Ones to Watch: Raphaël Guerreiro

©Getty Images – Gualter Fatia

©Getty Images – Gualter Fatia

Players don't need to do too much in order to be 'linked with a host of Premier League clubs' or touted for a move to one of Europe's biggest hitters. A solid half-season can be more than enough, as was the case for Raphaël Guerreiro's Portugal team mate Renato Sanches – picked up by none other than Bayern Munich for a fee rising from €30m to a stratospheric €80m with add-ons.

That being said, it's not difficult to imagine Guerreiro walking right into the starting 11 of many of his rumoured suitors – Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid ostensibly among them. Guerreiro is an attack-minded left-back who can also play at left midfield, comfortable with the ball at his feet and creative in the final third. The young Portuguese was an ever-present in a Lorient side that finished towards the bottom of France's Ligue 1, and his consistent performances in a struggling team earned him a place in Fernando Santos' Euro 2016 squad.

Guerreiro was fast-tracked into the Portugal set-up aged just 20, and although born in France he has already exhibited a goalscoring touch for his ancestral nation – netting in friendlies against both Argentina and Norway. Guerreiro was preferred to regular Portugal left-back Fábio Coentrão in the final pre-tournament against Estonia, and may well be given his chance to impress as a starter in the tournament proper. Many of Europe's top scouts will have their eyes on this classy full back when he makes his tournament bow.