5 exceptional Euro 2020 stars Man United should consider signing

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5 exceptional Euro 2020 stars Man United should consider signing

The Euro 2020 has already given us some highs and lows - first came Coke-gate, then came beer-gate featuring our very own Paul Pogba.

There was also Christian Eriksen's traumatic collapse as the world of football stood together in support. The competition has also opened our eyes to a plethora of talented players, some new and some old.

With the summer transfer window upon us, Tribuna.com takes a look at some gems Manchester United should consider signing.

Denzel Dumfries

The Dutchman plays as a right-back for PSV Eindhoven - but don't let that fool you!

Denzel Dumfries knows how to find the back of the net and he's unafraid to take on the best attackers in the world.

The 25-year-old has scored twice in two games for his country. That's not all, Dumfries also registered two goals and six assists in the Eredivisie last season. Imagine how many goals he could create down our almost non-existent right side!

Considering Atletico Madrid's exorbitant £43 million demand for Kieran Trippier, Dumfries seems like a more economical - and younger - alternative. As per Transfermarkt, he's valued at €18 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Is there any competition in the world where Cristiano Ronaldo is not among the top goalscorers?

With three goals and an assist to his name, the 36-year-old tops the goalscoring charts in the Euro 2020 so far.

He's been linked with a return to Old Trafford, leading to concerns among fans about his age. But if you see his work rate and intensity even when Portugal lost to Germany, perhaps you'd think differently.

Ronaldo worked tirelessly and gave us a glimpse of what to expect if a transfer happens. In the two games till now, he's covered a distance of 17.7km - which is remarkable for a player of his age and his position.

That makes him sixth on the list of most distance covered by Portugal players. The other names include Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nelson Semedo, Raphael Guerreiro - all defenders. Furthermore, a return of 29 goals in 33 Serie A games for Juventus doesn't look too shabby either.

His contract expires next June but signing him won't be a cakewalk. Juve will demand a hefty price tag, having paid over €100 million to sign him. Cristiano's wages won't come cheap either.

Milan Skriniar

Amid all this talk of signing a new centre-back, let's refresh our memory a little.

Remember when we were strongly linked with a move for Milan Skriniar? Of course, it never went through but fast forward to now and the 26-year-old has emerged as one of the best players in the Euros.

In two games for Slovakia, Skriniar has scored a goal in addition to make an average of 1.5 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and a whopping 7.5 clearances!

Previously, Inter Milan had demanded €70 million-€80 million to sell Skriniar but after the Euros, his price could increase further. That said, Inter may be forced to sell some of their best players because of the financial turmoil despite winning Serie A last season. Skriniar's contract runs till 2023.

Manuel Locatelli

If you've not heard of Manuel Locatelli yet, you're not watching the Euros properly.

The Italy midfielder has already been compared to Andrea Pirlo and it's not tough to see why. Even United fans couldn't help but admire his performances.

A central defensive midfielder by trade, the 23-year-old can score goals, defend like a beast - basically, do it all on the field.

He was one of Sassuolo's best players over the past season, leading to interest from Juventus.

The Red Devils are also in need of a proper holding midfielder and Locatelli fits the bill perfectly.

He's roughly valued at €36 million on Transfermarkt but we expect his price could double by the end of the tournament.

Raphael Varane

A name that's been linked to us this summer, Raphael Varane has emerged as a solid player for France at centre-back.

He put up a commanding display against Germany, in particular, keeping their attackers quiet as France won 1-0.

In two games so far, Les Bleus have only conceded one goal and that's largely down to Varane's successful performances at the back.

Having played for Real Madrid, the 28-year-old has won the Champions League four times already. It's no wonder that they are demanding almost £80 million to sell him even though he's got a year left on his contract.

Bonus option - Patrik Schick

Before you roll your eyes, hear me out: Patrick Schick has had his troubles with injuries in the past and is not exactly a world-class striker yet.

He scored 12 goals in 34 appearances across competitions for Bayer Leverkusen in his very first season with the German side.

And he's continued his form into the Euros, scoring thrice for the Czech Republic in two games. In fact, he's only second to Ronaldo in the goalscoring chart at present.

Back in 2017, Schick was linked with moves to United and Liverpool, which means he's got the talent. And around that time, he'd even spoken of a desire to move to Old Trafford in the future!

Patrik joined Leverkusen for €26 million on a five-year deal last September, meaning it will be tough to sign him immediately. However, he could evolve into a great option within a year or two and is worth monitoring.

AuthorMeghna @ 1819SourceTribuna.com
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