& # 39; When you see the white shirt, you know exactly what the club stands for, it's huge & # 39 ;: Raheem Sterling greets & # 39; fantastic & # 39; fantastic Real Madrid while Spanish giants make plans for Manchester City star after the ban on the Champions League
- Raheem Sterling was linked this week to a move to Real Madrid
- The 25-year-old has admitted that the Spanish giants have a & # 39; fantastic & # 39; Being a club
- Sterling can leave Manchester City after two years of the League-ban
This week, the 25-year-old was associated with a move to the Bernabeu na City & # 39; s two-year ban on the Champions League due to violations of Financial Fair Play rules.
But he would not wonder if that would lead to an abrupt departure from Etihad Stadium this summer.
& # 39; Now I am at City and I & # 39; am really happy & # 39 ;, he told AS .
& # 39; But I say that Real Madrid is a fantastic club, when you see the white shirt, you know exactly what the club stands for, it's huge. But at the same time I now have a contract with City and I have to respect this. But it's a fantastic club.
& # 39; It is something that you see all the time, but I am a City player and am enjoying it right now, even if things have not gone quite as planned in the competition. & # 39;
His agent, Aidy Ward, confirmed Sterling's commitment to City this week and said: & # 39; Raheem focuses exclusively on Manchester City and will not be distracted by transfers to a club at this time. & # 39;
City finds 22 points drifting from Liverpool in the Premier League but go to Real Madrid next week for the first stage of their Champions League final-16 draw.
Sterling admits: & # 39; We now have a huge opportunity in the Champions League, but I keep saying Real Madrid is a fantastic club, the weather is nice, but I keep saying that I be happy in City. & # 39;
Defeat may be City's last involvement in the competition for some time after UEFA's ruling last week.
The club appeals against the decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the domino effects are already being felt.
According to The Sun Spanish giants Real were already planning to deposit £ 180 million for the English star Sterling before Friday's shock news.
Now they will further increase their efforts in the knowledge that city will have to fasten its belt if they miss a £ 170m Champions League bonanza.
Sterling, 25, is under contract for three more years at Etihad Stadium, and talks started in November to raise his salary from £ 300,000 a week to £ 450,000 a week.
Since Tottenham's 2-0 defeat at the start of the month, he was sidelined due to injuries, but this week he returned to training.
He is contending for the next two games of City against Leicester and Madrid if he can prove his suitability.
& # 39; It brought back a lot of frustration and negativity that I don't want to project or want to have in myself & # 39 ;: Danny Rose nurtures annoyance at the Tottenham exile while he & # 39; brilliant & # 39; Newcastle loan calls for the way new clubs have treated him
employed by Newcastle on loan from Rose, played a bit of a role at Tottenham when Jose Mourinho became manager
Danny Rose has hit the road Tottenham treated him in his last few months before moving to Newcastle – a switch he is grateful for having restored the feeling that he & # 39; missed & # 39; had to be wanted.
the Magpies on loan last month until the end of the Spurs season.
The 29-year-old has been working at Tottenham for 13 years, but has had several disputes with the club over contract disputes and famously gave an outspoken interview in which he criticized their transfer policy.
After the arrival of Jose Mourinho as a manager in November, Rose became a part of the game at the North London club and was involved in a heated exchange with the Portuguese after being left out of the Premier League clash in Watford on January 18.
The left wing sought an explanation from the Tottenham boss after his team was announced the Friday before the game, and Mourinho reasoned that a back injury meant that Rose was not in the best shape to figure out.
An angry Rose, believing he was fit to play, got into conflict with Mourinho during a warm-up training session the Sunday after the game. And the two clashed with increasing votes.
The loan to the north has revitalized Rose and is grateful to Newcastle manager Steve Bruce and all those involved for making them feel welcome.
& # 39; The last three months have been a situation I have not had since I was 18 or 19 under Harry Redknapp (while he was with Spurs) & # 39 ;, is quoted by the Mirror .
Here and see how the staff treats you is brilliant. The players have also been great, and it is a feeling that I have missed.
& # 39; I'm going to make the best of it in the next three months and hopefully we have a great end to the season.
& # 39; Outside the field Steve Bruce has been great with me when I need something. He told me exactly what he expected from me when I joined.
& # 39; Even he who took the time to have that conversation with me was brilliant and it is something that I have missed.
& # 39; I am willing to fight for him in the coming months and I cannot wait to get started. & # 39;
Rose has participated in both Premier League games for Newcastle since both games and wants to get his first win with the St. James & Park outfit when traveling to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
FA staff will be forced to leave Wembley for Euro 2020 while UEFA prepares to move … leaving 35% of employees to work at home
- UEFA broke the news of the rotation for Wembley-based personnel on Thursday
- The governing body of European football will withdraw on May 27
- FA has displaced confirmed staff working from home for a number of days
Martin Braithwaite unveiled at EMPTY Nou Camp after controversial £ 16 million move to Barcelona when Middlesbrough flop seals & # 39; dream & # 39; switch from endangered Leganes – and admits that it is a & # 39; surprise & # 39; was
Martin Braithwaite sealed a dream movement from Leganes to Barcelona this week, but the former Middlesbrough attacker did not welcome heroes to the Nou Camp.
Barca fans are used to filling the historic stadium to celebrate the arrival of a marquee signature. Only photographers, club members and family members of Braithwaite were present when he did kick-ups on the holy grass.
La Liga controversially allowed the ruling champions to complete the £ 16 million movement as an emergency sign, and the unveiling was performed behind closed doors while the 28-year-old wrote a four-year deal.
Barca is supposed to agree to the deal, the doctor led and the player revealed within 24 hours, indicating the urgency after Ousmane Dembele was excluded for the remainder of the season.
Braithwaite said: & # 39; At first I was surprised by Barça & # 39; s interest, but for years I had dreamed of it.
& # 39; I had the ambition to play at that level. I always believed in it. If you are positive, you work hard and you pray, anything is possible. & # 39;
The Denmark ahead scored six of the 18 league goals of Leganes for the club and general manager Martin O of the club rtega has criticized Barca and the divisional governing body for their handling of the transfer.
& # 39; We believe that there is an unfair settlement that Barcelona has benefited from & # 39 ;, Ortega said.
& # 39; The person who is damaged by this is Leganes. We want to raise our voice. The damage is huge.
We do not understand the current regulations in any way. That a team, because a player is injured for the long term, can unilaterally transfer that problem 100 percent to Leganes. & # 39;
& # 39; Barcelona knows the damage it can do with the signing of Braithwaite. We believe that there is an arrangement that is unfair. FC Barcelona has benefited from that regulation. The injured party is Leganes. & # 39;
There were five balls left for lunch when referee Aleem Dar decided that enough was enough.
It indeed spit. And although he had probably seen the prediction and knew that if the players left it was unlikely that they would come back, he could not bear to stay in the middle for another moment. And we wonder why Test cricket is a hard sale for the modern generation.
Predicting weather is far from an exact science, but that Friday's game would be influenced by rain was considered meteorological certainty. The only debate was exactly when.
There were pessimistic estimates that the leaching out would start around noon, optimistic calls from around fifteen and a general consensus that play after lunch seemed unlikely.
However, no provisions were made to advance the start per hour, and no concession that a flexible timetable could give cricket customers extra value for money. Even if Dar had not ended the procedure prematurely, the game would still stop within a few minutes. Lunch had to be obeyed, like the dinner gong in a royal residence.
No account would be taken of the fact that the rain would soon come in and the entertainment would still wash; there was no possibility that the players would survive with drinks and perhaps a snack until the game was impossible to continue. The players released within five balls, even if the game took place in a bright sun with the Apocalypse prediction for 2.30 pm. And again, we wonder why Test cricket is difficult to sell to the modern generation.
It's almost as if people who run Test cricket don't believe in it either. We already know that The Hundred is an attempt to rely on selling cricket to people who don't care, but this disregard for test action seems to stem from the conviction that it is impossible to fix the public on the match
Keep the lunch holy, keep tea in the right place, but God forbids everyone to force more cricket into the daily schedule.
Given that an entire day had already been lost, why did playing not start at 10:00 am, if possible, during the next four days? And given that every weatherman predicted that rain would come PM, why was lunch planned?
PETER KAY REMINDER PLAYGROUND SUPERVISORS
& # 39; You would play and they would go crazy, they could not believe it, they would have attacks, they would all become hysterical. They would stand about 100 meters apart, but they could feel it coming, rain. They would look each other up and down, they could feel it. Smell it – they could smell the rain! One big splodge and – "It spits! It spits, it spits! Everyone inside, everyone inside, it spits. Janice, Barbara, get the kids, go inside, it spits! Outside the playground kids, go inside, save yourself , it's spitting, spitting … "
Seriously, how hungry can anyone be? And what happened with emergency plans or with adaptation to circumstances? One moment we do not need Europe and the other moment we cannot go without catering for two hours?
Lord & # 39; s rejoice over the lunch menu of the players on Twitter. On Friday it was potato, leek and cauliflower soup, grilled chicken, lamb jambalaya, fried cod fillet, tofu parmigiana, shrimp and Marie Rose sauce, Jersey royal potatoes, beans, soft broccoli, carrots, Greek salad, apple and blackberry crumble, lemon and ricotta cheesecake, fresh fruit salad and a selection of ice creams.
And do not forget that this party took place, even if the intervention on the day meant that paying customers were denied almost an hour of the event to see. It was an excellent morning cricket on Friday. England & # 39; s session, but the game is balanced.
Pleasant for the long-suffering locals, Australia may have overplayed their hand by beating second and now losing crucial wickets. Jofra Archer claimed his first victim of the test, but Steve Smith remains.
The problem, however, is that there should have been more. Not just an earlier start, but a recognition that the traditional lunch schedule was inconsistent in the given circumstances.
What would have gone wrong with plans for a break on the hour and for those who were really starving, a small sandwich? And then, if play was possible until 3 p.m., late lunch.
What is wrong with dragging the test game, kicking, screaming and maybe even a bit of hunger in a century in which it is accepted to have many choices and hang out in the pouring rain, waiting for the player's jambalaya which is the least attractive?
If Test cricket has a problem, it is still seeing the spotlights turn on, a few extra overs at the end of the day, or an early tea as a radical experiment in resizing.
This was a test competition that people wanted to see. In Archer, English cricket has a player whose presence will fill grounds.
On Thursday, it was noticeable that many stayed with Lord longer than normal to see him compete against Australia and many more showed up on Friday, despite the doomy forecast.
They should have seen as much Archer, as much cricket as possible. Let's hope tofu parmigiana was worth it.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl & TURNED DOWN moves to Liverpool in December after a phone call because he only wants to go to a club where he will be the first choice & # 39;
- The 20-year-old wanted to relocate a loan in an attempt to secure regular football
- Liverpool offered him the chance to get their No. 2, but he refused their offer
- The keeper said he only wanted to join a club where he would be the first choice
Bayern Munich Goalkeeper Christian Allegedly Fruchtl refused the opportunity to join Liverpol in December.
The Reds called Bayern to ask about the availability of the goalkeeper before the end of 2019, and promised that Fruchtl would be their number 2 behind Alisson Becker if he would join them in the transfer window .
But according to Sport 1 the keeper pointed the goal because he just wanted to become a member of a club where he would be the guaranteed first choice.
The German eventually stayed with Bayern, although the report claims that he still wants a loan with his future next season. remains open.
The younger one currently supports Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich, but with Alexander Nubel joining the club in the summer, Fruchtl is likely to be pushed further into the pecking order.
The keeper played regularly in the third division team of Bayern, but does not have a senior appearance this season.
Adrian has been Liverpool & # 39; s second-choice goalkeeper since joining West Ham in August and has proven to be a safe pair of hands on the occasions when Alisson is injured or suspended.
Caoimhin Kelleher stands behind the Spaniard and was used in the Carabao Cup games of the Reds.
& # 39; What has been put down in recent days is not the case & # 39 ;: Brendan Rodgers denies reports that Leicester has made a move for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has denied that the club has made all approaches for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana.
Lallana, 31, is without contract in the summer and it has been reported that the Foxes have inquired with his representatives.
But Rodgers, at the head of Anfield when Liverpool signed Lallana from Southampton for £ 25 million in 2014, insisted that contact had been made.
& # 39; I have seen many things about Adam and that we have not approached Liverpool and wha, which of course is not the case, "said Rodgers, whose side records Manchester City at home on Saturday.
"But Adam is a great player and not only that he has a great attitude.
& # 39; When I brought him to Liverpool, he was unhappy with injuries early on, but he showed when he is fit and available that he is a fantastic player.
& # 39; He is in the phase of his contract where he wants to have options, I know for sure.
& # 39; But certainly what has been released in recent days is not the case. & # 39;
Leicester remains third in the Premier League despite taking only five points from the last available 15.
They have slipped four points behind City and will try to close the gap in an evening kick-off in the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers is convinced City & # 39; s two-year ban on European competition will get the best out of Pep Guardiola and his players.
& # 39; It will galvanize them like a plow, & # 39; said Rodgers. "These kinds of situations where there are questions about the club.
" The players will become stronger for it, they will show that spirit, I am almost certain of that.
& # 39; They I want to show, whatever the problems are, they are still very, very talented players.
& # 39; It is an ongoing process, of course, but I think Pep and his players are very determined to end the season as strong as possible in every competition they are in. & # 39;
Rodgers, meanwhile, has called on the game authorities to simplify the rules of offside and the referee for video assistant.
Arsene Wenger, FIFA & # 39; s head of global football development, has proposed a new statement, which would mean that a player is considered on-side as a part of his body right behind or behind the last defender state.
& # 39; It's something to discuss, & # 39; Rodgers added. "We are probably here in more controversy with VAR and referee than we have ever had.
" The whole idea was to make it easier, make it easier for the game, so probably one or two things have to happen.
Yes, they have to change the rules or you will improve the technology. It all seems a bit complicated to me. & # 39;
Rodgers confirmed that Wilfred Ndidi (knee) will not be suitable to face City and fellow midfielder Hamza Choudhury has been suspended.
But recent loan with Ryan Bennett and Matty James will both be in conflict.
Chelsea braces itself as Bayern Munich, PSG and Schalke weigh up younger Samuel Iling-Junior when the contract expires
Chelsea are bracing themselves for offers for their highly rated younger Samuel Iling-Junior.
A number of European clubs chase the exciting attacker – such as Bayern Munich Paris Saint Germain, Schalke and Ajax among the clubs to have seen the winger as he neared the end of his youth contract.
The Blues would like to extend the stay of Iling-Junior, but he is a 16-year-old winger who already played for England, younger than 17 and lured abroad.
His performances have drawn parallels with Callum Hudson-Odoi, who also came through the Chelsea academy and is now an established player of the first team.
Iling-Junior can be encouraged by the path for youngsters with Frank Lampard who gives opportunities to likes from Reece James, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham this season.
Moving abroad can also be tempting because a number of English stars like Jadon Sancho have thrived and found opportunities outside the Premier League.
& # 39; I don't close the door for anything & # 39 ;: Adama Traore is open to the exit from Wolves, because winger insists that he & # 39; no problem & # 39; has for Real Madrid despite the history of Barcelona
- ] Adama Traore left Barcelona in 2015 for Aston Villa after success with the B-side
- He was limited to only four first team appearances but says he has no regrets
- The explosive winger made an impression on Wolves this season and scored four goals
- He is associated with a return to Spain and says he is open to a movement
The 24-year-old form has linked him with a stunning move back to Barcelona, but now Real Madrid has entered the race to sign the powerful winger.
Talking about a possible move to the Bernabeu, Traore told the Spanish news channel La Vanguardia : & # 39; problem for me.
I don't close the door for anything. I am very happy here at the moment, the team is fantastic.
& # 39; But both Madrid and Barca will arrive when they have to arrive. & # 39;
Traore spent 11 years in Barcelona, but only made three first team appearances for the Spanish super club.
He played regularly for their renowned B team, but failed to leave in 2015 and left for England.
He explained: & # 39; I have no resentment for what happened.
& # 39; It would not make sense. Certain decisions made by certain people do not mean that I have a problem with the club.
& # 39; But when determining my future I have no problem going to Madrid. It will be based on the decisions that I make with my family. & # 39;
Although Traore is considering a return to Spain, he says he has no regrets for leaving one of the top clubs in Europe.
He said: & It was a decision of mine that influenced Barcelona decisions.
& # 39; There were certain situations that I didn't like, problems with those responsible at the time, and I decided to leave.
& # 39; These are things I will tell in due course, but for now I will keep them to myself. & # 39;
Martin Braithwaite completes controversial £ 16 million move to Barcelona with Leganes abandoned after he was denied the opportunity to sign his own replacement by the Spanish FA
Martin Braithwaite has completed his £ 16 million move to Barcelona from Leganes
The Catalan giants were allowed to draw a striker after being left with only three forward to carry them through to the end of the season – of which only 17 are
As a result, the Catalan giants Leganes Braithwaite & # 39; s released a £ 16 million release fee to keep him available for the weekend.
Barcelona currently has Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez both injured for the foreseeable future.
Dembele has been locked out for six months with a hamstring tear after an operation in Finland last week, while Suarez is unlikely to return this season.
The green light was given to sign Barcelona on Monday morning to sign a replacement after the committee had confirmed the injury as a long-term dismissal, according to the La Liga regulations as a problem that a player keep outside for at least five months.
The Danish striker has scored six goals and given one assist for r wrestling with Leganes over 24 La Liga appearances this season.
Barcelona welcomes Eibar on Saturday at the Nou Camp, when the former Middlesbrough man was able to make his debut.
Braithwaite scored only nine times in 40 appearances during his two-year stint in Middlesbrough, joining the club from Ligue 1 in Toulouse in 2017.
Leganes, who are second from below in La Liga, cannot replace Braithwaite causing fans to become inflamed by the move.