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 Newcastle 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...
5. Jere Uronen - Finland
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)
Photo: Lars Baron
6. Roland Sallai - Hungary
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)
Photo: KAI PFAFFENBACH
7. Roman Yaremchuk - Ukraine
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)
Photo: Vadim Ghirda - Pool
8. Glen Kamara - Finland
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)
Photo: Anatoly Maltsev - Pool