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The USMNT put in a solid performance that fans and the US Soccer Federation can be proud of after reaching the Qatar World Cup Round of 16.

Team USA recorded draws against England and Wales before defeating Iran to reach the knockout stage. For much of the three games, USA looked like the stronger team and certainly should have come away with two wins if not for an absolutely stupid penalty that allowed Wales to tie the game. .

The United States were simply outclassed by Holland before being sent home. Impressive performances from several players have sparked transfer interest among some of Europe’s biggest sides ahead of the January window.

Here, Dailymail.com takes stock of the American stars who are now on display…

The young United States national team impressed en route to the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar this winter

The young United States national team impressed en route to the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar this winter

Chrisitan Pulisic was a key player for the United States

Chrisitan Pulisic was a key player for the United States

Christian Pulisic

There’s only one place to start and that’s with Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic.

The striker has been on the fringes of the Chelsea squad and struggled to find starting minutes for the past 18 months.

Playing under multiple managers during his time in London hasn’t helped the 24-year-old. After a promising start to his career at Chelsea under Frank Lampard in charge of the Blues, things went downhill under Thomas Tuchel and current manager Graham Potter.

Pulisic’s name has been linked with a move away from Chelsea since the summer, frustrated by a lack of minutes with the World Cup just months away. He ended up staying put.

Pulisic has shown he is too good to regularly sit on the substitutes’ bench in Qatar as he has played a pivotal role for the United States.

As the central point of the American attack, he registered the first assist for Timothy Weah’s goal against Wales.

The Chelsea winger has been left frustrated with the lack of playing time with the Premier League club

The Chelsea winger has been left frustrated with the lack of playing time with the Premier League club

During the match against England, he dominated and outplayed both England starting wingers Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling. Both are repeatedly picked over him for Chelsea.

The future of the American number 10 is really uncertain, with his contract with Chelsea only having a season and a half left. With his transfer value dropping as the end of his contract nears, the question is will Chelsea cash in before he drops even further?

Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal and several Serie A sides have shown interest in Pulisic, who could be lucky enough to find more minutes elsewhere if he doesn’t see an improvement in playing time after the World Cup.

Weston McKennie plays a pass in the World Cup loss to the Netherlands

Weston McKennie plays a pass in the World Cup loss to the Netherlands

Weston McKennie

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie is the next big American name who could potentially move to a new home in the near future.

The 24-year-old has seen his playing time reduced and the club are said to be ready to sell him.

The Old Lady has set an asking price of around $31million, but may be willing to accept less, according to Soccer Italy.

McKennie has improved his game considerably since his acquisition by Juventus from German club FC Schalke for around $20 million.

He has also started to expand his game, being used in a role that allows him to move forward and attack rather than just playing as a winning midfielder.

Manchester United and Tottenham reportedly inquired about McKennie last summer and are still monitoring him with Chelsea, while his representatives have already engaged in talks with Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa, reports Calciomercato.

McKennie celebrates after scoring a goal in the UEFA Champions League game against PSG

McKennie celebrates after scoring a goal in the UEFA Champions League game against PSG

Yunus Musah impressed Valencia

Yunus Musah impressed Valencia

Yunus Musah

Yunus Musah, 20, was already turning heads and catching the eye of several clubs across Europe but he did a terrific job at the World Cup to boost his profile.

Not only has Musah become a regular in the Valencia squad, but he has also shown how important he is to the USA midfielder during the tournament.

When Musah didn’t make the USA team in the warm-up friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia, it underscored how crucial he was in helping the USA get through the ball from midfield to the last third of the field.

After his impressive four games for America, the Premier League trio of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have all set their sights on Musah, according to several recent reports.

Musah was originally part of Arsenal’s youth academy where he played for seven seasons before leaving to play for the Spanish club, which tied him to a long-term contract until 2026.

The deal is also expected to have a massive release clause of around $110m, but Musah’s agent said he believes his client can be had for around $30-40m, as reported. reported Calciomercato.

Musah dribbles the ball in midfield while playing against the Netherlands in the Round of 16

Musah dribbles the ball in midfield while playing against the Netherlands in the Round of 16

Sergino Dest chases a ball during the game against Holland in the round of 16

Sergino Dest chases a ball during the game against Holland in the round of 16

Sergino Dest

Sergino Dest seems to be the easiest transfer to predict of any USMNT player due to his loan status at AC Milan.

Dest joined Milan this season on loan from Barcelona after learning he would not be part of manager Xavi’s plans.

The 22-year-old has played sparingly for Milan, tallying 375 minutes in nine appearances, but has seemingly shown enough for the Rossoneri to want to keep him in town.

Corriere dello Sport report that Milan are willing to pay a cash-strapped Barcelona side $20m to get Dest to complete the deal.

According to the report, Dest’s strong showing with the USA team at the World Cup was the deciding factor in convincing Milan bosses that he was a player they should invest in in the future.

AC Milan's Dest in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E game against Chelsea

AC Milan’s Dest in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E game against Chelsea

Fulham's Antonee Robinson is sparking interest

Fulham’s Antonee Robinson is sparking interest

Antonee Robinson

Other USA full-back Antonee Robinson has also become the subject of speculation after strong performances not only with the national team but also with his club Fulham.

Throughout the USA group matches and the Round of 16, Robinson not only looked like the fastest player on the court, but also one of the fastest in the entire tournament.

His performances have opened up the possibilities of moving to the upper echelons of the Premier League or to the top of Serie A.

Newcastle appear to be the hottest on their trail and are said to be ready to send in a bid of around $16m in January. Arch-rivals Inter and AC Milan are also said to be interested in the 25-year-old known to his teammates as Jedi, as reported The sun.

The outlet reported that Robinson nearly signed for AC Milan several years ago but a misleading doctor suggested he had a heart condition which led to him signing with Fulham.

The Italian route may hold more appeal for Fulham than selling them to another Premier League side.

It should also be noted that while Fulham would have no interest in selling him, Robinson is entering the final 18 months of his contract and it may be time to cash in on the player.

Robinson looks to clear a ball during the World Cup group stage match between USA and Iran

Robinson looks to clear a ball during the World Cup group stage match between USA and Iran

Matt Turner watches during the group stages

Matt Turner watches during the group stages

Matt Turner

Matt Turner may seem like the most surprising player on this list due to the fact that he just joined Arsenal from the New England Revolution of MLS, but he stood out in the World Cup.

Throughout the four American games, Turner showed his quality after getting a chance. He has also produced strong performances when used for his national team, but he is Arsenal’s back-up and must bide his time.

During the group stage, Turner only allowed one goal past, and it was a penalty. In matches against England and Iran, he made several acrobatic saves to keep the sheets clean and help the United States qualify for the knockout stages.

Turner was also told to look to leave Arsenal by former USMNT manager Bruce Arena – who also managed Turner with the Revolution.

“He has to leave Arsenal to start playing regularly, but he’s proven to be a very good goalkeeper for the United States,” Arena said. MLS soccer. Former USMNT goaltender Brad Friedel also made similar statements about Turner having to leave for more playing time before the World Cup begins.

The 28-year-old has resolutely put himself on display if he wants a new challenge, and above all, regular action elsewhere.

Turner has had to bide his time at Arsenal and is substitute but impressed goalkeeper for the United States

Turner has had to bide his time at Arsenal and is substitute but impressed goalkeeper for the United States

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