10 Europa League hidden gems
Vlad Chiriches (Steaua Bucharest)
The central defender has seen his career rejuvenated after returning to his native Romania following a brief spell at Benfica as a youngster. He has attracted interest from France, Italy and Spain, though Steaua’s somewhat colourful owner Gigi Becali has thus far scared off any potential suitors by slapping an inflated price tag on the talented 22-year-old’s head. Versatile and comfortable on the ball, he is perhaps a little lightweight and susceptible on the run, but reads the game very well and will certainly catch the eye this season.