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Five great Golden Boot shouts for next summer’s Euro 2016

Ahead of next summer's Euro 2016 in France, bring you five super shouts for who could finish the tournament with the coveted Golden Boot.

Next summer France will host the prestigious European Championship finals, with nations battling to triumph in Euro 2016, but which player will take a stand and fire his country to victory in their international colours?

Ahead of the anticipated France finals, offer you five of the best shouts for potential Golden Boot winners next year, with plenty of deadly marksmen set to take the competition by storm.

Karim Benzema
Featuring on home soil after what may be another successful season with Real Madrid, ferocious France sharpshooter Benzema could fire his nation to glory, with Les Bleus a best-priced 4/1 with Paddy Power to triumph in their own backyard, and himself to the top of those goal scoring rankings.

Currently leading the scoring charts in La Liga for Los Blancos with six strikes so far, Benzema is a prolific hitman for club and country, and will undoubtedly be in fine form next year as he holds home advantage over the tournament’s other hopeful forwards.

Thomas Muller
Germany are ready to take Euro 2016 by storm after their sensational World Cup triumph in Brazil last summer, and Joachim Low’s nation will be gunning for further international dominance with a victory in France.

Leading the line for the dangerous Die Mannschaft is Bayern Munich marksman Muller, who incredibly struck nine times during qualifying for the tournament, with goals coming against Georgia, Scotland, Poland and Gibraltar. The Bundesliga poacher loves the tournament stage, having won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, and he is a proven threat to any defence next year. Can he repeat those heroics in France?

Wayne Rooney
After becoming England’s all-time leading marksman this year, overcoming Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record, Rooney should be firing on all cylinders for Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions in what could ultimately be his final major tournament.

As he closes in on 30 years of age, the England and Manchester United skipper will seek to guide his nation to glory before time runs out on his illustrious career. Could Euro 2016 finally be the platform on which Rooney showcases his true goal scoring talents? We think so!

Robert Lewandowski
What more can be said about this in-form striker? Having blasted Pep Guardiola’s reigning German champions to the summit of their standings once again, Lewandowski also guided Poland to an automatic qualifying spot from Euro 2016 Group D, finishing top scorer throughout with 13 strikes.

The unstoppable frontman has now incredibly bagged over 20 goals this season already before even reaching the end of October! With 22 in all competitions for club and country, including 15 in his last six outings across all fronts, Lewandowski will strike fear into fellow European nations next year.

Kevin De Bruyne
After a superb start to life at Manchester City, Belgium playmaker De Bruyne has been enjoying a fine run of rampant form in front of goal and should see that rampaging streak continue well into neat year’s event, where he will be a genuine contender for the Golden Boot. best bet: France to win Euro 2016

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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