Kylian Mbappe’s value ‘could drop to €40m

first_img Loading… The French MEP highlighted the example of PSG forward Kylian Mbappe as a prime example of the impending price drop. According to Cohn-Bendit, Real Madrid target Mbappe could now cost around €40M, compared to €180-200M prior to the outbreak.“Tomorrow, Mbappe will cost around €35-40M at most, not €200M, he told an interview with French outlet Ouest-France, reported via the Evening Standard.“Who is going to be able to buy him?“There is going to be new regulations, and this will affect wages and image rights.”Mbappe has been on Real Madrid’s radar for the last 12 months, amid growing reports he wants to leave PSG and play in Spain.Real Madrid will maintain their interest in the World Cup winner, and a reduction in his value, will intensify speculation in the coming weeks.Read Also: Martinez tips Hazard for quick return from injuryZinedine Zidane may sell squad players to fund a move for the 21-year old, with James Rodriguez and Luka Jovic linked with an exit.Gareth Bale has been rumoured to be a potential departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, but the Welshman looks certain to remain in Madrid.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will cause transfer values to plummet, according to French politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Badgers hope to overcome another slow start

first_imgThrough the first four games of the season, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finds itself winless heading into a big non-conference series this weekend with North Dakota.The good news: they have been in this situation before. The bad news: it is an unfavorable position to be in.Just a year ago, UW went into its third series of the year having been manhandled on the east coast by Boston College and Boston University two weeks prior by a total score of 16-5 between two games.A year before that in 2012-2013, Wisconsin went into December before it won its second game of the season, compiling a 1-7-2 record in the first 10 games of the year.So slow starts aren’t exactly anything new for the Badgers, and just like a year ago when they lost handedly on the road, they got another aptly timed bye week. This year, they actually got back-to-back bye weeks.The two-week period without any games has allowed UW a chance to refocus and get back to the basics, according to senior assistant captain and center Joseph LaBate.“Obviously the games didn’t go how we wanted to, but it’s a fresh start,” LaBate said. “We’ve really gone to work these past two weeks and learned a lot of new stuff.”With 11 true freshmen on this year’s roster after nine seniors graduated a season ago, there has been a learning curve for the whole team.“I wouldn’t say there’s one main thing that we’ve been working on,” senior goaltender Joel Rumpel said. “It’s kind of just the game as a whole. We have so many new guys, it’s kind of just getting everyone on the same page and that’s what we’ve been working on these past two weeks.”The high number of young players on the roster is what makes this year’s slow start unique. With nine seniors and only five freshmen a season ago and a group of 13 upperclassmen back in the 2012-2013 campaign, Wisconsin had a lot more experience to rely on despite the early losses. This season the Badgers have just nine upperclassmen total and three are goaltenders.The sheer lack of older players has forced freshmen and other younger players, who had not logged much ice time previously, into the spotlight in the early going, which has reflected in their goal scoring abilities. After losing seven of the top eight point scorers from a year ago, the Badgers have had trouble finding reliable scoring, and have managed just three goals in the four games.LaBate brought in high expectations this season as the leading returning point scorer from last season, but has yet to manage a point yet through the first two series. He hasn’t been without opportunities though, as has been the case with his fellow line members on the first line in sophomore Grant Besse and senior Brad Navin. But despite the fact that the three lead Wisconsin in shots, they have just one goal to show for it between the three of them, and it belongs to Navin.Head coach Mike Eaves could tell his older players were pressing to score goals in the first four games, something LaBate reiterated, but LaBate said he has loosened up in the past two weeks. He just knows the goals are coming.“It’s not a lack of chances,” LaBate said. “Sometimes you just have to bear down and get back to playing a gritty game, getting a dirty goal. The only way to get started is getting dirty goal. It’s not going to be a highlight reel goal if it’s your first goal. It’s usually going to be a dirty one.”But the offense isn’t alone in its growing pains, as the defense and the goaltending have had adjustments of their own. After another solid season between the pipes last year, Rumpel was arguably the biggest key returning member with a career 2.16 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage. But through his first three starts, Rumpel has allowed eight goals and has stopped just 88 percent of the pucks he has seen.The senior netminder admitted that he wasn’t satisfied with his start to the season, but like his teammates he has continued to progress, especially with the help of the bye weeks.“I didn’t start off as well as I would’ve liked to up in Alaska, but each game I feel like I’ve been getting stronger and I’m kind of getting back into the groove of things,” Rumpel said.Despite a tough start, Rumpel will still be in net Friday against North Dakota. Wisconsin has used both Rumpel and fellow senior Landon Peterson interchangeably at the beginning of the last three years, and Peterson could see time again if Rumpel struggles.Regardless, Eaves made it clear the important thing for Wisconsin right now is building off two solid weeks of practice and transitioning that into a game setting.“The thing about going out and practicing and doing the things we do – at the end of it you feel good about yourself because you worked hard. And that’s the beginning of confidence,” Eaves said. “When you work hard, you feel good about yourself. You solidify that confidence by doing it in a game.”A win against one of the better programs in college hockey this weekend could do a lot for that confidence.last_img read more

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Munster record big win at Thomond

first_imgTries from Ronan O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Conor Murray, two from Simon Zebo – who is now the province’s leading try scorer – and two penalty tries helped them into fourth place in the Pro12 table.The win was the biggest Munster have ever in the league.And they are still ahead of Ulster in the table as Les Kiss’s side let an 8-point lead slip at Scotstoun to lose 27-17 against Glasgow. Stuart McCloskey and Iain Henderson had helped them into a 17-9 lead, but Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg scored a try each in the space of 3 minutes to turn the game on its head.last_img

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Off-duty officer hurt in collision

first_imgAn off-duty Los Angeles police officer was injured in Acton early Wednesday during a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of being drunk, authorities said. LAPD Officer Amanda Chapin, 38, underwent surgery for leg fractures, department spokeswoman Officer Karen Smith said. Chapin, a nine-year LAPD veteran, works out of the Devonshire station. Cesar Octavio Contreras, 29, of Lancaster was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries before being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, Smith said. The collision occurred about 3:45a.m. on Sierra Highway near Acton Canyon Road, said Gary Wise, a dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Sierra Highway was closed for more than an hour as the Highway Patrol investigated. Later in the day, five people were injured – two of them seriously – in a four-vehicle collision on Interstate5 north of Pyramid Lake. The incident was caused by a car that rear-ended a horse trailer, then tried to avoid hitting another car. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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