The TEN ‘Euro 2012 gems’ that have Premier League clubs sniffing
So Euro 2012 is over and the Spanish are the deserved winners. Major tournaments often see a flurry of transfer activity upon their conclusion as the summer’s showpiece event is the perfect opportunity for certain players to catch the eye and put themselves in the shop window. While obviously the likes of Iniesta, Xavi and Pirlo were the stars in Poland and Ukraine, Premier League managers and scouts will have watched the tournament with keen interest, looking for the next potential foreign superstar. One has to be wary of paying over the odds for a player; indeed clubs tend to inflate their price tags on the basis of one international tournament.
However, European Championships and World Cups are ideal for seeing whether players can strut their stuff at the highest level rather than just for their club. Competition for the stars of the summer will be fierce though, hence why Barcelona tied up their move for Jordi Alba during the tournament and Werder Bremen made sure Theodor Gebre Selassie had already signed a contract before anyone else could whisk him away. Here are ten other potential candidates that could be set for a move to England after Euro 2012: