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This €40m midfielder could be the perfect buy for Klopp – spotlight on whizz-kid

first_img1 Ruben Neves (centre) By Charlie BennettNew Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp already has plenty of options in midfield in Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Emre Can, Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen, but could they be joined by one more?Here, talkSPORT takes a look at Ruben Neves, who Liverpool are reportedly leading the chase for.Name: Ruben NevesDate of birth: 13/03/1997Birthplace: Santa Maria da Feira, PortugalPosition: Central midfieldClub: PortoWhat’s the latest?Liverpool are said to have been monitoring the deep-lying holding midfielder since January, and Klopp has reportedly given his blessing for a deal to go ahead. However, he won’t come cheap, with Porto tieing Neves down to a contract until 2017 and, crucially, implementing a €40m buy-out clause last year as they sensed bigger clubs sniffing around.Did you know?1) Neves became Porto’s youngest ever league goalscorer when he found the net on his debut in August last season against Maritimo with a drilled shot from inside the box. This season, he became the Champions League’s youngest ever captain when he lead the team against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the recent 2-0 Champions League win.2) Due to his ball control, composure, passing ability and aggression, Neves has been compared to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets by Cristian Tello, who is on loan at Porto from Barca.3) But he has a cleaner disciplinary record than Busquets with just two yellow cards so far this season in comparison to the Spaniard’s six.4) Liverpool’s first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders has already worked with Neves at Porto, and was a key figure behind the midfielder’s progression to the first team.5) Neves signed with super-agent Jorge Mendes earlier this year, joining the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and Radamel Falcao as his client.They say:We talk about technical and tactical talent, but Neves has extraordianary mental talents. He’s a player who sees the game with an extraordianary calmness and know what the game needs– Porto B coach Luis Castro believes Neves’ mental strength sets him apart from the rest.Video evidence:last_img read more


first_imgBuzz finds the Northern Lights!He went in search of the Northern Lights and he found them.Gerard O’Kane of Donegal Photo Tours sent us this stunning shot of the lights off Inishowen last night.We’re not sure if the picture was photobombed by Buzz or if it was a plant. Either way – it gave us a good St Patrick’s night laugh!    ASTRONAUT BUZZ FINDS HIS NORTHERN LIGHTS OFF DONEGAL! was last modified: March 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Everton and West Ham join chase for Chelsea striker

first_img1 Everton and West Ham are among the clubs hoping to sign Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore this summer.Both Premier League sides are vying to add to their attacking line-ups during the summer window with a number of names linked.According to Foot Mercato, they have now joined Borussia Monchengladbach, Lille, Lyon and Schalke in the race for Traore.With no obvious route into the Chelsea first team for the 21-year-old, he spent last season on loan at Ajax, where he scored nine goals in 24 league appearances.However, it appears that he will now be leaving for good this summer, with cash bids reportedly already submitted to Chelsea. Bertrand Traore impressed on loan at Ajax last season last_img

Is this Everton’s starting XI next season with Rooney and other signings?

first_img 11 11 Centre midfield: Tom Davies – Perhaps one of the most questionable selections in this XI is the inclusion of 19-year-old Davies who caught the eye as he broke into the first team last season. The throwback midfielder may need to polish some areas of his game but he has shown with his driving runs, and superb goal against Manchester City, that he is more than capable. He faces competition from the also-impressive Idrissa Gueye, Muhamed Besic and Gareth Barry but Davies is a hugely impressive commodity. Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford – The most expensive British goalkeeper looks destined for great things and his arrival from Sunderland for £30million assures his place as Everton’s starter. The 23-year-old keeper matches his excellent shot-stopping ability with fine distribution and he will relish the opportunity to play in a Premier League side that isn’t tumbling towards relegation. Pickford could well be battling it out with Jack Butland to be England number one at the 2018 World Cup. Right-back: Mason Holgate – While the England Under-21 international’s long-term future may be at centre-half, the 20-year-old looks set to continue at right-back with first-choice Seamus Coleman recovering from his horrific broken leg injury. The former Barnsley man has plenty of pedigree and it could turn into a breakthrough season for the defender as he looks set for a run in the team. Time for him to show his undoubted potential. 11 Everyone is impressed with Everton’s summer transfer business so far with the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez all incoming.Of course, if reports this week are to be believed, there is no stopping Ronald Koeman as he looks set to add Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to his ranks.The addition of players have left many Everton fans understandably excited for the season ahead as they look set to mix it at the top of the league.So here talkSPORT have taken a look at what could be Everton’s starting XI for the upcoming campaign including their new signings and those who could be incoming later on in the window.Scroll through the gallery above to see their impressive 4-2-3-1 line-up. Left-back: Leighton Baines – Has been Everton’s first-choice left-back for the best part of nine years now and you wouldn’t expect things to change for the one-time England international. Now 32 years of age Baines is still a solid defender but his delivery, free-kick ability and penalty taking skills continue to be valuable for the Toffees. If he stays injury free he could hit the 400 appearance mark for the club in this upcoming season. 11 11 Striker: Olivier Giroud – The final piece in the puzzle? Current striking star Romelu Lukaku looks to be on his way out and, despite the signing of 21-year-old Spaniard Sandro Ramirez, Koeman is thought to be interested in Arsenal’s Giroud. With Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival in North London looking imminent Giroud could be on his way out of the club and he has shown himself to be a highly competent Premier League forward. He can be used as a solid focal point up top for Everton and has an impressive strike-rate at Arsenal – averaging a goal every 157.8 minutes in the league. 11 11 11 11 11 Centre-back: Ashley Williams – A key summer signing last year, the Wales captain looks set to be the man to partner Keane at the heart of the defence next season. It will be a straight fight between Williams, club-captain Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori for the starting spot but you would expect the former Swansea stalwart to get the nod. Despite being 32 he adds a great deal of experience to the Everton side and is still a capable Premier League defender. 11 Attacking midfield: Wayne Rooney – The Manchester United legend could be in line for a return to his boyhood club this week as Ronald Koeman looks to sign up the England captain. His stock may have fallen lately, after losing his place in the Manchester United line up under Jose Mourinho, but it should be remembered that Rooney is the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals in 559 appearances. You need a severe amount of skill to achieve that type of milestone and his experience at the very top can only help the Everton squad – both on the pitch and off it. Right-midfield: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Fresh from scoring the winning goal as the England Under-20s won the World Cup the exciting forward could get set for a run in the team with a spot available out wide. With Yannick Bolasie targeting an injury return before the end of 2017 the ex-Crystal Palace man would likely be first-choice in this position but, in the meantime, the spot is up for grabs. Calvert-Lewin faces competition from Kevin Mirallas, Ademola Lookman and Aaron Lennon but the 20-year-old’s summer exploits could hand him the nod. Left midfield: Davy Klaassen – Brought in from Ajax for around £24million the Dutch midfielder has been added for his creativity. Klaassen played the majority of his time in the centre of the park for his former club but you wouldn’t be surprised to see him line-up on the left – in the same way Christian Eriksen does for Tottenham – allowing him to roam in a fluid attacking system. With Ross Barkley supposedly on the way out Klaassen’s ability on the ball will be paramount if Everton are to threaten the Premier League’s established big boys. Centre-back: Michael Keane – Another statement of intent from Ronald Koeman’s side was the signing of former Manchester United man Keane for £30million. The 24-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful season last year as he helped Burnley cement themselves in the Premier League before making his England senior debut in March. Stepping up to Everton will be another key move in the player’s development but his current trajectory suggests it is a wise decision for the Toffees to sign him up. Centre midfield: Morgan Schneiderlin – The French international was reunited with his former manager at Southampton after Everton signed him for £24million from Manchester United in January. His choice of squad number may be questionable but there is nothing questionable about his ability as a holding midfield player. The 27-year-old’s time at United may have been a struggle but he has shown before at the Saints he can perform at this level. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily would like to wish Hugh Boyle a very happy 21st birthday!Hugh, from Annagry is a second year IT student at LYIT, and has done some work experience with us – and has proved to be a dab man around the keyboard. However, Hugh won’t be able to have a celebratory beverage this weekend!Hugh is currently part of the Donegal GAA U21 squad, who are busily preparing for their Ulster Championship clash next Wednesday night.Donegal will play the winners of Antrim and Derry who meet in the preliminary round tonight at Celtic Park.Judging by some of the pictures above, the talented GAA star has worked very hard on his fitness over the years!! Go on easy on the cake young man, and we hope you’ve a great day! LOOK HUGH’S TURNED 21 TODAY! was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:21birthdayGAAHugh BoylenewsSportlast_img read more

David Beckham wants Real Madrid Galactico to manage Lionel Messi at Inter Miami

first_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The former England captain exercised his contractual clause to start his own MLS team in January of this year and is already plotting manoeuvres to make them the biggest side in America.By the time Inter Miami are running in two years time, Messi will have two years left on his Barca deal aged 32 and may consider the move.And, according to the Daily Mirror, Becks wants his Galactico teammate Zidane to run the team.The Frenchman’s last job saw him retain the Champions League trophy for an incredible third time in a row before surprisingly quitting just days later. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Most Popular Football Stories 2 Beckham and Messi could be reunited for Inter Miami CF 2 latest Although he has been linked with moves to Qatar, communications with close friend Beckham may convince him otherwise.Inter Miami will be based in a 70% Hispanic neighbourhood so the signing of a South American star would certainly appease the natives.When asked about the possibility of singing the five-time Balon d’Or winner, Beckham said: “Who knows maybe we can see him here in a few years time. BEST OF revealed gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Zidane and Beckham are still firm friends silverware David Beckham has held ‘preliminary talks’ with former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane about managing his MLS team, Inter Miami CF.And he also wants to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi once the franchise is up and running by 2020, according to reports. scrap “We want to create the biggest club in the USA and so that means attracting some of the biggest players.”The singing of Zidane would be seen as the more pressing matter for Beckham, with Manchester United circling as pressure grows on Jose Mourinho.It is understood he would prefer a move in Europe, but the pulling power of ‘Brand Beckham’ may convince him otherwise.last_img read more


first_imgTODAY is going to be a lovely day to get out and about if you’re still in holiday mode – but enjoy it while it lasts as it’s just the calm before the storm.Weather forecasters have issued advance alerts for a new storm set to hit Co Donegal tonight and into Friday – with another severe windstorm looking extremely likely this Sunday night and into Monday.Following mild and clear weather for the most part today, things will turn nasty after dark. Heavy rain with strengthening winds will spread from the Atlantic into southwestern and western areas during the afternoon and countrywide during the evening, turning very showery.It will be very windy in the evening with stormy conditions likely – with a warning of possible coastal flooding due to hide tides, the strong winds and the rainfall.Meanwhile eircom says staff are working to restore services to hundreds of customers in south and west Donegal – 10 days after they were cut off.Said a spokesman: “More than 18,000 faults have been repaired over the past two weeks as a result of the recent severe weather before and during the Christmas period. “We would like to reassure all customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service that we are working as hard as possible to restore service.All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs and our crews will continue to carry out repair work throughout the weekend.”STATUS ORANGEWind Warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and LimerickBecoming stormy this evening and tonight and continuing for a time tomorrow with South to Southwest winds mean speed 65 to 90 km/hr with gusts 110 to 130 km/hr. Heavy rain, high tides and high seas also, with local flooding, especially in coastal areas.Issued:Thursday 02 January 2014 09:00Valid:Thursday 02 January 2014 17:00 to Friday 03 January 2014 14:00 CALM BEFORE THE STORM AS MET EIREANN ISSUES NEW ORANGE WARNING was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal weatherstormweather warninglast_img read more

Prep extra

first_imgRANDOM NUMBERS 8-30 Nearly 25 percent of the balls caught by two-way starter Scott Stephens have been thrown by opposing quarterbacks this season. The speedy St. Francis of La Canada Flintridge senior has an area-best 8 interceptions and 30 receptions, leading the Golden Knights to a 6-0 start, a No. 6 Daily News ranking and a share of the Mission League lead with top-ranked Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. THEY SAID IT Football, Friday, 7 p.m. The vitals: No. 6 Birmingham of Lake Balboa (2-4), the defending City Section champion, faces No. 3 Taft of Woodland Hills in West Valley League title-decider. Today 18 Foothill League tournament at Vista Valencia Golf Club Girls’ golf, 1:30 p.m. The vitals: No. 3 Hart (22-4) holds a one-point lead over top-ranked Valencia (21-2) with two league tournaments remaining. Wednesday 19 Calabasas at Peninsula Girls’ tennis, 2 p.m. The vitals: Calabasas, top-ranked in Southern Section Division I, faces No. 2 Peninsula in a rematch of 2004 section final, which Calabasas won 78-62 on points after a 9-9 tie. Thursday 20 La Reina at Oak Park Girls’ volleyball, 5 p.m. The vitals: After missing the playoffs last season, Oak Park could end La Reina of Thousand Oaks’ streak of 13 consecutive Tri-Valley League titles. The Eagles gained the upper hand in this year’s race by defeating La Reina in five games in the league opener. Friday 21 Royal at Newbury Park Football, 7 p.m. The vitals: No. 7 Moorpark (4-2) takes on No. 8 Newbury Park in a battle of Marmonte League co-leaders. Saturday 22 Mt. SAC Invitational at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut Cross country, 9:15 a.m. The vitals: More than 16,000 prep runners will compete in the sport’s premier invitational, held on the course that will be used for the Southern Section prelims and finals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The whole team played great. They did everything else, and then I get to step in at the end and get all the glory. If that ball hit me in the hands, I wasn’t going to drop it for anything in the world.” – Newbury Park receiver Travis Dickey on his game-winning catch on a 2-point conversion in the Panthers’ 36-35 overtime victory over Simi Valley. TRIVIA QUESTION center_img Oaks Christian plays at Malibu in an important Frontier League boys water polo game Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. When was defending league champion Malibu’s last league loss? TRIVIA ANSWER Never. The Sharks have won every Frontier League game they’ve played. DAY PLANNER This week’s must see Birmingham at Taft last_img read more

Two boys suspected of taking handbag with cash from office

first_imgGardai are searching for two young boys suspected of stealing a handbag containing a substantial amount of cash from an office in Letterkenny.The robbery took place at Pearse Road at 9.30am on Saturday morning last.The suspects are described as being either 14 or 15 years old. The first is described as wearing an 11 degrees navy hooded with grey tracksuit bottoms.The second suspect is about 15 years old with red, short or sandy hair and he was wearing a navy hoodie and navy tracksuit bottoms.The area would have been quite busy that morning as the local car boot sale takes place at nearby Letterkenny Community Centre.Anybody who may have spotted these suspects or may know anything about the crime should contact Letterkenny Gardai. Two boys suspected of taking handbag with cash from office was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:handbagletterkennyPearse Roadtheftlast_img read more

72 days that shaped South Africa (7)

first_imgJust how “miraculous” was South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy? How close did the country really come to civil war?Check out our press clipping snapshots of the 72 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as SA’s first democratically elected President – and see how heavily the odds were stacked against “the rainbow nation”.11 APRIL 1994Crunch week for KwaZuluKwaZulu could face an intensified security crackdown if last-gasp talks this week fail to produce a breakthrough in the electoral impasse.There are widespread fears that violence in KwaZulu/Natal might soar if the special working group – set up to provide the summit sequel with fresh initiatives – fails.Yesterday there was deep pessimism in both Governmental and ANC circles over prospects for a breakthrough.The Star, Monday 11 April 199412 APRIL 1994Foreign mediators arriveInternational mediators fly into SA today for the start of mediation tomorrow between the ANC, Inkatha Freedom Party and government at a corporate retreat in the Eastern Transvaal.Business Day, Tuesday 12 April 1994Day of confusion for JSE dealersA confused picture emerged on the JSE yesterday as shares were buffeted by a tumbling finrand, a declining gold price and buying and selling by both foreign and local investors.“It was a scary market with our currencies falling so sharply and people worried about how long the finrand slump will last”, a dealer said.Business Day, Tuesday 12 April 199413 APRIL 1994Five guilty of race killingsFive members of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging were yesterday found guilty in the Rand Supreme Court of the “cold-blooded murder” of four blacks at an illegal roadblock in December last year.Their conviction followed racist attacks on blacks at a bogus roadblock on the Ventersdorp-Krugersdorp road on December 12.Sowetan, Wednesday 13 April 1994It’s no toss-up between FW, MandelaIf you thought tossing a coin was the simplest way of settling a dispute, you underestimate the infinite capacity of politicians to complicate even that.SABC officials organising tomorrow night’s long-awaited live televised debate between President de Klerk and ANC president Nelson Mandela suggested that a coin should be spun to decide which man should speak first.Oh no, said the ANC. No ways, said the Nats. Neither was prepared to trust their opponents with the toss – or themselves with the call.Eventually it was settled. A neutral party will spin a R1 coin. If it lands on the Springbok, De Klerk will kick off. If it lands on the coat of arms, the honour will be Mandela’s. The coin toss will be shown on Six on One tonight.The Star, Wednesday 13 April 199414 APRIL 1994Kissinger’s team threatens to quit talksInternational mediation was almost scuppered before it got off the ground yesterday when the mediators threatened to pack their bags and leave if the ANC, Inkatha Freedom Party and government failed to agree on their terms of reference.The seven-man team of mediators was stranded at their Johannesburg hotel while the three parties haggled over their terms of reference, which had been settled on Sunday but amended when government joined the mediation process.The mediation had been due to start at an eastern Transvaal retreat yesterday.Business Day, Thursday 14 April 1994MK man’s ‘we’ll go to war’ warningFormer ANC guerrillas were ready to go to war against the Inkatha Freedom Party as part of a new South African army if violence persisted after this month’s elections, a guerrilla officer said yesterday.The Citizen, Thursday 14 April 199415 APRIL 1994Gloom as talks collapseInternational mediation to break the constitutional deadlock between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party has failed.Addressing a press conference in Johannesburg yesterday, the seven sombre-looking mediators said they were on their way home after parties failed to agree on terms of reference for the mediation.Sowetan, Friday 15 April 1994TV battle ends in harmonyNearly an hour of bruising exchanges between South Africa’s incumbent president and his likely successor gave way to passionate pledges of co-operation in last night’s television debate between FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.In a debate initially dominated by angry sparring on well-worn issues such as complicity in violence, economic policy and responsibility for South Africa’s myriad problems, the two leaders later checked mutual hostility and called for reconciliation in order to secure a stable transition.The television contest appeared on balance to be fairly evenly matched.The Star, Friday 15 April 199416 APRIL 1994IFP plans new marchesThe prospect of renewed violence in central Johannesburg next week loomed large yesterday when the Inkatha Freedom Party’s Youth Brigade announced plans to impose a week-long stayaway in protest against the election and over the shootings that took place in the Library Gardens and Shell House during the movement’s previous CBD demonstrations.Weekend Star, Saturday 16 April 199417 APRIL 1994Rough ride to big dayWith only nine days to go before South Africa’s first all-race elections, there are fears that the security forces may not have the manpower to prevent violence and intimidation seriously affecting voter turnout in some parts of the country.Sources close to the Independent Electoral Commission – whose job is to oversee the elections – claim the police have told the IEC they do not have enough members to be deployed at over 900 polling stations and the South African Defence Force has been stretched to the limit.Adding to the IEC’s dilemma are reports that since the call-up of white reservists was made a few weeks ago, not many of them have reported for duty.City Press, Sunday 17 April 1994FW vows to crack down on marchersPresident FW de Klerk vowed yesterday to prevent a planned Inkatha Freedom Party march in Johannesburg tomorrow from again crippling the country’s financial heartland.He told a political rally at Nasrec, near Johannesburg, that the government was taking steps to avoid a repetition of the bloodshed of a fortnight ago that left 13 people dead.Sunday Times, Sunday 17 April 1994Ghana tour? Now it’s Zim!SA Football Association (Safa) chief Solomon “Sticks” Morewa performed a rescue act yesterday by getting the Zimbabwe Football Association to agree to send their team as a replacement for Ghana.Ghana, who were due to arrive in South Africa tonight to play two matches, starting on Wednesday, cancelled the tour on Friday afternoon.City Press, Sunday 17 April 1994The story continued …1 – 6 March 19947 – 13 March 199414 – 20 March 199421 – 27 March 199428 March – 3 April 19944 – 10 April 199411 – 17 April 199418 – 24 April 199425 April – 1 May 19942 – 8 May 19949 – 11 May 1994Research, photos: Ndaba DlaminiWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more