'Reaching Zidane levels': Some fans hail reported West Ham target's 'incredible' Euro 2020 display
West Ham reported target Aleksandr Golovin is shining at Euro 2020.
The Athletic recently listed the Russia international on its Radar of players likely to shine at the tournament.
Although Golovin apparently turned down moves to the Hammers and Sevilla, the outlet suggests both are still interested.
The 25-year-old reportedly has a gentleman’s agreement with Monaco whereby they won’t stand in his way if the right offer comes from a club that will give him a significant opportunity.
Golovin struggled with injuries last season but still proved an adaptable and productive squad player when called upon.
The £25m-valued midfielder made 26 appearances for his club in 2020-21, registering six goals and nine assists.
West Ham-linked player “showed his quality”
Now fit again, Golovin has played the full 90 minutes in both of Russia’s Euro 2020 games so far.
Although Belgium beat Russia 3-0 in their opener, the Sbornaya bounced back with a 1-0 win over Finland on Wednesday.
And Golovin was one of his nation’s standout players.
90Min gave him 8/10 and wrote: “Created a couple of nice early chances, and helped his team break up the field with pace.
“Fizzed a shot towards goal in the second half, which whistled past the post. Showed his quality.”
Plenty of neutrals thought the Hammers-linked ace was outstanding in Saint Petersburg.
Miranchuk and Golovin are actually our only hope lmaoooo— MbabuFUT 🇷🇺 (@MbabuFUT) June 16, 2021
Don’t know if it’s just against Finland but Golovin is such a wonderful ball carrier. Finds small pockets and creates himself space— Inno (@InnoKoxi) June 16, 2021
Golovin is a really good footballer..— Duke Edoho (@droayung) June 16, 2021
Needs to be rated..
Some quality deliveries from wide and set pieces.— Mark 🇮🇩 (@ftbl_mark) June 16, 2021
golovin is incredible. Give him a proper striker to put away his chances and hes reaching zidane levels.— ali (@ndombese) June 16, 2021