Spurs Fernandes bid failed over cheeky CL and Prem win clauses

first_imgSPURS failed in their bid to sign Bruno Fernandes because the contract they offered included Champions League and Premier League win clauses – even though they have never won either.That is according to a report carried in Portuguese paper O Jogo, where they quote an interview with Sporting president Frederico Varandas.2 Spurs bid £40m for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes but the offer was turned downCredit: AFP or licensorsMan Utd, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham were all in the market for the 24-year-old midfielder who single-handedly saved his club.But now it has been revealed that the only “serious” bid came from Spurs – and it was turned down the very next day.However, the £40m offer included an £18m clause that was for “goals that were to win the Premier League and Champions League”.Varandas said: “We had bids, lots of them, but the only serious bid was £40m from Tottenham, plus £18m for goals that were to win the Premier League and Champions.”After I turned down Tottenham’s bid the next day, I came to the academy to explain why I turned down the bid and to tell Fernandes that he had to stay here until the end of the market if no other bid came along.”This implies that he gave up on his dreams.”But I want players with ambition to go to the Premier League, who want to win the Champions League and want to go to Real Madrid.”I want that, but Bruno also realised that the value they [Spurs] gave to Sporting was not a fair value.”And no matter how good a relationship I have with another player or coach, I will never put that relationship ahead of Sporting’s interests.”Fernandes remains one of Europe’s most sought-after players and is rated at more like £70m.He bagged 32 goals for Sporting last season and grabbed 18 assists in his 53 matches.Latest Spurs newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAnd his exploits even secure him a place in the record books.Chelsea legend Frank Lampard found the net 27 times for the Blues back in 2010 – the biggest tally from a midfielder in Europe.But that figure was smashed by Fernandes – hiking up his transfer fee in the process.2last_img read more

‘Rey Midas’ Monchi does it again, with Lucas Ocampos

first_imgLucas arrived to very young Europe, just 17 years old, from the River Plate Buenosairean. He was signed by Monaco for 13 million to lend it to Marseille three and a half seasons later, in the winter of 2015. That summer, the Olympique bought the footballer and later yielded a campaign to the Genoa Italian. Half a year later he went to Milan, where he would certainly coincide with Suso. After being important for two seasons at the Côte d’Azur club, Monchi decided to bet on him, very wisely. Still 25 years old, Ocampos will be one of the candies of the next summer market. He has already scored 12 goals with Sevilla (10 in the League and two in the Copa del Rey) and is on the way to the best scoring figure of his entire career, the 16 targets that became the 2017-18 with the Olympique de Marseille between all competitions. In Nervión, in addition, he has accumulated three goal passes so far. Monchi does it again. Just one year who returned to Seville, but the King midas world football has multiplied again the market value of various footballers, among which stands out Lucas Ocampos. The winger, international with Argentina since he is in Nervión, already ‘costs’ four times more than the 15 million euros that last summer was they paid for him Olympique de Marseille. Between 50 and 70 million is he value conferred by the CIES Observatory, specialized in statistics and in the market of the five big leagues.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 24, 2020last_img read more

Coutinho, the most affected by Barça with lower wages

first_imgIn Barcelona, ​​the first squad, to which Coutinho belonged until this summer, announced on Monday a cut of 70% in the months in which the Alarm State lasts, extended by the government until April 11. This cut is less than that applied by Bayern players since in Bercelona they forgive enough salary as the months progress but not an annual cap already set as they have done in Germany. Phillipe Coutinho is one of the names on the FC Barcelona start list. The Brazilian went on loan to Bayern this season in exchange for 8.5 million euros and the Bavarians decided to take care of all the salary, thus alleviating the salary mass of the Blaugrana, who are looking for a definitive exit from the midfielder in the next market. Now, with the break due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coutinho is among the most affected at the salary level. In Barcelona he signed one of the highest contracts in the squad for which he receives between eleven and thirteen million euros a year, which now for Bayern. As a result of the league break and lack of income, the Bavarians agreed to a cut with their players of 20% which leaves Coutinho in a tab of between 8.8 and 10.4 million euros. Taking as reference the official dates on the confinement, although it is expected to be longer, Coutinho would have received in Barcelona a sum between the 10 and 12 million euros, more than what, it seems, will charge this year in Munich.Barcelona have recovered part of the investment they made in Coutinho in 2018. The Blaugrana club entered Bayern’s 8.5 million euros for the loan and released one of the most expensive chips in the squad of a player who did not offer the performance expected. The Bavarians, on the other hand, have been more economically affected since Coutinho has not given the expected return on the field and is going to receive one of the highest wages. The Brazilian, in addition to not being reunited with his football, will see his income decrease and he will have to find a new destination when the market opens.Your short-term futureCoutinho’s short and medium-term future leaves two certainties: that he will not continue at Bayern and that he will try to leave FC Barcelona. The Brazilian is interested in returning to the Premier League and, according to the English press, has five clubs interested in him: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City.last_img read more

76ers’ Redick could miss 2 weeks with left leg injury

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Raptors’ DeRozan fined for ‘5-on-8’ comment criticizing refs LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) injures his ankle as Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) looks on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick could miss two weeks with a left leg injury.The 76ers say Redick was hurt Monday during the fourth quarter of their victory over Toronto, and X-rays after the game were negative. However, an MRI on Tuesday revealed bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of the leg.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The team says Redick will be re-evaluated in about 10 days to two weeks.Redick is averaging 17.3 points in his first season in PhiladelphiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

CIOG donates supplies to over 650 persons

first_imgOver 650 persons were assisted by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on Thursday with the donation of supplies for children and elderly persons across the country.A few persons who benefitted from CIOG’s distribution exerciseA formal donation exercise saw mattresses and basic necessities being disbursed to the elderly while stationery and school supplies followed for school-aged students that were in need of assistance. These vulnerable children will also be given textbooks that are needed in the classroom setting.Shaikh Moen-ul-Hack of the organisation told Guyana Times that this exercise was made possible through donors in the diaspora and will continue at Meten-Meer-Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara throughout the week.The International Development Relief Foundation (IDRF) has been funding a number of distribution exercises at the organisation. However, this donation cost about $5 million.“The handing over of mattresses, walkers and adult disposable items for the less fortunate in our community was made possible through the International Development Relief Foundation based in Canada. They have funded a number of projects here in Guyana through the CIOG. More than 450 orphans and vulnerable children in all three counties will benefit from this donation and more than 200 poor elderly persons will benefit from basic necessities which IDRF has funded,” he said.Moen-ul-Hack related that they accept monetary and tangible donations from the public to support these ventures. Persons can also donate their time to deliver the items to the recipients. Over the past year, they have also received assistance from other religious groups.“Our motto is caring and sharing and to be kind to the less fortunate. So the CIOG receives both donations in cash as well as in kind. Our contributions are extended to everyone regardless of race or religion. We accept distribution of clothing, foodstuff, household items and so on.”Victims of flooding, fires and other disasters also receive support whenever the need arises. It was explained that the local community has played an important role in reaching those that require help.“Our local community has stood with us, both corporate and Guyanese individuals right across from Food for the Poor, the Humanitarian Assistance Programme, members of the Hindu as well as Christian organisations,” Moen-ul-Hack expressed.last_img read more

Renaissance Faire opens

first_imgIRWINDALE – As a fog descended onto the row of wooden huts, a kilted Scotsman watched a glassblower demonstrate his skills to a crowd of awed peasants, while a couple in Elizabethan garb cheered and clanged their ale-filled pewter mugs merrily. No, this is not a scene from a Shakespearean play. It happened Saturday, at the 45th annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area.The event, which loosely recreates a 16th-century English country fair, was founded in 1963 in Agoura and has grown into a popular local attraction, drawing an estimated 25,000 people every weekend.The fair is being held through May 20 and features more than 1,000 costumed performers, dozens of booths selling traditional British fare – such as Shepherd’s Pye and fish and chips, jewelry, swords and other wares – and demonstrations of skills, from jousting to papermaking. “It’s just about as fun as video games, and maybe a little bit more fun,” said Medina, of La Puente.At one point in the day, a royal procession paraded, bellowing “God Save the Queen!” and carrying Queen Elizabeth I – also known as actress Gay Linn Kirkpatrick.An odd sight in Southern California, but just another day at the Faire.fred.ortega@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 “This is unlike any other modern entertainment experience,” said kilt-clad Kevin Kerr, 32, of Monrovia, who volunteers at the fair. “I don’t believe Disney, Universal Studios can compare, as far as the educational aspect. Children can learn real skills here.”Armando Sosa, the glassblower, has been creating glass art pieces in a studio for years. But he said he likes working before a crowd.“I’m giving back, sharing what I’ve learned, because not too many people know about glassblowing,” said Sosa, 31, of Orange, who learned the art at Cal State San Bernardino. “Machines can do it now, but you get a more personal feel from each piece \, each piece is unique.”And while Sosa and his partner, Mark Lindey, 49, use a propane-fired furnace for their craft, all the other techniques and tools they use are the same as those used by glass artisans for millennia.Valores Medina, 12, who was dressed in 21st-century clothing, enjoyed trying his hand at stone- and axe-throwing.last_img read more

Golf fees, late-in-day prices rise

first_imgThe cost of teeing off at Los Angeles County golf courses and parks will get a little more costly July 1, but swimming in county lakes will be free. To help pay for increased costs at the world’s largest municipal golf system, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase the cost of an 18-hole round by up to $1 and a nine-hole round by up to 50 cents. Another golf course improvement fee of between 50 cents and $1 might be added at a later date. The increase is the first in three years and means weekend and holiday rates at regulation 18-hole courses will go up from $28 to $29. The weekend and holiday rates at regulation nine-hole courses will jump from $16.50 to $17. Meanwhile, a new super-twilight golf greens fee for a round at the regulation nine-hole courses will cost $6.50 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. The new fee is for teeing off late in the afternoon, which until now has been free. “The department’s goal is to continue to provide quality, affordable golf to the community,” Department of Parks and Recreation Director Russ Guiney said. “This will be the first increase in green fees since 2004. Overall, Los Angeles County will still be offering the most affordable green fees among municipal golf courses in Southern California.” The county will continue to offer 50 percent golf fee discounts during historically low-demand periods and during promotional events at its 19 courses. Since 2004, the cost to operate county courses has increased and the amount of money going into golf improvement funds has failed to keep up with the cost to maintain and improve the links. A recent survey found greens fees charged at county courses are significantly less than the average fees charged at similar public courses throughout the county. At county lakes, the $2 swimming fee has been eliminated because of difficulties in restricting access to swim beaches at regional parks. To help restore facilities at county parks, the supervisors established a $60 per hour rental charge – with a four-hour minimum – for large park facility rooms with a capacity of 250 or more. The fee for full-service kitchens will rise from $35 to $55. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Allen’s case should make civil libertarians shudder

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson In 1974, Allen arranged the burglary of Fran’s Market in Fresno. After having his son’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Mary Sue Kitts, strangled to death for her knowledge of his role in the crime, Allen was convicted of first-degree murder and began serving a life sentence at Folsom State Prison. “While in prison,” states the California Department of Corrections report, “Allen plotted to kill the people who had informed on him and gotten him prison time.” This plot included fellow inmate Billy Ray Hamilton – who, according to the Attorney General’s Office, was supplied a “hit list” by Allen. In 1980, a paroled Hamilton went to Fran’s Market and killed Bryon Schletewitz (who was on the hit list), 27, Douglas Scott White, 18, and Josephine Linda Rocha, 17, with a sawed-off shotgun. Allen was later convicted of three counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances and conspiracy to murder eight witnesses from his first trial, and began his stay on Death Row on Dec. 2, 1982. “Evidence of Allen’s guilt is overwhelming,” Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw wrote. “He has shown himself more than capable of arranging murders from behind bars. If the death penalty is to serve any purpose at all, it is to prevent the very sort of murderous conduct for which Allen was convicted.” Suppose it was assured that every such killer would receive life without the possibility of ever being paroled: Many Californians would support that. But civil libertarians would undoubtedly throw a fit at the extra isolationist measures we should also take with these inmates to keep the Clarence Ray Allens of the world from striking again, to keep those on the outside safe as killers stage a multitude of appeals and may want to get rid of witnesses. If killers were truly jailed – allowed so little freedom that conspiracies could not be hatched and executed from within, that victims’ families and witnesses would not be harassed or live in fear of retribution – support for the death penalty would drop. However, as things stand, you’ll continue to see death penalty support fostered by frustration as killers slip through the system to strike again; you’ll also see Californians’ frustration at the death penalty itself mount as decades pass from sentencing to punishment. Sympathetic cases – however such sympathy for a murderer may be misplaced – will arise from time to time that erode public support for capital punishment. Despite his age and infirmities, Allen is not one of those cases. This is the man whom Californians fear when they voice even tepid support for the death penalty – the man who lacks empathy, knows no remorse, and won’t hesitate to kill again should it serve his purpose. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stanley Tookie Williams was still a front-page headline, his supporters still in fighting form, when Clarence Ray Allen petitioned Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for clemency. Attorneys for Allen – who is set to die at San Quentin on Jan. 17 – filed their petition the day of the controversial execution of quadruple-murderer Williams, arguing that their client’s advanced age (75) and infirmities made lethal injection a cruel and unusual punishment. They’ve also argued that making him walk to the execution chamber would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is hardly the countdown for Allen that took place in the form of staged protests and slick punditry on Williams’ behalf. Allen’s backers lean on emotional arguments that inflicting capital punishment on a diabetic heart-attack survivor in a wheelchair is excessive and unnecessary. Then again, if the justice system moved a little faster, we wouldn’t see his age brought up as a defense argument. last_img read more

Henry ‘offered youth coaching roles at West Ham and Watford’

first_img Henry has been offered a route back into coaching by West Ham and Watford 1 Thierry Henry has been offered a route back into football coaching by West Ham and Watford after falling out with Arsene Wenger over his punditry role with Sky Sports, according to The Sun. Wenger delivered the Arsenal legend an ultimatum to choose between his role working with Arsenal youngsters or regular appearances on live Premier League matches. Henry – who earns £4million-a-year at Sky Sports – decided he’d rather continue his TV work and cut his links with the Gunners.But West Ham and Watford have offered hima  route back in to complete his Pro Licence and continue his punditry role. Watford train next door to Arsenal, on the Gunners former training base at London Colney, just north of London, not far from when Henry lives.last_img read more

Peace march grows in Valley

first_img “As Latinos, we need to seek out these positive role models because we’re given the worst role models on TV and in this administration,” said Pablo Paredes, a 24-year-old former Navy weapons control technician who was court-martialed last year for refusing to board a ship that was part of the U.S. war effort in Iraq. He too has marched from Tijuana. “It’s been three years of bombs dropping on Iraq and Afghanistan and immigrants going to war,” he said. Students from Alhambra High School were bused in to join the rally. Many said they had a relative in the military. “I feel this war is messed up,” said Salvador Alcala, 16. “People are going to this war and getting killed. It’s like people are just signing up to die.” The peace march will continue today and is expected to end in San Francisco on March 26. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 susan.abram@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “When my son died in (President George W.) Bush’s illegal war, I promised myself that if I can’t defend my son’s life, I would protect my son’s comrades,” Suarez del Solar told the crowd. “That’s why I walk. I want to see you in high school go on to college and become leaders. Bush is not the owner of this country. You are the owners of this country.” While the hundreds of protests held worldwide this week on the third anniversary of the war called for an end to the fighting, Suarez del Solar and others said the small peace march also symbolized the need for the Latino voice to be heard. They say military recruiters are targeting illegal immigrants with promises of citizenship, or luring high school students who can’t pass standardized exams to join. Dolores Huerta, the well-known co-founder of the United Farm Workers, and social activist who once shouted “Uvas no!” or “No grapes!” with Cesar Chavez, lent her voice to the rally by calling on supporters to say no to the war. “We must boycott this war. They want all your young people to go to the military,” she said. “I have 11 children. I cannot imagine losing one of them.” Others said Suarez del Solar’s example will motivate young people in the Latino communities to speak out. SAN FERNANDO – A four-man peace march from Tijuana to San Francisco passed through the San Fernando Valley on Monday, drawing more than 100 supporters opposed to the war in Iraq. Bare-chested dancers and drummers in Aztec attire braved falling temperatures to greet more than 100 protesters who joined the original four marchers at Cesar Chavez Park in the city of San Fernando. Holding signs with photographs of Chavez, Mohandas Gandhi and la Virgen de Guadalupe, marchers from local high schools and California State University, Northridge, shouted anti-war slogans. They came to support Fernando Suarez del Solar, a 50-year-old Escondido man who organized the California March for Peace in memory of his son Jesus Suarez, a Marine who was one of the first Latinos to die in the conflict. Suarez del Solar and three others started the march in Tijuana on March 12. last_img read more