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Arsenal legend Robert Pires talks up Ismaila Sarr transfer move

first_imgArsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Ismaila Sarr (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires believes Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr would be a quality addition to Unai Emery’s squad were he to complete a move to Arsenal this summer.The 21-year-old winger has notched up ten goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Rennes this season and caught the eye in the side’s Europa League tie with Arsenal earlier this month.Sarr scored the third goal in Rennes’ 3-1 first-leg victory over Arsenal and reports suggest the Gunners’ opened talks to sign the youngster straight after the final whistle.Former head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, identified Sarr as a potential target for Arsenal before he decided to leave the club last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDenis Suarez has been a major disappointment since his January loan move from Barcelona and Pires has urged Emery to strongly consider a move for Sarri this summer.Asked about Arsenal’s interest in Sarr, ex-Gunner Pires told Sport24: ‘Ismaila Sarr? It would not hurt Arsenal to sign him, but I do not know his price [laughs].‘He has the profile to evolve at the Gunners. He would adapt quickly to the way of play wanted by Unai Emery. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Mar 2019 2:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Advertisement Emery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:11FullscreenEmery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-excited-prospect-winning-europa-league-arsenal-1883506/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Unai Emery’s ‘horrible’ Mesut Ozil dilemma perfectly summed up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal legend Robert Pires talks up Ismaila Sarr transfer movecenter_img Advertisement Sarr scored in Rennes’ first leg with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pires added: He is a wide player, a dribbler who runs fast and is able to score. I appreciate him very much.‘Rennes has good players. That’s why I’m not surprised by their performance in the first leg.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesIt’s understood Rennes are demanding a fee of £20million for Sarr in the summer transfer window.Emery has reportedly been handed a transfer budget of around £50m ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, but this figure is likely to increase should Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League. Commentlast_img read more

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RBA’s Debelle flags housing risk from tighter lending standards

first_imgRBA deputy governor Guy Debelle says house prices could be impacted by tighter lending standards. Image: AAP/Morgan Sette.RESERVE Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle has warned of the risks to house prices if lending standards are tightened further as a result of the banking royal commission.In a speech in Sydney, Dr Debelle said tighter lending restrictions might have a bigger effect on the amount of funds an individual household could borrow, rather than the number of households that were eligible for a loan.“This, in turn, means that credit growth may be slower than otherwise for a time,” he said.“To me, that has more of an implication for house prices, than it does for the outlook for consumption.”GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERERBA deputy governor Guy Debelle says house prices could be impacted by tighter lending standards.When it comes to interest rates, the RBA looks set to stay on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, with Dr Debelle stressing that the official cash rate was likely to remain steady this year and into next.“If the economy continues to evolve as expected, higher interest rates are likely to be appropriate at some point,” he said.“Notwithstanding this, the board does not currently see a strong case for a near-term adjustment in the cash rate.”Despite the solid outlook, Dr Debelle focused on risks, such as US-triggered inflation that would drive up global interest rates and push the Australian dollar down. FLOOD SUBURBS NOW BEATING REST OF BRISBANERBA deputy governor Guy Debelle says tighter lending standards could impact house prices. Photo: Penny Stephens.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoDr Debelle highlighted the risk posed by Australia’s high levels of household debt, saying it could weigh on consumer spending if borrowing costs were to rise suddenly.“Household income growth has been subdued for a number of years, which means that a number of households may be carrying a larger mortgage for longer than they expected when they took out the loan,” he said.“While they can service the mortgage, it has consumed a larger share of their income for longer than they might have intended.”HOMELESSNESS A ‘NATIONAL DISGRACE’The RBA is expected to leave interest rates on hold for longer than first thought. Image: AAP/Dean Lewins.Commenting on the recent regulatory pressure on banks to tighten lending rules, Dr Debelle downplayed the likely impact of resets to interest-only loans to more traditional principaland interest loans.“These can see the required mortgage payments rise by nearly 30-40 per cent for some borrowers,” he said.“Our assessment is that there are quite a few mitigants which will allow these borrowers to cope with this increase in required payments, including the prevalence of offset accountsand the ability to refinance to a principal and interest loan with a lower interest rate.“While some borrowers will clearly struggle with this, our expectation is that most will be able to handle the adjustment so that the overall effect on the economy should be small.”The RBA has kept the cash rate unchanged at a record-low 1.5 per cent since 2016.last_img read more

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Woman jailed for leaving $5,000 tip on boyfriend’s credit card after fight

first_imgA woman was arrested for leaving a $5,000 tip at a Clearwater restaurant on her boyfriend’s credit card following an argument.Serina Wolfe, 24, was reportedly displeased with her boyfriend Michael Crane after he refused to buy her a plane ticket back home to New York, and a waitress of the Clear Sky Cafe reaped the benefits.Police say Crane put a hold on his credit card, but when he removed it, Wolfe made a $5,055.37 purchase at the Clear Sky Cafe.The cafe was notified about the fraudulent purchase but said the waitress had already been paid for the amount of the tip.Wolfe was arrested Monday on a $1,000 bond.As of July 3, she remains behind bars and is awaiting trial.last_img read more

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Adams makes Ghana squad for Montenegro match

first_imgGoalkeeper Stephen Adams has earned a place in the Black Stars for Ghana’s friendly against Montenegro next month. The Aduana Stars goalkeeper has been included in the squad announced by coach Kwesi Appiah on Monday for the friendly with the Brave Falcons on 5 March. Rennes defender John Boye returns to the squad after missing out with an injury. The match against Montenegro forms part of the Black Stars preparation for the World Cup in June. The game will be played at the Stadium Pod Goricum in Podgorica.The match will kick-off at 1800 local time.Ghana squad: Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France) Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France) Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes, Italy), Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France)last_img read more

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