Top five wonderkids to watch at Euro 2016

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Another major international tournament is upon us and as always there will be some very exciting stars of the future on show, desperate to prove they justify the hype of being labelled a wonder kid.

Some will struggle to handle the pressure and ultimately remain anonymous throughout the competition but others will grab the opportunity with both hands and announce to the world that they are here to stay.

Here are some of the hottest prospects we should expect to make a big impact at Euro 2016.


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5) Breel Embolo

The Cameroon-born striker's undeniable physical attributes balanced with composure and natural quality in front of goal make him an obvious candidate for this list.

The rapid yet, strong forward is just 19-years-old and although it looks unlikely he will be the first choice Swiss striker for this tournament, he will most certainly have a part to play.

An impressive tally of 13 goals this season should give him plenty of confidence heading into the tournament and a few eye-catching performances could earn him a big-money move away from Basel this summer.

4) Dele Alli

Having only established himself as a first-choice player for Milton Keynes Dons two years ago, it is astonishing that on June 11 he shall almost definitely be turning out for England.

However, it is nothing short of what the 20-year-old deserves. An incredible six months with hometown club MK Dons merited a gamble (which turned out to be a bargain) from Tottenham.

Alli hasn't rested on his laurels and wasted no time in stating his intentions with Spurs with a remarkable first season, especially considering his expected role as a rotation option.

The dynamic midfielder will be a huge part of any success England have and this tournament is yet another platform for Alli to grow further as a player and enhance his experience, the only thing currently not on his side.

3) Leroy Sane

If given a chance at EURO 2016, Sane could prove a key inclusion by Joachim Low. Little-known outside of Germany, the rapid winger can be Germany's secret weapon to propel them to success.

Benefitting from the injury of Marco Reus, Sane is one of the best wing options Germany have and has a great season with Schalke behind him A player of a similar style to Raheem Sterling, Sane could provide just the cutting edge big favourites need to bring home what their supporters expect.

2) Renato Sanches

Sanches is a box-to-box midfielder with the ability to beat players and spray short or long passes. He is a composed, strong, quick prospect with clear technical ability - so much ability in fact, Bayern Munich have paid a fee which could rise to £63 million for the 18-year-old.

On the surface, this is a startling gamble, however even his 20-minute substitute cameo for Portugal against England in last week's friendly displayed evidence of why - he is a fascinating talent.

Although he is likely to be used from the bench in France, the gifted teenager doesn't look out of place in a side containing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and if called upon, his collected nature could be vital to his and Portugal's progression in the tournament.

1) Kingsley Coman

Injuries to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben would have seriously affected most sides' hopes for the season, but for Bayern Munich their absence was barely noticed when Kingsley Coman and Brazilian winger Douglas Costa deputised.

Coman is globally regarded as a future Ballon d'Or contender and has genuine ability in every aspect of what is required in a winger. The pacey magician has stiff competition from Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial, in the French squad but the hosts are expected to go quite far so will require a deep squad.

If Coman is given a chance he could really announce his presence to the world as a future star.

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