Dembele and 6 more players whose price could skyrocket after Euro 2020

Dembele and 6 more players whose price could skyrocket after Euro 2020

Ousmane Dembele

Current value: €50m

At his peak (in February 2019), Ousmane Dembele was valued at €120m by Transfermarkt, but his injuries and inconsistency have led to his market value decreasing by almost 60% since then.

However, this summer's Euros will be a chance for him to redeem himself and capitalize on the solid season he's had at the club level. Moreover, Ousmane's expected to sign a new long-term deal with Barcelona, and this could serve as an additional boost.

Dembouz is still young. A few goal contributions, constant playing time and France making it far into the tournament could definitely add to his market value.

Antoine Griezmann

Current value: €60m

Just like his fellow countryman, Antoine Griezmann has seen his market price plummet over the last two seasons.

Judging by how good he's been in the friendlies France has recently played, Griezmann is likely to continue his good form at the Euros as well. Antoine's 20 goals and 12 assists for Barca in the 2020/21 season and a good performance at the tournament will most likely result in his stocks going up over the summer.

Pau Torres

Current value: €50m

With Real Madrid's centre-backs Sergio Ramos and Nacho missing the Euro 2020, the 24-year-old Villarreal star will get the chance to impress at his first-ever big international competition.

The centre-back already impressed everyone with his defensive contribution in his 2019/20 campaign to generate interest from Manchester United. Ironically, he did very well against the Red Devils in the recent Europa League final.

The Spaniard is particularly great at ball control – he's one of the most successful passers in the 2020/21 La Liga. Torres also recorded 388 completed long passes last term – the 8th-best result in the league among all players.

Aleksandr Golovin

Current value: €28m

Despite being unknown for some neutrals, the Russian playmaker is remembered by many for his sensational 2018 World Cup campaign.

The 25-year-old has never disappointed since then, joining AS Monaco that summer and recording 15 goal contributions in 2020/21.

The midfielder is a real set-piece master: 5 of his dead-ball passes (those that usually come from free kicks or corners) led to Monaco's goals – only Rennes' Benjamin Bourigeaud possesses a better stat in Ligue 1 (6).

Golovin is easily Russia's most creative player on the pitch and he will (sometimes singlehandedly) carry his national side to the play-off stage.

Owen Wijndal

Current value: €17.5m

Imagine spending a truly memorable season in Eredivisie and winning the competition against experienced Daley Blind in the national team – this is about 21-year-old Wijndal who could join a European giant in the summer.

The left wing-back scored 2 goals and provided 6 assists last term.

What's even more impressive about the lad? He didn't miss A SINGLE MINUTE OF PLAY for AZ Alkmaar, accumulating a maximum number of minutes last season.

If anything happens to Frank de Boer's squad, Owen Wijndal will be the last man standing.

Sasa Kalajdzic

Current value: €22m

The Austrian forward was a sensational finding for the whole German Bundesliga last season, becoming the league's 6th-best goalscorer.

Kalajdzic's start to his international career was amazing too. The 23-year-old rapidly established himself as a regular starter and scored 3 goals in just 6 appearances for Austria.

23 goal contributions in just 36 appearances – sounds great for a player who came to the Bundesliga for less than €2m in 2019.

Ruslan Malinovskyi

Current value: €30m

While already on Chelsea radars, the Ukrainian attacking midfielder was one of the greatest Serie A performers in the first half of 2021.

Overall, the 28-year-old got 10 goals and 12 assists for attack-minded Atalanta side last season.

The playmaker is the third-best Serie A player in terms of shot-creating actions per 90 mins (6.04) – only giving way to his teammates Luis Muriel (6.20) and Josip Ilicic (6.07).

Malinovskyi should definitely bag a few goals at the Euros – at least because he's responsible for the national team's set pieces, including penalties.

Who would you add to this list?


Dembele tells Barca he wants to renew, meeting with representatives scheduled (reliability: 5 stars)

Ousmane Dembele has communicated to Barcelona that his intention is to extend his contract and stay at Camp Nou, TV3's reliable Xavi Lemus reports. A meeting with his representatives has been scheduled for next week to start discussing the terms, it's said.

TV3 add that a few months ago, Dembele wasn't considered renewing his deal, but he's had a change of heart.

Extending Ousmane's contract is claimed to be among Barca's top priorities. However, the 24-year-old would have to agree to a pay cut because of the club's financial struggles.

Meanwhile, it's said that clubs like PSG and Juventus are keeping an eye on Dembouz and would be interested in acquiring his services.

Dembele scored 11 goals and provided 5 assists for Barca last term.

Barcelona slap price tag on Dembele in case if he doesn't renew (reliability: 4 stars)

Barcelona would be open to selling Ousmane Dembele for around €50-60m if the Frenchman doesn't renew his contract in the coming weeks, according to Diario Sport.

The 24-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the 2021/22 season. Hence, he'll enter the final 12 months on his contract on July 1.

The Catalans want to tie Dembele down on a new long-term deal, as per the source.

The France international, on the other hand, appears to be in no hurry to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Therefore, Barca are likely to offload him this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year.

Ousmane joined the Blaugrana in a €135m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. The winger has scored 30 and set up 21 goals in 118 appearances across all competitions since then, including 11 strikes and five assists in 44 outings this season.

Dembele is now valued at €50m by Transfermarkt.