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TOP 5: Euro2016 stars whose valuation has INCREASED

While Euro2016 was overall of a subpar standard, some stars delivered for their respective countries when they needed it most.

A number of players in Europe's top 24 teams displayed form well above what most of us expected from them prior to the competition, to see their valuation rise enormously.

Here are Tribalfootball's top five:


Dimitri Payet (France, West Ham United)

The playmaker was the star of the show for most of France's games despite being seen as more of a bit-part player prior to the tournament.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have already been credited with an interest but he will come as a cost as Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan says the former Marseille man must now be worth £100m.

Not bad for a guy who was signed for just £10m a little over a year ago.


Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid)

Griezmann was France's golden boy with six goals and two assists to claim the Player of the Tournament award.

Was already valued quite handsomely pre-Euros but will now be worth an absolute fortune to Atletico.

French giants PSG are now being linked as they go about finding a replacement for departed superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Radja Nainggolan (Belgium, Roma)

Roma will certainly be asking for an increased fee on the £30m Chelsea have already bid for Nainggolan.

The Belgian was massive during the tournament, scoring two cracking goals, and will certainly attract a higher fee provided Roma are willing to listen to bigger offers.

Antonio Conte wants him badly but will Chelsea splash the cash?


Joshua Kimmich (Germany, Bayern Munich)

The 21-year-old missed Germany's opening match against Poland before replacing Benedikt Howedes at right-back.

Little known outside of Germany, the youngster ended up in the Euro Team of the Tournament such were the quality of his performances.

While Bayern will have no intention to see Kimmich go anywhere anytime soon, his performances in France will certainly see his valuation skyrocket.


Joe Allen (Wales, Liverpool)

'The Welsh Pirlo' was one of the main reasons behind his nation's run to the semi-finals.

Hardly given a start at Liverpool last season, Allen was the mastermind in midfield as the Dragons conquered almost all before them.

Sevilla and his former club Swansea City are keen but the Reds now want around £14m. Not a bad fee for a player who has been second choice at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.


Honourable mentions:

Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy, Sunderland)

A move back to his homeland looks a certainty for the Italian winger who was sent out by relegation-threatened Sunderland to Bologna on a season-long loan last summer.

His performances for the Azzurri have attracted plenty of interest and it appears as though a transfer to Napoli is set to go through, something that may have not been possible before the tournament.


Moussa Sissoko (France, Newcastle United)

Was France's best player in the final defeat to Portugal which has prompted some outlets to report that he is being valued at a massive £35m.

Sadly, Sissoko could be plying his trade in the Championship next season, something the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham, PSG and Juventus are hoping does not occur.

Andrew Slevison
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