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Trump’s Stunning News Conference – The New York Times

first_imgNORTH CAROLINAElectoral votes: 15Trump leads Biden, 50 percent to 48.6 percent, with 95 percent of the estimated vote in.Gap: About 77,000 votes.Keep in mind: With most votes now tabulated, Mr. Biden would need to win about two-thirds of the remainder to pull ahead. Mail ballots postmarked by Election Day will be accepted until Thursday, Nov. 12. – Advertisement – What’s going on in the undecided states – Advertisement – “If you count the legal votes, I win,” he said, before ticking off a litany of baseless claims about ways his campaign had supposedly been cheated by his opponents, nonpartisan poll workers and a vast conspiracy of technology companies and big business.But nothing is “rigged” or “stolen” or “illegal.” No one is “doing a lot of bad things.”Donald Trump is simply losing.- Advertisement – Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host.Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. There’s also a pragmatic question about the president’s allegations: If Democrats were going to rig an election, why didn’t they do a better job of it? After many Democrats all but predicted a landslide, the party has so far lost seats in the House and faces a steep path to take control of the Senate. Mr. Trump touted those Republican victories in his comments tonight.On social media, his family members and allies have been calling for Republicans, like Senator Lindsey Graham, to support the president’s claims — even trying to make the issue an early litmus test for the 2024 campaign. (We haven’t even finished with 2020!) Of course, Republicans who back Mr. Trump could be throwing into question the validity of their own victories.So with a few exceptions, they’ve largely returned to the position they often adopt with the president: silence. But it may become increasingly difficult to stay quiet.As he has for months, Mr. Trump indicated that he would not accept the results of the election and would encourage his supporters to do the same — a dangerous game in an already heated political environment. And at least a few voters are listening.In Arizona, it’s hard for Carla Livak to believe the president could lose her state, where supporters have turned out by the tens of thousands for his rallies, and where car parades in his honor have stretched for miles.“It’s just hard to believe everything is this close,” she said. “I just don’t believe that.”The 70-year-old Tucson resident said she thinks that there’s something suspicious happening with vote counting. GEORGIAElectoral votes: 16Trump leads Biden, 49.4 percent to 49.3 percent, with more than 98 percent of the estimated vote in.Gap: About 3,500 votes.Keep in mind: Thousands of ballots are left to be counted in Georgia, an official with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday afternoon. Most are in Democratic-leaning counties. The state aims to finish its count by the end of the day.PENNSYLVANIAElectoral votes: 20Trump leads Biden, 49.8 percent to 49.0 percent, with about 94 percent of the estimated vote in. Instead of letting the process play out, the president is calling on election officials to stop counting ballots, potentially disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters. As James Baker, the former secretary of state who led the Republican legal and political team during the Florida recount battle in 2000, told my colleague Peter Baker today: “That’s a very hard decision to defend in a democracy.” We want to hear from our readers. Have a question? We’ll try to answer it. Have a comment? We’re all ears. Email us at onpolitics@nytimes.com.center_img Updated Nov. 5, 2020, 9:56 p.m. ET “It does feel like with big tech ganging up to censor things, that there are tentacles of power that are unseen,” she said. “He has enemies that are so big, it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”One thing is certain: Win or lose, Mr. Trump’s conspiracy thinking, and its influence on his supporters, will be part of his legacy.Hank Stephenson contributed reporting from Tucson. And he’s apparently decided to try and take our system down with him.Joe Biden has been cutting into Mr. Trump’s lead, or expanding his own, in three of the four states that will decide the next president: Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada. Notably, in the state where Mr. Trump appears to be making gains — Arizona — the president seems to take little issue with the vote count.The votes that Mr. Trump calls “late” and “illegal” were postmarked by Election Day, making them valid. In Pennsylvania, the Republican-led state legislature wouldn’t allow poll workers to start counting mail ballots until Election Day. So now, they’re being counted. ATLANTA — What the president of the United States did tonight wasn’t complicated but it was stunning, even after four long years of the politically extraordinary.President Trump attacked democracy.In his remarks tonight from the White House, Mr. Trump lied about the vote count, smeared his opponents and attempted to undermine the integrity of our electoral system. Gap: About 53,000 votes.Keep in mind: The state’s top election official said late Thursday that the counties were “still counting” and did not give a direct answer as to how many ballots were still outstanding, estimating that it was “several hundred thousand.” She did not offer any timetable as to when counting in the state would be complete. Most of the votes yet to be counted are in counties where Mr. Biden is ahead, including Philadelphia, the state’s most populous county.NEVADAElectoral votes: 6Biden leads Trump, 49.4 percent to 48.5 percent, with 89 percent of the estimated vote in.Gap: About 11,000 votes.Keep in mind: Nevada has about 190,000 ballots still to be counted, the secretary of state said Thursday afternoon. Ninety percent of them are from Clark County, where Mr. Biden currently leads by eight percentage points. All of the Election Day vote has been counted, leaving only Democratic-leaning late mail and provisional ballots to be tabulated.ARIZONAElectoral votes: 11Biden leads Trump, 50.3 percent to 48.3 percent, with 88 percent of the estimated vote in.Gap: About 57,000 votes.To keep in mind: Mr. Trump needs to win about 60 percent of the remaining votes to capture the state. More results are expected to be released Thursday night. Here’s the latest, as of 9 p.m., on where things stand in the remaining battleground states. For the latest numbers, head to our results pages. Thanks for reading. On Politics is your guide to the political news cycle, delivering clarity from the chaos.On Politics is also available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.Is there anything you think we’re missing? Anything you want to see more of? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at onpolitics@nytimes.com. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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The Masters: Harry Kane hoping to balance watching Augusta action with England duty | Golf News

first_img “We’re away with England at the time so I think I might be missing the final day – we’re playing Belgium on Sunday but I’ll be watching as much as I can.“It will be an interesting watch. Hopefully some of the English boys can do well and get right up that leaderboard.”While Kane is hoping to see one of his compatriots taste Masters success – he believes Tyrrell Hatton has a “good chance” – the Tottenham striker is also looking forward to seeing five-time winner Woods trying to keep his title.“I obviously love to watch Tiger – when he won it last year, it was amazing,” said Kane. “It’ll be good to see him back out there.“The English boys – Justin Rose… Tyrrell Hatton’s got a good chance, he’s been playing well this year.“Ian Poulter’s obviously missing that major but he’s had a great career. I’d love to see one of those boys do it.” 0:49 – Advertisement – England captain Harry Kane says he will be watching this week’s Masters – live on Sky Sports – ‘as much as he can’ while he is away on international duty England captain Harry Kane says he “cannot wait” for The Masters and that he will try to balance watching the action from Augusta this week with his time on international duty.The Masters is live on Sky Sports from Thursday through to Sunday after being moved from its usual April timeslot due to the coronavirus pandemic.It is the final men’s major of the year and will see Tiger Woods seek to defend the Green Jacket he memorably won in 2019.Kane is in the England squad for their friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday, as well as their Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Iceland – also live on Sky Sports – but will also have his eye on events in Georgia.He told Sky Sports News: “I can’t wait to be honest. It’s going to be strange seeing how the golf course sets up in November. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir explores whether Bryson DeChambeau can repeat his US Open winning performance at Augusta to take victory at this week’s Masters, live on Sky Sports When’s The Masters on Sky Sports?The men’s major golf season reaches its climax at The Masters, with extended coverage from Augusta National live exclusively on Sky Sports.Sky Sports’ dedicated Masters channel will have round-the-clock coverage from one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar, where Tiger Woods returns to defend his Green Jacket and all of the world’s top players are set to feature.All four rounds will be broadcast exclusively live from November 12-15 on Sky Sports The Masters, with plenty of extra feeds available during the tournament and a host of bonus content to enjoy throughout the week.This year’s contest has a new place in the schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the key timings are different to what you may previously be used to and ensuring the 2020 edition will be like no other.Here’s all you need to know to make sure you don’t miss any of the action… – Advertisement – England captain Harry Kane says he will be watching this week’s Masters – live on Sky Sports – ‘as much as he can’ while he is away on international duty The Masters – Live November 12, 2020, 12:30pmLive on 4:40 Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir explores whether Bryson DeChambeau can repeat his US Open winning performance at Augusta to take victory at this week’s Masters, live on Sky Sports Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland “We’re away with England at the time so I think I might be missing the final day – we’re playing Belgium on Sunday but I’ll be watching as much as I can,” says Kane; Spurs striker believes Tyrrell Hatton has a “good chance” Last Updated: 09/11/20 10:45amlast_img read more

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One of the world’s best professional cycling teams ‘Bahrain Merida’ chose Hvar for the preparations

first_imgEverything is the result of a great vision of Vladimir Miholjević who started one of the most important sporting events in Croatia, the Tour of Croatia, and who is today the sports director of the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team. At this week’s press conference on Hvar, Bahrain Merida presented the team for 2019 to the media from many countries and the world audience, as well as a new strategic partnership with one of the world leaders in innovation and standards, McLaren. “The arrival of the world’s largest cycling players in Croatia is a confirmation that Croatia has done a lot in the development of cyclo infrastructure and is recognized as a very attractive cyclo destination. Cycling tourism and sports tourism are developing very fast due to the growing need of consumers for active and healthy and environmentally responsible holidays. Following the above, we will continue with significant investment and development of cycling tourism as one of our most important tourist products with which we develop year-round tourism. ” pointed out the State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina. One of the world’s best professional cycling teams’Bahrain Merida’chose Hvar as a destination where she will spend several days the most important preparations and the only annual preparations in which the entire team will participate, which will compete for the very top of cycling in the world. There are more than 60 million active cyclists in Europe, and cycling tourism is one of the fastest growing tourist products. Photo: http://teambahrainmerida.com/ Cycling tourism and sports tourism are developing very fast due to the growing need of consumers for active and healthy and environmentally responsible holidays.last_img read more

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Hermes finds ‘clear relationship’ between ESG and credit spreads

first_imgCompanies with the weakest ESG credentials, as captured in low QESG scores, tended to trade with the widest CDS spreads, Hermes found – indicating a higher risk of default.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Source: Hermes, as at February 2017CDS spreads by QESG decile, 2012-2016Mitch Reznick, co-head of credit and head of credit research at Hermes, said: “Although credit risk is the principal driver of both the level of and changes in credit spreads, we know that ESG factors also influence credit spreads.“Given that we know this, in order to deliver on our fiduciary duties we are compelled to assess and price ESG risks when making investment decisions.”The correlation between ESG credentials and credit spreads was consistent but not linear, according to the asset manager. The greatest change occurred between the lowest ESG-scoring quintile of companies and the second quintile.Michael Viehs, manager at Hermes Equity Ownership Services, said the relationship between overall QESG scores and credit spreads held true for the ESG sub-categories.“For all three ESG dimensions, issuers with the lowest scores had the highest CDS spreads,” he said.The asset manager’s research found that although there were correlations between companies’ QESG scores and their credit ratings, there was a wide dispersion of QESG scores within each rating band.“This means that credit ratings do not sufficiently reflect ESG risks,” it said.The asset manager said the model it developed would help it identify opportunities in lower-rated companies with higher ESG scores and to spot issuers at risk because their spreads were too tight relative to their ESG score.Reznick said the decision to pursue the research was borne out of a frustration experienced by the credit team at not being able to price ESG risk as distinct from other more traditional credit risks.He said that although a lot of work and intellectual capital had gone into analysing and understanding more traditional operating and financial credit risks and ESG risks, “there’s been very little done in trying to distil ESG risks from credit risks and price ESG risk”.A lot of research has been carried out into the relationship between ESG and financial performance, but the vast majority of this has been focused on the equity markets. There has been increased interest among investors in developing an understanding of the relationship between ESG and investment performance in the credit markets.The UN PRI, for example, has an initiative to explore the more systematic integration of ESG factors by credit rating agencies, and last year Barclays published a study into impact of ESG on corporate bond returns. It found that applying ESG factors resulted in a “small but steady” performance benefit, with no evidence of a negative effect. There is a clear relationship between companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials and their credit spreads, according to new research carried out by Hermes Investment Management.The asset manager said that before its study, the Hermes credit team estimated the impact of ESG risk on valuations in anecdotal terms, but their subsequent research proved a clear relationship between ESG credentials and performance from a credit perspective.The study enabled Hermes to develop a pricing model that allows it to calculate how much compensation – excess yield above that of government bonds – an investor should receive for a given level of ESG risk.The research examined the relationship between Hermes’ assessment of a company’s ESG performance – captured in a quantitative ESG (QESG) score – and credit default swaps (CDS) spreads. It used CDS because it felt this offered the purest measure of a company’s credit risk.last_img read more

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Brisbane’s ‘Law and Order’ suburb restores a piece of history

first_imgPart way through the rebuild, a hailstorm ripped through Brisbane, damaging the property’s roof and inadvertently assisting with the renovation.“The house got hail damage to the metal awnings and the roof so we had it replaced. We went kitschy with our black and white striped awnings. It just happened at the right time.”Up until this build, the couple’s renovation CV had included and was limited to regrouting an inner city apartment bathroom.Restoring one of the first worker’s cottages in Brisbane town has been a mammoth five-year, $500,000 challenge and one they did while both working full time and living in the cottage. The house at 35 Sheriff St, Petrie Terrace as it looks today.“I must have done it a while ago, walking to work or running to work maybe, and it never set properly,’ she said.“They had to re-break it and set it again.”The house she shares with her husband Anthony Mok at 35 Sheriff St, Petrie Terrace has a similar story, having limped through the last part of its 157-year history. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AFTER: One of the downstairs bedrooms with polished concrete floors and an ensuite.Upstairs has hoop pine floorboards, two king sized bedrooms and a third bathroom, a large living area, and a kitchen opening out to the rear deck and pool. Petrie Terrace as it once looked with the burial ground on what is now Suncorp Stadium and early houses. Picture: State Library of Queensland.“Petrie Terrace was one of the first areas to be settled and these houses were built for the police and ambulance offers who couldn’t afford to live in the city itself,” Ms Storm said.The cottage was built in 1862, two years after Andrew and John Petrie finished work on the Brisbane Gaol just up the road. The population of Brisbane was just passing 6000.Now with a population of around 2.5 million, Brisbane’s earliest homes are largely protected and renovation approvals on this project took 18 months to go through council. Why more buyers want to rebuild AFTER: The stylish main bathroom.“We replaced the doors and put in new entrances between the original house and the extension that was put in by the previous owner in the 1980s.“We changed the configuration of the lounge and kitchen. Jacqueline Storm and Anthony Mok are selling their renovated home at 35 Sheriff St, Petrie Terrace for $1.259 million. Picture: Annette Dew.JACQUELINE Storm was so busy with finishing touches to her Petrie Terrace home, she hadn’t realised she’d broken her foot until a few weeks ago. What it looked like in 1999.Eight tenants were nesting in the two bedroom worker’s cottage at 35 Sheriff St, Petrie Terrace, kitchen bins overflowed with empty beer bottles and storm water drains were in need of replacing when the couple discovered the property in 2013. Cracking this property could unveil real treasurecenter_img THE RENO: They dug underneath the house to build a legal height level and fortunately did not hit rocks.The original house now has new bones in steel beams that support a new lower level with independent living, while the upstairs cottage has been carved out and restored, a process that has sent the couple from Salisbury, to Moorooka, Woolloongabba and Brisbane’s north in search of timber. “Downstairs was enclosed but there was significant damage from water, from dogs, from quite a lot of different things,’ she said.“It wasn’t legal height downstairs so we engaged an engineer and builder to come up with a plan.” AFTER: The open-plan lounge room.“We’ve put in a new kitchen, and new bathroom,” Ms Storm said. BEFORE: The original lounge and fireplace as it looked in 2013.A character overlay meant the house could not be raised so the couple dug down another 60cm to make the downstairs legal height. BEFORE: The kitchen area as it looked in 2013.The property is now a legitimate dual living home with the lower level featuring polished concrete floors, two ensuited bedrooms, and a rumpus with kitchenette and marble bench. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES AFTER: The new kitchen overlooking the above ground pool.“Originally it was a single door, and we put in an archway so there was a line of sight from the front to the back of the house through french doors.”The property, on 228sq m, is being sold by Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents with an asking price of $1.259 million. THE RENO: Decking stretches out from the kitchen to the new pool area.“Hoop pine flooring, as anyone who’s renovated before will know, is no longer produced. You have to go and search for those pieces, so we were sent to the demo yard for hoop pine and skirting boards — they don’t make that design any more. You have to get those pieces and have them rehoned separately.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN PETRIE TERRACElast_img read more

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian athletes get lifeline, as Dare hails IOC

first_img According to the IOC ” We understand at these times that these are unlikely to include full details of the dates and locations of the specified events. We recognise that this would follow later as the impacts of the Covid-19 and its related restrictions becomes clearer,” the letter stated. Fifty-seven percent of the 11,000 athletes that would be participating at the Tokyo Olympics had qualified before the event was moved by a year due to the pandemic. The IOC said it would finalize the adapted qualification system later in the month.This cheering news for Nigerian athletes has been commended by the Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare as a welcome development. ” We are excited that the IOC has granted this concession so that those qualifiers can be completed. This will give the athletes ample time to prepare. Also, we now have enough time to make funds available to those sports Federations that had yet to complete their qualifiers. We are monitoring all our athletes and we believe they are training well despite the world – wide lockdown ” read also:IOC: Adjustments to Tokyo 2020 to reduce extent of additional costsHe assured that Nigeria would stick to the earlier stance to feature in only 11 events at the games in order to enhance her chances of performing well. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cloud of uncertainty that had gathered over the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games qualifiers involving Nigerian athletes and other athletes around the world has been cleared by the International Olympic Committee. IOC chief Thomas Bach  The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year as a result of the spread of covid-19 scourge had cast a shadow of doubt over most of the qualifiers that were yet to be completed. Respite has, however, come for Nigerian athletes alongside their counterparts from other countries that were yet to complete their qualifiers as the IOC has fixed new dates for the qualifiers. According to a letter written to all members of the International Olympic Committee, now completed qualifiers have now been extended till the end of June 2021, a week grace before the final deadline of July 5th, 18 days before the Olympics gets underway on July 23rd, 2021.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planetlast_img read more

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271 test positive for COVID-19, five succumb

first_img271 test positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours out of a sample size of 4,019 people bringing total number of confirmed cases in the country to 30,636.Out of the 271 cases 267 are Kenyan while four are foreigners.93 are female while 178 are male with the youngest being a one year old while the oldest is 80 years.Also Read   Time to re-open schools in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF Speaking during the COVID-19 daily briefings, Health Chief Administrative Secretary noted that, 208 patients have recovered from the virus, raising total to 17,368.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The number of cases have in the last few days gone down however CAS Aman said, “It is too early for us to determine if our curve is coming down, our testing fluctuates due to availability of testing kits.”Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentThe number of fatalities has hit 487 after five patients succumbed in the last 24 hours.Nairobi County continues leading with 99 cases followed by Kiambu and Laikipia with 20 cases each.Migori has 18 cases, Makueni four (4), Nakuru four (4), Machakos, Kilifi, and Tana River three (3) each, Embu and Kitui have one (1) each.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsAt the same time, the government has hailed the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for availing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) that will be used at the Dadaab Refugee.Aman said the donation will go a long way in assisting healthcare workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa County.Also read https://www.kbc.co.ke/igad/last_img read more

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Napoli appoint new head coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Gennaro Gattuso has replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli head coach, the club has confirmed.Former manager Ancelotti was sacked on Tuesday after 19 months in charge in Naples.Napoli announced the decision to dismiss Ancelotti an hour after he led the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 4-0 home win against Genk, ending a nine-match run in all competitions without victory.Sky in Italy reported on Tuesday that former AC Milan manager Gattuso was the leading candidate to take over at Napoli, and it is understood the 41-year-old has joined on a provisional six-month deal with an option of a further 12 months.Napoli, who face Parma in their next game on Saturday, are currently seventh in Serie A.Sky Sports News understands Everton will begin contract talks with Ancelotti in the coming days over their vacant manager’s job, although David Moyes could still return to Goodison in an interim role.Prior to his appointment at Napoli in 2018, Ancelotti had hinted that he would be open to a return to the Premier League, with Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign as Arsenal manager coming to an end. Tags: Carlo AncelottiSSC Napolilast_img read more

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Jol hints at deal for Fulham hero

first_imgMartin Jol indicated that talks are under way to extend Pavel Pogrebnyak’s contract following the Russian’s blistering start at Fulham.Pobregnyak scored a hat-trick in the Whites’ 5-0 demolition of Wolves, taking his goal tally to five in three matches since his move to west London.He arrived from Stuttgart on a deal until the end of the season and is already a cult hero among Fulham fans.AdChoices广告“After five goals in three games, I’d have to say he is a pretty good signing for us,” said Jol“We’re talking to four or five players about new deals. You want to keep your best players and Pavel is certainly one of them.“He’s a good lad. During the first training session he gave us a feeling that he really wanted to prove a point here.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Barca’s Answer to Aging Suarez?

first_imgWith age no longer on the side of Barcelona striker, Luis Surez, slowing down the Uruguayan considerably, Barca is now looking for a long-standing replacement for the former Pichichi winner. Their searchlight has turned to the direction of German-born Nigerian youth prodigy, Karim AdeyemiWith La Masia not producing the players for Barcelona as before, the Catalan giants have now resorted to investing in young players in Europe and other parts of the globe where they can get promising players.Barcelona are prepared to splash out €8m to sign Germany Under-17 international striker Karim Adeyemi. The 17-year-old joined Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018 and is currently playing for their feeder club FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football. He has netted 11 league goals for the club and has also starred in the UEFA Youth League for Salzburg, netting against both Liverpool and Genk.Adeyemi has also been prolific at youth international level for Germany – he impressed for Die Mannshaft’s U-16 team and then netted three goals in seven caps for the U-17 side.He is said by the report to be the ‘bet’ of Barcelona director of youth football Patrick Kluivert and they are said to view his potential to being similar to that of 16-year-old rising star Ansu Fati.Adeyemi, who has a Nigerian father and Romanian mother began his youth career at Bayern Munich and went on to spend six years at SpVgg Unterhaching.Barcelona are trying to replenish their young attacking options after seeing the success of Fati this season,  but Salzburg who signed him for €3.5 million in 2018 are not ready to make the signing of Adeyemi easy on Barcelona.His contract at Salzburg runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, although for the price he is rumoured to go for, that contract won’t matter. The goal for Barcelona appears to be to grab a few U-20 strikers and a few strikers in their 20s, creating a diversity of playstyles in different age groups.The former Bayern Munich star, Adeyemi has been reportedly named among the most experienced young players in Europe, having made the cut after being picked by CIES Football Observatory from 22 European competitions per year of birth.The rankings were compiled using what is said to be exclusive methodology weighting domestic league minutes played by footballers during the last two years according to the sporting strength of employer teams.For players born in or after 2001, Red Bull Salzburg striker Adeyemi ranked eighteenth and he was the only player of Nigerian descent that made the list as none made the cut for the 1998, 1999 and 2000 age groups.In eight outings for Germany’s U-16 and U-17 national teams, the center-forward has found the net twice.Adeyemi started his career at Bayern Munich before moving to SpVgg Unterhaching and was snapped by Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018.According to the report on El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are said to be ready to pay eight million euros for the signing of Adeyemi. And should the Catalan giants go on to pay this amount, then Karim Adeyemi will become the most expensive U-18 player of Nigerian descent in history.Meanwhile, the attention of the eggheads of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had been called to Adeyemi for early courting about his international future at the senior level, in spite of having played for Germany U-16 and U-17.Adeyemi was born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother and is therefore eligible to play for Nigeria at the senior level.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Luis Suarez last_img read more

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