Three players to watch in Saturday's Euro 2016 games

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka after the match

With the tournament now underway, three games take place today and Arsenal and Liverpool players feature amongst those to watch.

England Training - EURO 2016England Training - EURO 2016

Three games take place on the second day of the European Championship with Albania facing Switzerland in the second game from Group A, while the opening matches from Group B take place with two of the home nations involved as Wales face Slovakia in Bordeaux and England take on Russia in Marseille. 

Most of the attention will be on the late game in Marseille as the group favourites will look to get off to a winning start but there is plenty of talent on display in the other two games today who may catch the eye for different reasons. 

One is already in the Premier League but could be moving clubs this summer, one player is moving to the Premier League while the other could catch the eye as the star man for his country. 

Granit Xhaka 

Switzerland training - EURO 2016Switzerland training - EURO 2016

He made the switch to Arsenal from Borussia Moenchengladbach for undisclosed fee, those reports are suggesting it's for initial £25 million plus add-ons, according to The Guardian

The central midfielder was a big part of the Bundesliga side's setup and Switzerland's clash against Albania gives those who have rarely seen Xhaka in action an opportunity to see what he could contribute to them in the season ahead. 

It should also be noted that Xhaka will be facing his brother Taulant - who represents Albania. 

Marek Hamsik

Slovakia's Marek Hamsik celebrates after scoring against Luxembourg during their Euro 2016 group CSlovakia's Marek Hamsik celebrates after scoring against Luxembourg 

Though no links to the Premier League just yet, do not be surprised if stories start appearing linking the Napoli midfielder with a move if he performs well for Slovakia at these Championships.

Hamsik seen as the main man in the Slovakia side and played a big role in their qualification campaign - scoring five goals in the process. The chances are if the side impresses then he will be a big part of it - and we all know how transfer stories can pick up a bit with odd eye-catching performance from one or two players at a major international tournament.  

Joe Allen  

Wales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the gameWales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the game

Well known to the Premier League but there is a real chance that Allen could be leaving Liverpool this summer as there is just a year left on his contract, with interest from former club Swansea City well documented. 

A lot of the focus for Wales will be on their star man in Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, but the rest of the side have an important job. While there will be plenty of focus on the Welsh defence providing a solid base, the midfield will have to win its battles. 

A major tournament is a great chance to show everyone what he can do on the big stage, whether that's potential suitors or his own club manager. 

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