Sadio Mane (Southampton and Senegal)
Into his second season at St Mary’s, Mane has made a name for himself in English football as an unpredictable forward who is lethal in front of goal. The Senegal star set a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick, bagging three goals in 176 seconds in a 6-1 victory over Aston Villa last term. His form has seen him linked with a big money move to Manchester United, but he seems committed to Saints in the meantime. The 23-year-old was ruled out of the start of the Africa Cup of Nations, but came back to play the final two group stage games, where Senegal dropped out.