NINE breakout Euro 2020 stars Leeds United could look to sign this summer

There are few shop windows as enticing as a major international tournament.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 1:52 pm
UEFA Euro 2020 match ball. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

It feels like every time that we’re treated to a World Cup or a European Championship there are at least one or two breakout players who go from relative anonymity to red hot property in a staggeringly short period of time.

Of course, Euro 2020 is well underway, with the group stage already done and dusted, and with that in mind we’ve taken a look back over the past fortnight of action to pick out some of the best talent – some more unsung than others – that Leeds United and the rest of their Premier League rivals could, and maybe should, look to make moves for before the end of the summer.

Click and scroll through the pages below to see which hidden gems could be in line to make a big impact in the transfer market after their stellar showings on Europe’s biggest stage...

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Schick was hardly an unknown going into the tournament following spells with AS Roma, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen, but if there were any doubts over whether he has what it takes to establish himself as a top, top striking presence, they've surely been dispelled after he scored three goals in three group stage outings. The Czech would be a smart signing for just about any Premier League side. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
The Sampdoria man has been linked with a move to the Premier League before, with interest credited to Leeds United in particular. Still only 20, he has been a shining light for a Danish side who have had to overcome real adversity to reach the knockout stages. Damsgaard is a versatile attacking talent who is likely to attract plenty of interest after Euro 2020 finishes. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay - Pool/Getty Images)
It might be a stretch to suggest that a 31-year-old with 47 international caps to his name is a "breakout star", but there's no denying that Olsen's displays for Sweden this tournament have done his reputation a world of good. A free agent after being released by Everton, any side looking for a rock steady deputy between the sticks could do a whole lot worse than the experienced stopper. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Two goals and an assist in three matches in an impressive return from a right-back, but then again, with his engine and proclivity for popping up in advanced areas, Dumfries is pretty much a winger too. At 25, he is in his prime and still playing in his homeland for PSV Eindhoven. (Photo by Piroshka van de Wouw - Pool/Getty Images)
Capped 52 times for his country and still only 26, Uronen already has a wealth of experience. Finland may have crashed out, but the left-back is sure to have won himself a fair few admirers. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Despite being drawn in a group of death alongside France, Germany, and Portugal, Hungary actually gave a very good account of themselves at Euro 2020. Several of their players put in standout turns, but Sallai - a classy and adaptable attacking presence - arguably eclipsed them all. (Photo by KAI PFAFFENBACH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Yaremchuk scored twice and bagged an assist in the group stage, and the Gent centre-forward will have attract more than his fair share of attention over the past couple of weeks though. Whether his Belgian employers would let him go for anything less than a premium, however, remains to be seen. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda - Pool/Getty Images)
Anyone familiar with Scottish football will already be fully aware of just how accomplished an operator Rangers midfielder Kamara is, but Euro 2020 has given him the opportunity to prove that he is capable of mixing it with the very best in the game too. (Photo by Anatoly Maltsev - Pool/Getty Images)
Russia may have finished bottom of their group, but the towering 21-year-old was a rare bright spark in a gloomy run. Commanding and mature beyond his years, players like him will never go out of style. Diveev currently plays his football for CSKA Moscow. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)