9) Hatem Ben Arfa – Nice
Try to look past the Newcastle flop who flattered to deceive towards the end of his stint in England – this is Ben Arfa mark II – who’s been simply sensational in Ligue One this term. He’s scored seven goals, registered two assists and is now a fixture in the France squad as well. Still, there’d be a serious risk in bringing him back to England, despite his undeniable talent. Ben Arfa is rapid, skilful and shares many of Coutinho’s attributes – but has his chance to make it outside of France been and gone? Possibly.