11 August 2014 23:30
James Rodríguez and 10 more of the most important players in Europe this season

1. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)

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Despite their willingness to spend large sums of money on expensive squads, it’s common for teams to view one player as particularly significant to taking them forward – a figurehead who embodies their fortunes for the coming season. For Real Madrid - though its squad features names like Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo - it’s James Rodríguez who looks set to take up the role of talisman, as he arrives riding on a wave of excellent form from the World Cup.

For a guide to the most important players this season at Europe’s biggest clubs, click or swipe through the images above.


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