Real Madrid expect Arsenal and Man City to launch Isco transfer moves

first_imgIsco looks certain to be on the way out at Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid believe both Arsenal and Manchester City will be interested in signing Isco in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.Isco was expected to move on over the summer but appeared to have made a U-turn, deciding instead to fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up.However, the midfielder has only started two La Liga games for Real Madrid so far this season and has not featured at all in the Champions League. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 21 Oct 2019 4:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Isco has been restricted in his chances in the Real Madrid first team (Picture: Getty)According to Spanish outlet AS, Isco is desperate to win his place back in the Spain squad ahead of next summer’s European Championships.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 27-year-old has 38 caps for his country but was one of a number of high-profile absentees from Roberto Moreno’s most recent squad.He will now reportedly look to secure a long-mooted Premier League move in January having been told that regular first-team football at the top level is what the Spain boss needs to see in order to offer him a recall.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 ArsenalAnd Madrid are said to be certain that both Arsenal and Man City regard Isco as a dream signing with Unai Emery’s midfield still requiring strengthening and Pep Guardiola seeing the Spanish international as a long-term replacement for the departing David Silva.Isco’s departure would also grease the wheels for any incoming transfers with Real supposedly unwilling to make any purchases without clearing room in their 25-man squad. Advertisementcenter_img Eriksen has been a long-term target for Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)The AS report claims that should Isco leave, Madrid could make a January play for Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen in an effort to ensure he does not sell his services to the highest bidder when his current deal expires in the summer.However, president Florentino Perez would rather redouble his efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe, the PSG winger who is likely to command a fee of more than £200million.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Real Madrid expect Arsenal and Man City to launch Isco transfer moveslast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals Gabriel Martinelli’s best position at Arsenal

first_img Comment Mikel Arteta reveals Gabriel Martinelli’s best position at Arsenal Gabriel Martinelli has had limited playing time in 2020 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists Gabriel Martinelli’s future at the club will be in a centre forward position.The Brazilian has enjoyed a sensational debut campaign with the Gunners, scoring ten goals in 25 appearances in a red shirt.Martinelli has been one of the few bright lights in an otherwise forgettable campaign for the Gunners but supporters have been somewhat baffled by his omission in recent weeks, particularly from Premier League matches. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Mar 2020 4:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.6kShares Advertisement Martinelli last featured in the league on February 2nd (Picture: Getty)Arteta insists that’s down to the fact that players are having to play out of position due to the imbalance in his squad but the Spaniard believes Martinelli will play centrally in the future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT[Aubameyang and Martinelli] are centre forwards but with the squad balance that we have at the moment, to play on those positions on the left we don’t have five players,’ said Arteta.‘We are using one left-winger to play as a left-back [Saka] and he is not a left-back so we’re just trying to adapt to the situation that we have today, trying to create an amount of goal threat that can be successful for the team. that’s part of managing the players that we have.’Arsenal are next in action on Wednesday when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad.It’s the first time Arteta will take on mentor Pep Guardiola since his exit from the club in December.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCity’s title challenge has collapsed since Arteta’s departure but he insists the champions have been ‘unlucky’.‘Sometimes small details make the difference,’ said Arteta.‘ I think they’ve been very unlucky. This is football. It can happen. ‘We have to be at our best that’s for sure to have any chance of winning the game. ‘We are in two different processes and levels, we have to be at our best’.MORE: Andy Robertson says watching Manchester United beat Man City was a ‘nice feeling’last_img read more

World-class Golf Garden Waterfront Opens in Abuja

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaGolf leisure in Nigeria is about to be redefined with the coming on board of Golf Garden Waterfront, in Wuse 2, Abuja.The club aims to promote exclusive lifestyle and boasts of facilities that will set the benchmark in golf tourism in Nigeria and Africa as it is inspired by some of the best exclusive golf clubs in America and Europe.The founder and CEO of Golf Garden Waterfront, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said yesterday that new centre that is set up in the business hub of Aminu Kano Crescent will redefine the image of golf in Nigeria and Africa. Aside from an enclosed driving range, short-game holes, pro shops, a museum and six in-door golf suites, the course is fitted with a travel agency, corporate suites, meeting rooms, restaurants, barber’s shops, golf laboratories and 34 toilets for men and women. The golf suites are equipped with simulators that help golfers lower their scores when playing on an open golf course.It also has flood lights that will enable golfers enjoy a knock about in the night. The course grass type is both Bermuda green and Brent.It targets members of the diplomatic corps, corporate executives and business golfers.“We are an exclusive private membership golf club that aims for golfing standard in Nigeria. We also seek to raise the stakes of professional golf in Nigeria in addition to running a high standard golf academy,” Runsewe, a golfer and the former director general of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) said.He said the golf garden, which was conceived four years ago, has produced its own golf book and will issue certificates for beginners, advanced players and senior golfers.The centre will be run by an international professional trainer from South Africa, to be assisted by five other Nigerian professional golfers.Runsewe also reeled out the club’s philosophy, saying the Golf Garden Waterfront is to be considered one of the greatest golf experience and modern golf facility base with unique brand.“With your kind golfing support, we will provide a quality product, which must be maintained and cared for at a superior level of consistency.“Golf Garden Waterfront philosophy is simple. Every service we provide will be the best of its kind. We believe every day is the one day on which the reputation of Golf Garden Waterfront will be created and judged. We will be the club by which others set standard. We are totally responsible as a team for reputation and image presented to our distinguished members and special guest.“Our guiding principles define our actions, actions define our character. We are determined to change the face of golfing in Africa from manual to IT Base and endeavour to provide a facility that appreciates our distinguished members and their pride guest and support our community.”, he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more