8. James Rodriguez – Real Madrid
After scoring 7 goals in the FIFA World Cup, James Rodriguez proved that he is one of the best young talents in the world.
The golden boot winner from the Summer tournament attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and eventually they splashed out big money in order to sign him from AS Monaco after the World Cup ended.
Rodriguez has fitted into the Real Madrid squad well in his debut season, and with the guidance of Cristiano Ronaldo, he could easily go on and win the prestigious award one day.