9 Bundesliga stars who'd make fine Premier League buys in January
4. Lukas Hradecky (Frankfurt)
Every team needs a steady goalkeeper between the sticks and the Finland international is exactly that
The data may not necessarily back it up, but Hradecky has been one of Eintracht Frankfurt's most important players this season. Every team needs a steady goalkeeper between the sticks and the Finland international is exactly that, with his clean handling of the ball and constant communication with his defenders playing a big part in the club's excellent defensive record.
5. Pascal Groß (Ingolstadt)
Groß gets through an enormous amount of work each week and is especially adept at pressing off the ball
Relegation-threatened Ingolstadt might be more open to transfers in January than most, both to improve their chances of survival and to prepare for life back in 2.Bundesliga. Their 25-year-old central midfielder Groß will attract most of the interest, and England would be a logical next step. Groß gets through an enormous amount of work each week and is especially adept at pressing off the ball, while he's also a fine set-piece taker and creator of chances on the counter – he made six goals last year and 23 in Ingolstadt’s promotion season.
6. Mitchell Weiser (Hertha BSC)
Young, malleable and defensively sound, perhaps Guardiola would be keen to work with him for a second time
Many questioned Weiser's switch from Bayern Munich to Hertha Berlin in 2015 given that he'd been selected by Pep Guardiola in recent Bundesliga and Champions League matches, but the 22-year-old was clearly well advised: he needed regular first-team football away from the Allianz Arena lights and found it in the capital. Now that the right-back-cum-midfielder has proven himself, the time is approaching for him to take the next step in his career. Young, malleable and defensively sound, perhaps Guardiola would be keen to work with him for a second time.
Would suit: Manchester City