Nketiah joins Leeds on loan from Arsenal

first_imgEddie Nketiah has joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Arsenal, it has been confirmed.The 20-year-old impressed during the Gunners’ pre-season tour and coach Unai Emery suggested that the forward would be given a chance in the Premier League in 2019-20.Bristol City had also been keen on a temporary move for the highly-rated striker, who suggested last month he was open to a temporary switch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Leeds eventually won out in the race, having stepped up their interest after Kemar Roofe left Elland Road to join Belgian side Anderlecht.”Leeds United are delighted to announce the loan signing of Eddie Nketiah,” a statement on the Championship club’s website read, adding that the youngster will wear the No.14 shirt this season.New season. New Challenge! Can’t wait to get started with @LUFC. God is great! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/u5ZV1su0vd— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) August 8, 2019Nketiah joined the north London side from Chelsea in 2015 and has made 19 appearances for the senior team after excelling in the youth system.The England Under 21 international made his debut in a Europa League clash against BATE Borisov in September 2017. In his next game – a Carabao Cup clash against Norwich – he scored just 15 seconds after coming off the bench and then netted a second in extra-time. Nketiah played nine times for Emery’s team last term and scored in the final Premier League game of the season as they beat Burnley 3-1.He is Leeds’ sixth signing of the transfer window, as Marcelo Bielsa’s team have already landed Jack Clarke, who rejoined on loan from Tottenham, Helder Costa, Jack Harrison, Illan Meslier and Ben White.His move to the Championship club was announced on a busy deadline day for Arsenal, who also agreed an £8 million ($10m) deal for Chelsea defender David Luiz and have finalised a move for Kieran Tierney from Celtic.The Europa League runners-up have already signed Nicolas Pepe from Lille in a club-record deal, William Saliba from Saint-Etienne and Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, while Dani Ceballos joined on loan from Real Madrid.last_img read more

Mens Youth WCh Argentina 2011 Denmark takes Gold

Denmark is the winner of the IV Men’s Youth World Championship. In a dramatic final the Danish youngsters beat Spain 24:22 (13:17).The first half was played with an applied brake. Both teams acted nervously, in fact strong in defence, but with a lot of mistakes in offence. Also both goalkeepers were not in there best shape at that time. Only during the last ten minutes of the first half, the Spanish “Handball-Toreros” danced more and more throughout the Danish defence-wall and took a 17:13 lead after the first 30 minutes.At the beginning of the second half the Danish dynamite lit. The Scandinavians caught up to 17:17 tie after 40 minutes and also Spain fought and could increase again to a 19:17 and 20:18 advantage. But nevertheless, the powerful handball “made in Denmark” dominated and the North Europeans caught up for a second time. Spain got under pressure and the dramatic highlight still followed one minute before the end of this final game: Nicolai Sommer scored a 23:22 penalty for Denmark, the Spanish attack was defeated and the last goal for Denmark, scored by left back Theis Baagoe, was only a bonus. The Danish cheered their victory hilariously.It was the second gold medal for a Danish team; the Scandinavians also won in 2007 the II Youth World Championship in Bahrain. Gold was also the next great success for the Danish handball: Within the year 2011, the Danish men’s teams had competed in total three times at World Championships – and all three teams had reached the final. No other nation has ever achieved such an amazing result. In Mar del Plata, the literal translation of the name of the city means “Silver Sea”, the Scandinavians reached the gold medal, the best color of a medal. The men’s senior- and junior team had won Silver at the previous World Championships in 2011.For the talents from Spain this silver medal was the first medal ever in the history of Men’s Youth World Championships. Sweden won Bronze with a 28:24-victory against France.Even before the beginning of the final match, Marisa Vargas, member of the district government of Buenos Aires, thanked the organiser for their hard work. “The tournament was a highlight for Mar del Plata and the entire district”, Vargas said. About 45.000 spectators visited the 64 matches in the last 10 days.All Star Team:BEST LEFT  WING: Hugo DESCAT (FRA)BEST RIGHT WING: Mario SOSTARCIC (SLO)BEST PIVOT: Ignacio Plaza JIMENEZ (ESP)BEST LEFT BACK: Theis BAAGOE (DEN)BEST CENTER BACK: Aitor ARINO (ESP)BEST RIGHT BACK: Martin LARSEN (DEN)BEST GOALKEEPER: Nikola PORTNER (SUI)MVP: Jim GOTTFRIDSSSON (SWE)BEST SCORER: Jim GOTTFRIDSSSON (SWE) 58 GOALSMOST PROMISING PLAYER: Nicolai PEDERSEN (DEN)Final Standings:1 DEN (DENMARK)2 ESP (SPAIN)3 SWE (SWEDEN)4 FRA (FRANCE)5 EGY (EGYPT)6 SUI (SWITZERLAND)7 GER (GERMANY)8 CRO (CROATIA)9 SLO (SLOVENIA)10 ARG (ARGENTINA)11 KOR (KOREA)12 BRA (BRAZIL)13 RUS (RUSSIA)14 SRB (SERBIA)15 QAT (QATAR)16 CHI (CHILE)17 BRN (BAHRAIN)18 TUN (TUNISIA)19 GAB (GABON)20 NZL (NEW ZEALAND) ← Previous Story Stojanovic to be operated again? Next Story → F.C Barcelona Intesport wins “Doboj 2011” read more