“Can also be Arsenal” – Agent says 22 goal winger could…

first_imgTwo weeks ago, we covered an interview from Leandro Trossard’s agent, who confirmed interest from Arsenal and Wolfsburg in signing the Genk star. Four days later, Het Belang van Limburg reported the Bundesliga club are ahead of the Gunners, largely due to expected playing time.The winger has been in fine form for the Jupiler Pro League club this season, scoring 22 goals and registering nine assists across 43 matches in all competitions.Another Belgian outlet, Het Nieuwsblad, have now interviewed the player’s representative Josy Comhair and it’s published in today’s edition of the newspaper.Comhair explains the time has come for his client to join a new club, but a decision needs to be taken whether Trossard has to take a small step or make a big jump.“There is no agreement with any club yet. But I think that Germany is a beautiful country for him. You can take it one step higher via Germany,” Comhair said.“Because with Arsenal you are immediately at the highest level and you can almost only go down. But yes, it can also be Arsenal.” The wideman’s agent further stressed that potential suitors will have to pay at least €20m to Genk to secure Trossard’s services.“If you sell Ndidi for €17m, you can sell Leandro for 20, you know. For less than 20 million you don’t have Leandro,” he added.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

ARLC rules for ‘no-fault’ standing down of players charged with serious offences

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NRL For moral and reputational reasons, the NRL must act on player behaviour news Share on LinkedIn He stressed that by standing down a player – an outcome that will be determined against a benchmark of seriousness – there would be no assumption of guilt or innocence.The new rules allow players facing charges which carry a jail term of 11 years or more to be stood down. The NRL chief executive also has the discretion to stand down players facing other serious charges, including violence against women and children.St George Illawarra and New South Wales star De Belin has pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault and on Thursday broke his silence to insist he was innocent and will “vigorously defend” the charge against him.Under the new ruling he and other players in similar situations will be allowed to train with their clubs while stood down. They will receive full pay but not be able to play in NRL or representative games until the outcome of their court cases are known.“We’re making no judgment whatsoever on any player,” Beattie said. “Issues of innocence and guilt are determined in court. We’re establishing a benchmark to protect rugby league. This is about rebuilding the reputation of rugby league.”The case of Manly’s Dylan Walker, who has pleaded not guilty to common assault following an alleged domestic violence incident, will be considered at a later date.There will be no automatic salary cap relief for clubs affected by any player being stood down, but clubs can apply for help on a case-by-case basis.Following an off-season marred by a stream of unsavoury incidents, the issue of how to deal with players facing serious criminal charges has split the rugby league community.Beattie has been vocal about the need for change and claimed the changes had been supported by 15 of the NRL’s 16 clubs chairs, while respected voices such as Australian coach Mal Meninga also feel that it would be the right thing for the game.But the policy change has been strenuously opposed by the Rugby League Players Association which says it will prejudice the players’ right to a fair trial. It opens the door for players to sue to the NRL and RLPA chief executive Ian Prendergast said on Thursday the union would back any members who exercised their legal rights.The Dragons said they would consider the changes made by the game’s decision makers but for the moment they were concerned for De Belin’s welfare.“I’m very supportive of the desire of the NRL to improve player behaviour and propagate the game of rugby league,” Dragons chief executive Brian Johnston said. “What we’re dealing with is a very polarising and complex subject regarding Jack de Belin.“Above all we’re being guided by the legal system, the NRL rules and code of conduct. And above all we’re very concerned about the welfare of Jack de Belin. That’s our priority. We’re about to head off now and give consideration to the changes the NRL are making to the rules so we can digest that.” Crime – Australia Share on Messenger Jack de Belin will miss the start of the NRL season after the Australian Rugby League Commission unanimously agreed to implement a “no-fault” standing down policy for players facing serious criminal offences.Peter Beattie, chairman of the ARLC, said on Thursday he understood the decision might not be popular but that it was made in the “best interests of the game”.“Whatever decision we made today would have been controversial,” Beattie said. “This is not about being popular, this is about doing the right thing by rugby league. This is also about sending a clear message that the game doesn’t tolerate violence.”last_img read more