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Five shop window players Everton should be looking at after EURO 2016

Sadly, the European Championships are coming to an end for another four years.

It has not been the best quality tournament, but full of surprises and drama and not without the upset here and there.

However, as the show draws to a close next weekend and the players depart for well earned (mostly) holidays before embarking on pre-season, there have been some shining lights.

All of the Premier League clubs will have been watching carefully, just in case one or two hidden gems rise to the surface – and the same will apply to Ronald Koeman.

The new Everton boss will be eager to spend the £100m now burning a hole in his pocket and to assemble a squad of players that can compete an awful lot better than they did last year, in what will be one of the most competitive seasons in Premier League history.

Here are five possibilities for Koeman…

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

The left-back has shone at the finals and several clubs now appear to be after his signature.

He became a world champion with Switzerland U17s in 2009 and made his debut for Wolfsburg at 19. He is lethal from set pieces and is known to be able to put in a decent cross from time to time. Since the Euro’s, this no nonsense defender has made it clear that he will leave the Bundesliga side, but his release clause is set at a minimum of £19m.

Joe Allen

Joe Allen

One of the true stars of the Wales team’s heroics this summer. Who’d have guessed? He’s been involved in everything and dictates the play going from defence into attack and back again when required.

He has only assisted one goal so far, but Allen’s influence on this Wales team cannot be understated. It is quite apparent that Allen thrives on the big tournament style and he looks at home against anyone.

Grzegorz Krychowiak

Grzegorz the Gunner

A hugely influential presence in Poland’s midfield, Krychowiak is not only really hard to spell, but he’s also very able in protecting his backline.

A fearsome tackler, good in possession and a hard man to get past, the Sevilla man has been one to watch. Although defensively minded, he has chipped in with a goal and is one that seems to have slipped under the radar.

Would that be because he plays for a less fashionable team, perhaps? Either way, this would be a good signing.



Brazilian born Eder thrives with the ball at his feet, taking on anyone in his way.

Determined and nimble, the naturalised Italian is being watched by a selection of clubs after his recent performances

. A controversial call-up by Conte, Eder has made his impression on the coach and the fans, but had this to say about his love for his new country: “In Italy, there are still too many preconceptions when it comes to the national side,” he said in an interview last year.

“There is bias towards the homegrown players here, whereas in Germany or France it isn’t such a big deal but thankfully it is only the opinion of the coach which counts.”

Balazs Dzsudzsak

Balazs Dzsudzsak

Hungary’s 81 cap man scores great goals, gets involved in everything from defence to attack, is experienced and full of energy.

The 29-year-old was recruited by Turkish side Bursaspor from Dynamo Moscow last year and is highly regarded in his own country. Could he do a decent job for Everton? Only one way to find out.

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