Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey

first_imgAdvertisement Edu is keen on the move (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Arteta can only spend money raised from sales this summer or bring in loan deals. Partey has a release clause of £43million but the Gunners are hoping to land him for less than that. They will still, however, need to sell assets in order to sign him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are still hoping to extend Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s stay, while they think it will be impossible to shift Mesut Ozil this summer. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to make a loan move to Roma permanent, which will free up some space on the wage bill but another sale is likely to be required to raise the required transfer fee. Would Thomas Partey be a good signing for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jul 2020 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Partey is set for a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta’s hopes of landing Thomas Partey have been given a further boost after the deal was given the green light by Arsenal’s technical director Edu. Partey has emerged as the club’s top summer target, with the Atletico Madrid midfielder keen on a move to the Emirates. Arsenal are confident they will wrap up a deal for the 27-year-old and Arteta views him as a key arrival. Head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao, who brought in Gabriel Martinelli, was the man who initially identified Partey as a key signing, according to the Daily Mail, and the move has now been approved by both Arteta and Edu.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFinancing the deal may prove difficult, however. Funds will need to be raised to sign the Ghanaian, with Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira all facing the exit door in order for Arteta to get his man. Comment Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey Advertisementlast_img read more

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A class apart – season of success for English schoolkids

first_img1 Oct 2019 A class apart – season of success for English schoolkids The curtain has come down on the English Schools’ Golf Association season and the campaign – supported by England Golf – has been hailed a roaring success.With strong backing from England Golf, the ESGA successfully competed in international matches against Scotland and Wales as well as hosting individual Under 16 and Under 19 championships and a team event.A small army of volunteers at county level has enabled young golfers from all across the country to represent their schools at regional and national levels and enjoy the thrill of competition.The numbers of players and the skills on show at all the championships left an indelible impression on anyone fortunate enough to witness the matches and Steve Akrill, secretary of the ESGA, has been impressed with the levels of ability coming through the ranks.“It’s been a great season for both the boys and the girls and the events at regional and national level have shown we have a lot of strength in depth,” admitted Akrill.“In particular we had a lot of younger players emerging and more than holding their own against older players in their age bracket. That’s always great to see.”The season kicked off in July with the 42nd English Schools’ Championship which was held at Sherwood Forest GC in Nottinghamshire.The emergence of younger talent was never more evident than at this event as two 14-year-old competitors scooped the top prizes.Louise Burke from Lytchett Minster School in Dorset emerged triumphant in the girls’ event and Yorkshire’s Josh Berry was the boys’ champ.An additional bonus for the duo, pictured above, was the chance to captain English Schools in the international matches which followed later in the summer.Berry, from Campsmount Academy in Doncaster, has since gone on to represent England in Under 16 Home Internationals and is part of the England Golf Boys’ squad for the 2020 season.The English Schools’ team event was staged at the National Golf Centre HQ at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire with 34 teams from 26 counties taking part.Dyke House Academy from Hartlepool took the trophy back to Durham with their three-man team of Jack Burton, Louis Westmoreland and William Skipp enjoying a three-point victory in the Stableford competition.The under 16’s championship was staged in West Yorkshire at Cleckheaton and District GC.A total of 65 girls and boys took part with Rachel Gourley and Finn Nelson, pictured below, claiming the honours.Rachel’s form has earned her a call-up to the England Golf set up and she will be part of the girls’ team – along with Louise Burke – for a challenge match against Ireland at Hunstanton GC on October 12-13.The two games against Scotland and Wales always brings an edge to proceedings with national pride at stake!The match against Wales was played at Luffenham Heath GC in August and saw England win 11.5 – 6.5.After travelling north to face Scotland on the links at Irvine GC, the match proved to be a real nail-biter.England’s form was excellent and it looked as if they were well on their way to victory before the Scots fought back to win the final three points available and secure a 9-9 draw.Akrill added: “Scotland had five players who were in their national set-up for Home Internationals.“But the team spirit for that match really shone through with the girls finishing their games and heading straight back out onto the course to lend their support to the boys.“When the girls faced Wales they were definitely underdogs. Our average handicap was three compared to Wales’ one, but the girls performed superbly with three wins in the singles helping the combined team to get over the line.“It’s been a really positive year with lots of good golf being played and the enthusiasm of the youngsters shining through.”Three venues for next year’s events have already been decided with the national championship taking place at Gog Magog GC in Cambridgeshire, the under 16 event going to Northamptonshire County GC and the away game against Wales set for the Rolls of Monmouth GC. Tags: English Schools’last_img read more

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Tennis fans can witness greatness unfold at the Australian Open 2020 only on SONY…

first_imgAdvertisement rx6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbv8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8h5hmt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d9yhWould you ever consider trying this?😱by41Can your students do this? 🌚8310dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) is all set to broadcast the year’s first Grand Slam, Australian Open 2020, live and exclusive, on SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD channels starting January 20, 2020 in India. To provide the full “Happy Slam” experience to Indian fans, SPSN has also planned a series of programming and marketing initiatives for its viewers.Advertisement  Advertisement In order to serve tennis fans and attract newer audiences, SPSN is launching various programming initiatives for an unparalleled viewing experience. For the first time since its broadcast in India, the Australian Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Semi-Finals and Finals will have live Hindi commentary on SONY TEN 3 channels. Former India No. 1, Somdev Devvarman will also return to the studio to provide expert analysis on the sports network’s live studio show for the tournament. The Indian ace tennis player, who has played at Melbourne Park for seven editions of the Australian Open, will be giving his pre, during and post-match insights to audiences through the course of the whole tournament.One of India’s most popular urban hangout spots, Social will be SPSN’s Official On-Ground Screening Partner for Australian Open 2020. The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific will be screened live at all of Social’s 25 venues across five cities: New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh and Bengaluru. Tennis enthusiasts will get a taste of an authentic ‘Aussie’ experience with the chefs whipping up a specially curated ‘Aussie’ F&B menu at all outlets during the tournament. The popular hangout chain will also host tennis experience zones at select venues to provide an ambient and interactive experience for fans.Advertisement The 108th edition of the Australian Open 2020 will feature defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka along with the best tennis players in the world like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas among many more. The tournament this year could mark many records, like if he wins, Federer could become the oldest Australian Open Champion or Rafael Nadal could finally become the joint-most Grand Slam winner in the history of men’s tennis and many more. One of India’s most beloved tennis players, Leander Paes will also put his final show at the Australian Open 2020, since he announced his farewell tour. With the stakes so high for the first Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open 2020 is a must watch for every sports fan in India. Advertisementlast_img read more

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