Mbappe switch to Real Madrid was ‘almost done’ before COVID-19

first_img Promoted Content11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Kylian Mbappe was reportedly set to join Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain before the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement “But with what has been happening, I’m sure that Mbappe’s arrival at Real Madrid will be postponed.“There is no way that Mbappe will extend his contract with PSG.“They will have an agreement between them in place because PSG agreed to let him go this summer.“In my opinion, it’s just a question of time.”Read Also: Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy EasterMbappe had scored 30 goals in all competitions this campaign before the season was suspended.Discussing his admiration for the forward previously, Madrid boss Zidane said: “You know that I have known him for a long time.“I am already in love with him, firstly as a person, because he came to do a trial here a long time ago.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Frenchman moved to PSG from Monaco in 2017 and remains under contract until 2022.However, ex-Parc des Princes star Jerome Rothen believes it is “just a question of time” before Mbappe completes a transfer to Madrid.And the 42-year-old says he almost finalised his move prior to the Covid-19 outbreak wreaking havoc.Speaking to Radio Monte Carlo, Rothen, who won two titles during his six years at PSG, claimed: “I know from club sources that a deal to take Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid was almost done.center_img The 21-year-old striker has long-been linked with a switch to the Galacticos, whose boss Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his desire to sign the hotshot. Loading… last_img read more

Women’s lacrosse goalie named to national team

first_imgThe accolades keep coming for a women’s lacrosse team still in its infancy but already making an impact on the national stage.The latest comes with sophomore goaltender earning a spot on the U.S. national lacrosse team, announced Aug. 7, the first Trojan to do so in the program’s four years of existence.Gussie Johns will be one of five goalies on the 36-player roster to represent the U.S. in 2017. She has backstopped the Women of Troy for the season, earning MPSF All-Conference Second Team honors her freshman year.Last season, Johns was one of the best goaltenders in the country, leading the nation with her 6.04 goals-against average. In 20 starts, she went 19-0 and was tied for the MPSF lead with 49 ground balls per game. She was the MPSF Defensive Player of the Week twice and a vital contributor to the nation’s top defensive team.Head coach Lindsey Munday was the captain of Team USA in 2013 — a year when the team clinched a world championship.“We are so proud of Gussie,” Munday said. “Not only is she an immense talent, but she is an incredible person who embodies the attributes of a Trojan. She puts the team before herself and works incredibly hard both on and off the field. This selection to the national team could not be more well-deserved and is a proud moment for her, our staff and the USC program.”Also representing USC on the team will be associate head coach Devon Wills, making the team for the ninth time, and assistant coach Alyssa Leonard, who is making her third appearance. Wills already has two championships under her belt, including being named World Player of the Game in 2013.The team was announced after a three-day tryout at the national team training center in Sparks, Maryland. There were 105 players from around the country selected for the tryout. Seniors Courtney Tarleton, Kelsey Dreyer and Amanda Johansen and junior Michaela Michael were also invited from USC.Team USA coach Ricky Fried said the field was talented and tough to narrow down.However, the field will be sliced in half to 18 players by the time actual competition starts for the national team. The team of 36 will train for the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup next year in Guildford, England.last_img read more

Brazil Shoots Down Ambitious Mexico to Hit Q’ finals

first_imgBrazil’s star player, Neymar, was the hero of the day after his opening goal and another by Firmino dip into injury time to give former champions a quarter final berth ahead of Mexico at the Samara Stadium.It was the South American Representative’s sixth consecutive quarter final qualification since the painful elimination by Argentina in the second round match at Italia 90.But on Monday afternoon inside Samara stadium, the only CONCACAF representative left in the tournament, gave enough resistance most especially in the first half with some significant attempts to score against favourite, Brazil. However, PSG forward, Neymar changed the focus of the match with a perfect slide in from Williams cross from the left in the 51st minute.Mexico also made some attempts to equalise but Thiago Silva and Miranda gave goalie Becker enough support.Late minute substitute, Robert Firmino, puts the tie beyond Mexico in the 88th minute when he took advantage of loose ball and put the ball beyond the reach of goalie Ochoa of Mexico.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Akaminko relishes Eskisehirspor challenge

first_imgGhana defender Jerry Akaminko is hoping to make a mark at his new club side Eskisehirspor after signing a 3-year deal worth €1.35m.Akaminko completed his switch from Turkish lower division side Manisaspor to top-flight club Eskisehirspor on Monday.The former Heart of Lions defender who has spent four seasons in Turkey with his first club being Orduspor in the Turkish second-tier before moving to Manisaspor wants to live up to the challenger.“This is a move that for a very long time I have been expecting and I think it’s really good for me because I always take a step ahead”. He told JOY Sports“It’s a real big challenge for me because it took sometime before the deal went through and I have to prove them right why they think I should be in the team and why they have to spend that much on me”last_img read more