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

Defending champ Rafael Nadal wins Rogers Cup opener

first_img Associated Press MontrealAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 11:28 IST Rafael Nadal defeated Daniel Evans to win Rogers Cup opener. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRafael Nadal defeated Dan Evans 7-6(6), 6-4 to reach third round of Montreal MastersStefanos Tsitsipas and John Isner both fell in second-round upsets at the Rogers CupNadal was playing his first match since losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finalsTop-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England’s Daniel Evans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a second-round match delayed by rain three times.After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal fought off two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. Play was stopped for 1 hour, 56 minutes with Nadal leading 2-0 in the second set.”All the matches are difficult here,” Nadal said. “It was a tough first set. Then in the second, I was able to take advantage at the beginning, but then he broke me back.”The 33-year-old Spanish star, a four-time Rogers Cup champion, will face Argentina’s Guido Pella in the third round. Pella beat Moldova’s Radu Albot 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2).Second-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Coming off a victory on clay at the Generali Open in his native Austria, Theim will face 14th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia,Cilic topped Australia’s John Millman 6-3, 6-4.Felix Auger-Aliassime won an all-Canadian match when Milos Raonic retired because of a back injury. Auger-Aliassime won the first set 6-3, and Raonic took the second 6-3 before stopping play.Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz upset fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, France’s Richard Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4); France’s Adrian Mannarino, topped 11th-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia, 6-2, 6-1; ; and Cristian Garin of Chile knocked off 12th-seeded American John Isner 6-3, 6-4.Sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia edged Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2; seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini beat American qualifier Tommy Paul 7-6 (3), 6-3; eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia topped Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-3, 6-0; and 10th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain edged Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 7-5.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Rafael Nadal Defending champ Rafael Nadal wins Rogers Cup openerRafael Nadal, playing his first match since losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals, fell behind 5-2 in the tiebreak before roaring back to win the match against Daniel Evans.advertisement Nextlast_img read more