Transfers you might have missed during Euro 2016

first_img Stipe Perica (Chelsea to Udinese) – £3m – Signed by the Blues in 2013 from NK Zadar in a £2m move aged 18, Perica never stood a chance at Stamford Bridge. Two loan spells later, he’s off to Udinese (where he had last been) for £3m, which means they’ve made some money on him. 12 12 12 12 Timo Werner (Stuttgart to RB Leipzig) – £8m – You are likely to here about RB Leipzig a lot next season. The Red Bull owned club were promoted to the Bundesliga this campaign and have set about landing several talented young players. Werner has now been added to their ranks after being linked with Tottenham in the past. With Euro 2016 and the Copa American both going on at the moment it’s hard to keep up with all the latest football news.It’s the summer, so transfer deals are beginning to take place, even though a huge number of stars are in France and America.Over the last two weeks moves have taken place and they may well have sneaked past your attention, especially when you’re keeping tabs on Austria v Hungary – who knows when you might have to know all about Laszlo Kleinheisler.So which transfers might you have missed? Click the right arrow above to find out… 12 Mateo Casierra (Deportivo Cali to Ajax) – £4.2m – Quick, skilful and a capable finisher, the 19-year-old is set to be the next Colombian strike star on your radar after signing for the Dutch giants. In two seasons at Deportivo Cali, the youngster has already scored 12 goals in 43 games. 12 Alberto Paloschi (Swansea City to Atalanta) – £6m – Two goals (against Tottenham and Stoke) in 10 Premier League games wasn’t enough for the Swans to hold onto the striker they signed in January. He moves back to Serie A as Francesco Guidolin continues to rebuild his side. 12 Emerson Hyndman (Fulham to Bournemouth) – Undisclosed compensation fee – Promising American international midfielder Hyndman is swapping west London for the south coast as he looks to progress his career. Given limited game time in the Championship, he could now be allowed to flourish by Cherries boss Eddie Howe in the Premier League. Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid to Villarreal) – £8m – Once rumoured with a move to Liverpool, the Russian has finally quit the Bernabeu and has joined the team he enjoyed a loan spell with during the 2014/15 season. Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica to Atletico Madrid) – £19.7m – Unlucky, Manchester United fans, it wasn’t to be. You may have been linked with the Argentine’s signature for around four years but now he’s off to join Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos. His ability to play on the left could free up Koke to star in central midfield. 12 Raphael Guerreiro (FC Lorient to Borussia Dortmund) – £9.5m – Liverpool attempted to land the Portuguese star earlier this year but Dortmund beat them and, allegedly, Barcelona, to his signature. The left-back impressed in Ligue 1 last season and has started twice for Portugal at Euro 2016. 12 12 12 Joao Carlos Teixeira (Liverpool to Porto) – Free transfer – The talented Portuguese youngster didn’t get much of a chance at Liverpool, he was only loan at Brighton last season and now has jumped ship to Porto following the expiration of his contract. 12 Jannik Vestergaard (Werder Bremen to Borussia Monchengladbach) – £11m – The Foals are set to start next season with Danish Dynamite at centre-back. Vestergaard, a colossal 6ft 6in, will partner Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen in a young and exciting team, even if they have lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal. Miralem Pjanic (Roma to Juventus) – £25m – The talented Bosnian midfielder was always likely to leave the Italian capital this summer. His destination though, instead of the Premier League, has been been confirmed as Turin, significantly strengthening their Serie A title rivals. Manchester United reportedly turned the player down as they mull over a move for Paul Pogba. Anthony Stokes (Celtic to Blackburn Rovers) – Free transfer – On loan at Hibernian last year, Stokes helped the Edinburgh outfit win the Scottish Cup by beating Rangers. Now he’s rocking up at Ewood Park to give English football another crack after failing to impress with Arsenal, Sunderland, Sheffield United or Crystal Palace.last_img read more

Gareth Barry: Record-breaker, great Premier League survivor

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chooks’ Austin won’t back down in possible clash vs Blatche in Champions Cup That’s still not the case for Barry. Only last year, he was being hailed as “one of the best English players ever” by his then-coach at Everton, Roberto Martinez, who is admittedly prone to hyperbole, after a man-of-the-match performance against Man City in the League Cup semifinals.He was a much-cherished member of City’s Premier League title-winning team in 2011-12, shoring up the midfield to allow Yaya Toure to rampage forward. He had turned down a move to Liverpool to join City.Barry has slotted seamlessly into his new surroundings at West Brom, where he has replaced another veteran midfielder in Darren Fletcher.“They’re bastions of this sport,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. “The young players at our football club, I hope they realize how lucky they are to see someone of that quality and that ilk.”Barry has worn the captain’s armband for England on several occasions among his 53 caps for his country. Globally, however, the most vivid image of Barry in an England jersey was in 2010 when he trailed in the wake of Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Germany’s final goal in its 4-1 win in the round of 16 at the World Cup.Outside of the Premier League era that started in 1992, goalkeeper Peter Shilton holds the appearance record for England’s top flight with 849 games. Former Chelsea defender/midfielder John Hollins has made more outfield appearances in the top flight than any other player, with 714. “It’s a huge number when you think about it,” Barry said ahead of his potentially record-breaking game. “It’s gone so quickly.”Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 league games for Manchester City, 131 league games for Everton and has featured in four league games for West Brom.Having started out as a center back equally comfortable at left back, he is now an out-and-out holding midfielder—perhaps the best position on a soccer field for someone his age, as it involves a player using his head as much as his legs.Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates.“No one has said, ‘What are you doing still playing?’” the 36-year-old Barry said. “Everyone said, ‘Play as long as possible.’ You stop when you stop enjoying it and I’ll know when I’ve had enough and can’t keep up with the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth Barry gestures, during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United, at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich. Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance if he is selected by West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Barry is currently level with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs on 632 appearances. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Arsene Wenger was days away from winning the Premier League for the first time as Arsenal manager. Michael Owen was English soccer’s latest player of the season.The original Ronaldo had a couple of months left as the world’s most expensive player.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight It was May 2, 1998, and in a fairly non-descript occasion at Hillsborough, Gareth Barry—a 17-year-old defender with floppy dark hair and already a cultured left foot—came on as a 49th-minute substitute for Aston Villa in its 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.A remarkable, if understated, career was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMore than 19 years later, Barry is still playing in England’s top division and, on Monday, will break the Premier League’s appearance record if selected by West Bromwich Albion for its away match at Arsenal.It will be Barry’s 633rd appearance in the most-watched league in the world, surpassing the record he held jointly with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs. Of his current tally of 632, he has started 600 of them. It is a testament to Barry’s longevity, adaptability and quality that he has lasted so long in the fast-paced, blood-and-thunder world of English soccer. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

a month agoTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naples

first_imgTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naplesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo Liverpool fans were assaulted prior to the Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday.Both fans were assaulted before kick-off but were able to attend the game.The police statement read: “At around 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it was reported a number of males on scooters approached the fans at a bar in the city before assaulting them.”Two men from the UK, aged 26 and 46, sustained superficial cuts and grazes to the head and were treated at the scene before continuing to attend the match.”Local police are aware and Merseyside Police are working with police colleagues in Naples to assist in the policing of the Champions League fixture.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Passenger vehicle sales hit speed breaker grow just 27 in FY19

first_imgNew Delhi: Passenger vehicle sales in India rose just 2.7 per cent in 2018-19 as weak customer sentiment led by liquidity crunch, high vehicle prices and uncertainty revolving forthcoming elections put brakes on the sales growth in the segment. According to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Monday, domestic passenger vehicles (PV) sales were at 33,77,436 units in 2018-19 beating the previous record of 32,88,581 units in 2017-18. However, despite new product launches, sales failed to revv up during the second half of the last fiscal which had even prompted the industry body to lower the sales forecast for the PVs from the earlier estimate of 8-10 per cent to 6 per cent. The final figure of 2.7 per cent is even lower than that. “If we look at the positive side then we have continued to grow, though not in high single-digit or double-digits, but low single-digit. Also, it is the highest-ever sales and production in a financial year,” SIAM President Rajan Wadhera told reporters here. Domestic car sales in 2018-19 were at 22,18,549 units as against 21,74,024 units in 2017-18, displaying a growth of 2.05 per cent. Utility vehicles (UV) sales were at 9,41,461 units last fiscal as against 9,22,322 units in 2017-18, a growth of 2.08 per cent. However, exports of PVs were down 9.64 per cent at 6,76,193 units in 2018-18 as against 7,48,366 units in 2017-18. “In the year gone by, we faced many challenges. The biggest being high commodity prices during the year which prompted companies to hike vehicle prices which impacted demand. Further issues like compulsory insurance, liquidity crunch at funding companies impacted the sales,” Wadhera said. With the current fiscal lined up with many challenges, including general elections in the first quarter and transition to BS VI-compliant products later during the fiscal, SIAM said it expected PV sales to grow in the range of 3-5 per cent during the current financial year. “We expect some pre-buying to happen before the transition to BS VI emission norms. Hope it leads to some growth. We firmly believe in India growth story,” Wadhera said. When asked if the industry would be able to achieve the target, he added that with the government’s ongoing infrastructure projects and focus on rural areas expected to continue, growth is expected across both urban and rural areas. During 2018-19, market leader Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) sold 17,29,826 units of PVs at a growth of 5.25 per cent. Rival Hyundai Motor India clocked 5,45,243 units, up 1.68 per cent. Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra’s PV sales were at 2,45,351 units posting a growth of 2.21 units, according to SIAM data. The industry said it expects two-wheeler sales to grow by 5-7 per cent, commercial vehicles by 10-12 per cent and three-wheelers in the range of 7-9 per cent in 2019-20. In 2018-19, two-wheeler sales rose by 4.86 per cent to 2,11,81,390 units as compared with 2,02,00,117 units in 2017-18. Commercial vehicle sales, on the other hand, rose by 17.55 per cent to cross one million sales in a financial year at 10,07,319 units as compared with 8,56,916 units. Sales across categories rose 5.15 per cent to 2,62,67,783 units in 2018-19 from 2,49,81,312 units in 2017-18. In March, PV sales dropped 2.96 per cent, making it the eighth decline in eight months. The sales stood at 2,91,806 units during the month from 3,00,722 units in the year-ago period. Car sales declined 6.87 per cent to 1,77,949 units during the month as compared to 1,91,082 in March 2018 Motorcycle sales last month slipped 14.27 per cent to 9,82,385 units from 11,45,879 units a year earlier. Total two-wheeler sales in March declined 17.31 per cent to 14,40,663 units as compared to 17,42,307 units in the year-ago month. Sales of commercial vehicles were up marginally to 1,09,030 units in March, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 14.21 per cent to 19,08,126 units from 22,24,224 units in March 2018, it added.last_img read more

US halts nonlethal aid to northern Syria

first_imgWASHINGTON- Decision follows an attack last week by the Islamic Front, a radical Islamist group, on the headquarters and warehouses belonging to the Free Syrian Army.White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest Wednesday confirmed reports that the US has suspended nonlethal assistance to the Syrian opposition in northern Syria.Washington’s decision follows an attack last week by the Islamic Front, a radical Islamist group, on the headquarters and warehouses belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The facilities in question are now reportedly in the hands of the Islamic Front. “As a result of this situation, as you pointed out, the United States has suspended all further deliveries of nonlethal assistance into northern Syria,” said Earnest.He added that the US is investigating the current whereabouts of its nonlethal aid.“We’re still gathering facts and consulting with General Idris and the Supreme Military Council staff to inventory the status of U.S. equipment and supplies that have been provided to the SMC,” he said.Still, he emphasized that the US would continue to provide the Syrian people with humanitarian aid.The United Kingdom has also halted its deliveries of nonlethal aid following the raid.last_img read more