Euro 2020: meet the players in small groups of the tournament

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named player of the tournament.

These are names already known to a global audience, but which of the slightly lower profile players stood out, and will their postings earn them a potentially lucrative move to the Premier League or elsewhere?

BBC Sport takes a look at eight breakout players from the tournament:

Alexander Isak (Sweden)

Forward Isak scored 17 times for Real Sociedad last season, and although he didn’t score at the Euro, his bonding play and ball control made BBC pundits squawk.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a £ 59million move to Chelseaexternal link or Arsenal,external link and there is reportedly interest from Real Madrid, although he recently signed a contract extension with Sociedad.

Renato Sanches (Portugal)

Portugal may have come out in the round of 16, but Sanches’ reputation continued to grow, with strong performances in midfield.

The 23-year-old, who won Ligue 1 with Lille last season, has previously been on loan at Swansea and has been linked with a return to the Premier League to replace Georginio Wijnaldum’s £ 27million at Liverpool.external link

Mikkel Damsgaard (Denmark)

Sampdoria striker Damsgaard entered the Danish squad under horrific circumstances, following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.

The 21-year-old has scored twice in the tournament, including a stunning free-kick in the semi-final loss to England, and has been linked with a £ 35million transfer to Real Madrid.external link There are also some interesting reports from Liverpool.external link

Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)

Forward Schick scored five times at the Euro, including a superb long-range strike against Scotland, but was propelled to the Golden Boot by Ronaldo.

The 25-year-old scored 13 goals for Bayer Leverkusen last season and has been linked with a move to West Ham,external link where he will join his compatriots Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.

Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands)

Marauder right-back Dumfries, 25, scored in Holland’s first two games of the tournament, including the winner against Ukraine.

The Dutch were beaten in the round of 16 by the Czech Republic, but new Evertonexternal link boss Rafael Benitez is reportedly considering a move for PSV Eindhoven captain.

Robin Gosens (Germany)

Winger Gosens scored 12 goals as Atalanta finished third in Serie A, and had a scorer for Germany against Portugal in the group stage – contributing two goals and an assist.

The 27-year-old has come off with credit from a side beaten by England in the last 16, and Leicester are would haveexternal link interested in signing it.

Manuel Locatelli (Italy)

Midfielder Locatelli started the tournament in place of the injured Marco Verratti at the time and impressed by scoring against Turkey and Switzerland.

The 23-year-old has been with Sassuolo’s Serie A since 2019 but could be on the move, with Arsenal and Juventusexternal link linked with him.

Pedro (Spain)

Barcelona midfielder Pedri was named Young Player of the Tournament by UEFA after shining as Spain reached the semi-finals.

The 18-year-old has played 52 times in an impressive debut season for Barca, and his busy summer continues with a trip to Tokyo for the Olympics.

But will he really go somewhere with a £ 340million release clause? The odds, we can say, are zero.

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