Neymar was Real Madrid president’s “dream signing”

first_img He claims that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, well known for his love of making a splash in the transfer market, had described the PSG winger as his “dream signing” just one year ago. As a former Barcelona star, and one who rather embarrassed the Catalan club by leaving so suddenly in the summer of 2017, bringing him as a trophy – and a brilliant player – to the Bernabeu has huge appeal to anyone in charge of Real Madrid.Advertisement Read Also: UEFA endorse Spanish FA proposal for European spots It’s a complicated situation – Neymar’s situation in Paris is now perhaps more comfortable than it was a year ago. Meanwhile his teammate Kylian Mbappe, possibly the only bigger star than the Brazilian in world football not named Lionel Messi, seems to be a potential target for Madrid now. Maybe, after all that, Neymar will end up back in Barcelona after all, and Perez’s dream will never come to fruition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I went to Madrid several times, because Florentino had the dream to buy Neymar. Last year I was with him, in May, in his office, and he told me that he still dreamed of signing him.” Loading… center_img Real Madrid and Barcelona never miss a chance to get one over on one another, both on and off the pitch. It’s within that context that one has to take the quotes in Mundo Deportivo today from Wagner Ribeiro, Neymar’s former agent, about his old client. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To PlayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

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Bid to replace Ndidi: Leicester battle Inter for Real Betis star

first_imgRead Also: Tottenham table €85m bid for Eagles forward linked to ChelseaInter on the other hand are midway through a reconstruction under Antonio Conte, and may be interested in midfield reinforcements as part of that.Betis will be reluctant to let one of their regular starters go, but may also accept that it’s a necessary next stage as they too look to regenerate in a post-coronavirus landscape.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester are locked in battle with Serie A giants Inter Milan for Real Metis midfielder William Carvalho as a possible replacement for Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… According to Daily Mail report Carvalho is a target for Inter Milan and Leicester City in the summer. Other teams, such as Monaco, are also mentioned.The Foxes well stocked in central midfield, and their pursuit of Carvalho may indicate that they’re prepared to sell the in-demand Ndidi.Carvalho has impressed in Seville since moving there from Sporting in Portugal, and after years of Premier League links it looks like the move may finally come to pass.last_img read more

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Gattuso admits top Napoli stars may be sold

first_img “We have to see who’s going to leave us. Our chairman knows it – we speak about it every week. This is a strong team but I think that only 70-80% of the players will stay with us. “We will do a few transfers but I know this team has great quality [already].” Koulibaly has been linked with United and Liverpool over the past two seasons. Milik, meanwhile, is rumoured to be a major target for north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal. read also:‘There’s a God of football,’ says Gattuso after Napoli’s Italian Cup win Lozano and Allan are also said to be on Everton’s radar, having worked under Carlo Ancelotti during his time in charge in Naples. However, whether or not Napoli chose to cash in on their top stars or sell fringe players instead remains to be seen at this stage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gattuso has admitted that he only expects to retain the services of 70-80 per cent in the upcoming transfer window. With several of his top stars linked with moves to England. Dries Mertens recently pledged his future to the Serie A giants, putting an end to speculation that the forward might join Chelsea or Inter Milan. However, the likes of centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, striker Arkadiusz Milik, winger Hirving Lozano and midfielder Allan have all been subject to exit talk. And Gattuso admits that he doesn’t expect to retain the services of everyone currently at his disposal. “We don’t need to operate too much in the market,” Gattuso told the press, as cited by Goal, after his side beat Juventus on penalties to lift the Coppa Italia.Advertisement Loading…center_img Manchester United and Liverpool will be on alert after Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso admitted some of his players will leave this summer.last_img read more

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Pique demands drastic action at Barcelona

first_img Loading… Bayern overwhelmed a broken-looking Barca, but Setien’s side collapsed in a manner perhaps never seen. Thomas Muller bagged a brace, with Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski all on target too, before Coutinho got in on the act with his damaging double. Long-serving defender Pique has won 20 major titles in 12 years at the club, and used all that clout to point fingers at the Barcelona board with his forthright comments. read also:Rivaldo urges Man Utd to consider Barcelona winger Dembele President Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted changes have already been planned for next season, and will be confirmed next week. As well as a likely new manager, Barcelona’s 2021 presidential elections could even be brought forward. “It has been a very, very tough night. I am sorry for the Barca fans and members, for the players, for everyone,” said Bartomeu. “We were not the club that we represent, I am so sorry. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img Gerard Pique has called for widespread changes at Barcelona after their “embarrassing” 8-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich. Manager Quique Setien’s position will most likely prove untenable after Barca suffered their heaviest European defeat in Friday’s quarter-final in Lisbon. Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho twisted the knife with a late double against his parent club, on a distressing night for the Catalan giants. “It was a horrible game, the feeling is terrible, embarrassing is the word,” Pique said on the club website. “I think now we have hit rock bottom. “We can’t compete like that, you can’t play like that in Europe. It is not the first time, the second time or the third time, it’s very tough. “I hope it is useful for something. “Now everyone has to have a good look at themselves, the club needs change and I am not talking about the coach or the players, I am not pointing the finger at anyone. “We have to have a real look internally about what is best for the club.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tiger doubles awards for IMCA drivers in 2017

first_imgMOUNT ULLA, N.C. – Tiger Rear Ends doubles the dollar amount of awards to be given to IMCA drivers this season, with $5,000 in product certificates designated for Modified and Late Model competitors.Top five finishers in national standings for both divisions, and in point standings for the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds all receive $250 certificates from the Mount Ulla, N.C., aftermarket rear end manufacturer.Tiger had given national Late Model and Deery awards in its first three years as an IMCA sponsor.Certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the home office, and can be redeemed directly through Tiger.The next events for both series are June 6 at Marshalltown Speedway.The national Late Model point season concludes with the final Deery event in September. The point season for the Modifieds ends on Sept. 24.“The Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour is becoming a high profile series of events and Tiger is capitalizing on that exposure by adding awards for those drivers,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It is a great next step in their support of IMCA racers.”More information about Tiger-manufactured rear ends is available at the website or by calling 704 603-4431.last_img read more

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Ward rewarded with opening night win at Marshalltown

first_imgSteve Meyer got the lead back from Jeff Mueller, then held off Ricky Thornton Jr. for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 19) – Tim Ward saw his efforts rewarded with the opening night IMCA Modified feature win Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.  By Joyce Eisele Ward made his way into the lead at lap six, kept it and pulled away in the closing laps to take the comfortable win. Gustin followed from a distance in second, and Cayden Carter came from start­ing 10th to score third place honors. center_img Troy Cordes led the troops when lap one was scored, with Jimmy Gustin hot on his tail and Ward closing the gap quickly as well. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature went to Shannon Anderson, who knows victory lane very well at Marshalltown and beyond. Anderson started eighth and snatched the lead on lap six from Mike Kincaid. David Rieks started seventh and chased Anderson much of the distance to finish in se­cond. Jake McBirnie took home the trophy in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature.  McBirnie, who started sixth, passed Austin Schrage to be scored first at lap five.  McBirnie then put distance be­tween himself and the field to take the comfortable win.last_img read more

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Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series is Brewerton bound on May 9

first_imgBREWERTON, N.Y. (May 7) – The Empire State Series runs for the first time under the Friesen Chevrolet banner this Friday, when touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds travel to Brewerton Speedway.The May 9 feature pays $400 to win, a minimum of $75 to start and doubles as the Dean Hubbs Memorial. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for fans ages 18 and under. Pit passes are $27. Sponsor of the IMCA Modified portion of the season-opening program Friday evening is Nationwide Insurance. More information is available by calling 315 668-6906 and at the website. Central Square’s Dale Caswell won four of the first seven series events held at Brewerton, including three straight from 2008-2010. James Cornell of Port Crane topped the April 13 series opener at Five Mile Point Speedway. The third of 10 events on the current tour schedule is Sunday, May 25 at Skyline Raceway.Champion of the Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series earns a $600 share of the increased $3,000 point fund.last_img read more

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Duffer Nationals Golf Tourney is Friday during Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Cedar Pointe Golf Course is site of the 26th annual Duffer Nationals Tournament, to be held Friday, Sept. 11.Tee time is 8:30 a.m. for the four-person best best shot tournament.Cost is $40 per person, which includes nine holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch. Entries will be taken right up until tee time.Each team must have at least one Super Nationals participant in order to compete.The winning foursome earns $200 with $100 paid to the second place team. Remaining proceeds are donated to a local charity.Entry forms for this year’s tournament are available in the Super Nationals section at or you can call tournament director Rich Lange at 515 432-1679.last_img read more

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Rich holiday weekend opener at Benton County for IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (May 22) – A rich holiday weekend at Benton County Speedway brings the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour presented by Wehrs Machine to Benton County Speedway.The tour for IMCA Modifieds opens at Vinton for the seventh time in nine years with a top prize of $2,000 at stake on Memorial Day Monday, May 28.Sunday’s Albert Auto Prelude also pays $2,000 to win so it will be possible for a driver to enjoy a $4,000 Memorial Weekend at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division.“There’s a lot to be excited about this weekend and about the entire tour,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We’ve increased the nightly payout as well as the tour point fund, all events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and the Dirt Knights will be featured on MAVTV.”A minimum of $200 will be paid to start each Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying tour feature, with the tour cham­pion earning a $1,500 share of the nearly $10,000 point fund.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing for each Memorial Weekend event at Vinton starts at 6 p.m. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also run for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points both days; track points will be awarded on Sunday as well.Modifieds will draw/redraw both nights. All divisions are draw/redraw on Monday.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under five each night and pit passes are $30. Heat winners on Sunday get $25 from Albert Auto Service.The tour ran under the Hawkeye Dirt Tour banner from 2010-2017. A passing points system will be used beginning this year to determine feature qualifiers from heats and starting spots for ‘B’ features.Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown won at Vinton last May while the defending tour champion is Kelly Shryock of Fertile.last_img read more

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 28

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 430; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 428; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 390; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 314; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 292; 6. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 277; 7. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 273; 8. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 257; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 212; 10. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 199; 11. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 195; 12. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 194; 13. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 191; 14. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 189; 15. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 183; 16. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 169; 17. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, and Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., both 163; 19. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 157; 20. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 152. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 153; 2. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 115; 3. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 110; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 109; 5. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 100; 6. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 91; 7. Blake Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, 89; 8. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 87; 9. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 85; 10. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 83; 11. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 72; 12. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 70; 13. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 66; 15. Beau Smith, Pearland, Texas, 65; 16. Butch David, Geismar, La., 63; 17. Danny Burke, Crosby, Texas, 58; 18. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., and Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., both 40. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 419; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 396; 3. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 281; 4. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 277; 5. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 274; 6. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 254; 7. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 8. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 220; 9. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, and Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, both 195; 11. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 186; 12. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 183; 13. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 164; 14. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 163; 15. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 133; 16. Colton Mooney, Boyd, Texas, 120; 17. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, 103; 18. Jason Magouirk, Fort Worth, Texas, and James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, both 102; 20. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 101. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 511; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 431; 3. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 409; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 377; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 367; 6. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 319; 7. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, and Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., both 306; 9. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 10. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 285; 11. Joey McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 281; 12. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 279; 13. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 258; 14. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 251; 15. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 246; 16. Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 245; 17. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 234; 18. Douglas Kennemer, Rhome, Texas, and Marcus Hahn, Lone Grove, Okla., both 233; 20. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 224.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 381; 3. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 373; 4. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 358; 5. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 6. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 315; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 310; 8. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 296; 9. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 281; 10. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, and Bubba Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., both 279; 12. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 274; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 271; 14. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, and Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., both 253; 16. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 244; 17. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif., 236; 18. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 231; 19. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 227; 20. Jacob O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 223. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 182; 2. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 174; 3. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 143; 4. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 137; 6. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 7. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 104; 8. Gerald Spalding Jr., Andrews, Texas, 79; 9. Cory Stone, Lovington, N.M., 78; 10. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 74; 11. Shawn Stone, Lovington, N.M., 70; 12. Ricky Yeley, Hobbs, N.M., 69; 13. David Males, Roswell, N.M., and Ashton Hayes, Hobbs, N.M., both 68; 15. Jimmy Breeding III, Seminole, Texas, 67; 16. Wesley Mayer, Hobbs, N.M., 64; 17. Matthew Machen, Roswell, N.M., 62; 18. Mark Turner, Hobbs, N.M., and Marc Kimbrell, Odessa, Texas, both 60; 20. Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, 59. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 485; 2. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 379; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 363; 4. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 5. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 306; 6. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 300; 7. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 282; 8. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 271; 9. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Montana, 269; 10. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 261; 11. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 13. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 244; 14. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 15. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 224; 16. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 223; 17. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 18. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., 208; 19. Shelby Frye, Chandler, Ariz., 206; 20. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 203.last_img read more

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