‘Nobody is worth like you’; ‘It is not fair’; ‘It’s worth you’re in the myth ‘: these are the headlines on the front page a Valentino Rossi respectively from The Gazzetta dello Sport, The Corriere dello Sport And Tuttosport. Obviously, the three main Italian national sports newspapers also gave space to the beautiful Olympic day, embellished with gold in the 20 km walk obtained by Massimo Stano. Only Corriere dello Sport has reserved the main space on the front page for the transfer market: Lukaku is destined to leave Inter to return to Chelsea, while Lionel Messi has not found an agreement to renew with Barcelona.
The lack of agreement between the Argentine ‘Pulce’ and the Catalan club – in crisis despite the recent injection of fresh money thanks to Bernie Ecclestone’s CVC entry to 10% of the Liga – dominated the front pages of Spanish sports newspapers, while L’Equipe gave great space to the results captured by France at Tokyo Olympics focusing in particular on the national basketball team that beat Luka Doncic’s Slovenia in the semifinals, reaching the United States, already beaten in the group stage, in the final. No space for Valentino Rossi therefore on the front page with regard to foreign sports newspapers.
Returning to Italy and switching instead to the review of the first pages of the main generalist newspapers Valentino Rossi found space on the front page in the central cut of practically all the newspapers occupying the main photo-news, only Il Fatto Quotidiano has moved the announcement of the retirement at the end of 2021 from the Doctor’s World Championship down.