Atletico keen on Hernandez

first_img There are plenty of interested parties, chief among them Atletico. The Spanish champions have already brought in forwards Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann this summer to compensate for the departures of Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrian Lopez, but Diego Simeone revealed he is still looking for an extra forward. The Atletico coach thinks Hernandez would be an asset for his side. “He’s great in one-on-one situations and he’s someone who could be useful to any team,” the Atletico coach told a press conference in Mexico, ahead of his team’s pre-season friendly with Club America. “We are speaking to the sporting directors about the type of player we want and then it’s up to them to bring the player in. With Javier Hernandez and lots of other great players, anything is possible. We can’t close any door until the transfer window shuts.” Inter are also reported to be interested in Hernandez’s signature. Their defender Nemanja Vidic, who played alongside Hernandez at Old Trafford for three years, appears open to the idea of ‘Chicharito’ coming to Inter. “He is a great player,” Vidic said after Tuesday’s game, which went to penalties after a goalless stalemate over 90 minutes. “He is a Manchester United player but he can play in any team. He is a great professional. That is all I can say.” Hernandez flew out to the United States to join the club’s pre-season tour, but he has so far only made two brief substitute appearances. Even though new manager Louis van Gaal likes to play with two strikers, Hernandez still faces stiff competition from Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Wilfried Zaha for a first-team place. In a rushed interview following United’s penalty shoot-out win over Inter Milan on Tuesday night, Hernandez was asked if he saw his future at Old Trafford. “The future, only God knows,” he said. When pressed on his limited match time under Van Gaal, the striker responded: “There is competition here and I will continue to work hard as I always do.” Hernandez was an instant hit at United following his surprise move from home-town club Guadalajara in 2011. But the signing of Van Persie and the emergence of Welbeck has caused the Mexican to start just 15 Premier League games in the last two seasons. Van Gaal was asked after the friendly win in Washington whether he would consider selling Hernandez. He replied: “That I cannot answer because he is a player of Manchester United at this moment.” The latter part of the answer seemed to suggest Hernandez could be on his way out of United. Press Association Javier Hernandez is unsure whether he will remain at Manchester United next year, but Atletico Madrid are willing to offer the Mexican an escape route from Old Trafford should he decide to leave. last_img read more

Deila tells Janko door is open

first_img Celtic earlier announced that the 19-year-old right-back would join the club on a four-year contract from Manchester United subject to the final results of a medical. The Switzerland Under-19 international faces competition from Mikael Lustig, Adam Matthews and Darnell Fisher for the right-back spot but Deila believes he can make his mark. Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told new signing Saidy Janko that the path to the first team is open if he can prove himself. Janko did not make a first-team appearance for United after joining from FC Zurich on summer transfer deadline day in 2013, but he played 10 games for Bolton last season after Neil Lennon signed him on loan in February. Speaking after Celtic’s 2-0 friendly win against Den Bosch, Deila said: “He’s a young player who we want to develop. He’s a very talented full-back and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in training. “He has to show himself in training and the road is there if he shows he’s the best. “He can play winger as well but his main position is full-back.” Deila is still looking to add to his summer arrivals of Dedryck Boyata and Janko but he would not comment on Celtic’s pursuit of Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci. Celtic saw an offer rejected last week with Wigan reported to have moved ahead of them in the race to sign the 23-year-old forward. Deila, whose public pursuit of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong earned a rebuke from United boss Jackie McNamara in January, said: “I don’t want to comment on any names. I did that before and I don’t think I want to do it again. “We will see. We are working hard on different things but we want to build a team with consistency. We have a lot of consistency in the team and that’s why the players are performing well. The players who are here are the players who will be the most important for us.” Armstrong and Lustig went off 40 minutes into Celtic’s win over the Dutch side at St Mirren Park but their fitness issues were not serious. Deila said: “He (Armstrong) has a dead leg, so that will be okay. Lustig hadn’t played for four months and his groins were a little bit tight. There is nothing to worry about.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

LMC Shifts Some Match Day 11 and 13 Fixtures

first_imgLikewise, this weekend’s Match Day 11 fixtures involving all four clubs playing continental matches have been moved to Wednesday, March 28. The fixtures are Enyimba versus MFM, Plateau United versus Yobe Desert Stars and Katsina United versus Akwa United.Match Day 13 fixtures were also affected in the adjustments with two of the affected fixtures moved from March 18 to April 4. Dates for two others would be announced at a later date.The matches to hold on April 4 are Plateau United versus Kwara United and Rangers International versus MFM while date for those of Enyimba versus Go Round and Rivers United versus Akwa United would be determined later.Abubakar said all other scheduled fixtures for Match Day 11 would hold this Sunday, March 4Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram There has been further adjustment to the fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2017/18 season arising from CAF Club competitions involving four of the NPFL teams.Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), Salihu Abubakar, made public the adjustments in a memo circulated to all the clubs, Tuesday afternoon.Abubakar explained that the NPFL draws were made before the continental fixtures were released hence the adjustments being made as Nigerian clubs advance in the competitions.Two Match Day 10 fixtures, Akwa United versus Heartland, Go Round versus Plateau United which were originally scheduled for last Sunday, February 25 are now to hold on Wednesday, March 21.last_img read more

NERVE WRACKING: Formula 3 driver suffers horrific crash, car flies in the air before getting shredded into pieces

first_img Written By WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Narayan R As seen in the video, the car of Sophia flew in the air and crashed into a huge board outside the track. The magnitude of the accident was soc much that the car was broken into pieces, and the wiring surrounding the outside part of the track was shredded.READ: Five-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Issues Clarification On ‘Poor India’ CommentAll the injured were immediately taken to the hospital, and fortunately, they all had sustained not much serious injuries. Sophia, who was feared to be the worst affected, took to Twitter to let people know that she is fine. “Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages. Update soon,” her message read. WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Chetan Bhagat Asked His Wife To Leave Him Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Him; Here’s What She Replied Car racing is one of the most toughest sport around, given the kind of danger a driver faces when he goes out racing. Driving the car at a speed of 150kmph or more, and even a slight touch can cause the biggest of destruction.A number of accidents, both serious and fatal, have been witnessed over the years in the sport. Be it Nascar, Bike rally or Formula 1, accidents are prone to take place, given the competitiveness in which driving takes place. LIVE TV Last Updated: 18th November, 2018 21:15 IST NERVE WRACKING: Formula 3 Driver Suffers Horrific Crash, Car Flies In The Air Before Getting Shredded Into Pieces In the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, German driver Sophia Floersch suffered a devastating crash, which not left her injured, but also a fellow driver, two photographers and a Marshall 1 year ago Amritsar Blast: AAP leader HS Phoolka accuses Army Chief Bipin Rawat of ‘orchestrating the attack to prove his statement’ COMMENT First Published: 18th November, 2018 20:54 IST 1 year ago Punjab on high alert, security beefed up at the Amritsar airport On Sunday, one such accident took place which was nerve wracking to say the least. In the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, German driver Sophia Floersch suffered a devastating crash, which not left her injured, but also a fellow driver, two photographers and a Marshall.last_img read more