Cholo defensive display

first_imgOther injury The Cholo surprised with the inclusion of Lemar in his eleven to the detriment of Marcos Llorente, who has already gained ownership. He put the Frenchman looking for him to hook some counterattack to impose his quality on the overflow, but Lemar had no luck hooking any ball and if he had the increasingly common misfortune in the Atlético squad of being injured at rest and leaving his place Marcos Llorente. So many muscle injuries worry the leaders of Atlético and the magnifying glass is set on Profe Ortega’s methods, which worked well until three seasons ago, but which are now a serious problem.The 3 of Brazil. Atlético de Simeone starred in a magical night in the Metropolitan with a perfect communion between the players and the fans who understood that before Liverpool the logical thing was to defend in a low block so as not to leave spaces for the Klopp team and nobody whistled the approach as it happened before Leganés and Granada. The big game of Lodi, which will be the 3 of Brazil, demonstrates the success of his signing and the performance of all the players speaks of the good configuration of the squad, which responds to the indications of his coach and takes games forward despite the numerous casualties that the team has. Diego Costa reappeared (entered through Correa in the 77th minute and 7 minutes before Vitolo had entered Morata) and was enthusiastically received, the same enthusiasm with which the victory was received. Now the siege of the reds is endured in Anfield. Simeone has work ahead to avoid a crash like the one he had last season against Juventus on the lap in Turin after winning 2-0 in the first leg. He will be able to give another master class of how an intensive retreat is done, but it would only be to prepare the way to go on the counterattack. But first, Villarreal, which for the club is more important. Permanent aids Simeone was exhibited against Liverpool as the coach who best defends the world. The Klopp team is the ideal to make an intensive withdrawal to counteract its virtues that are its fast transitions. To that he took his team the Cholo, to defend themselves with order, with permanent defensive aids, with coverages, swaps, with synchronized tilts, forcing Liverpool to make changes of orientation seeking the incorporation of the sides that became predictable and forcing the rival to center without reaching the bottom line, giving an advantage to an imperial Felipe in the head clearance. And he achieved the goal of minimizing the opposing figures and got Liverpool not to throw between the three Oblak clubs in the whole game.Corner with four. Saul’s goal helped the plan, which would have been the same without that 1-0 looking to hold the tie to zero as well. Attention was drawn to the disposition of the Atlético players in that action with the ball stopped because there were only four at the auction inside the area, while six, including the pitcher, were out with the aim of aborting any attempt to counter Liverpool against those five troops rojiblancos outside the area. But Atlético’s four beat Liverpool’s ten in their area and the ball fell to Saul in the goal area and scored. Atletico came out with the 1-4-4-2 first of cholismo arranged like this: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Thomas, Saul, Lemar; Correa and Morata. Two lines of four and a line of two juntitas. The goal kick start was with direct football always throwing to the left zone of the attack on the jump of Morata and Saul.last_img read more

Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors

first_imgFILE – Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team’s medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left MCL sprain that has sidelined him since March 23.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Curry will be allowed to take part in modified practices beginning Saturday and increase his on-court rehabilitation. He will be re-evaluated again in one week.The Warriors lead San Antonio 3-0 in their first-round series. If they advance, the second round could start as early as April 28.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES View comments Towns, Wolves return home in big hole against Rockets P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Where Do Their Fates Lie?

first_imgAs the fight against the Ebola epidemic continues to grip Liberia, there is one thing that seems to be forgotten.That thing, according the National Children and Youth Advisory Board (NCYAB), has to do with the fate of children whose parents died from epidemic.NCYAB, through its national chairman, Henry Bunch Garneo, II, said it is documenting abnormalities within the Ebola crisis, paramount among them being the welfare of children who have been victimized by the pandemic.This grave issue has caught our attention and must be addressed by government and partners as the situation is now worsening beyond control, Mr. Garneo said.NCYAB is a vibrant child rights advocacy group established by Defence for Children-Liberia (DCI-Liberia), with funding from Plan Liberia. Its principal  objective is to combat all forms of violence against children in Liberia.At a press conference at DCI-Liberia’s office over the weekend, Mr. Garneo said  While it is true that we have joined forces with government to kick Ebola out of  Liberia, we are also documenting abnormalities within the crisis which include a gross violation of children’ rights.He indicated that there are children who have been made orphans and semi orphans and some have even been neglected by their communities and relatives as a result of the stigma of Ebola.“Currently, there are numerous cases of such in and around Montserrado County and other places. In Grand Cape Mount County, Tewor district, Bellaja to be specific, there is a child who has been neglected due to the death of both parents from Ebola,”“Also in Bensonville, specifically Low Coast Village, there is a similar case. In Tubmanburg, Bomi County, there is a child who died of starvation indoors because she was perceived to be have contracted the various from her parents who died from the virus,” the NCYAB boss said.We as a child rights institution would like to know what special package or alternative care does government have in store for those kids?“Where does the fate of these children lie now? Government should now begin to take ownership of these children. They are Liberians despite the situation. Like us, these are the future leaders of this country and they must be given the needed attention during this difficult period,” he said.Mr. Garneo, however, proffered what he termed as strongly recommendation to government: that children in this category and others who are either sick or dead due to Ebola be documented nationwide.He called for the establishment of safe homes for the abandoned children to be taken to, with the provision of comprehensive psychosocial packages i.e., (food and non-food items) to meet their immediate needs.“Additionally, we call on government and other national and international partners to provide some economic support to foster families and/or relatives who are willing to accommodate those children, taking into consideration the nature of their cases as it relates to stigmatization.“Moreover, we would like the government and its partners to adopt a holistic approach to responding to the needs of families that are affected by the virus: that is, to ensure the provision of health, psychosocial and educational needs of those families.  We  strongly recommend the provision educational materials to children of the above category to help them maintain their academic pace and prevent them from being bored or ostracized.Similar concern about Ebola orphans’ welfare were also raised recently by Physician Assistant Kandy Kobah, an Ebola survivor, who was released from the Ebola Treatment Unit at the ELWA Hospital.  She spoke with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about this matter.There are several Ebola orphans at the ELWA’s ETU.Mr. Garneo expressed the NCYAB’s regret over the death of kids who died from Ebola, and most especially about the death of  Shakie Kamara, the 16 year-old by who died on August 21 from gunshot wounds.“We are constrained to frown upon this barbaric act and to condemn it in the strongest terms possible.”Mr. Garneo said the killing of Kamara is inhumane and unjustifiable, and it is a gross violation of Article 5 and 6 of the African Charter on the rights and welfare of the child (ACRWC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC),  respectively.“We call on the international community to probe into this matter in order to serve justice over the death of our comrade!  We say rest in peace, little Shakie Kamara,  and others till we meet again in glory on the Day of Judgment.”Meanwhile, Mr. Garneo is calling on government for the establishment of more Ebola testing and treatment centers in isolated communities around the country in order help curb to spread of this dreadful epidemic.He noted that the fight against Ebola is a national fight and thus demands the collective efforts of all Liberians in combating the deadly killer virus. He also said NCYAB has staged  series of community awareness programs,  sensitizing community dwellers on Ebola and its preventive methods in Peace Island and Whein town, to name a few.“We hope and pray that tranquility will soon be restored in the Mano River basin, and that Liberians will soon be free to move about their normal activities.   Meanwhile, please take all precautionary methods seriously in order to keep safe,” he concluded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Top Cop calls on ranks to uphold professionalism during LGE

first_imgPolice Commissioner Leslie James has issued a call for officers to remain steadfast and maintain professionalism in both the lead-up and the days preceding Local Government Elections (LGE).Police Commissioner Leslie JamesThe Commissioner made this call on Friday while visiting Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, where he inspected ranks of ‘B’ Division.“In your daily operations, the public must be seen as first. As Police officers, you should not judge persons on their physical appearance. They must be treated with respect,” he told ranks representing all of the Police stations in the Division.Commissioner James, who was on his first visit to the Division since becoming Top Cop, took with him the entire administration: Deputy Commissioner Lyndon Alves, who has responsibilities for crime and law enforcement; Deputy Commissioner Maxine Graham, who is in charge of operations; Deputy Commissioner Nigel Hoppie, who is in charge of intelligence; Deputy Commissioner Paul Williams, who has responsibilities for Police administration; and Superintendent Michael Sutton, who is In charge of finance.The Commissioner said the team is serious about taking the GPF forward. He urged officers to pay attention in providing accurate information while reporting.“If this is not done, misleading information could be given to the nation. It is better to say that you did not get the information than to provide misleading information. Police officers are supposed to be truthful people,” he admonished.Commissioner James called on ranks attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and those who operate at inquiries offices at Police Stations to be impartial in their investigations. He noted that many of the nation’s courts are being bombarded with matters which are not being properly investigated.“And then what happens? The cases are thrown out. Our citizens may be short-changed; persons may be injured, or even killed; and property might be damaged. Those persons are depending on us to do what is right,” the Commissioner said.He added that each station must have the phrase, ‘listen to the other person’, “So that when persons come to the Station they will recognize that the Force is serious about administering justice.”Following the inspection of ranks, two Constables were promoted on the spot to the rank of lance corporal.Lance Corporal Lelitia Cummings is in charge of the office of the Officer in Charge of the Springlands Police Station, while Lance Corporal Randy Clarkson had to wait 14 years on the promotion.Clarkson is the officer in charge of the Anti-Crime Motorbike Patrol. Clarkson was once shot in Rose Hall Town when he tried to apprehend a man who was in possession of an illegal firearm. Earlier this year, he was stabbed several times while arresting a teenager in New Amsterdam, Berbice.The Commissioner said the promotions were based on performances during the inspection parade. He was later told that Clarkson was one of the leading crime fighters in the division. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Accused Linden paedophile on the run

first_imgDespite repeated checks by the police, they cannot locate the man who allegedly sexually molested a nine-year-old relative some three months ago in the mining town of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).This is according to Police Commander of Region 10, Superintendent Hugh Winter, who told Guyana Times on Monday that the recent advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was to have the man charged with rape of a child under the age of 16.The suspect, who is in his 60s, would have been hauled before the court of law in the upcoming week.However, he has been on station bail for about three months, pending investigations and advice from the DPP’s office. Following the advice from the DPP, ranks in Linden visited his home but the man was not there. According to the Commander, residents told the cops that they had not seen or spoken to the man for many weeks.Meanwhile, according to a police source, it is believed that the man used the opportunity of such a lengthy period of investigations/advice from the DPP to go into hiding.As a result of his absence in his community, and the futile attempts by the police in Region 10 to locate him presently, the next step will be to have a police Wanted Bulletin issued for the rape suspect, this newspaper was told.The recommendation from the DPP’s office to have the man charged for rape of a child under 16 came just before the Christmas holidays.The suspect reportedly sexually molested the child twice during her weekend visit to her relatives in the month of September.Reports are that the child left her residence on September 27 (Friday) to spend the weekend with relatives in the mining town and returned home on September 29 (Sunday) in a withdrawn state.The little girl then told her maternal aunt and other relatives about what transpired during her brief vacation with her relatives.“She said that she loves her aunty but that she cannot go back there [at their home]. She said that the uncle, her aunty’s husband, is a wicked man, she kept saying he is a wicked man when we asked her why she did not want to go back. Then she started telling us one by one what happened to her,” the grandmother had previously told this publication.The elderly woman had explained that the man took her granddaughter along with his two grandchildren to “Blue Water Lake” and a creek in “Buck Town” between Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon under the pretence of teaching the young children to swim.However, he allegedly touched the child’s private parts inappropriately despite the child telling him to stop.last_img read more

Parks

first_imgGriffith Park: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. With more than 4,107 acres of natural terrain covered with California oak trees, wild sage and manzanita, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States. The park offers educational and cultural institutions, miles of hiking trails and a landmark merry-go-round. The park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Trails close at sunset. The park also is home to the Griffith Observatory, which is open noon to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends. Admission is free. The Los Angeles Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed Christmas Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children 2-12, free for children under 2. The Museum of the American West is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays). Travel Town, an outdoor museum of locomotives and rail cars, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Christmas. (323) 913-4688. Hansen Dam Aquatic Center: 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Enjoy water recreation, including fishing, boating and swimming, at the 40-acre park site. The center is open year-round, including holidays, but subject to closure during severe weather. Hours are generally from sunrise to sunset. Swim-lake area season begins in April. Call (818) 899-3779 for hours. Laurel Canyon Dog Park: 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City. Features three acres of off-leash space for dogs, plus a fenced play area for children. Open 24 hours a day. (818) 769-4415. Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park: 17550 Victory Blvd., Encino. A five-acre site that also includes a half-acre for small dogs. Open daily from sunrise to sunset (Friday 11 a.m. to sunset). (818) 756-7667. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: Includes 30 parks managed by the National Park Service and the California State Parks agency. Some of the major parks are Franklin Canyon Ranch/Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Cold Creek Canyon/Valley Preserve and Stunt Ranch Reserve Area, Malibu Creek State Park, Zuma/Trancas canyons, Topanga State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The National Park Service Visitor Center and headquarters is at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (805) 370-2301. Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area: 17017 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Ride horses on paved and dirt trails and walk in the 225-acre wildlife area. Group walks and hikes can be arranged. The recreation area also features sporting fields, kayaking and fishing on Lake Balboa, an archery range, skate park and off-leash dog park. Open 5:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m. (818) 756-8060. Stoney Point Park: 11000 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, just south of the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway. This site is for people who want to rock-climb or hike. Open daily from surise to sunset. (818) 756-8060. 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

Check out Arsenal target Draxler shining against Chelsea

first_imgSchalke star Julian Draxler has long been linked with a move to Arsenal and against Chelsea in their Champions League match on Wednesday night he showed just why.The 20-year-old attacking-midfielder shone against Jose Mourinho’s side as he helped the German outfit earn a point at Stamford Bridge.But it was one particular piece of flashy skill that had fans taking to Twitter to wax lyrical about Draxler.Check out the footage below and the reaction of supporters as they urge their clubs to sign the German star. 1 Schakle’s Julian Draxler last_img

‘Charlie Adam would be proud of Defoe’s wonder goal!’

first_imgIt’s been a weekend of incredible goals and Jermain Defoe has weighed in with his own wonder goal.The Sunderland star hasn’t exactly been prolific since his return to the Premier League but in a crunch clash with fierce rivals Newcastle United he thumped home a stupendous volley.Charlie Adam’s long-ranger against Chelsea, Wayne Rooney’s hit against Aston Villa and Bobby Zamora’s lob in Queens Park Rangers’ win over West Brom have all lit up the weekend.But Defoe’s left-foot strike saw Tim Krul groping at thin air as it rattled the net from 20 yards and the football world couldn’t quite believe what they’d seen.You can see the reaction on Twitter below… Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe 1last_img

MINISTER’S JOBS PLAN ONLY PAPERING OVER THE CRACKS – DOHERTY

first_imgCllr Gary DohertySinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has slammed the Regional Jobs Plan launched today by Minister Richard Bruton saying the Minister’s comments in relation to the strategy are a feeble attempt to ‘paper over the cracks’ following years of escalating unemployment.Cllr Doherty made his comments following today’s launch by the Minister of the Regional Jobs Plan for the North West and North East which aims to create 28,000 new jobs in the region by 2020.Cllr Doherty said Today’s launch in Letterkenny of this plan by Minister Bruton, and its unveiling mere weeks from a General Election, simply exposes the depths to which this Government will go to in order to win votes and generate good publicity for itself. “The Minister claims that since 2012, a few months after having come power, that an extra 20,000 people are now back at work throughout the North East and North West.”“While I don’t doubt him for a second, the region takes into account not just Donegal, but Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth and he does not provide a county by county breakdown in relation to these figures.”“I don’t think it’s fair to make such a sweeping statement given the fact that he has failed to state exactly how many of these jobs relate to people in Donegal which has – in particular – experienced huge levels of unemployment in recent years.”“In fact the Government in a statement today highlights previous job creation which has been provided by companies such as ebay, Paypal, State Street International and Yapstone over the last number of years in the region; however the expansion of these companies has led to jobs creation in Louth, not Donegal.” “The Minister’s plan today outlines key target sectors for future growth such as Digital Payment, Cleantech and creative services.”“While of course this is all very positive and should be encouraged the Government’s track record when it comes to supporting such industries in this county has been appalling.”“Many areas in Donegal today still do not have access to adequate broadband services, despite the fact that many of these businesses rely on accessing high speed broadband as part of their business activities.”“The Minister has said that this plan will see anywhere between 300 to 500 extra jobs for the Gaeltacht regions over the coming years which will be supported by Údarás na Gaeltacht, yet these job figures don’t even come anywhere close to making up for the number of jobs which have been lost over the last number of years at these companies.”“Údarás client companies in Gaoth Dobhair alone have shed 776 jobs between 2006 and 2014, while the Minister has failed to even mention the fact that the total number of positions in these same companies dropped by a staggering 25% since Fine Gael and Labour came to power.” “The picture is equally as harrowing in Dungloe, where the total positions in Údarás client companies between 2006 and 2014 were almost halved, resulting in 128 less jobs there.”“Part of the Minister’s plan today also makes reference to establishing a Renewable Energy Innovation Centre at Killybegs, and while I agree this would be a fantastic project I note that the Minister doesn’t state the number of jobs which this will create.”“I imagine that this is him playing it safe, and perhaps he has good reason for this. The Government do not want to replicate the disaster which was the 2011 Killybegs Jobs Initiative which, when it was first unveiled by Minister Conveney, claimed that it would create 250 jobs in Killybegs by 2014.”“And yet, here we are a year after the deadline and the Minister has embarrassingly been forced to admit that he can only account for 89 jobs which have been created as part of the initiative and has said that he does not have any jobs figures for areas which he claims are outside of his ‘area of responsibility’.” “No one would be happier than me to see job creation and growth as a result of the Minister’s plan today however the facts speak for themselves and it is clear that this announcement today is just a feeble attempt by the Government to paper over the cracks ahead of an election next year.”MINISTER’S JOBS PLAN ONLY PAPERING OVER THE CRACKS – DOHERTY was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Councillor Gary DohertydonegaljobsNorth West Science Parklast_img read more

Top transfers from across Europe so far: Who is going to beat these deals?

first_imgPremier League teams have been fairly quiet when it comes to transfer business, so far.There are, of course, plenty of transfer rumours going about as several sides plot to dethrone the newly crown champions Leicester City.But, on the Continent, teams are feverishly trading players as they look to get their squads sorted sooner rather than later.Most clubs are trying to ensnare targets involved in Euro 2016 early, to save themselves from being gazumped, or having to negotiate a deal in August as the season is close to beginning.So, which moves have already been made?Click the right arrow above to see some of the biggest transfers of the summer so far…WHEN DOES THE TRANSFER WINDOW OPEN? ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW HERE 8 Diogo Jota (Atletico Madrid from Pacos Ferreira) – Pacos Ferreira aren’t exactly renowned for producing stars over in Portugal but Atletico Madrid have deemed 19-year-old Jota worthy of a five-year deal and a €7.2million fee. Barcelona, Benfica, Arsenal and West Ham all reportedly scouted the player, who netted 12 goals in 31 appearances, including a winner against Porto in April. 8 Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund) – Click the right arrow for more top transfers already sealed ahead of the transfer window opening – Set to play a big role for Germany at Euro 2016, the Dortmund centre back has joined their title rivals Bayern, with whom he started his career. At 27, the ball-playing defender is about to enter his prime and manager Carlo Ancelotti will be delighted to have secured his services. Mario Lemina (Juventus from Marseille) – The Gabonese 22-year-old has seen his loan deal turned permanent after a promising start to life in Turin. For the princely sum of €9.5m, the central midfielder, who is also incredibly versatile, could form a partnership with Paul Pogba in Serie A, which would leave opponents quaking in their boots. 8 8 Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund from Rennes) – He may only be 19 and have just 26 league appearances to his name at Rennes but, such is his talent, Thomas Tuchel has splashed out £28m on Dembele and handed him the no.7 shirt at the Westfalenstadion. No pressure. Joel Matip (Liverpool from Schalke) – It wasn’t long before Jurgen Klopp raided the Bundesliga for a new signing. Already landed on a free, Matip will strengthen a Reds back line which has faced criticism this season. The Cameroon star is only 24 and joins from Schalke with Champions League experience, and his new boss rightly claims he has ‘saved the club millions.’ 8 8 Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich from Benfica) – The precocious teen midfielder had seemed on course for a switch to Manchester United with all the talk linking the Red Devils with the Portugal starlet. Instead, though, Bayern swooped for Sanches in a deal which starts at €35m and could rise to an incredible €80m. He could be one to watch at Euro 2016. 8 Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg from Dinamo Zagreb) – Just 17 years old, Croatian teen Brekalo will be given time to settle in at the Bundesliga, but there is no hiding from a fee which could reach €10m. A direct dribbler, capable of beating his man with ease, thanks to his blistering pace, he is likely to be on the fringes to start with, but could make an impact. Keep your ear out for his name. 8 Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen from Hoffenheim) – After several season linked with moves away from Hoffenheim, the Germany international has finally jumped ship. The player admitted he loved his time with his previous club but couldn’t turn down the lure of Champions League football. The deal, reportedly worth around £14m, could see him form a lethal partnership with Javier Hernandez. last_img read more