Northern Ireland’s progression to the Euro 2016 knockout stages has to be largely attributed to the heroic performances of Michael McGovern.
The 31-year-old made a string of impressive saves against Germany in their 1-0 defeat to make sure the Green and White Army finished as one of the best third-place teams.
Indeed, he had more touches of the ball than any of his teammates and, according to WhoScored, made more passes of any of them.
That shows just how involved he was, with Die Mannschaft managing to get 28 shots away, nine of which were on target.
McGovern has averaged five saves per game at Euro 2016, with only Hannes Thor Halldorsson of Iceland and Robert Almer of Austria managing more, but they have played less than the Northern Ireland keeper.
The stopper’s contract at Hamilton Academical expires at the end of the month and he has clearly put himself in a strong position to earn a move to a bigger club.
Therefore, those in the Premier League should be paying attention.
In particular, Sunderland could really benefit from bringing someone in who possesses McGovern’s ability to deal with a flurry of shots.
The Mackems faced an average of 15 efforts per match in the 2015/16 campaign, with no team in the English top flight dealing with more.
They didn’t stand up to this particularly well, conceding 62, the fifth-highest number in the division.
Adding some extra solidity would mean the possibility of them being relegated in 2016/17 would be decreased, with this eventuality priced at 333/100.
Sam Allardyce’s men face Manchester City, last season’s highest scorers, on the opening day and have to be expecting to face a number of shots.
McGovern has already proved he can deal with an onslaught and if he joined the Mackems and kept the Citizens at bay, the chance of Sunderland earning a draw at 6/1 looks a lot more likely.