season, playing an integral part in Manchester City’s title bid. He will seamlessly fit into the gap left by the struggling Fernando Torres and a red hot Negredo could see the World Champions odds of 8/1 on Free Bets tumble.
Compatriot David Silva will also play a key role in Spain’s quest to retain the World Cup. Silva has been one of the Premier League’s top players since 2009 and has become a regular in the Spanish squad in their three consecutive major tournament victories. Will Silva help make it four?
Yaya Toure will of course lead the Ivory Coast midfield in what could be a comfortable group for The Elephants. Toure’s strength, skill and ability to carry the ball from box to box could prove too much for Colombia, Greece and Japan, whilst he will also cause plenty of trouble against members of Group D should they make it to the Second Round.
France just managed to scrape through via the Play-Offs, but don’t write them off. Didier Deschamps has a talented squad and Samir Nasri will no doubt be a vital part of that. His creativity alongside Franck Ribery will cause havoc, and after missing the 2010 competition, he’ll be desperate to impress in Brazil this summer.