In this article, I will look at the top five centre-midfielders in the world right now. The central position is one of the most important, and has some of the top quality players in the world.
5. Bastian Schweinsteiger - Bayern Munich
This man has made 98 appearances for Germany, scoring 23 goals, and is a regular for the Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich's first team.
At the age of 29, he is arguably in the prime of his career, and made 48 appearances last season - scoring nine and creating 14 goals.
It doesn't look like he will be leaving the European champions, but if he does, clubs will have to pay at least £35million.
4. David Silva - Manchester City
At the age of 27, he has already played 76 games for Spain and has won the European Championship and the World Cup. He also won the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City.
He joined the Manchester club in 2010, from Valencia, where he made 119 appearances in his six years there. Silva made 52 appearances last season when they were pipped to the title by rivals, Manchester United.
He also scored seven goals and had 19 assists to his name. Silva is only improving, and has a market value of £35million.
3. Cesc Fabregas - FC Barcelona
Fabregas has a bright future, whether it's at Barcelona, Manchester United or even Arsenal. He has won six trophies since returning to Barcelona from Arsenal in 2011.
He made 212 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 35 goals. In his 63 appearances for Barca since 2011, he has scored 20 goals, 17 of which came last season.
He also made an impressive 20 goals last season. He was rumoured to be moving to Manchester United, but after two rejected bids, United lost their interest.
He was also interested with a return to Arsenal, but insisted he was happy with Barca. With a market value of £39.5 million, he certainly won't go for cheap.
2. Mesut Ozil - Arsenal
I honestly can't contain my excitement at this signing for Arsenal. He moved from Real Madrid for £42.5milllion, becoming the most expensive German footballer, and smashing Arsenal's transfer record by some £27.5million. He is high in this list, due to his contribution each season, goals, assists, and age.
At the age of 24, He played 61 times last season, scoring 15 goals, and creating a phenomenal 29 assists, the most on the list. Ozil joined Madrid from Werder Bremen in 2010, after his breakout performance at the 2010 World Cup, where he was nominated for the Golden Ball Award.
This award is given to the best player of the tournament. Ozil is already one of the bests, and in a few years, could be the best.
1. Andres Iniesta - FC Barcelona
The second Barca man on the list, and this time at number one. Iniesta is an all round great player, who can shoot, pass, dribble and cross. After winning three major trophies with Spain in the last five years, he has proven to be an asset for both the Spanish champions and the Spanish national team.
Iniesta has made 89 appearances for Spain since his debut in 2006 , scoring 11 goals. He has also made 306 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 30 goals, six last year. Last season he created an incredible 26 assists, the second highest on the list, behind Mesut Ozil.
These reasons have given Iniesta a market value of £57million. Iniesta will be hoping to make it two World Cups in-a-row with Spain in Brazil next year, but they will face heavy competition from Germany.
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