Damiao, Centurion & the South American stars who could be moving to Europe in January

Goal.com presents the hottest talents from Argentina, Brazil and the rest of the continent who could be emigrating across the Atlantic Ocean before the end of the month


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Across South America, the continent's biggest stars are braving the suffocating summer heat as they prepare for the new season to begin. For many top talents, however, January also means their agents' phones will be red-hot as Europe's top clubs search for the new arrival that could make all the difference for the second half of the season.

The journey across the Atlantic Ocean is already well-worn as the most promising prospects from Argentina, Brazil and the rest of the football-mad region seek their fortunes away from home, and the first transfer window of 2013 will surely be no different. Indeed, the transfers are already in motion; Lucas Moura set the ball rolling by completing a lucrative move to Paris Saint-Germain and earning former club Sao Paulo a cool €45 million in transfer fees.

Goal.com takes a look at five men who could soon be appearing in Serie A, La Liga and Europe's other top divisions, introducing South America's top you