Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has opened up on his failed moves to Arsenal, Porto and Red Bull Salzburg. The Diamond Academy product came to prominence at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, winning the Bronze Boot as the third highest goalscorer of the tournament with three goals and three assists to his name.After the tournament in Chile, Arsenal had been in pole position for the services of Chukwueze, offering him a five-year deal following a successful medical he underwent with the club in London, but the proposed move collapsed after the Gunners and Diamond Academy could not agree on the payment terms.The Nigeria international also attracted concrete interest from Porto and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria but it was Villarreal that eventually won the race for his signature.Speaking philosophically, Chukwueze opined that the disappointment of not joining the three clubs worked out in his favour in the long run.He told the Super Eagles Media Team via YouTube : ''I have had setbacks, when I had so many options to sign with Porto, Arsenal and Salzburg but it didn't happen actually then I went back to my academy and started training allover again.''It was difficult for…
So good they named him twice. That is what is commonly said about the brilliance of Jay-Jay Okocha. He is renowned for his fondness of the stepover and technical brilliance, particularly remembered for helping Bolton reach currently unimaginable European heights. What is less known, however, is the time the Nigerian spent honing his craft in the highly charged arena of Turkish football.Okocha’s European journey began in Germany playing in the lower leagues, before signing for Eintracht Frankfurt in 1992. It started well with a third-place finish in his debut season, however things turned sour under the reign of Jupp Heynckes. The German clashed with Okocha, as well as Maurizio Gaudino and Tony Yeboah, over a perceived lack of effort in training. The other two would be quickly sold, leading to Eintracht’s relegation at the end of the 1995/96 season, after which Okocha also left the club.His destination of choice was Turkish champions Fenerbahçe, with Okocha arriving for a fee of around £1m. He debuted in the first round of Champions League qualifying, playing the full 90 minutes of the first leg against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Four days later he would score in his opening Süper Lig match against Samsunspor….
Toyota C-HR.From the first moment it was presented, it gained impressions with its inspirational design, youthful features, elegant aesthetics, high quality of construction, efficient mechanical assemblies and rich equipment. The Toyota C-HR has evolved into a best seller, taking Toyota’s sales to Europe. Guides of all genders and ages have adored it, with success surpassing […] The post Toyota C-HR, the best car of Toyota appeared first on AUTO Photo News.
Megane R.S. Trophy-R.Following the famous Nurburgring in Germany, the famed Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the demanding Bend Motorsport Park in Australia, Renault broke the race record in yet another race track. The Megane R.S. Trophy-R posted the best time on the Suzuka circuit in Japan in the category of front-wheel drive cars, with 2: 25.454. […] The post The Megane R.S. Trophy-R breaks records on all tracks appeared first on AUTO Photo News.
Ford Focus Active X Vignale.With 197,400 sales in Europe since the beginning of the year, the Focus is one of the most popular models in its segment. It comes in a variety of bodywork versions, including the adventurous Active. The Focus Active X Vignale version includes 17-inch alloy wheels with black roof, LED lights, leather […] The post Popular in Europe the Ford Focus Active X Vignale appeared first on AUTO Photo News.
TGR’s Master Driver Morizo put Toyota Yaris GR-4 prototype to its final test. Get ready for it. “Personally, I love the smell of gasoline and the sound of the exhaust.” With these words, Toyota Gazoo Racing Master Driver Morizo develops a segment of the new Toyota Yaris GR-4. This guide is the one who took […] The post The new Toyota Yaris GR-4 has been launched appeared first on AUTO Photo News.
The production version of the wonderful supercar, developed in collaboration with Italdesign, is ready. The car will be presented to the public in March 2020 as part of the Geneva Exhibition, with deliveries to select customers starting late next year. Production of the Nissan GT-R50 By Italdesign will be limited to 50 units, with purchase […] The post The $ 1 million Nissan GT-R50 is ready appeared first on AUTO Photo News.
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Another huge day has happened as the Modern Baseball Era Committee has announced that Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons will be joining the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Miller spent 17 years (1966-82) as the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Under his guidance, players salaries increased by more than ten times. Simmons was an eight-time All-Star who accumulated 2,473 Hits with 248 Home Runs over a career spent with the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves. In his initial Hall of Fame ballot, Simmons only lasted one year where he received 3.7% of the ballot. Missing out were Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Steve Garvey, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Dwight Evans and Lou Whitaker. In our latest Notinhalloffame.com baseball list, Simmons was ranked #9. It will be a pleasure to remove him, when we revise our list in February. To receive induction, a candidate needed to receive 75% of the ballot. The Modern Baseball Veterans Committee consists of: HOF Players: George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith & Robin Yount. MLB Executives: Sandy Alderson, Dave Dombrowski, David Glass, Walt Jocketty, Doug Melvin & Terry Ryan. Media/Historians: Bill Center, Steve Hirdt, Jack O’Connell & Tracy Ringolsby. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer our congratulations to both Ted Simmons and the family of Marvin Miller at this time.
Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho continued his brilliant form in front of goal after scoring and assisting for Leicester City in their 4-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.The 23-year-old laid on a sublime through ball for strike partner Jamie Vardy after 20 minutes for the opening goal before getting on the blindside of Ezri Konsa to covert for his effort in the first period.The goal was his second in his second Premier League appearance this season and got football fans talking on the micro-blogging media.Below are some of the reactions :@GbadmanN: Kelechi Iheanacho with the classic finish. Assist from Maddison 1-2@ManlikeLaxx: Be like iheanacho, Man's been outta favour for over a year at Leicester, had his chance last week and he took it, an assist and a goal last week got him back in the starting lineup & he's done it again this week with yet another assist & another goal. That's how to take chances.@Mozay_esq: Seems iheanacho has found his feet again #Leicester@diaryofpersues: Kelechi Iheanacho is a player reborn.@Ayokunle01: I've always said it, Iheanacho is very similar to Muller…@BabaAs: Iheanacho Reinventing himself. BR man management is in another…