Six players who have increased or decreased in value during Euro 2016

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International tournaments are notorious for driving up the prices of players who have impressed over relatively few games.

However, for players who have endured a quiet campaign, their price will be expected to plummet faster than what the pound did last month.

With Manchester United rumoured to be spending £100 million on Paul Pogba, we ask who has increased in value over the last month, and who has said goodbye to their hopes of higher wages.


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Increased in Value

Antoine Griezmann (France and Atletico Madrid)

On June 1, 2016, Griezmann was worth £59.5 million on Transfermarkt, an increase of £8m since February.

Given that he is currently the top scorer in Euro 2016, and that he is likely to take home the Golden Boot unless any of Cristiano Ronaldo, Dimitri Payet, and Olivier Giroud net a hat-trick in the final, Griezmann's firepower will be certain to push him over the £60 million mark.

Renato Sanches (Portugal and Bayern Munich)

The Portuguese starlet signed for Bayern Munich for £29 million in May, a £12 million increase on his estimated worth.

However, had Bayern waited until the end of the Euros, they could have faced a heftier fee for the 18-year-old after his impressive displays of strength, skill, and maturity, during Portugal's Euro 2016 campaign. 

Aaron Ramsey (Wales and Arsenal)

Before the tournament commenced, Ramsey was worth £25.5 million, but after Wales made headlines all over the world by reaching the semi-finals of their debut European Championships, Ramsey is sure to have caught the eye of many a manager.

He is currently joint top on Euro 2016 assists with Eden Hazard and has previously expressed a desire to play in La Liga one day.

Barcelona were rumoured to be interested in May, and must now expect to pay over the odds for the in-form Welshman.

Decreased in Value

Thomas Muller (Germany and Bayern Munich)

After failing yet again to score at a European Championships (including a miss in a penalty shootout), Muller has not given the best account of himself in France this summer. 

With a pre-tournament price tag of £63.75 million, Muller's goal drought means his stock has potentially decreased and his value may have also taken a hit as well.

Harry Kane (England and Tottenham Hotspur)

This £34 million centre-forward was all-but guaranteed to shine at Euro 2016, but his poor finishing and even poorer corners led him towards ridicule instead. 

With Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all linked to the 22-year-old before the tournament began, it seems unlikely that any of them will shell out the asking price after his part in England's capitulation. 

Robert Lewandowski (Poland and Bayern Munich)

After being top scorer in qualifying, Lewandowski looked certain to carry Poland far into the competition, but he failed to score until the quarter-final match against Portugal.

At an estimated £63.75 million, the Polish striker would be an expensive risk for clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, who were all linked to the player before the tournament began.

With just one game of Euro 2016 remaining, those who have already made an impact can look forward to an abundance of offers, while those who struggled will be looking to find form once again at their domestic clubs.

Who has impressed YOU this summer at Euro 2016? Let us know in the comment section below!

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