15 Euro 2016 stars we'd love to see in the Premier League – and who they should sign for
9. Michael McGovern, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s progression to the last 16 owed a lot to McGovern’s exploits between the sticks, with the 32-year-old almost single-handedly responsible for keeping the scores down against Poland and Germany, allowing Michael O’Neill’s men to progress on goal difference. Available on a free transfer, ex-Hamilton man McGovern would be a handy pick-up for a number of mid-table clubs.
Who should sign him: Bournemouth
10. Nicolae Stanciu, Romania
Stanciu was Romania’s bright spark in their Group A encounters, with much of Anghel Iordanescu’s charges’ attacking play running through the Steaua Bucharest No.10. The diminutive string-puller demonstrated a useful ability to find space in between the lines and thread neat passes to team-mates, while his goal return at club level – 12 in 28 league appearances last season – should make him an even more desirable target.
Who should sign him: West Ham
11. Nolito, Spain
Nolito has impressed as one of the newcomers to Vicente del Bosque’s Spain side this summer, with the Celta Vigo forward adding a touch more directness to the European Championship holders’ play in the final third. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona for months now, but the fact that he remains at Celta makes him an eminently attainable option for Premier League clubs.
Who should sign him: Manchester City
12. Laszlo Kleinheisler, Hungary
Kleinheisler was another integral member of the Hungary squad that finished top of Group F, with the midfielder particularly excellent in the win over Austria. The 22-year-old only joined Werder Bremen in January but a big-money offer from a forward-thinking Premier League outfit could be enough to bring him to British shores.
Who should sign him: Southampton
13. Ivan Perisic, Croatia
Perisic has arguably been the leading star of Euro 2016 so far, with the Inter man performing brilliantly in Croatia's Group D meetings with Turkey, Czech Republic and Spain. The two-footed winger can play on either flank and is quick, strong and good in the air.
Who should sign him: Tottenham
14. Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ukraine
Zinchenko was only handed one start in France, but his display against Poland was sufficient to comprehend his outstanding potential. The 19-year-old represents FC Ufa in Russia and is a highly technical attacking midfielder who can play either centrally or out wide. Borussia Dortmund have been linked.
Who should sign him: Everton
15. Marek Hamsik, Slovakia
Hamsik was highlighted as Slovakia’s key man before the tournament got under way earlier this month, and the Napoli playmaker certainly didn’t disappoint in Group B. Hamsik is a Partenopei legend after nine years of service and it would probably take a big offer to bring him to English football, but the new television deal has boosted Premier League clubs’ bank balances and one or two sides may therefore fancy their chances of landing the 28-year-old.
Who should sign him: Chelsea