Mais c’est le Barça qui reste l’équipe la plus proche de s’attacher les services du joueur sévillan. La véritable institution qu’est le FC Barcelone est la propriété des socios du Barça. Zeus est en relation avec la créativité, les capacités d’organisation et de leadership. A ce jour, il est le 2e Bleu le plus capé de l’histoire derrière Lilian Thuram. Alors qu’on pouvait s’attendre à une édition 2022 du Ballon d’Or décalée en raison de la Coupe du monde au Qatar, la prochaine édition devrait s’en tenir à un calendrier plus traditionnel après les changements d’attribution de la part de France Football. En 1986, la Belgique termine quatrième de la Coupe du Monde de football. En juin 2018, il est sélectionné par Didier Deschamps pour disputer la Coupe du monde en Russie. Nouveau conseiller sportif du Paris Saint-Germain, Luis Campos, également en collaboration avec le Celta Vigo, est sur tous les fronts lors de ce mercato estival.
Kylian Mbappé a dit qu’il était resté au Paris Saint-Germain car il voulait continuer d’écrire son histoire en France et dans le club de la capitale. Un club où il a débuté, où il s’est affirmé et où, très vite, les gens se sont aperçus qu’il était quelqu’un de différent. Atlético later stated they have « started the procedures it considers appropriate for the defense of its legitimate rights and interests » as a result of any deal, with reports in Spanish media suggesting the club planned to go to football’s governing body FIFA to argue their case. On 17 May 2018, Griezmann was called up to the France squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He started training with the senior team and was able to appear on the bench in several league matches. His second in the 4-0 win against the latter was his 100th goal for Atlético, becoming only the third player of the 21st century to do so after Sergio Agüero and Fernando Torres. Griezmann became the first player this season in every major competition when he scored a brace against Ibiza in a narrow 2-1 win. In 2017 he became a global brand ambassador for Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei, appearing in promotional campaigns for the P10 smartphone.
Later that day, however, Atlético Madrid disputed Barcelona’s deal to sign the player, stating that the fee paid falls €80 million short of his release clause, claiming that Griezmann had agreed to move to the Nou Camp before 1 July, when his €200 million buy-out clause was lowered to €120 million. On 12 July 2019, Barcelona announced the signing of Griezmann after they paid his €120 million buy-out clause, with the player set to sign a five-year contract with the club. Especially when you go out and claim that every player grew after being measured and even throw oddities in such as « I wonder what Carmelo’s height would be 2 hours after waking up ». Johnson: I respect your opinion and you as a person but it is very difficult to take what you say seriously especially when you inflate every player and every person to make a soccer player taller. I can see if you downgraded them since most measurements take place in the AM but people who are fully grown won’t be any taller than they were measured. Axel Tuanzebe seems the most likely central defender to make way for Varane, potentially on loan to Newcastle, although doubts hang over the futures of Diogo Dalot, Brandon Williams, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones, who did not make a single appearance last season and has not been involved so far during pre-season games against Derby and QPR.
United, who agreed a fee with Real on Monday, have been long-term admirers of Varane, whose contract was due to expire next summer. Liverpool have sold striker Taiwo Awoniyi to Union Berlin for a reported fee of £6.5 million, the club have confirmed. Also on 14 July, some angry fans of Atlético has defaced Griezmann’s plaque outside the Wanda Metropolitano following his departure to the rivals club. Godin is also the godfather to Griezmann’s daughter. They got married on 15 June 2017. They had their first child, a daughter named Mia, on 8 April 2016. The couple’s second child Amaro, named after Antoine’s grandfather Amaro Lopes, was born on 8 April 2019 (thus the siblings share their birthday). Born in Lille (France) on 25 April 1993, Varane arrived at Real Madrid at the age of 18 in the summer of 2011. He was unveiled on 27 June and made his official debut for the club on 21 September of that year against Racing Santander.