While Gareth Bale has been seen as the star of Wales’ brilliant Euro 2016 run, most of Chris Coleman’s squad deserves at least some credit.
The likes of Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen have seen their stock rise dramatically in France, while the likes of Sam Vokes and Hal-Robson Kanu made themselves heroes with the goals that knocked Belgium out at the quarter final stage last Friday evening.
It is Robson-Kanu who is at the centre of a transfer story this morning, with Sky Sports reporting that Premier League champions Leicester City are one of a number of English top flight clubs looking at the 27 year old striker.
The former Reading player, who left the club in May on his own terms, made the world sit up and take notice when a fantastic bit of skill left the Belgian defence wrongfooted and allowed him to slot past Thibaut Courtois to put Wales 2-1 ahead.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) July 1, 2016
Sky claim that Steve Walsh, Leicester’s Head of Recruitment, has been to see Wales twice during this tournament, and was in the stands as Robson-Kanu expertly auditioned for a new club.
However, the Foxes may have a bit of a battle on their hands to land the new Welsh hero. The player has told BBC Sport that he has a number of offers from clubs – even before the tournament began – but that he is prepared to wait until the right offer comes along.
“I had offers before the tournament – good offers from good, progressive clubs – but I made a decision to wait,
“I made a decision to run my contract at Reading down. I’ve been there 12 years, given a lot of service and felt it was the best decision for myself and my career. It’s probably one of the best decisions of my life.
“I’ve made no secret of my desire to play in the Premier League and if that’s the best place for me then I’ll be there.”
Despite his goalscoring heroics in France, Robson-Kanu is generally not the most prolific forward. The highest number of goals he has scored in a season thus far has been seven (which, funnily enough, came in his only season in the Premier League), and while he has been playing up front for his country at Euro 2016, he is more at home on the wing.
As a free transfer, the signing of Robson-Kanu would be a low-risk one.