OFF THE PITCH | No Award For The Best Player In The World?
Jude Bellingham continues his career in BVB.
Dortmund have added Jude Bellingham, one of the most promising players in English football. The 17-year-old midfielder has officially signed a contract with the “Yellows.”
According to German media, the transfer cost 28 million euros, and Bellingham became one of the most expensive players among the minors.
“Thanks will never be enough for what Birmingham has done for me. I joined this club at the age of 7, and now I am moving to one of the most important teams in Europe. Dortmund helps young people develop, and so it was easy for my family and me to make choices.
Playing in front of 80,000 spectators in a world-famous stadium is exciting for me,” said the Englishman.
Niko Kovac in Monaco
Monaco’s new head coach Niko Kovac has held his first training session with the team. Earlier, the 48-year-old Croatian specialist replaced Robert Moreno in this position and signed a contract with the club under the “3 1” system.
Niko Kovac’s last job was at Bayern Munich, where he coached from April 2018 to November 2019 and led the team to the German championship, the Country Cup and the Super Cup. The specialist has also worked for the Frankfurt Eintracht and the Croatian national team. He was also an assistant head coach in Salzburg.
Monaco finished with 40 points and 9th place in the tournament table.
In 2020, no player will receive the Golden Ball.
Since 1956, it is the first time when no player will receive the Golden Ball this year.
The reason is that due to the coronavirus, the calendar is mixed and, consequently, it became difficult to identify the best player of the year.
However, experts have named Robert Lewandowski as the main nominee for the 2020 Golden Ball.
Last time Leo Messi won the award. Ideally, this year the European Championship and the Copa America should have played a significant role in revealing the golden ball, although both tournaments were postponed for one year.