Latest news in the football world this evening Monday October 21, 2019
The nominees for the Ballon d’Or award organised by France football has been shortlisted with 30 players nominated…
Liverpool are represented with seven different players while Tottenham have two and Manchester City are represented with five players. Lionel Messi leads groups of Barcelona players with four players in total…
Ballon d’Or nominees in full…
Virgil van Dijk, Bernardo Silva, Son Heung-min, Robert Lewandowski, Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Matthijs de Ligt, Karim Benzema, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Aguero, Frenkie de Jong, Hugo Lloris, Dusan Tadic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Donny van de Beek, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sadio Mane Lionel Messi, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Kalidou Koulibaly, Antoine Griezmann, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Marquinhos, Raheem Sterling, Joao Felix.
In the women’s category…
20 players were nominated as follows…
Sam Kerr, Ellen White, Nilla Fischer, Amandine Henry, Lucy Bronze, Alex Morgan, Vivianne Miedema, Dzenifer Marozsan, Pernille Harder, Sarah Bouhaddi, Megan Rapinoe, Lieke Martens, Sari van Veenendaal, Wendie Renard, Rose Lavelle, Marta, Ada Hegerberg, Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson, Tobin Heath.
An award for under-21 players called the Kopa Trophy also has 10 players were shortlisted, they include;
João Felix, Jadon Sancho, Moise Kean, Samuel Chukwueze, Kang-In Lee, Matthijs de Ligt, Vinicius Junior, Kai Havertz, Matteo Guendouzi and Andrei Lounine.
An award called Yachine Trophy for the best goalkeeper was created and here are the nominees…
Alisson Becker, Manuel Neuer, Ederson, Andre Onana, Wojciech Szczesny, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Samir Handanovic, Hugo Lloris, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jan Oblak.
Moving on to other news…
Crystal Palace are set to offer Chelsea outcast forward Olivier Giroud a lifeline from Stamford Bridge after falling behind in pecking order in Frank Lampard’s squad.
Manchester United are reportedly confident they can sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison within the next one year.
Real Madrid have made Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe their major transfer target though they have no plan to sign him in January. The Santiago Bernabeu side believe they will have to sell some players first before making a bid for the Frenchman.
Former Manchester City player Michael Brown has urged youngster Phil Foden to leave the club in order to get more game time in January. He insisted that though he is exceptional, he will need game time in order to fulfil those potentials.
Mauricio Pellegrino has left Spanish side Leganes by mutual consent after picking only two points for the club in nine La Liga games so far this season which leaves them bottom of the table.
Former Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Motta is set to take over the managerial job at Genoa by replacing Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is set to join Championship side Derby County in December after his deal at DC United expired. He has signed an 18-month deal with Derby and though he’s not eligible to play until January, he will begin a mini pre-season.
Aston Villa have been told they will have to pay at least £20m fee if they want to sign Alfredo Morelos from Rangers.
Owen Hesketh has signed his first professional contract at Wolverhampton at the age of 17.
Inter Milan are ready to renew the contract of forward Lautaro Martinez as discussion is set to begin this week.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to block the club’s plans to extend the deal of defender Jan Vertonghen following his recent feel in form.
Millwall have announced the appointment of Gary Rowett as their new manager, replacing Neil Harris who resigned on October 3.
That would be all for today, Good Night!!!