Leaked pictures of Wan-Bissaka’s £50m Man Utd move emerge

first_imgManchester United’s imminent  £50 million ($63m) signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to on the verge of completion with pictures emerging of the Crystal Palace right-back in a Red Devils kit.The images, which feature the 21-year-old posing for photos in United’s home jersey and signing his Old Trafford contract with his entourage, went viral on Twitter after the leak.It’s claimed the pictures were taken when Wan-Bissaka visited United’s Carrington training complex on Thursday to put the finishing touches on a six-year deal that is expected to be unveiled on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The transfer fee to be received by Palace will make Wan-Bissaka the most expensive full-back in football history with the England Under-21 defender likely to arrive as the club’s first-choice right-back.First glimpse of Aaron Bissaka in the new United kit! pic.twitter.com/p1uV34WzGD — The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 27, 2019 Contract signed ✅ @awbissaka pic.twitter.com/qAwYri8dGt — The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 27, 2019 Wan-Bissaka won Palace’s player of the year award last season despite having only made 46 senior appearances for the club since coming through their youth academy and making his senior debut in February 2018.United legend Andy Cole believes the acquisition of Wan-Bissaka would represent a coup for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the player’s rapid development a sign of his potential.”I believe [it is good business],” Cole told Sky Sports .”He’s a very good young player. He’s done very well considering he didn’t start his career as a full-back. He’s done extremely well playing there.”If you come to a club like Manchester United, no doubt he will learn a lot more and have the opportunity to play at a level that he would no doubt like to play at.”Wan-Bissaka, who is not yet a full England international, started the first match in the Three Lions’ Under-21 European Championship finals campaign, scoring an unfortunate 95th minute own goal that handed victory to France.England Under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd dropped the London-born youngster for the remaining two group matches prior to his side’s exit, insisting that the player was distracted by his impending United move.”When that speculation is flying around it is bound to turn your head,” Boothroyd said after the France defeat.”For a young player who all he knows is Crystal Palace academy, Crystal Palace first team it would be daft not to say that in some way he must think about it.”last_img read more

European Investment Bank delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Vice President McDowell will also inspect ongoing construction work to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Colombo financed by the European Investment Bank in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank. In January the European Investment Bank agreed to provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The loan will help Colombo Municipal Council to achieve its goal of providing full sanitation coverage to benefit people living and working in the greater Colombo area and represented the EIB’s fifth sovereign loan in the country. “The visit by the European Investment Bank is an opportunity for the Sri Lankan Government to showcase their plans for the sustainable development of the country. I am confident that strengthened engagement by the European Investment Bank will lead to new investment across the key sectors that are vital for the modernisation of the country’s infrastructure. These investments have the potential to deliver benefits for all Sri Lankans,” highlighted HE Tung-LaïMargue, European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.On Tuesday the European Investment Bank Delegation will visit a number of sites around Colombo to see how new investment is improving the supply of clean water and treatment of waste water in the capital city. The European Investment Bank is one of the world’s largest financiers of water related investment.“I look forward to seeing at first hand the hard work being done across Colombo to improve water services for the city’s inhabitants and discussions with government ministers and other Sri Lankan partners how the European Investment Bank’s unique global experience can contribute to strengthening new sustainable development and climate related investmentacross the country.” added Vice President McDowell. This week’s visit represents the first visit of a Vice President of the European Investment Bank to Sri Lanka in more than five years.“The European Investment Bank has a strong track record of supporting transformational investment that improves lives and economic opportunities across Asia and around the world. This week’s visit to Sri Lanka builds on the fruitful discussions with Minister Karunanayake following the European Investment Bank’s first ever support for water investment in Sri Lanka and the first loan for public sector investment agreed with this government.”confirmed Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President, before his arrival in Colombo. A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka at the start of a South Asia regional tour, the EU office in Colombo said.Andrew McDowell, newly appointed Vice President of the European Investment Bank responsible for South Asia, will discuss recent engagement and future investment with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior government ministers, business leaders, members of the diplomatic community and local and international financial institutions. The European Investment Bank is Europe’s long-term lending institution and owned directly by the 28 European Union member states. The European Investment Bank has supported investment in Sri Lanka since 2002 including backing climate related investment, private companies and post-tsunami recovery. The new water investment programme will include provision of a new sewage network in currently un-served areas of Kirillopone. Under the initiative a new wastewater treatment facility will also be built to reduce pollution at the Wellawata sea outfall.The Asian Development Bank will also support the water investment project and this new initiative marks the first time that the European Investment Bank has financed a project alongside another International Financial Institution in Sri Lanka.Looking ahead the European Investment Bank expects to provide more than EUR 1 billion each year to support new investment across Asia. Last year the European Investment Bank Group provided EUR 84 billion to finance new investment around the world, including EUR 19.6 billion for climate related investment. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The Latest Denmarks prime minister cautiously welcomes Camerons demands for EU reforms

BRUSSELS – The latest reaction to Britain’s demands for European Union reform. All times local.7:00 p.m.Denmark’s prime minister has given a guarded welcome to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for reform of the European Union.In a message directed to Cameron on Twitter, Lars Loekke Rasmussen said “Good basis for concrete negotiations. It will be difficult. I hope we will succeed because we need a strong UK in EU.”Cameron earlier Tuesday said the EU must agree to “irreversible changes” that would cede autonomy back to member states — and limit freedom of movement, a key EU principle, by allowing the U.K. to restrict benefits for European immigrants.Britain will hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to leave the EU. Cameron says he wants to remain in, provided he can secure the reforms he seeks.___4:55 p.m.The EU’s euro commissioner says some of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for reform of the European Union are “highly problematic.”One of Cameron’s key demands is instituting restrictions on immigration from the EU into Britain.EU euro commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said “direct discrimination” between EU citizens was one of the thorniest issues to address in Cameron’s letter as it touches on the “fundamental freedoms of our internal market.”Dombrovskis, who was speaking in Brussels at the conclusion of a regular meeting of the EU’s 28 finance ministers that included Britain’s George Osborne, said increasing the role of national parliaments is one issue where agreement can be found.Other issues, such as how to “manage relations between euro-ins and outs,” require further discussions. One of the key demands of the U.K. government is that safeguards are put in place to make sure that the 19 euro countries don’t discriminate against the nine others who still use their own currency.___3:40 p.m.Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says he considers the most controversial of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for European Union reforms the one about limiting the free-movement principle.In a Tuesday statement, Sobotka says that any attempts to limit freedom of movement poses “a serious problem for the Czech Republic,” which became an EU member in 2004.Sobotka says that “the right to work and live anywhere in the EU is absolutely essential to us due to our historical experience.”He says that freedom of movement is considered by the Czechs a key advantage of EU membership and “it is impossible to imagine” his country should give it up.___2:40 p.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s been in touch with British Prime Minister David Cameron on his government’s demands for European Union reforms and that he is bringing “no surprises to the table.”Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Tuesday that she spoke by phone with Cameron on Monday and talked about his proposals.She says that she’s willing to work with him on his proposals.Even though she says “some are easier than others,” Merkel says that “if one has the spirit that we can solve these problems, then I’m convinced it can be done.”___1:35 p.m.The British Institute of Directors group has backed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for EU reforms ahead of a British referendum on whether to remain part of the 28-nation bloc.The group representing some 34,000 company directors said Tuesday that cuts to EU “red tape” are needed, as is a change to the call for “ever closer union.”Director General Simon Walker said Cameron “hit the right notes for business” in his proposals. Walker said members see benefits in remaining inside the EU and trading in its single market but that it is necessary to cut “burdensome” regulations that are holding back business growth.___12:50 p.m.British finance chief George Osborne says the British government’s proposals will benefit everyone in the EU.“These are changes that will improve the European Union for all of its citizens so we create more jobs,” he said in Brussels as he arrived for a regular meeting of the EU’s 28 finance ministers.He said the proposals would also safeguard Britain’s national interests.Osborne said he would be meeting the eurozone’s top official Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.“We’re going to sit round the table and the negotiations are going to start and I think we have a real good chance to achieve the reform that we all want to see,” he said.___12:30 p.m.The European Commission says that some of the issues raised by British Prime Minister David Cameron to reform the EU are “highly problematic.”European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday that some of Cameron’s proposals for talks to make sure that Britain stays in the EU may be feasible but insisted others ranged from “difficult to worse.”He specifically latched on to proposals where freedom of movement would be limited by allowing the U.K. to restrict benefits for migrants from other member states.“Some things which are highly problematic as they touch upon the fundamental freedoms of our internal market, direct discrimination between EU citizens clearly falls into this last category,” Schinas said. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 4:52 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 11:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a joint press conference as part of a meeting with the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) The Latest: Denmark’s prime minister cautiously welcomes Cameron’s demands for EU reforms read more