Spurs starlet Troy Parrott, 17 – dubbed new Harry Kane – being eyed by Bayern

first_imgTOTTENHAM starlet Troy Parrott is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich as they pursue yet another Premier League youngster.Mail Online reports Bundesliga champions Bayern are preparing a shock move for 17-year-old Parrott, dubbed the new Harry Kane, having been impressed with his progress this season.2New Spurs manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping to hold on to Parrott, who joined Spurs aged 14 after they fought off the competition to sign the highly rated youngster from Dublin.Sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino gave Parrott his first team debut by starting him against Colchester Utd in the Carabao Cup back in September.However, Mourinho is famed for splashing the cash and buying in talent as he is the highest spending manager of all time, having paid a total of £1.4billion for players.Mourinho’s reputation of signing players before promoting from within could mean that his appointment at Spurs may encourage Parrott to take up an opportunity with Bayern in Germany.2 Pochettino gave Parrott his first team debut for Spurs in the Carabao CupCredit: ReutersIn the last two transfer windows Bayern had focused their efforts on trying to lure Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, away from Chelsea but after he signed a new five-year deal in September they have turned their attention to Irish prospect Parrott.Bayern are hoping to emulate the success of Borussia Dortmund, who signed England’s Jadon Sancho from Man City in 2017 and are closely monitoring the English market for future stars.Teenager Parrott’s Tottenham contract expires in 2021 and Bayern are hoping to seal his arrival before Spurs are able to sign him up to a bumper long term deal.Parrot made his senior Ireland debut last week against New Zealand and assisted his side’s second goal in a 3-1 win. He has a prolific goalscoring record at youth level, finding the net 15 times in just 13 games for Spurs’ under-18 side.His goalscoring exploits have drawn comparisons with Spurs striker and England captain Harry Kane but the similarities don’t stop there as both have a shared love of golf off the field.Mourinho is first hoping to keep hold of Kane and then if he can convince Parrot to stay amid the interest from Bayern, the two could form a potent partnership up front for Spurs for years to come.last_img read more

Four former cricket stars to visit PNG

first_imgThe four are:  former England One Day International (ODI) captain Adam Hollioake, New Zealand Test cricketer /national coach Mark Greatbatch, Australian women’s test cricketer/national coachCathryn Fitzpatrick and former Australian Test cricketer Brad Hodge.They will be here tohelp address the issue of the rising cause of deaths in the country due to driving while under the influence of alcohol.The Big Bash Event will include media conferences, school visits and high performance training programs.The biggest drawcard will be the Legends Big Bash Cricket friendly game where all the four stars will play alongside the Barramundis and Lewas at Amini Park on October 16th.Also supporting the event for the first time is the community based advocacy group, theCoalition For Change (CFC).last_img read more

Aguado, near Numancia

first_imgThe jienense signed with Valladolid in January 2019, but he was assigned in the Cordova. With the Pucela team he has played 129 minutes divided between two Copa del Rey games in which he scored two goals. In the absence of minutes, he has not played any in the League, the midfielder will look for more opportunities outside of Valladolid.Watery It has 42 experience matches in LaBiga SmartBank after its passage through Córdoba the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. fifteen Álvaro Aguado is close to reaching Numancia. AS has already reported the interest of the Numantinos in the Valladolid midfielder. The player, who has been on the Rayo agenda, will not follow in the footsteps of De Frutos and it seems that he will end up defending the colors of the Soriano team. Real ValladolidMidfield playerSpain Alvaro Aguadocenter_img Statistics NumanciaSpain News Statisticslast_img read more

Moya, injured; and Januzaj, pending his future, casualties against Betis

first_imgSurprises on the summoned list of the Real society to play against him Betis in the Benito Villamarín. Surprise for the absences. They have not traveled to Seville or Miguel Ángel Moyá, nor Adnan Januzaj, two fixed in the calls of the San Sebastian team, although the reasons are very different. 13 eleven In the case of the goalkeeper Balearic, its absence from the list of summoned is because he is injured, suffers a little discomfort in his left knee for which he has stayed in Saint Sebastian, hoping he can recover for the Wednesday Cup match. We must remember that Moyá ends contract this season, but has already talked to the club that You will make the optional season you have in your contract effective. The Belgian has a different situation in the club Adnan Januzaj, with a contract until 2022, but always with a sign in the European market to leave the San Sebastian club, where has not finished offering the performance he promised when he was signed to Manchester United. Already last summer he threatened his departure, but in the end he had no firm offer to raise his gear. Now in january in Donostiarra club did not consider his departure, but in the face of this summer. Another thing is what the player wants, who has always been aware of the market, especially if he does not have the minutes that a player of his quality should have in a club like the Real. Regular of the bench in the league, its role is reduced to the Copa del Rey in which he is the owner.For that reason Your agent listens to offers that may come to present to the Royal and leave now in January, although they have not raised their departure. In that sense, from Italy it is spoken with great force of Rome’s interest in seizing its services, through an assignment until the end of the season with an option to buy 15 million euros in June If it works on Calcium. Imanol Sheriff He has left it out of the list of summoned, in anticipation of a possible negotiation to close the operation via Rome, something that is not at all ruled out. If the Oriotarra coach has left him out for Sevilla it is because he does not see him mentally ready to play in the league, because the Belgian has not traveled by technical decision, he has no discomfort. In fact, instead he has traveled even Ruben Brown, a footballer who had only entered a league call so far.last_img read more

Barça planning, naked

first_imgFatality has extreme Barça situation. Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, the supposed two lateral holders, have fallen injured. And in the Champions League, the outlook with a round of eighths is worrying. Busquets Y Vidal they will not play by penalty, Braithwaite cannot do it and it is not guaranteed that by then Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto can play. Busquets and Rakitic they sent messages on the subject After the game against Naples. Setien It has positioned itself as club man But, whether there are injuries or not, and even if the current injured recover, they have been shivering. Barça only has three centrals of the first team and one of them, Umtiti, have chronic problems in the knee left. If Piqué’s injury is joined, the picture is dramatic and is in the hands of the central Araújo, the subsidiary. The sides are folded and in the midfield, there is relatively sufficient pieces. In the lead, however, Messi and Griezmann They are the only players of the first team who can play both competitions. Braithwaite will throw a wire in The league Y Ansu, still player of subsidiary, It is almost the first team. But with 17 years does not seem that this end of the season in which everything is played is the best time for it to grow. Although if he knocks on the door, Setién will make him a place.The point is that the Barca, February 26, only has 12 players first template field healthy Y One of them cannot play Champions. The circumstances that have concurred have concurred, looking at planning is a must. “It has been like that,” Busquets said. Sometimes there is no need to say more. Today, at Barça they have left healthy two goalkeepers, Neto and Ter Stegen, and twelve first team players: Semedo, Umtiti, Lenglet, Junior, De Jong, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Arthur, Messi, Griezmann and Braithwaite. Some have asterisk. Vidal and Busquets will not be able to play the second round of Champions against Naples. Braithwaite, that was signed after close the second UEFA registration deadline, neither can play in Europe.Be that as it may, the Barça planning it’s been Naked. Although it is fair to put some asterisks. To start, in September 2017, shortly after landing at Barça, Valverde he warned: “I don’t like the very long templates“That was known by Robert, sports director, the first year, and Abidal and Ramon Planes in his second course. The thing is, maybe, the rationing has been out of hand and the template has gone from thin to rickety.Barça decided this winter to do without Todibo and Aleñá. By then, the decision already seemed risky. At least with the French central, because it is true that in the midfield there was overbooking. Stranger was the lead. With Suárez injured and Dembélé without giving any evidence of reliability after his injury to Borussia Dortmund, the club decided to sell to Carles Pérez. Shortly after, I trembled He was injured but by then the deadline for signings was already closed. The incorporation that had to be attacked when the Uruguayan was injured only it accelerated when Barça managed to justify that the absence Dembélé would be long lasting. But by then Braithwaite, that has had a good debut, already could not be registered in Champions.last_img read more

Feliciano: “There is a possibility that the Mutua Madrid Open will be held at the end of the year”

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant and director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Feliciano López, assured that there is “a small likelihood” that the Madrid event will be held at the “end of the 12 months”, Though he acknowledged that it is a “small” choice with out providing the hypothetical dates of the solely Masters 1000 that is held in Spain.The toledano regretted that the Mutua Madrid Open can not be held at these dates, it was scheduled from Might 1 to 10, however he left the door open for a calendar readjustment at the end of the season. “There is a small likelihood that it will be held at the end of the 12 months. It is small,” Feliciano stated in his interview on Antena 3’s ‘El Hormiguero’.“If we will’t do it, it will be subsequent 12 months. We’re very unhappy, however everybody has been very understanding with the determination. From the gamers, sponsors, and so forth., as a result of the very first thing is well being, “added the director of the Mutua Madrid Open, whose place premiered final 12 months giving the substitute to the legendary Manolo Santana. Additional, Feliciano López highlighted the “nice job” he has had today with the group of the digital event that Murray and Bertens have received. “We did a event that has been a nice success with top-level gamers taking part in from house. Bertens is the present royal champion. He has received it in each methods, “he pressured.On the different hand, the manchego participant stated that he doesn’t belief that tennis can recuperate its exercise quickly. “I’m not very optimistic as a result of tennis has a large drawback that different sports activities don’t have. It is a very international sport. Gamers from many alternative international locations participate in the identical event, “he stated.“The world must be fully open so that all tennis gamers can transfer freely. We have now to be positive that we will all compete equally of circumstances. It will not be honest for a Spanish, for instance, to journey to a event and an American, no. I feel that the tennis gamers will be one of the final to recuperate exercise, “he settled.Lastly, the present Davis Cup champion was requested about how he is residing the confinement on this time of coronavirus. “One of the optimistic issues that I’ve discovered has been having fun with being at house greater than two weeks in a row. It is one thing that I’ve not been in a position to do for 20 years in my life. I need to get one thing good out of this troublesome second, “he stated.last_img read more

Boyz storm to top of CFU rankings

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Propelled by their historic run in the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have stormed up the rankings to claim the top spot in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).In the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, Jamaica jumped 21 spots to be 55th in the world – a significant rise considering their 76th-place ranking a month ago.Trinidad and Tobago, who also experienced a measure of Gold Cup success last month, have leapt eight places in the FIFA rankings to be 56th. They now lie second in CFU.Jamaica’s upward movement came as little surprise, especially after they upset the form books to reach the final of the Gold Cup.They went down 3-1 in the championship game to Mexico.(FIFA rankings are in brackets.)1. Jamaica (55)2. Trinidad & Tobago (56)3. Haiti (84)4. Antigua & Barbuda (105)5. St Vincent & the Grenadines (115)6. St Kitts & Nevis (119)6. Cuba (119)8. Dominican Republic (129)9. St Lucia (131)10. Bermuda (135)11. Aruba (137)12. Barbados (138)13. CuraÁao (148)14. Puerto Rico (150)15. Guyana (152)last_img read more

Oshane Bailey – good start to 2016

first_imgFormer national champion, Oshane Bailey, is looking forward to an injury-free season and a bid for a place in the Jamaican Olympic team.Speaking just after a controlled 100-metre win at the Western Relays in Montego Bay on Saturday, Bailey was cautiously optimistic about his prospects for 2016.Asked to assess his early season races, he said: “Yes, fairly good start to the season right now.”At the Grace Jackson/Queens meet two weeks earlier, he looked zippy over 60 metres, as he stopped the National Stadium clock at 6.60 seconds. On Saturday in Montego Bay, he smoothly sprinted to a winning time of 10.32 seconds. His run was aided by a wind barely over the allowable limit at 2.2 metres per second.He said his move from Akan Track Club to the GC Foster College of Physical Education and the Sprintec Club has been “alright so far”. He had been coached by Michael Clarke ever since his transfer from Vauxhall High School to Calabar High, and stayed with Clarke at Akan when his schoolboy days ended in 2009. Now he is coached by Maurice Wilson.His new training partners include 2008 Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Sherone Simpson and 2014 Commonwealth 200-metre winner, Rasheed Dwyer.”I’m getting myself used to the camp right now,” he said of his new training environment at Angels, Spanish Town, where the college is located.His senior career started well as he beat Olympic finalist Michael Frater to win the 2010 national 100-metre title and reached the Commonwealth Games final. Now 26, he set his personal best of 10.11 at the 2010 NACAC Under 23 championships.Consistent since then in the 10.1 range, he got a taste of high-level international action as anchorman of the Jamaican 4×100 team in the heats at the 2013 World Championships.With injury trouble and the change of camps behind him, Bailey is taking the Olympic year step by step. The three-time individual Boys’ Championships medal winner has straightforward goals for this season.”Going to the Trials injury- free, going to make the final,” he said. “The rest will come.”last_img read more

Barcelona cruise, Bayern rally at the death

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Barcelona’s big three of Lionel Messi, Luis Su·rez and Neymar all scored to beat Arsenal 3-1 yesterday, sending the defending champions into the Champions League quarter-finals for a ninth consecutive season with a 5-1 victory on aggregate.Leading the tie after Messi scored both goals in a 2-0 first-leg win, Su·rez passed for Neymar to open the scoring in the 18th minute at Camp Nou.Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny struck in the 51st and the English side threatened to add another, before Su·rez answered with an acrobatic goal in the 65th.Messi chipped in Barcelona’s third with two minutes to play, following a pair of timely stops by goalkeeper Marc-AndrÈ ter Stegen to protect the lead.Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger, whose side was eliminated from the round of 16 for a sixth straight year, said Barcelona’s strike trio took the game to the level of “art”.”We played against the team with the best strikers I have seen,” Wenger said. “The three together are exceptional. Messi is incredible. They are two or three players who transform normal life into art.”BAYERN MUNICH ADVANCEAlso yesterday, Bayern Munich fought back to beat Juventus 4-2 in extra time to advance.Thomas Mueller equalised in the first minute of injury time, and Bayern Munich scored two more goals in extra time.Thiago Alcantara scored in the 108th minute to put Bayern ahead for good in the second-leg match of the last 16 and Kingsley Coman, on loan from Juventus, added the hosts’ fourth goal just two minutes later to seal a 6-4 victory on aggregate.Bayern trailed 2-0 at half-time after goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado put Juventus firmly in charge. The home side looked to be on the way out until Robert Lewandowski scored in the 73rd and Mueller’s late header changed everything.”To score four goals against an Italian side, wow, compliments to my team,” Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said.last_img read more

Simmons’ sacking demoralised Windies – Bravo

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Veteran West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo yesterday revealed that the West Indies Cricket Board’s decision to axe “trusted” head coach Phil Simmons on the day of the squad’s departure for Dubai, had left the Caribbean side demoralised for the ongoing limited overs tour against Pakistan. Speaking on local radio here, Bravo, who was a member of the Twenty20 squad that suffered a humiliating 3-0 whitewash last week, said the players and management team appeared “lost” during the series and the dressing room lacked a positive atmosphere. He said Simmons in his short time with the squad, had built up a high level of trust with the players, an element that was now missing from the West Indies squad. “I’m very passionate about the game so whenever I step on a cricket field I give a hundred per cent,” Bravo told i95.5 FM here. “But the honest truth is, it is very difficult for a bunch of guys – collectively – 15 guys to switch on and go play in a series when on the day of the team travelling, they find out that their head coach was fired. Which organisation in the world would do things like that? “[Simmons was] the most successful coach the team had in recent years in his short stint. I’m sure the people of the Caribbean see the positive signs with and within the team. “We went on, we won the [T20] World Cup … [we played well] in the Tri-Nations against two very powerful ODI teams and yet still, moments before the team flies to Dubai, they fired the coach so it will definitely affect the morale of the team and the players.” West Indies have looked a shadow of themselves on tour, losing all five limited overs games to date with a series of ordinary performances, and this led to rampant speculation over the level of team morale owing to Simmons’ sudden departure. The reigning T20 World champions, West Indies looked anything but as they crashed to nine-wicket, 16-run and eight-wicket defeats in the three-match series in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Their shocking effort in the final game in Abu Dhabi when they managed just 103 for five from their 20 overs batting first, was perhaps the clearest sign that was all was not well behind the scenes. Bravo, who got the only half-century for the tourists during the T20 series, said the team environment had been low-keyed throughout. “I’ve been in the team for 12 years and if it is one coach I actually see come there and the players really, really look up to and really enjoyed playing for [was Simmons]. The players had that trust with Simmons and it is no longer there anymore,” the outspoken Bravo continued. “I was there in Dubai and basically players were lost, the management team looked lost … we were looking like school kids again. The team meetings had no sort of positive input or anything like that. It was like we were just there.” Following Bravo’s departure at the end of the T20 series, the West Indies one-day squad enjoyed little change in fortune, losing both opening games in Sharjah to already concede the three-match series. Bravo, who in the past found himself at the centre of a players impasse with the WICB over the abandoned tour of India two years ago, said if there was not a “drastic” intervention soon, West Indies cricket could be seriously damaged. “For me to come out and talk about these things now is because, one, I’m hurting; two, I’m seeing that our cricket actually has nowhere to go and that’s the honest truth,” Bravo said frankly. The WICB announced just prior to the Pakistan series that it had parted ways with Simmons because of “differences in culture and strategic approach” but did not elaborate. His removal was the second major change in team management in the space of weeks as successful two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, was sacked in August.last_img read more