Gareth Bale, a midfielder for Real Madrid and the Wales national team, may retire after Euro 2020. The 31-year-old midfielder’s deal with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2022; he spent last season on a leased deal with Tottenham.
The Welshman is fed up with the demands and expectations he endures in professional football, according to ABC.es. Last Monday, the footballer returned to Madrid to discuss the conditions of his contract termination with the club. He hopes to obtain a portion of the money that Real is obligated to pay him for the remaining year of the contract.
Every season, the midfielder makes 15 million euros. Maybe he’ll agree to half of this figure. Bale’s professional football career may come to an end at the end of the Euro. He talked about it with his family.
Let’s look at some of the names that might emerge as Euro 2020’s biggest stars. This group has sparkled for their clubs in a crazy 2020/21 season; may they now conclude it as Euro 2020’s biggest stars? Their eagerly anticipating countries will undoubtedly hope so.
Kylian Mbappe, France
Mbappe has already accomplished more than many footballers do in their whole careers by the age of 22. But the Paris Saint-Germain forward, like his French teammates, isn’t content yet. Les Bleus will be anxious to follow in the footsteps of the fantastic team that won the continent after winning the World Cup in 2000.
Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium
Belgium, quarter-finalists at Euro 2016 and then third-place finishers at the World Cup three years ago, are now delivering on their promise, with silverware on the horizon this summer. In attack, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard can win games. De Bruyne is the engine that drives this dangerous Red Devils squad.
The chubby Manchester City midfielder is perhaps the tournament’s most complete footballer, with a wide range of technical and physical abilities.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a powerful on-field presence for both club and country, but he took on a new role as a touchline conductor in the Euro 2016 Final. After being forced out in the 25th minute due to injury, Ronaldo spent the rest of the game in his coach’s technical area, cajoling his Portugal teammates as they overcame France 1-0 in extra time to win the Selecao’s first major prize.
Robert Lewandowski, Poland
Thomas Muller may not have a future as a comic, but he was not in violation of the Trade Descriptions Act when he referred to Robert Lewangoalski.
Lewy has an outstanding scoring record, and he shows no signs of slowing down as he approaches his 33rd birthday. Bayern supporters haven’t seen a player with such a voracious desire for putting the ball in the net since Gerd Muller’s glory days – and that’s saying a lot.
Jack Grealish, England
Calls for Gareth Southgate to create his squad on Grealish are unlikely to be heard, but there’s little doubt the Aston Villa captain possesses the skills and calf game to lead England to Euro 2020 triumph.
Grealish is a throwback with his spectacular footwork, unfettered recklessness, and socks around his ankles. His propensity to draw fouls is only surpassed by his ability to generate opportunities.
Memphis Depay, Netherlands
On the surface, a country with a population of 17 million people failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup may not seem notable. When you realize that the country in question was the Netherlands and that the three-time World Cup champions had also failed to qualify for an enlarged Euros two years beforehand. It becomes evident how perplexing those omissions were.
Andy Robertson, Scotland
Even the most creative coaches in the world have yet to devise a system with two left-backs.
That’s unfortunate for Scotland because their two finest players play in the same area of the field. For his nation, Kieran Tierney usually plays as a left-sided center-back, leaving Robertson free to patrol the flank as a wing-back. Liverpool’s all-action midfielder possesses incredible stamina and a fantastic left foot.
Lorenzo Insigne, Italy
Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. It was the first time in 60 years that they have failed to do so.
The Azzurri, on the other hand, has bounced back admirably from that defeat. Roberto Mancini’s Euro 2020 group has a much younger, fresher feel about it. Insigne, who will turn 30 in early June, will be one of Mancini’s more seasoned players. Opposing right-backs will be troubled by the small winger’s quickness off the mark and precise agility.