Berenguer would cost Athletic 8 million

first_imgThe Navarrese winger who plays for Torino Álex Berenguer, on Rafa Alkorta’s agenda, could reach Athletic in the summer for about 8 million if the operation were faced. Contract ends in 2022. Berenguer (4-7-95) is an appetizing type for Garitano and Alkorta. In the Italian Calcium he is corroborating the speed and versatility that he already pointed out in Osasuna. A piece, one of the few with hints of reality for combining price and quality, which can improve the current template. The Bilbao market, due to its unique and peculiar philosophy, is small and almost impossible to cajole Ander Herrera and Javi Martínez. The third leg is Berenguer. The problem, like the passing summer in which his name finally stayed in the drawer, is that the Torino, aware of the limited market in Ibaigane, is not going to come off the end for a symbolic amount. It would appraise it in about 8 million (its connection ends in June 2022) to compensate the 5’5 that it paid to Osasuna, plus the 1’5 that should compensate the coffers of the entity rojilla. Athletic already tried to sign him, unsuccessfully, three summers ago before his departure from the Spanish League. But between the closing of Osasuna, which ended up referring to its 9 million clause that it had in Pamplona and the tug-of-war of Ibaigane, the operation faltered. To make matters worse, and with Berenguer heading to Italy where Naples and Torino pushed hard, relations with the rojillo club were fractured again With the signing of the right back Jesús Areso, after paying his 350,000 euros of armor. A history that was repeated with the last operation of the well-known cadets, Isma López, now in Tenerife, and Javier Eraso, part of the Leganés.Berenguer is a regular starter in Torino, both winger and winger, scoring several beautifully scored goals. His current club ended up paying the red club 5.5 million, for the 9 that he requested from Athletic. He also signed that in the case of a future transfer to Bilbao, as Osasuna already suspected, he should pay him 1.5 million, regardless of his negotiations with the Bilbao club. It is not an antiAthletic clause because it does not prevent him from landing in Lezama, although it does require extra compensation that Torino stumbled upon in the midst of a fight between ill-advised neighbors. In addition, Berenguer, only 24 years old, does not charge a high tab (1.5 million) compared to the average of the Athletic squad, so that part does not represent any added obstacle to sneak into the squad. However, Athletic has considered until now that between Yuri Berchiche and Iñigo Córdoba they had covered their plot, plus the thrust in the sharp branch Jon Morcillo.last_img read more

The Iniesta family donates 20 beds to the Albacete hospital and orders more material

first_imgThe Andrés Iniesta’s family has donated twenty beds to the ‘El Perpetuo Socorro’ hospital Albacete and is managing the arrival ‘of more material to collaborate with the cause, “as he has stated to Efe José Antonio Iniesta, father of the natural footballer from Fuentealbilla.The father of the former Barcelona player has reported that they have been working “more than a week” in the collection of medical supplies to try to “help in any way possible”, although he has remarked that “they do not” want to “advertise the amounts” they donate. “We do it because we understand that by having possibilities we must help to avoid more deaths.”José Antonio, who manages the winery installed in his native town, Fuentealbilla, explained that it continues to work to create wine, although, due to the circumstances, they now dedicate “80% of the time to making calls and managing the arrival of material to donate it to the hospital”. In fact, has confirmed that he is in direct contact with the chief of emergencies at the Albacete hospital, Joaquín Payá, who is asked daily what is the most urgent thing they need to try to solve the problems they are currently facing.José Antonio and his son Andrés are in charge of establishing the contacts and, according to the father of the former Spanish international, the Albacete health professionals demand “FP2 masks, waterproof material to make hydroalcoholic gowns, gloves and gels.”“We have tried to buy respirators but it is very difficult to get them because there is a great demand. We will keep trying because having or not having them can cause deaths “, he pointed.Andrés Iniesta’s father did not want to reveal the amount of material they are requesting. “We are not going to make it public because we do not want publicity; when we have a wine we will call the media to make it known, but now we only try to help and ask for what the health professionals tell us they need,” he concluded.last_img read more

Thebes responds to AFE: “LaLiga’s economic control is different from the effects of COVID-19.”

first_imgI clarify @afefutbol: LaLiga President Javier Tebas stated this Sunday that “LaLiga’s economic control has nothing to do with the economic effects of COVID-19“, replying to the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) in its controversy over the application or non-application of Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE).“The players of Barcelona, ​​Betis, Atleti, Zaragoza, Osasuna and others understand that the economic control of LaLiga has nothing to do with the economic effects of COVID-19. And an ERTE is the legal instrument provided if your activity is reduced by force higher“Thebes commented from his official Twitter profile. The players of Barcelona, ​​Betis, Atleti, Zaragoza, Osasuna and others, understand that the economic control of @The league it has nothing to do with the economic effects of COVID19. And an ERTE is the legal instrument provided if your activity is reduced by force majeure. pic.twitter.com/21dBFEJj2R– Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) April 5, 2020With that, Thebes has stepped out of the press release released this Sunday by AFE. In this statement, the First and Second Division footballers had regretted that LaLiga supported the ERTE in Spanish clubs when it has always boasted of its “well-sound economy” and they had also stressed that they will not allow “their” rights “to be no longer guaranteed labor “.last_img read more

The signing of Camavinga is independent from that of Pogba

first_imgCamavinga is the player that Zidane has set his eyes on as a bet for the future for Real Madrid. With this intention of doubling the position of Casemiro that the coach has, to provide the staff with more muscle in the midfield, the Rennes midfielder meets all the requirements that are being asked now. He is young, will have a relatively reasonable price and will be able to start in Madrid fulfilling a role as Casemiro’s own substitute. Ideal … But independent Pogba’s hiring, vital for the French coach. But this newspaper has been counting it. Zidane continues to keep eyebrowing the signing of Pogba to shore up his project. It seems that the appropriate conditions exist this summer, but it would be the third attempt. In the previous two, in 2016 and 2019, there was no luck. It is a difficult operation. It is one of the flagship players of the world champion team and a club, Manchester, which is in the top-3 of income.Nick Potts – PA Images & nbsp; (PA Images via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Nick Potts – PA Images (PA Images via Getty Images) Zidane tries to do with this player a kind of operation similar to that of Varane, the one he brought to Madrid, when he was Florentino’s director, for ten million euros from Lens. At the time, Varane was, like Camavinga now, 17 years old. What makes the two situations very different is that Varane came at a bargain price (or not so much, because it was ten million for a stranger) and that, on the contrary, for Camavinga there is an authentic auction and there is talk of an amount close to 50 million. This is what the market indicated before the crisis. For example, Madrid paid 45 million for Vinicius, 40 for Rodrygo and 30 for Rainier.ALBERTO LINGRIA & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>ALBERTO LINGRIA (REUTERS) Pogba ends his contract in 2021 and United has the possibility of extending it one more unilaterally. Either way, it’s trying to renew you. According to what AS has learned, the media would prioritize an offer from Madrid that can be reached by Juve or a renewal with United, which last summer he valued the player at 180 million pounds (almost 200 euros) and that he can not ask for more than a hundred. Camavinga’s representative is a novelty for Real Madrid, that he has not been able to close any operation with him before. It is Moussad Sissoko, who also leads Dembelé’s career. Camavinga recently renewed with Rennes, but did so only until 2022. He has not much contract left, he is at the right time to leave. After the renovation, he went on to collect two million gross.last_img read more

Djokovic: “significant donation” to a Bergamo hospital

first_img“We’d by no means have imagined seeing in our checking account a donation of such a prestigious character. Nowadays many corporations, associations and personal entities helped us and I respect their generosity. Studying that among the many donors is #1 on the planet (tennis) has moved me, “he mentioned.” Djokovic’s important donation will enable us to rework the hospital’s intensive care space. We can be ready to enlarge the rooms, enhance medical gadgets and we can be extra prepared to handle emergencies, “he added.Djokovic had printed a message a few days in the past on his social networks to encourage Italy within the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus, which has already triggered greater than 20,000 deaths within the nation. “Expensive Italy, even if you’re going by a tough time, I would like you to know that you’re not alone. We help you and ship you our love and our ideas. We wish you to be sturdy to face and overcome these tough days. Could you be sturdy, wholesome and united. Every part can be superb, “wrote the Serb. Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic, #1 on the planet rating, made a “important donation” to a hospital in Bergamo, one of many Italian cities most affected by the coronavirus, to assist in the struggle in opposition to this illness. Djokovic, who has a sturdy hyperlink with Italy and who speaks excellent Italian, collectively along with his household, gave his contribution to the ASST (Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territorial) of West Bergamo, The director normal of the construction, Peter Assembergs, reported this Wednesday.last_img read more

Walters returns home – Reflects on drawn Sosa fight

first_imgFresh from a controversial draw decision in New York against American Jason Sosa, Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters arrived in Jamaica last Saturday for an extended holiday in his hometown Anchovy, St James. “I will be in Jamaica for about a month. I will be taking it easy for the first week or so, just relaxing after my fight with Sosa. After that I will be getting back into training with my dad, as I cannot afford to get out of shape now, as 2016 will be a big year for me,” he told The Gleaner. The Walters versus Sosa fight has been the talking point in boxing circles for the past few weeks, following the surprising draw decision in Verona, New York, on November 19, in which nearly everyone except the three judges thought that Walters had won easily. One judge had Sosa as the winner 96-94, while the other two judges scored it 95-95, for a majority draw decision. The punch statistics favoured Walters as they showed that he landed 436 of 610 punches thrown, while Sosa landed 121 of 225. Walters also hurt Sosa in the fifth round but did not go in for the kill. Commenting on the fight, Walters said that there was no doubt in his mind that he had won his first fight as a super featherweight, and that he did not see his opponent winning more than possibly one round. What he has learnt from this experience he said, is that he has to “knock out all my opponents, so as to avoid any more bad decisions”. His father Job, who returned to Jamaica with him after being in his corner for the fight, said that ” it was a very poor decision. I think that Nick won every round. That is behind us now, however, and we are looking to the future”. He went on to say, “I think that it was a blessing in disguise, as we got more publicity from this bad decision than when Nicholas beat Donaire to become super champion. Everywhere we went, Nicholas was mobbed. He received a great welcome when he returned to Panama, and when we landed in MoBay, the people were all over us. It has been good, and the important thing is that he is still unbeaten.” Walters is now 26-0-1. A decision that has to be made by the Walters connections is whether he will fight as a featherweight at 126 pounds or as a super featherweight at 130 pounds in 2016. He told The Gleaner that when he returns to Panama next month, he will sit down with his team, go through all the options and make the decision. ” I can fight at either weight” he added.last_img read more

God answers ‘Tuffy’s’ prayers as Waterhouse pull off great escape in RSPL

first_imgDespite spending the majority of the season at the bottom of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) standings, Waterhouse pulled off the great escape on the final day of the season, beating Boys’ Town 3-0 to secure their place in the top-flight for next term. Needing a win and other results to go their way, veteran striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson rose to the occasion with a goal and an assist and also had a hand in the other. Anderson put the hosts in front after 35 minutes and had a major hand in the own goal in the 52nd. He then set up DeAndre Brown for the final goal on 83 minutes. Boys’ Town went down to 10 men after Wayne Ellis was sent off in the 63rd minute. The results meant that the Anthony Patrick-coached team finished the season in ninth spot on 34 points, one ahead of Rivoli and Cavalier – who both lost their final fixture – and ahead of Reno on goal difference. Anderson, Waterhouse’s leading scorer for the last four seasons, said: “I have to give God thanks because night and day I pray to Him. Even this morning, I woke up and gave Him a nice prayer, asking Him to guide and protect the team this day (Sunday),” he told The Gleaner. “I always believe in the Almighty … and Waterhouse is good now and I thank the Almighty God for keeping us up.” Waterhouse’s coach, Patrick, said they were always confident of winning their game and that other results would go their way based on the other match-ups. “We knew that we were going to get a victory … because of the support we would get from the community. They (fans) really came out today and gave us that extra boost,” he said. “When you look at the fixture and look at the two teams destined for the semi-final, Humble Lion and UWI, playing against the two teams at the bottom, we have to give ourselves a chance. So we knew once we got the maximum points, we would have a very good chance of staying up,” he reasoned. Club chairman Bruce Bicknell was obviously elated with the club’s last-minute dramatics. “I feel like we just won the league,” he said when quizzed by The Gleaner. NINTH SPOTlast_img read more

Arsenal clip Chelsea 1-0 to retain Community Shield

first_img MISSED CHANCE Eden Hazard had Chelsea’s best chance for an equaliser when Cesc Fàbregas found him in the area around the hour mark, but he blasted his shot well high under pressure from Laurent Koscielny. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, making his full debut for Arsenal against his former team after transferring from Chelsea during the off season, then made his only difficult save in the 68th when he punched away Oscar’s free kick at the near post. Radamel Falcao made his Chelsea debut when he came on as a substitute for Loïc Rémy in the second half but was kept largely quiet. Both teams fielded near full-strength teams. The only changes from Arsenal’s side that won the FA Cup final last season was Cech in goal and Oxlade-Chamberlain starting instead of Alexis Sanchez, who was given an extended break after winning the Copa America with Chile. Diego Costa was the only notable absence for Chelsea as he was rested with a hamstring problem. Santi Cazorla could have added a second for Arsenal in the 86th but hit a weak shot straight at the onrushing Thibaut Courtois and Aaron Ramsey lobbed the rebound just wide. Courtois then denied Kieran Gibbs when he was clear on goal in injury time. “I believe that when we got out of our defence we looked dangerous to score,” Wenger said “But I think maybe, in our half, we were a bit cautious.” LONDON (AP): Arsene Wenger finally earned his first win over José Mourinho yesterday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. Oxlade-Chamberlain received the ball on the right edge of the area in the 24th minute and cut inside César Azpilicueta before hitting a left-footed shot inside the top far corner to decide the traditional curtain-raiser between last season’s Premier League and FA Cup winners at Wembley Stadium. Wenger had not beaten Mourinho in 13 previous meetings – a rivalry stoked by plenty of verbal barbs between the two and which shows no sign of dying down. Wenger didn’t shake hands with the Chelsea manager after the game, and Mourinho said Arsenal had left “their philosophy in the dressing room” by playing defensively in the second half. “The best team lost. And the defensive team won,” said Mourinho – who is usually the one being accused by others of deploying overly defensive tactics. Wenger acknowledged that his players may have been affected by their recent struggles against Chelsea but that his own winless streak against Mourinho “didn’t play on my mind at all. “But as long as I get it served every time in press conferences it can have an impact on the team,” he said. “It was important for them to get that hurdle out of the way.” And the Arsenal manager may be tempted to see this win as another sign that his team is finally ready to challenge for the Premier League title again when the season starts next week. However, Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0 in last year’s Community Shield only to falter early in the league before finishing third – and defender Per Mertesacker was careful not to read too much into the victory. “It’s still preseason,” Mertesacker said. “But it keeps our confidence high. I think we deserved it.” Mourinho responded to the defeat by throwing his losers’ medal into the crowd before leaving the pitch.last_img read more

Newcastle out, Liverpool struggle in League Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP):Newcastle’s troubled season lurched to another low when the Premier League strugglers were knocked out of the Capital One League Cup by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, while Liverpool only avoided embarrassment against fourth-tier Carlisle United by winning on penalties yesterday.Liverpool only led briefly in the first half at Anfield through Danny Ings’ goal, with Derek Asamoah quickly levelling to force the game into extra time. In the shoot-out, Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made three saves on his debut to ensure Carlisle was beaten 3-2 in the third round.Newcastle’s home humiliation to a second-string Wednesday side came as Steve McClaren remains winless this season in the Premier League after six games in charge. Lewis McGugan netted for only the second time this season, on his fourth appearance to send Wednesday through with a 1-0 win.Arsenal eliminated Tottenham in a north London derby, with the 2-1 victory secured by Mathieu Flamini grabbing his first career double on his first appearance of the season. Defender Calum Chambers had scored an own goal to level the game before Flamini’s sublime first-time volley sent Arsenal into the fourth round.”I had a point to prove, I haven’t played for a while,” the 31-year-old Flamini said. “But I’m working hard.”Four other Premier League teams had no problem dispensing of lower-league teams.Anthony Martial made it four goals in four games at the start of his Manchester United career by completing a 3-0 victory over Ipswich.Other results: Walsall 1 Chelsea 4; MK Dons 0 Southampton 6; Crystal Palace 4 Charlton 1, Norwich 3 West Brom 0.FOURTH-ROUND DRAWEverton vs NorwichHull vs LeicesterLiverpool vs BournemouthMan City vs Crystal PalaceMan United vs MiddlesbroughSouthampton vs Aston VillaSheffield Wednesday vs ArsenalStoke vs Chelsealast_img read more

Benteke lifts Liverpool

first_imgSUNDERLAND, England (AP):Christian Benteke scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification yesterday.The striker pounced on a flicked pass from Adam Lallana to place a low finish into the bottom corner, just 22 seconds into the second half. Benteke earned Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday, too.Liverpool climbed to seventh in the standings, tied for points (30) with Manchester United but behind their great rivals on goal difference, and five points off the top four with exactly half the season gone.Sunderland stayed next to last with their fifth straight loss in December, and fell seven points from safety as recently hired manager Sam Allardyce struggles to turn around the fortunes of the perennial relegation contenders. Sunderland’s home game against last-place Aston Villa on Saturday assumes even greater significance.It was Benteke’s sixth goal in seven career games against Sunderland – more than he has scored against any other club.”I came to Liverpool to try to score a lot of goals; I’m in good shape,” said Benteke, who has six league goals this season. “I hope I can keep it up.”last_img read more