As if the Spanish manager Vicente del Bosque didn’t have enough to work with, look out for Jordi Alba’s attacking forays from full-back. The former winger turned defender still managed seven assists last season at Valencia and the Champions League will be graced by the 23-year-old’s presence in the fall. If he thrives during Euro 2012, expect the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United to put a bid in. His value is set to soar.
Eight Players to Watch at Euro 2012
The European Championships have always been known for making new stars.