Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, who has been labelled the "new Cristiano Ronaldo" could achieve something his Portugal teammate failed as he was named as one of the final 20 nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
The honour, presented by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, is given to the best player aged 21 and under. Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is the holder but, as with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe the year before, the champion is not allowed to retain his title.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said a Spanish court ruling which saw nine Catalan politicians and civil leaders sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison is a "direct affront to human rights."
All nine defendants had been held without bail for the last two years over their role in Catalonia's failed bid for independence from Spain.
The genesis of the horrible situation which currently engulfs Valencia centres almost wholly around its epic, traditional, much-loved, volcanic but significantly out-dated Mestalla stadium.
It was in 2006 that Valencia's reprehensible club president, Juan Soler, announced that the club was going to sell the stadium land and move to a new, commercially-powerful arena across the city.
The planning for that announcement date back to Soler's takeover of the club in 2004, one of the darkest days in the...