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Between lights and shadows: What is the future of Messi, Mbappé, CR7 and the other stars of Qatar 2022?

Having completed the World Cup Qatar 2022, the career of many cracks will take a resounding turn in the near future, especially of the top players in the tournament. For better or worse. Between lights and shadows.

It must be taken into account, then, that -from their position- some managed to shine more than they even imagined. Others, called to be the best in the World Cup, barely had flashes, which can take its toll on them later.

Many things, then, will inevitably change in the transfer market that opens in January and also in the following one. And is not for less. The World Cup is always a good platform to show yourself in front of everyone’s eyes and several players have been able to take advantage of this.

World Cup revelations

The big clubs in Europe are already bidding for the youth figures that stood out in Qatar 2022. The main attention goes to Enzo Fernandezwho was just chosen the best young player of the tournament after being vital in the Argentine championship.

The services of the 21-year-old midfielder, who plays for Benfica, have mainly interested Real Madrid and Liverpool, but the portuguese club put an exit clause of 120 million euros to his player, so the club that wants to have it will have to pay at least that amount. The negotiations have already begun and we will only have to wait for what happens at the beginning of 2023.

In the same way, Qatari revelation footballers such as Cody Gakpo (Netherlands), Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco), Azzedine Ounahi, Marcus Thuram (France), Joško Gvardiol (Croatia), Dominik Livaković (Croatia) and Alexis Mac Allister (Argentina) They are also being targeted by top clubs from the ‘Old Continent’. Surely, they will change destination next year.

Real Madrid is one of the clubs interested in Cody Gakpo

Regarding other young cracks, things will not vary much. For example, Julián Álvarez will follow his adventure at Manchester City, Aurélien Tchouaméni will do the same at Real Madrid and Hakimi also at PSG.

The future of the stars

There is almost no doubt that Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé will continue to fight hand in hand to savor glory with PSG. Although last season they could not; This is the revenge of the most fearsome trident in Europe. In February, the Champions League returns (round of 16) and they will do their best to raise the ‘Orejona’ at the end of the season.

Of course, regarding his future, there are not many doubts, especially in the cases of Mbappé and Neymar. Both end their contract with the Parisian club still in 2025. The one who is surer that he could leave the team in mid-2023 is ‘Leo’.

Neymar, Messi and Mbappé will continue fighting together to give PSG their first Champions League |  Photo: AFP

The Argentine crack contract has an expiration date of June 30 of next yearso its future is a latent topic of conversation. PSG seeks to renew him, but there is also talk of his possible return to Barcelona and his possible arrival at Inter Miami of the MLS. Only he will have the last word; Meanwhile, he is focused on achieving all his goals with the French team.

As to Cristiano RonaldoYour scenario is quite complicated. In the middle of Qatar 2022, the Portuguese star broke his employment relationship with Manchester United -not in the best way- and for now he is still without a club.

Unfortunately, CR7 did not star in a good World Cup. He was even relegated to the substitute bench by his coach and, in short, all this makes it difficult for him to find a good team in the top leagues in Europe. His expectations are still quite high even though his level is no longer the same as before.

The only club that would be willing to pay him a million is Al Nassr from Saudi Arabia and, in fact, Marca assures that there is already an agreement with the Portuguese star, although there is still no official communication. We will have to wait and see what happens in the coming weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo is still without a club |  Photo: AFP

Last but not least, it is also necessary to talk about other stars. Antoine Griezmann His loan to Atlético de Madrid ends in June 2023 and he could play his last season at Barcelona (2023/24).

Luka modricMeanwhile, his contract also ends at the end of the campaign at Real Madrid, although he wants to continue renewing until the body allows it. Being the third best player in the World Cup today is an important endorsement for him.

Likewise, everything indicates that Rodrigo De Paul will continue at Atlético de Madrid, Ivan Perisic at Tottenham, Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea, Ousmane Dembélé at Barcelona, ​​among other stars, who for now do not plan to change scenery.

Source: Elcomercio

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