Le padel is he in the process of football ? This is a question that was asked at the end of the 2023 season, as it was so full of twists and turns. In this article, we will not return once again to the appeal of padel for professional footballers. Even if, we grant you, there are a lot of things to say.
No, this time, we will instead focus on the subject of the transfer window… rumors…. New issues appear with the popularization of sport.
Rumors around the pairs
2023 has been a year particularly important for the world of padel. The disappearance of World Padel Tour, the internationalization of tournaments, the refereeing controversies, the rivalries on the field, the wave of retirements... in short, a lot has happened this year!
What will have particularly attracted attention at the end of the season, that's what we call "the transfer window“. We were notably kept in suspense by the possible separation of Lebron and Galan. We imagined a Lebron/Tello, Chingotto/Galan, but finally the Spanish made it official the rest of their union.
If indeed the media – and we are the first – became interested in this subject, it’s because the rumors spread. A trend that we have been able to observe throughout the season. So that in the end, the fake news have proliferated, in the media or on social networks.
The first surprises, in the end, were the players themselves. Gemma Triay even spoke about it recently, in his interview with the Spanish press agency EFE "I was very surprised by the rumors that said I was going to join forces with this or that player... or even that I had been called". Gemma had been put in the spotlight, the rumor of a separation with Martita Ortega returning several times… However, the two women will continue together in 2024.
New playground for players?
The players, at least those of the older generation, are not not really used to it to this new mode of operation. At the time, when the padel was not yet widely publicized, rumors were not as ubiquitous. Like everywhere, we could find them, but a soap opera like that of Lebron/Galan is a bit of a first.
This media coverage has therefore changed a lot of things. The players even take the opportunity to have a little fun, at the expense of the press. We remember in particular a certain Sanyo Gutiérrez who spoke about a possible association with Paquito Navarro: “That's what social media says. We will see after the Master, that will be when we announce it. Social media also sometimes makes mistakes."
Ultimately, social networks and rumors were not wrong this time since the two men have indeed announced their association for the 2024 season.
In the end, rumors come from everywhere... From the networks, from the media, from the players themselves, it’s moving and we like it. Many will desire un padel as before, without controversy around the reference language of sport, without all these changes of partners, without the “cinema” that the players can sometimes do…
For a long time confidential, padel is in the process of becoming popular at high speed. Media and players padel se football, whether we see it like it or not.
The entire sporting environment is evolving and mutating.
It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.