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

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

Dean Henderson

Current value: €22m

The Man United goalkeeper is not thought of as England's No.1 ahead of the tournament, with Jordan Pickford ahead of him in the pecking order.

The Everton shot-stopper is quite prone to mistakes, though, and it would not be a miracle if Henderson usurps his role midway through Euro 2020 - something that effectively happened to him at Old Trafford this past season.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the 24-year-old played 26 games and recorded 13 clean sheets, or one clean sheet every other game.

Bukayo Saka

Current value: €65m

The 19-year-old made Gareth Southgate's starting eleven against Austria in the recent friendly and even scored a goal.

Saka's presence in the final England squad for Euro 2020 was barely in doubt and there's even a chance that we'll see him in the starting XI in the group stage.

Given Bukayo's versatility (Southgate used him as part of England's attacking trio) and creativity (he's above Salah, Firmino and Son on the list of PL players with most shot-creating actions per 90 mins), he could really contribute to the Three Lions' successful Euro campaign.

Pau Torres

Current value: €50m

With Sergio Ramos 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 outstanding 2018 World Cup campaign.

The 25-year-old has never disappointed since then, joining AS Monaco on the back of those performances 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 who is 6 feet 7 inches tall was a sensational finding for the whole German Bundesliga last season, becoming the league's 6th-best goalscorer while playing for newcomers Stuttgart.

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

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 the 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?

Source: Tribuna.com

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