Ilkay Gundogan compares Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tips Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target to join Man City

first_imgManchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (Picture: Getty)‘It’s so difficult to predict but I think [Jimenez] would get a chance in every single top-six team and there’s a good possibility he could do well.’At the end of last month, Wolves reportedly warned Manchester United and Arsenal that Jimenez would not be sold this summer.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his attacking options at the end of the season, while Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta is braced for the departure of star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Borussia Dortmund make move to stop Jadon Sancho from joining Manchester UnitedMORE: How Arsenal missed out on signing Juan Mata as Cesc Fabregas’ replacement Raul Jimenez has attracted interest from a number of top clubs (Picture: Getty)Ilkay Gundogan has compared Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tipped the Wolves and Mexico forward to join him at Manchester City.Jimenez has scored 39 goals in 88 appearances for Wolves since signing from Benfica in 2018, with his performances attracting attention from a number of top clubs.Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal and Spanish giants Real Madrid are all said to be considering moves for the 28-year-old, who had scored 19 goals and providing nine assists this season before the campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.Gundogan, who has won two Premier League titles at Manchester City, has hailed ‘world class’ Jimenez and said he has the ability to join him at the Etihad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think he has everything a world-class striker needs,’ Gundogan told ESPN FC.‘For a striker he is so mobile, but also physically so good and talented technically on the ball. I can imagine him playing with us.‘Maybe [he’s] not on that level yet, but he reminds me a little bit of [Robert] Lewandowski because I’ve played with him. In terms of style I think there is still a lot of potential. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Apr 2020 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Ilkay Gundogan compares Raul Jimenez to Robert Lewandowski and tips Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target to join Man City Advertisementlast_img read more

Susie O’Neill’s riverfront property sold for 15pc more than she paid

first_imgThe new owners plan to build their own dream home on the site. Suzie O’Neill at her Yeronga riverfront home which sold under the hammer last night. Picture: Mark CallejaTHERE were tears of joy last night as eight-time Olympic gold medallist Susie O’Neill’s massive riverfront property sold for $3million under the hammer.Ms O’Neill and husband Cliff Fairley had bought the property nine years ago with plans to build their dream home on the site – even going so far as to have an architect draw up the plans. Susie O’Neills property drew 200 groups at house inspections.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoMs O’Neill told The Courier-Mail that seeing the property go to auction would be “quite emotional” for her family. But she may yet be able to visit a dream home on the site, with the successful bidders ending up being close friends of hers.Her agent Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said 200 groups had gone through inspections of Ms O’Neill’s property through the month-long campaign and about 300 people attended the mass auction last night. Ms O’Neill’s home was built in 1955 and still has all its original features. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen“There were five registered bidders for the property. Bidding started at $2m and went rapidly. It was hotly contested, and finally sold to a local buyer for $3m. It was just amazing.”The new owners, who paid 15 per cent more than Ms O’Neill had for the home, revealed after they won the auction that they knew the former national swimmer.“The buyers fell in love with the property the moment they saw it,” Ms Rudolph said. “They had been been back eight times during the campaign. It literally was tears of joy when they bought it. Susie had no idea. The new owners are looking forward to having them over for Sunday lunch some day.” The home is a double cavity red brick building. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Susie O’Neill’s Yeronga property is a massive 1,325sq m. The property looks out over a bend in the river known as Canoe Reach.“They are looking forward to following through with Susie’s dream and intend to build their own dream property on the site.”Ideas being floated were to move the existing home and build a statement house of natural materials that blends into the landscape.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Why Cardinals should keep Josh Rosen

first_imgHowever, mobility has never been a prerequisite for playing quarterback in the Air Raid. To the contrary, it is a scheme predicated largely on passing from the pocket — Rosen’s bread and butter — with the largely immobile Gardner Minshew leading college football in passing yards playing in the system for Washington State last season.It is also an offense based around simplicity that relies on the same small sample size of concepts being used frequently but often disguised by the use of different formations and personnel.In short, it is an offense that Rosen is actually well suited for and should have no difficulty learning. Murray may offer a touch more upside as a runner, but that upside is not close to being valuable enough to miss out on an elite defensive prospect like Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim should stick with the man he moved for in 2018, and bank on him producing more game-winning moments this year. When analyzing the rookie season of a quarterback, it is often better to focus on moments rather than their record.Many rookie passers struggle off the bat, but if they have season-defining moments that suggest they can have long-term success, then there is reason for optimism. And, in a dismal season in which the Cardinals finished 3-13, Rosen enjoyed such moments. He led the Cardinals on a fourth-quarter comeback against the 49ers and also helped them to a surprise victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field.Playing behind a dreadful offensive line, the fact Rosen was able win three games was a minor miracle. To jettison him after trading up to draft him last year and then use the number one pick on another quarterback when Arizona has a need at almost every other position would border on franchise malpractice.The argument for cutting ties with Rosen and going with Murray is that the latter is a better fit for the “Air Raid” system new head coach Kliff Kingsbury employs, with his upside as a runner bringing more versatility to the scheme.last_img read more

Pattaya lawn bowlers fly the flag in Chiang Mai

first_imgLawn bowlers from the Pattaya based Coco Club were pleased to be invited to the inaugural Chiang Mai Challenge at Don Bishop’s Non Kai Lawn Bowling Green following the installation of a 1 million plus baht new carpet from New Zealand.Coco Club lawn bowlers pose for a photo with their counterparts in Chiang Mai.The 11 strong members landed at Chiang Mai and could not get to the green quick enough for the initial practice session. A very sociable group welcomed the players and it was game on.The triples proved it was going to be a tough competition, with scores of 22-6, 19-6 and 11-13 to give Coco a 2-1 lead in the afternoon session. The evening singles were shared at 2-2 to give Coco a 4-3 lead but on the points system adopted by Chiang Mai the visitors had an 8-5 lead at the end of day one.Day two pairs were all square at half way until an amazing comeback by Peter and Lita, from 12-6 down to win 21-18, gave Coco an 8-7 lead on matches but on the points system an unassailable 14-7 lead. After a super meal break the second string singles all went Chiang Mai’s way to finish the match at 14-11 for Pattaya’s Coco Club.last_img read more