From being danced by Messi to being in the sights of greats in Europe

Joško Gvardiol He was one of the great revelations of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, one of the plays for which he is remembered is against Lionel Messi in the semifinals: Argentina’s 10 danced in the 3-0 preview. Likewise, his great future is unquestionable and already It is coveted by several big teams in Europe.

Gvardiol had had a very good level in Qatar and was even one of the candidates to receive the award for the best young soccer player in the World Cup, which ended up in the hands of the Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernández. But On December 13 in Lusail he suffered the best version of Leo, whom after that game the Croatian described as the “best footballer” in history.

Messi’s play against Croatia. (AFP / Agencies)

Messi dribbled Gvardiol from one side to the other for several meters of the field before assisting Julián Álvarez for the 3-0 defining of that game that gave Scaloni’s team the ticket to the final.

Post World Cup, Gvardiol continued at a high level at his club, Leipzig, and has been standing out on the Old Continent. Two weeks ago, he was key to keeping his team alive in the Champions League: made it 1-1 against Manchester City for the first leg of the round of 16.

He imposed his 1.85 m (Ronny Hartmann / AFP)He imposed his 1.85 m (Ronny Hartmann / AFP)


His enormous performance in recent times made him appear in the folder of important teams in Europe, where one of his latest victims stands out: the Citizens of Pep Guardiola. City have him in their sights before a possible departure of Aymeric Laportewho could have a destination in Barcelona.

Be careful, Pep has several rivals who also covet the services of the Croatian defender: Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea They are others who closely follow Joško’s situation.

He was a figure against City for Orejona.  (Ronny HARTMANN/AFP)He was a figure against City for Orejona. (Ronny HARTMANN/AFP)

In addition, Gvardiol adds suitors in Spain. real Madridalways attentive to outstanding appearances and future talents, he laid his eyes on the 21-year-old defender and it could also be approached in the next transfer market.


Gvardiol arrived at Leipzig in 2021, from Dinamo Zagreb in exchange for 18.80 million euros. In recent months, Joško has increased in value considerably: According to Transfermarkt, its value went from 35 million in June 2022 to 75 million! in the last update of December. How much will they put up for their talent?

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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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