The signing of Cavani was made by Atlético de Madrid. Only the signature and announcement were practically missing, the salary and conditions had already been agreed. Three days ago the PSG had finally accepted the offer presented by the club rojiblanco, slightly higher than the 10 million that had been presented at the beginning, around 15. But everything was finally broken by the player agents, as you have known AS. At that time the negotiation broke down forever. Cavani will not reach Atlético this January but neither will he in June. It is a buried operation for the rojiblanco club. The player’s representatives asked for a commission as if the player’s transfer was in June, when it ends its contract with the PSG. An amount that, as AS has learned, was the same amount that the rojiblanco club was going to pay to PSG and that doubled the operation. Cavani’s option was to arrive pierced now, in January. Cavani was Simeone’s first option. And almost the only one. The rest of the names that were being considered did not convince the coaching staff, the sports management, or the coach. The cholo I had in Cavani a soccer player capable of competing with Morata and Diego Costa. The others do not. It was then that there was a turn in the search for signing for Cholo in this market and the option of repear Carrasco. He is a footballer with a goal, who can play on the entire attack front and also as a false ‘9’. From Atlético he went to China two years ago. I was just looking forward to returning to Europe.
North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title No wonder Japan, fielding its Team B, remained unfazed by its two losses in Group A. Chinese Taipei finished the preliminaries without a win in Group B.That left the teams in Group C composed of Australia, Iran, Kazakhstan and Philippines to fight for the last two slots in the quarters. Australia and Iran came from behind to beat the Philippines via five sets.“The team takes this as a blessing in disguise,” said Delos Santos. “We played 14 sets in three matches, we need to recover and rest.”He said that had the Philippines made the quarterfinals, it would have played four straight days and ended up facing a top ranked team.“And now we have two days to prepare. Today we had weights training and then tomorrow ball training,” added Delos Santos. “Now we are in better shape to come up with higher placing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The team went down the to pump weights in the Sima Thani Hotel gym before heading to lunch Wednesday. The Filipinas are set to watch Korea-Chinese Taipei quarterfinal match at Korat Sanchai Hall before heading to the swanky Terminal 21 Mall.“No need to think about what could have been, we are taking it very positive and move forward,” said coach Shaq delos Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Philippines, with Alyssa Valdez, Mylene Paat and Aby Marano leading the charge, destroyed Kazakhstan Tuesday night to post its first win in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.The win could have easily qualified the country to the quarterfinals, but tournament used a new format that automatically seeded six teams in Groups A and B (China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Chinese Taipei) to the quarterfinals based on their performances in the Asian Championships last year. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – Philippine women’s volleyball team during the 2018 Asian Games. POOL PHOTONAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand — Team Philippines quickly became known here for strong court presence as well as for its winsome, pretty players.So it’s not surprising that when the news came of its exclusion from the quarterfinals, the Philippines simply brushed it off — and with a hair flip so to speak.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption They will face on Friday the loser of the Korea-Taipei match in the classification match. A win would line the Philippines up for battle for seventh place, while a loss would toss it to a contest for 9th.The best scenario is for the country to win on Friday and then on Saturday against a still undetermined opponent to finish fifth, its best ever in the tournament.“In reality, we are fighting in the level of 5th down,” said Delos Santos. “We are not there yet, but we are getting there.”With the way they played in the preliminaries, it’s only a matter of time before the Filipinas — the sport’s biggest stars back home — take the spotlight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments