Sevilla lead race for Real Madrid youngster

first_imgSevilla head a list of clubs keen on landing Real Madrid teenage star Takefusa Kubo this summer and are already negotiating the deal. As reported by Marca via radio station Onda Cero, Sevilla are currently negotiating the cost and duration of the transfer with the Spanish champions.Advertisement It is claimed that the Andalusian club will originally sign the Japanese prodigy on an initial loan deal which they hope will include a purchase option next season, with it expected that there will be a future buyback option for Madrid in that arrangement. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img Read Also: Neymar wins French Cup final for PSGKubo, who has been nicknamed ‘the Japanese Messi’, then signed for FC Tokyo but he celebrated his 18th birthday last summer and was subsequently available to return to European football – with Madrid pouncing.The Japan Under-20 international was said to have caught the attention of sporting directors of ‘Europe’s biggest clubs’, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Japanese teenager starred this campaign on a season-long loan deal at Real Mallorca, scoring four goals and providing five assists across 36 appearances – including 24 starts.There were reports earlier this month that Real Sociedad were among the clubs hopeful of securing a loan deal for the player next season.Diario AS also report today that Real Betis are another club to have enquired for the Japanese star.The attack-minded Kubo spent four years in the Blaugrana’s La Masia youth academy but had to leave the club in 2015 when Barcelona were sanctioned for signing underage players illegally.last_img read more

Former USC football players begin NFL careers

first_imgChuma Edoga was a full-time starter for two years at USC and appeared in 34 games throughout his college career. Now a Jet, he will reunite with former USC quarterback Sam Darnold in New York. This preseason, Edoga has seen increased action with Darnold and the starting unit due to an injury to starting right tackle Brandon Shell. Edoga’s chemistry with Darnold should help him learn the Jets’ blocking schemes quickly and allow him to communicate effectively throughout his rookie year. Edoga is projected to be a backup offensive tackle and has a chance to see the field this year if the Jets’ offensive line should suffer any injuries. However, he will need to improve his pass protection before becoming a full-time starter in the NFL.  Throughout its history, the Trojans’ storied football program has sent more players to the NFL than all but one other school in the nation. This year, USC has continued to establish itself as a breeding ground for NFL-bound talent, as four Trojans were drafted into the league and one signed as an undrafted free agent. OT Chuma Edoga The leading tackler for USC’s defense in 2018, Cameron Smith was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round, joining star linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks in Minnesota. Smith is a high-IQ player adept at diagnosing offensive calls and seeking out the ball carrier. His highest tackle total for USC (112) came in 2017, when he played in all 14 games. In his three other seasons as a Trojan, he averaged just over 80 tackles a season. Smith is still battling to make the Vikings’ 53-man roster this year, and it wouldn’t be a shock if he does, but he is unlikely to see significant game action this season.  Round 3, Pick 92 Overall  LB Porter Gustin Former USC cornerback Iman Marshall, who was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens, makes a tackle against Washington State last season. (Tal Volk/Daily Trojan) CB Iman Marshall At USC, Marvell Tell III proved to be a playmaking free safety whose speed could help him make an impact at any level. In his junior year, Tell made 85 tackles and had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Indianapolis drafted Tell intending to use him as a safety, but teams were wary about taking him due to his smaller stature, believing him unable to be a consistent tackler. Tell earned a spot in Pro Football Focus’ “Team of the Week” after allowing no receptions on two targets and breaking up one pass in the Colts’ preseason opener. He will continue to be a promising prospect that Indianapolis will hope to develop into a contributing corner in the near future. Iman Marshall was a four-year starter at the cornerback position for USC. As a Trojan, the 6-foot-1 207-pounder was known as a big hitter and never shied away from contact with smaller Pac-12 receivers. In the NFL, he may struggle guarding faster, more disciplined wideouts one-on-one. The Ravens have considered transitioning him to safety, where his physical style and experience as a cornerback should certainly benefit him. Marshall is not projected to have a starting role in Week 1 but will be on the team’s radar throughout the year. Marshall has been sidelined due to injury.  Indianapolis Colts New York Jetscenter_img Minnesota Vikings LB Cameron Smith  CB Marvell Tell III  Round 5, Pick 162 Overall  Round 6, Pick 144 Overall  Undrafted Free Agent Round 4, Pick 127 Overall Baltimore Ravens  New Orleans Saints At USC, Gustin was a dominant outside linebacker with a knack for getting to the quarterback. However, his injury history and a positive test for Adderall (considered a performance-enhancing drug) at the 2019 NFL combine caused his once-promising draft stock to plummet, and Gustin was not selected. The Saints picked him up hoping to convert him from outside linebacker to defensive lineman. Gustin played defensive end in 2016 for the Trojans and picked up 68 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and four deflected passes. He may have to bulk up for the position change; while his 6’4” stature is average for NFL defensive ends, his weight of 260 lbs would put him at a disadvantage against massive offensive linemen. Gustin has seen valuable action throughout the preseason and tallied a sack and tackle in the Saints’ matchup against the Jets. Gustin is unlikely to see much regular season game action this year.last_img read more

Joe Burrow jokes about retiring because of his ‘tiny hands’

first_imgGO UP AND GET IT 🙌#NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/14oqz7Bu2G— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020There’s just no way he’ll be able to run an offense with baby hands like those.Joe Burrow has thrown 7 TD passes, tied for the most ever in a bowl game. … It’s halftime. #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/AZcs1lbHSD— ESPN (@espn) December 28, 2019And he won’t be able to avoid pressure when he’s constantly dropping the ball.It got called back, but this was an unreal first play from Joe Burrow 🤭 pic.twitter.com/jcBukmbilW— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020Oh wait, he’ll probably be just fine and be a longtime starting quarterback for many years. After all, size isn’t everything. Well, it was a great run, but it looks like Heisman-winner and No. 1-pick-to-be Joe Burrow might call it quits following the release of his hand measurements at the 2020 NFL Combine on Monday.Following the results and some criticism, Burrow joked about an early retirement. Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts.— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 24, 2020​MORE: ​No, Joe Burrow’s hand size won’t keep him away from Bengals in 2020 NFL DraftWe’ve got to “hand” it to him — Burrow really handled this devastating news as well as anyone possibly could.In all seriousness, Burrow’s hands may be tied for the smallest of any first-round quarterback since 2008, but it’s clear that he’s still one of the best quarterback prospects of the last decade.It really is a shame that Burrow’s hands are only 9 inches wide, he won’t be able to make throws like this.last_img read more