Fekir, Bale & Neymar: 10 names set to dominate this summer’s gossip columns
Come September you’ll never want to read about these players ever again.
Every year it’s the same.
From May to September, there are ever-presents of the gossip columns: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 and 2009, Gareth Bale in 2013, Paul Pogba in 2016 and Neymar most recently.
There’s a whole month of glorious football taking place in Russia, but that will provide little distraction for those who like to fantasise about the next exotic continental superpower that will finally – actually, seriously, this time – be the one to transform their club and take them forward.
If anything, eye-catching performances at the World Cup would simply accelerate the gossip merchants.
By September you’ll be happy to never hear these ten names again.