How the Bookies See it
- Hal Robson-Kanu to Hull: 5/6 - Sky Bet
- Paul Pogba to Manchester United: 1/2 - Sky Bet
- Moussa Sissoko to Juventus: 2/1 - Sky Bet
- Leonardo Bonucci to Manchester City: 13/8 - Sky Bet
- Alvaro Morata to Chelsea: 7/2 - Sky Bet
- Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: 6/1 - BetVictor
- Joe Allen to Stoke: 8/11 - Sky Bet
- Robbie Brady to West Ham United: 4/5 - Sky Bet
- Axel Witsel to Inter Milan: 1/1 - Sky Bet
*All deals to be completed before 3rd September 2016
Possible Transfer Targets
- Hal Robson-Kanu was one of Wales’ stand out players and even produced a contender for goal of the tournament with his beautifully worked Cruyff Turn against Belgium. The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after his contract with Reading expired at the end of last season, but there is no doubt that a whole host of clubs will be fighting it out for his signature this summer.
- Paul Pogba may not have had the chance to show what he is fully capable of this summer, but the 23-year-old, who scored one and created 11 chances in seven games, was part of a French side that made it all the way to the final. The midfielder is a man in demand and could become the world’s most expensive player if current club Juventus get their way.
- Moussa Sissoko turned in a real Jekyll-and-Hyde performance for club and country this year. The 26-year-old was relegated from the Premier League with Newcastle United, but produced a number of stunning performances for France, including a starring role in the final that unfortunately ended in defeat. It is unlikely that the former Toulouse man will want to play his football in the Championship, especially with a number of major European clubs eager to sign him.
- Leonardo Bonucci was one of Italy’s shining lights and part of a solid backline as the Azzurri recorded wins over Belgium, Sweden and Spain. After six years with Juventus, the 29-year-old may feel that he has achieved all he can in Turin and may fancy plying his trade abroad.
- Alvaro Morata has already been involved in a big-money move this summer, re-joining Real Madrid from Juventus after the Spanish giants exercised a buy-back clause in his contract. However, with a number of striking options ahead of him at the Bernabeu, the Spaniard may be sold on for profit without even kicking a ball in the capital. A decent return of 15 goals in 63 appearances for the Old Lady have made the 23-year-old a wanted man around Europe.
- Eden Hazard frustrated many Chelsea fans last season. The 2014/15 Premier League Player of the Season didn’t seem to turn up until the latter stages of the campaign, by which time Chelsea were out of the running for every trophy going. A number of decent performances and a solitary goal in France at Euro 2016 salvaged the Belgian’s reputation, so much so that the 25-year-old could still fetch a hefty sum if Chelsea wanted to cash in sooner rather than later.
- Joe Allen enjoyed a remarkable summer in France and was an integral part of the Wales team that made it to the semi-finals. The 26-year-old has found first team football hard to come by at current club Liverpool, despite achieving cult status amongst the Anfield faithful as ‘the Welsh Pirlo’. With Jürgen Klopp looking to revamp the team from Merseyside ahead of his first full season at the club, could Allen’s future lie elsewhere?
- Robbie Brady gave Irish fans some unforgettable moments this summer, including goals against Italy and France that will no doubt see the former Manchester United trainee go down in national folklore. The 24-year-old suffered the agony and heartache of relegation from the Premier League last season with Norwich City, but a number of superb showings for the Green Army seem to have attracted the attentions of some top-level clubs.
- Axel Witsel enjoyed some memorable moments for Belgium as the Red Devils made it as far as the quarterfinals. The 27-year-old had been touted as a major talent during his days with Standard Liege and Benfica, but a big-money move to Zenit Saint Petersburg seemed to take the midfielder off the radar of many of Europe’s biggest clubs. Could the afroed attacker be set for a return to one of the continent’s more prominent leagues this summer?
Euro 2016 showcased a tremendous amount of talent and will certainly have placed a number of players in the transfer shop window. Expect a lot of speculation to fly with regards to which team’s shirt Pogba and Morata will be donning come the end of the window, but if you’re looking for more favourable options, keep a close eye on Axel Witsel and Moussa Sissoko who could seek a higher level of club football this summer.
*Updated on 19th July. Please note, odds may fluctuate.