The Croatian midfielder has talked about his chances of winning the Golden Ball: “For me it’s not important, I already said it, my only wish is to raise the cup for Croatia.”
Final: “For a country like Croatia it’s something historic to be in a World Cup final”
Disrespect from England: “You always have to respect other teams and have both feet on the ground, but no matter what others say, we are focused on our own, but it is a motivation when you see that they talk so much nonsense. They are wrong because this team has a great character and we showed it again “.
Match: “We have to be proud of the second half and the extension, it seems that when the match progresses we improve physically and that is impressive”.
France: “We have a very tough opponent in the final, I think it’s harder than England, I think it’s the toughest opponent in this World Cup.”
Cristiano: “I said that Cristiano would stay because it was my desire, I did not know anything, Cristiano is unique and it’s a shame he leaves, I wish him well, except when he plays against Madrid.” I appreciate everything he did for Madrid ” .
Golden Ball: “For me it’s not important, I already said it, my only wish is to raise the cup for Croatia.”
A promise: “If we win all the equipment we will paint our hair”.
Gonzalo Villar is already a player of Elche. The boy signed yesterday his new employment relationship after the dust unleashed in the negotiation process of the extension of contract with Valencia. After a hard attack by the club, which has expelled him from the quarry and has set him as an example of what Valencia will not allow, Villar said goodbye yesterday with a heartfelt and painful letter from the club of Mestalla. He recognizes being badly advised and making bad decisions. He recognizes his own mistakes, but he insists: “I am not a money carrier.
“After spending the worst summer of my life, it’s time to say goodbye, today I say goodbye to Valencia CF and I can say openly that I do it with great sadness because a decision for being badly advised led some club members to decide that my stage here was over, there was no turning back.
I want you to know that this is not what I wanted, much less, but life is like that and I have to demonstrate in another club the type of player I am.
You will have read that I am branded as a nickname … and who knows a minimum both my family and me laughs at such nonsense.
To thank each and every employee of the club because they always treated me wonderfully, and I would like to make a special mention to my friend Viti, an amazing person who is an example of overcoming.
I am grateful to each and every one of the coaches and technical coaches that I have had since I arrived, but I feel the need to highlight Miguel Grau above all, to achieve that on the basis of work he became a complete player, as to his technical staff. Thank you.
I have written this letter with real sadness because I feel that I am leaving the club without having fulfilled the dream I had since I arrived, which was to be a player of the first team of Valencia, but I think that this situation will make me a better player and will help me make better decisions in the future. A hug and thank you very much. GV “
Álex Moreno has many options to become the second addition to Eibar. The caution with which a few weeks ago faced the operation has given way to a contained optimism and in the Barça entity they trust in being able to close the transfer before the Austrian stage that will take place between the 21 and the 29 of July.
The Eibar has marked in red the name of the Catalan side for several months, but the harsh demands of Rayo Vallecano complicated their landing in Ipurua. However, the gunsmith set has managed to smooth the asperities and today the differences have been minimized considerably.Has learned, the predisposition of the defender to dress Barça have paved some negotiations to which the Rayo Vallecano could give the go-ahead provided that the Eibar include in the operation to Gálvez y Bebé, two players who do not enter the plans José Luis Mendilibar and that are liked by the technical team of the franjirrojo.
The option to pay the 7 million clause is discarded and the Basque club sees feasible to close the operation for an amount of between 2 and 4 kilos.Girona and Betis have also knocked on the door of the footballer, but Eibar has caught the front and everything points to if Moreno leaves Vallecas is to land in Ipurua.
The Catalan would arrive to replace David Juncà on the left side, where he would compete for a position with José Ángel. It is one of the positions in which reinforcement is most urgent and Eibar is convinced that Moreno would adapt perfectly to the libretto of a Mendilibar that wants deep laterals and with the ability to join the attack.
With the start of the preseason around the corner, activities have intensified in the offices of Ipurua and the Sports Direction will carry out in the coming days a new offensive in order to reach an agreement with Rayo Vallecano. The tricks of Baby and Gálvez could cheapen an operation that is getting closer and closer to reaching a good port.
The future of Gonçalo Guedes is already being defined. Yes now. The Portuguese winger, once he has finished his participation in the World Cup, goes on vacation but lives pending his mysterious future. Guedes has been very present in the World Cup since he has been a starter in the four games that the Portuguese team has played but his performance has not been as expected. Rather discreet.
However, the market value with which the World Cup started has nothing to do with the current one. It has increased significantly. Although on the eve of the football event was valued at 68.7 million euros, once finished his participation has amounted to 74.4 kilos. It is a contrast of situations. Not in vain, there are other stars of the world who, by doing a more than discreet performance, have lost value.
The player is awaiting the decision making of the PSG. Valencia launched its offer some time ago. Close to 40 kilos and waiting for the World Cup not shoot your quote. Their actions have not been as for that, but it is true that their market value continues to rise according to Cies Observatory.
Iker Undabarrena will race far from Lezama. The Biscayan midfielder will be former rojiblanco player starting this Saturday, which is when he finishes his contract with the Ibaigane entity. Linked to the Athletic from alevín age, the one of Gorliz is one of the soccer players with more future of all those that have militated this season in the branch. “Iker is a great footballer and I have a weakness for him, injuries have not let him get to where I think he would have come from, which is the first team, but he is young and we can have a great footballer,” said Gaizka Garitano of the midfielder. last April.
All in all, Athletic has not addressed its renewal for months. The sports management considered that it had tied Mikel Merino and did not move a finger to ensure the continuity of Undabarrena, who last season was one step away from playing on loan in the Second Division, but who finally stayed at Lezama to enhance the playoff options of promotion of Bilbao Athletic.
Undabarrena (23 years old) has left behind two serious knee injuries and has regained his best tone. Captain of Bilbao Athletic, Gorliz could have left Lezama when he left the Basconia after receiving offers from other quarries, but opted for Athletic.
The Bilbao club, despite finishing contract, did not include him in his list of casualties on May 30, although by then his goodbye was sung. The Athletic moved a first option of renewal in the first round and since then there have been no more contacts. The club at no time proposed him to promote the preseason of the first team, which is something he did with one of his teammates during the process of renewing their respective contracts.
Athletic is confident of closing Yuri Berchiche’s contract this weekend. Everything is pending that the club rojiblanco and PSG take to paper what they have spoken these days. The side, in the final stretch of a vacation that began knowing that the return would have to pack because he would not continue in the PSG that this course will lead Thomas Tuchel, will embark on a new project in the league after having played in First Division for Valladolid and Real Sociedad. Athletic has a lot of livestock to become the destination of that return, although there are other clubs that still maintain interest and that are in time to improve the offer to the French team.
The incorporation of the zarauztarra will bring consequences in the club, as much in the economic aspect as in the sports one. In the matter of treasury the amortization of the signing of Yuri -also of a transfer that seems to be around 20 million euros- will be broken down in the coming years. The first team will increase the salary mass since the side will become one of the highest paid players in the squad. Enter a step similar to that of Iñigo Martínez, signed in January paying his clause to the Royal Society to deal with the departure of Laporte to City, and his salary will be among the five reference team.
Sides to export
From the sporting side, the arrival of the PSG’s still side bolsters a position for which the club has already made two moves: in January he signed Ganea, in deferred since it delayed his arrival for six months, and in May he announced that Andoni López, left-back of Bilbao Athletic, will do the preseason with Berizzo. If Berchiche is at the lions’ start on July 9, there will be a jam on the left side of the defense with Zarautztarra, Balenziaga, Ganea and Andoni López. The latter is called to seek an assignment. The pre-season was going to put him on Berizzo’s radar, but with less competition than what is now presented.
Ganea, meanwhile, has in his favor the possibility of playing also as an inside while Balenziaga is the side that has played more minutes in recent seasons: praised by Valverde and respected by Ziganda -the two consider him an extraordinary defender- nobody He thinks that they will show him the exit door of the dressing room but that he will have to make a competition with which they are convinced that the team and the players will win.
Next obligation for Holstein Kiel. Janni Serra, striker in the German U21 national team, moves from Borussia Dortmund in the far north.
Holstein Kiel is gearing up for the missed climb for the upcoming season. Center-forward Janni Serra moves from Borussia Dortmund to the north and receives a three-year contract with the storks.The 20-year-old played in the past second half on loan for second division VfL Bochum and came there to twelve league games.For the German U21 national team Serra completed so far so far six games.
Borussia Dortmund is still looking for a new striker. Now the Black and Yellow seem to have caught Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.
Borussia Dortmund is still looking for a new striker who closes the gap left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.As the Bild reports, is next to the last borrowed Michy Batshuayi another prominent player of Chelsea in the focus of the black and yellow. We are talking about Alvaro Morata.
The Spanish top scorer toying after a disappointing debut season in the jersey of the blues with a change of scenery. According to the report, he can imagine a change in the Bundesliga.
Morata has cost 66 million
However, the 25-year-old should not be cheap. Chelsea sent 66 million euros for Morata to Real Madrid last summer. This sum would like to take the Premier League club again.
Moratas contract in London runs until 2022.
Daniel Sturridge again appears among the forwards that are linked to Sevilla. The Liverpool player would be among the attackers that Joaquín Caparrós and his assistants intend for the Nervión team, according to The Telegraph.
It is not the first time that Sturridge, aged 28, is linked to Sevilla, because during the past winter market this possibility was discussed. Finally, Óscar Arias, then sports director, opted for the exmalaguista Sandro Ramírez.
The striker, not having minutes in his team, was last minute at West Bromwich Albion (where he only played six games for an untimely injury) on loan.
These same sources also speak of the interest of other teams for Sturridge, such as the Turkish Fenerbahce.
The case of Joao Cancelo is going to test Juventus and that muscle that has so much publicized. He is able to pay 90 million for Higuain to be a master in the signings at zero cost fruit of the work with time of his staff of technicians. And Valencia is the main interested party that has already sent him by telephone and in person what are the conditions for the transfer of the Portuguese side.The price of Cancelo is around 40 million and the top recruitment scale of the Juventus squad has five players who have exceeded that figure. From Higuain, which is the signing for the most paid in its history (90 kilos). And they are followed by Buffon, with 52, Douglas Costa, with 46, Thuram, with 41.6 million and Nedved, with 41.2.
These are the most expensive signings for which the Turin team has paid … and the price of Cancelo are those 40 kilos that the club of Mestalla has set to give Joao Cancelo exit.
Juventus is a big European, but unlike other clubs do not always go with the checkbook to market. It is difficult for him to take that step and he does it very punctually. The case of Cancelo is to see if the Valencia is enforced and takes out the 40 kilos.
There are no players in the operation
Valencia will not allow players in the operation. Juventus have tried but have found that the Mestalla club needs cash. Do not reduce the sale price because it does not help to cover this mismatch in the budget to close the 2018-19 financial year. He tried with Pjaca but Valencia said ‘no’. Only money.