Denzel Dumfries, Manuel Locatelli and Patrik Schick’s Euro 2020 displays have seen them linked with

The Euro 2020 group stages are done and we will say goodbye to eight teams.

There’s been some brilliant performances and some surprises along the way.

Dumfries helped Netherlands qualify with a 100 per cent record
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Italy, Netherlands and Belgium all breezed through qualification, while England and Wales will also be playing again in the next round.

What we always look out for is those stars who really announce themselves to the world at a major tournament.

Wayne Rooney famously scored four goals at Euro 2004 as an 18-year-old, before getting injured in the quarter-final.

Some players struggled to live up to the hype, though. Remember Renato Sanches at Euro 2016… his career has yet to reach the heights many expected.

Locatelli has been a driving force in Italy’s midfield
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A good tournament can make or break a career. It’s a chance to watch players we otherwise do not get to see week in, week out.

Inevitably, some of these stars get linked with transfer off the back of staring for their country and there are some we’d love to see in the Premier League.

Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the favourites we’d love to see in England.

Denzel Dumfries

The Netherlands wing-back has had a great start to Euro 2020 and scored two goals in the group stages – and could have had more.

His late winner against Ukraine got his country’s campaign up and running and they finished top with nine points.

The PSV star looked incredibly dangerous every time he went forward with his explosive pace terrorising his opposite numbers.

The 25-year-old has looked at home in Ronald De Boer’s 3-4-1-2 formation and the Dutch could be one of the underdogs at the tournament.

Unsurprisingly, his performances have led to speculation over his future with clubs like Bayern Munich said to be interested.

Dumfries has already scored two goals at Euro 2020
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His attributes would make him an ideal Premier League player and his £13million release clause is certainly enticing, with Everton one of the clubs linked and him saying England may suit his game.

When asked about his future, Dumfries said: “I just play my game as I always do. I’m not at all concerned. I concentrate fully on the tournament. There is still a lot of room for improvement. 

“I want to grow in knowing how to choose the right position in the possession phase, in the passages, so that I can make the right choice in advance and improve my performance.” 

Manuel Locatelli 

Italy looked formidable in the group stages of Euro 2020 and have now not lost for 30 games.

Regardless of the strength of their opposition, that’s quite a run at international level and Roberto Mancini has trusted some of his young stars and that is paying dividends.

The midfielder has already scored two goals in the tournament, both coming against Switzerland in a 3-0 win, and has really announced himself to Europe.

The 23-year-old starred for Sassuolo in Serie A last season scoring three goals and adding four assists.

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Locatelli has been linked to Arsenal but will likely end up at Juventus[/caption]

Arsenal, along with other top Premier League clubs, are said to be big admirers and had been keeping tabs on the £34million-rated man.

The only problem is Juventus are also after him and are said to be closing in on a deal that could see another player head in the opposite direction.

Patrik Schick

The Czech Republic midfielder is having a brilliant tournament so far and is joint-leader for the Golden Boot with three goals in three games.

He helped his side reach the knockout stages and he is still the only Czech player to score so far.

The 25-year-old is in with a decent shout of winning goal of the tournament with his brilliant effort from just inside the Scotland half in the first group game.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder joined the club last summer in a £22million deal from Roma and scored 13 goals in his debut campaign.

He’s continued that form to Euro 2020 and has really come to the attention of English fans having played in Group D.

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In an interview before joining Leverkusen, he said: “When I left the Czech Republic, my dream was to play in Italy and I achieved that.

“Now, I feel very attracted to England, to be honest.

“Leipzig was absolutely the right choice for my career. I had also talked to Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke here in Germany.

“In England, there were Everton and Crystal Palace, plus Valencia in Spain.”

Should he want a move to the Premier League, he’d be joining compatriots Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.

Kieffer Moore

He may not be at Cardiff for much longer, former Wales striker Dean Saunders told talkSPORT.

“I know Mick McCarthy won’t thank me for saying that,” he said of the 28-year-old, who was playing non-league football when Wales reached the semi-finals at Euro 2016.

He could follow Jamie Vardy’s path from obscurity to the big time and Saunders backed him to reach the Premier League.

Moore could go from non-league to the Premier League

“His presence in the box, when you’ve got a big striker what people sometimes forget is not only do they score, and even if they don’t score, they stop the defenders from heading the ball out of the box,” he explained of his style.

“So you can get other players into the area and the ball is dropping down for them.

“Peter Crouch used to do that, he used to come on and it was chaos sometimes. He would create chaos in the box.”

Euro 2020 fixtures

Here's who plays who in the last 16…

Wales vs Denmark (5pm, Saturday June 26, Amsterdam)

Italy vs Austria (8pm, Saturday June 26, London)

Netherlands vs Czech Republic (5pm, Sunday June 27, Budapest)

Belgium vs Portugal (8pm, Sunday June 27, Seville)

Croatia vs Spain (5pm, Monday June 28, Copenhagen)

France vs Switzerland (8pm, Monday June 28, Bucharest)

England vs Germany (5pm, Tuesday June 29, London)

Sweden vs Ukraine (8pm, Tuesday June 29, Glasgow)