As always Manchester City will be on the market for major investment into the team to prepare for what promises to be a pivotal season ahead.
Bouncing back from Champions League heartbreak, Pep Guardiola will need a fresh injection into his squad in order to spur the Blues to go even further next season.
Euro 2020 is a showcase for some of the best players in the world. It is an opportunity to spot raw talent too.
Manchester City’s scouts are undoubtedly keeping a close eye on the tournament and looking at potential options to strengthen Pep Guardiola’s squad.
Here are five bargain players Manchester City could sign from Euro 2020.
Malinovskyi is a box-to-box midfielder who can play both just behind the striker and also as a holding midfielder.
With Fernandinho departing the club, the Ukrainian midfielder could be an interesting replacement for the Brazilian.
Malinovskyi scored 10 goals and registered 12 assists in 43 games for Atalanta this season.
He has looked good in the tournament too. He registered an assist against the Netherlands and produced a man of the match display against North Macedonia despite missing a penalty.
Atalanta have proven they are willing to sell at the right price.
His marauding run at the heart of Croatia’s defence proved to be the pivotal moment of the game.
Phillips has earned many plaudits ever since.
Labelled as the Yorkshire Pirlo, Phillips could be another smart replacement for the departing Fernandinho.
He reads the game well, can be excellent at breaking up play and he is able to progress the ball with clever and decisive passes into the opposition’s final third and beyond.
Phillips could thrive under Guardiola, and City should be keeping a close eye on him throughout the tournament.
With Sergio Aguero leaving the club, Manchester City lack a true out and out goal-scorer.
There have been many links to Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.
However, under the current financial climate such a move may not be feasible for the club.
Signing Adam Hlozek could be an interesting alternative.
The 18-year-old Czech forward scored a whopping 10 goals in his last 6 games for Sparta Prague including 4 in his final league match.
Hlozek has everything to succeed at the highest level. He is well-built physically, has pace and is excellent on the ball.
Like Haaland and Kane, he has an innate ability to find spaces in the box and score even out of thin air.
City would be smart by making a move, before any of the other big clubs come calling.
At times Manchester City’s defence looked impenetrable this season with Ruben Dias and John Stones forming a formidable partnership.
However, Eric Garcia has already left the club, and Nathan Ake could follow suit which could leave Pep Guardiola short of options.
Pau Torres who has excelled for Spain and Villareal this season could be the signing to remedy that, though Manchester United are keen on him.
The 24-year-old possess all the traits Guardiola values in a centre-back. He reads the game well, he is comfortable on the ball and excellent progressing the ball forward from the back.
He currently made the 3rd most ball-progressions per 90 at the tournament according to Wyscout with 8.55, just behind his defensive partner Aymeric Laporte.
Like Hlozek, Isak offers a cheaper alternative to Kane and Haaland.
The Swedish forward bagged 17 goals in La Liga last season, and has looked bright for Sweden at Euro 2020 so far too.
He is agile and an adept dribbler with the ability to hold the ball up and link-up well with his teammates.
Isak also has the pace to run in behind defences and torment the opposition.
At 21 he is raw with plenty of potential but he is definitely ready to make the next step-up.
His move to Borussia Dortmund might have come too soon, but has proven himself in a difficult league and is primed for the next level in his career.