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I told him I didn’t want to play any more. He was phoning and phoning but I said: ‘I’m not going to play.’” The calls came, the president on the line, but José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior – better known as Paulinho, hardly Authentic Mitch Richmond Jersey known at all then – had made up his mind. He had headed home to São Paulo, yet rather than returning to his boyhood club he was giving up on http://www.bearsonlinesprostore.com/RICHARD-DENT-JERSEY-CHEAP.html the game. He had had enough, aged 19. “In Lithuania they had racially abused me, in Poland they hadn’t paid me, and I thought: ‘I don’t need this,’” he says. “I said to my family: ‘I’m not playing football again.’” (Dallas Cowboys Kyle Wilber Limited Nike Men's Navy Blue Jersey) NFL Home #51 Vapor UntouchableWhich was when his then-wife intervened, telling him to think about his parents – a council worker and a supermarket manager who had supported him since he started playing at the age of five. Ditching it all would, she said, show a lack of respect to them. Paulinho http://www.authenticmapleleafsstore.com/-29-felix-potvin-jersey_c-470.html and his wife had just had a baby daughter too and, besides, she asked: ‘What else can you do?’ Authentic Johnny Pesky Jersey It is a good question. What would he have done? Paulinho smiles. “I really don’t know,” he says. “She said: ‘The only thing you know how to do is play football.’” And so that is what he did. Women's Minnesota Wild #35 Darcy Kuemper Reebok Green Third Authentic NHL JerseyAbout a month later, Paulinho rejoined Pão de Açúcar in the fourth division, effectively an amateur. Almost a decade on, he is preparing for the world’s biggest club game, a starter for Barcelona in Saturday’s clásico. The highest-scoring midfielder in Spain, his team are six points clear at the top and 11 ahead of their rivals, and this summer he will be in the heart of the Brazil team who are favourites in Russia. “If someone had said then that I would be preparing to play in the World Cup and at Barcelona, I would have said: ‘Never!’” he grins. “Never, ever.” However the “then” Paulinho is talking about is not 2008, it is 2015. It is not that he gave up once a long time ago; it is that others routinely gave up on him. He tells his story steadily, dating every decision. “It’s been a rollercoaster,” he says. He has played in six countries in three continents, been a Copa Libertadores champion and relegated too, suffered the greatest humiliation in Brazil’s history and been abused, unpaid, written off. And now look. Paulinho’s professional career began when, aged 16, he left home for Lithuania; it ended aged 26 when he left London for China. Or at least it was supposed to, Guangzhou his particular graveyard. “When I went, everyone said that was it: my career was over,” Paulinho says. The question is simple: why go? The answer is simple, stark too: there was a prospect worse – staying at Tottenham. After a year at Vilnius, Paulinho left for Lodz, returning to Brazil in the summer of 2008. He won promotion with Pão de Açúcar before joining Bragantino in the second division. From there Alan Trammell Jersey he headed to Corinthians, where he won the Brazilian title, the Libertadores and the Club World Cup. Having turned down Internazionale, he joined Tottenham the following year for a club-record £17m. The Premier League should have suited him, he admits, but within two years he was desperate to go. “I wouldn’t say Nathan MacKinnon Youth jersey it was a relief to leave Spurs but it was clear I had to,” he says. “It was a difficult time. “[André] Villas-Boas bought me in July 2013 and in December Villas-Boas goes. He’d wanted me, we’d spoken a lot, and then six months later Tim Sherwood was in charge. There was no problem with him – he was very young, a good coach – but the team wasn’t doing well and he came under pressure to change things. He did things a little differently but I still played the last eight or nine games that season. Then http://www.footballjaguarsofficial.com/Authentic-Calais-Campbell-Jersey came the change from Sherwood to Mauricio Pochettino.” Something else came too. As Paulinho sets the scene, Belo Horizonte comes into view. He was brought on at half-time in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup with the hosts 5-0 down to Germany and, as he discusses his return to Spurs afterwards, it is clear how much of an impact Brazil’s 7-1 defeat had. “The problem was that this came after the World Cup, with me trying to get back to some normality. I was the last back and to have gone out of the World Cup that way with Brazil at home …” he says pausing, his train of thought lost a little. NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping NHL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Nike Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Discount NFL Jerseys

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It was a cause for great optimism after years of scandal and corruption at Fifa, when in 2015 the US authorities initiated criminal prosecutions against some of the worst alleged offenders, and a new top leadership took office with http://www.officialcarolinahurricanes.com/Adidas-Jeff-Skinner-Jersey sweeping promises of Corey Seager Womens Jersey reform. Women's Replica Majestic Kevin Long White Home Jersey - #57 MLB New York Mets Cool BaseWe, the chairman and two independent members of the new governance Kevin Kiermaier Youth jersey committee were part of that reform effort. We took seriously the task entrusted to us, of implementing reforms, enforcing rules on candidates’ eligibility for Fifa positions, supervising elections and the furthering of social responsibility and human rights in football. Today, none of us is any longer in office. Our sin? We appear to have taken our task too seriously. We knew, of course, that changing an institutional culture would be a long process; two steps forward, one step back. We were dealing with a game, and its organisations, including national football associations, generally extremely resistant to independent scrutiny, lacking real democracy and integrity, dominated by a small group of people resistant to public accountability, in a context of huge economic stakes and endemic political interference. There is a huge structural conflict of interest at the heart of Fifa: its leaders depend for their survival on those whom they ought to reform; power in Fifa is a political cartel. This is why the leadership of football survived for so long despite the many scandals surrounding it. With a little help from the FBI, and the independent Fifa ethics committee, whose two chairmen also had their tenures ended at the Bahrain congress in May, it might be that some bad apples have finally been removed. But the system remains largely unchanged. The leadership of football does not answer to the court of public opinion; it responds to its own constituency that would replace leadership which seriously tried to reform football. All of us, united in our love for the game but with no ties to it, and with considerable experience in law and governance, accepted our appointment having received solemn promises regarding our independence. Understanding that reform would not happen overnight, we showed flexibility when we thought it was proper. But we drew some red lines. We tried to effectively and impartially enforce Fifa’s stated principle that members of the Fifa council must be politically neutral. Our decision, in that context, to ban the Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko from elections led to a backlash from the new Fifa http://www.officialpadresshop.com/authentic-15-cory-spangenberg-jersey.html leadership against our independence. We also tried to enforce gender equality, human rights, and regulate the integrity of Fifa elections, and faced resistance on all of them. Ultimately it became clear to us that the leadership, in order to secure its own survival, could no longer support our independence. We have concluded that Fifa cannot reform from within. Those responsible for leading such reform are politically dependent on the associations and officials they need to reform, and may remove members of the judicial and supervisory independent committees at a whim. Sport is one of the most important areas of social and economic life, representing around 2% of the world’s GDP, yet it is governed by transnational private organisations. They regulate access to sports markets, and define and enforce their rules. Yet this regulation is not open to public participation, nor to any effective form of public scrutiny and accountability. What can be done? We advocate decisive external action. Parliamentary inquiries are good starting points, but it is necessary for them to produce concrete results. No country on its own – including Switzerland which hosts many of the world governing bodies – has the effective power to regulate such transnational organisations. The European Union is, though, in a privileged position: it brings together 28 member states – while the UK is still a member – which, collectively, these governing bodies cannot ignore. We believe the EU should take the lead. Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL New Nike NFL Jerseys

Battle for 2017 top

In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Correia http://www.authenticcanadiensonline.com/Authentic-Stanley-Cup-Jersey – the 93rd governor of Portuguese India – had arrived at Sporting Lisbon the previous summer after being spotted by scouts while he was growing up in Angola, and promptly scored an astonishing 69 goals in 33 appearances as part of the celebrated Cinco Violinos (Five Violins) forward line. Nike NFL Jordan Richards White Jersey Men's Limited: #37 New England Patriots Road Vapor Untouchable To put that figure into perspective, that meant Peyroteo became only the third man in history to pass the 60-goal mark in a calendar year, following in the footsteps of Hungary’s Imre Schlosser (64) in 1912 and Everton’s Dixie Dean (62) in 1927. Amazingly, he went on to repeat the feat Womens Tavon Young Jersey eight years later, finding the net on 62 occasions in 32 appearances, including one match in which he recorded nine. “Fernando was a goalscoring machine,” declared the manager Cândido de Womens T.J. Jones JerseyOliveira at the time. Limited Muhammad Wilkerson Youth Olive/USA Flag Nike Jersey - #96 NFL New York Jets 2017 Salute to Service Defences have certainly improved in the intervening years, even if Pelé and Gerd Müller managed to break through the 70-goal barrier for the first time in 1958 and 1972 respectively. But the emergence of Lionel Messi’s rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo has set new standards in European football. Since Messi joined the exclusive club in 2010 by scoring 60 goals, he and his arch rival have both surpassed that figure on four occasions, with Messi’s 91 in 69 matches during 2012 – achieved at rate of 1.32 goals per game and including six hat-tricks – the current record. He may not have hit those heights this Bruce Ellington Authentic Jersey year, but with Messi, Ronaldo and three others still vying to become 2017’s top scorer, there is more competition than ever before. Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Harry Kane have all enjoyed record-breaking years for club and country, with the Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain strikers both tied with Messi and Ronaldo on 53 goals and Tottenham’s Kane only three behind. But while all of his rivals http://www.authenticwhitesoxstore.com/authentic-25-james-shields-jersey.html have only one more chance to stake their claim, the Spurs striker still has fixtures against Burnley and Southampton to come – in which he will also attempt to break Alan Shearer’s record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year, which was achieved over 42 matches in 1995. Failure to score in his last two matches has seen Kane slip slightly off the pace in the final straight, although he will still fancy his chances of making up the three goals he needs to match Shearer’s record, having recorded the best ratio (1.04) of goals per game. Clearly irked by his failure to win the kicker Torjägerkanone for the Bundesliga’s top scorer back in May, Lewandowski has http://www.bostonbruinsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Phil-Esposito-Jersey made up for losing out to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by setting a slew of new records since. In September, a return of 82 goals in his first 100 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern meant the 29-year-old surpassed Rudi Völler’s record of 72, while he also became the first player to score 16 goals in a major European international qualifying campaign as Poland booked a World Cup spot in Russia with ease. Renowned as a penalty expert – he has missed just three from 38 in his entire career, including converting all 10 this year – Lewandowski has also scored an unusually high number of goals with his left foot (11) in 2017 in comparison with previous seasons, including the winner against Cologne last week and in the recent Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain. However, his failure to score against Stuttgart on Saturday means he has only one more opportunity to increase his tally, with former club Borussia Dortmund due at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday for a DFB-Pokal tie. PSG’s Edinson Cavani goes into his final match of the year against Caen on Wednesday after ending a run of five matches without scoring against Rennes at the weekend. Predominantly right-footed (just four of his goals this year have been converted by his weaker foot), Cavani’s exploits are all the more remarkable given that he now shares penalty duties with Neymar following their high-profile disagreement during the win over Lyon in September. His miss against Troyes at the end of last month came just three days after Neymar converted from the spot against Monaco and would have given the Uruguayan a slender lead going into his final match of the year. Perhaps fittingly, however, it is likely to be Saturday’s clásico that will determine who comes out on top. Messi equalled another of Müller’s seemingly insurmountable tallies when he scored his 525th goal for Barcelona against Villarreal this month – a record number for a single club in Europe’s major leagues. 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More than 90% of female footballers Aqib Talib Youth jerseyhave considered quitting the game. That is the outcome of the most extensive survey of its kind, carried out by world players’ union Fifpro, which interviewed more than 3,000 footballers at the top of the game for its report, Working Conditions in Professional Women’s Football. The fragility of the foundations on which women’s football is being built has been laid bare. Women's Nike Los Angeles Chargers #16 Tyrell Williams Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL JerseyIt has been a tumultuous year for the sport. Huge highs – not least the phenomenal support around Euro 2017 and increasing professionalism across the top of European leagues – have been tempered by a cacophony of national team wage disputes while in http://www.officialcavaliershop.com/authentic-13-tristan-thompson-jersey.html England, the summer success of the Lionesses has been marred by the Mark Sampson saga and exposure of the FA’s inability to handle crisis in the game. All these things, the good and the bad, indicate the same thing: that women’s football is being taken more seriously than it has been in more than 100 years. Yet the overwhelming majority of players are not working in environments that foster longevity in the game. With 69% of players aged between 18 and 23, huge swathes are being lost before they hit their prime. The reasons for considering leaving early – financial, to start a family, to work, to study, sick of the lack of structure in football – highlight just how hard it is for women at the top to make football pay. A professional playing environment is one thing, but providing players with the http://www.officialroyalsstoreonline.com/Alex_Gordon_Jerseywages, pensions and long-term career Wesley Johnson Womens Jersey opportunities off the pitch that make for a viable future in the game is a long way off. In England, things are slightly rosier. Where globally the average contract length for players is 12 months (with 47% of those surveyed having no contract at all), in the Women’s Super League it stands at 21 months. Both of these figures, though, are inadequate. It is no wonder players worry about the future when, at best, they can secure two years at a club. At the same time, an overwhelming majority of players do not earn enough from football to live on, let alone a wage that can offer long-term sustainability. A staggering 50% of those who participated in the survey http://www.authenticlakersstore.com/authentic-22-elgin-baylor-jersey.html are not paid to play at all while almost two-thirds earn less than $600 (£450) a month. And 37% of those paid are paid late. Again, in England it is brighter, but wages still rank lower for the vast majority of players than would be considered liveable, with the average salary of the 99 surveyed WSL players found to be £749 to £1497 per month. While 26% said their club does not cover their football expenses, just 13% have a retirement fund and 11% have no written contract. It is no wonder, then, that 46% of players across the world said they study while they play and 30% work alongside their football to make ends meet. The lack of support for players wanting to start a family is equally as damning. A devastatingly low 2% of players have children, a figure that in England drops to 1%. It is the second-biggest reason for leaving the game (behind finance) and a huge part of the lives of so many women, yet clubs seem incapable of providing support that gives players the confidence to believe they can have children before returning to their club and their playing career. Instead we see players hanging up Carlos Baerga Authentic Jersey their boots to start a family, or delaying parenthood for as long as possible to continue playing. Talent is going unharnessed, is being hindered by the struggle to make ends meet and is being lost entirely. It will be impossible for the quality of women’s football to improve, and for commercialism to increase, if players cannot commit to it professionally from an early age and for the long term. The women’s game is growing, but the increase in – or introduction of – professionalism is not enough. Professionalism needs transforming and standardising from top to bottom. Professionalism that does not pay enough to live on, that fails to offer contractual security, that cannot provide for families and that cannot offer professional structures throughout, cannot be considered true professionalism. It is not sufficient. The players deserve better and this fledgling game needs much stronger foundations if it is going to make leaps in its growth and make that growth sustainable. Cheap Jerseys Paypal Wholesale Jerseys CheapBaseball Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys

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From asphalt to Zlatan

Aden Flint smiles at the realisation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had not long collected another league title for Juventus when the Bristol City defender swapped Pinxton for Alfreton Town in a move that saw him lay the groundwork for the roads he was driving on as well as a career in professional football. Men's Montreal Canadiens #10 Guy Lafleur Reebok Red Third Authentic New CD NHL Jersey“I started tarmacking when I was playing at Alfreton,” explains Flint. “I was doing stupid hours, plus going to a Tuesday and a Saturday game. One time I was working on the roads in the day in Nottingham, played a game at Alfreton on the evening and then drove to Grimsby for a nightshift, to tarmac. I got back at five in the morning. It was ridiculous. I don’t know how I did it, to be honest. It makes me tired just thinking about it now.” Thankfully those long days wearing a high-visibility jacket are consigned to the past and the 28-year-old can take satisfaction from the fact that he stands out for rather different reasons now, not least his reputation as one of the most prolific defenders in the Football League. Flint has six goals this season – averaging one every three appearances in the Championship – and has scored 35 times since signing for Bristol City four years ago, including a hat-trick. It is a remarkable return for a centre-half and represents one of the biggest threats to Manchester United in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final at Ashton Gate, where Flint is relishing the chance to face the club he grew up supporting and a team who have conceded three times from set pieces in their past two matches. “I go up for a corner or a set piece and I’m not going to lie, I’m angry when the ball doesn’t come near me because I think if you put it near me, there’s a good chance I’m going to head it, and the majority of the time it either goes in the back of the net or it gets us a chance,” Flint says. “And when I say I’m angry when it doesn’t come near me, I actually start swearing at people when they don’t deliver it in the right place, that’s how much it frustrates me. But that’s how much I want to help the team as well.” What you see is what you get with the 28-year-old Flint, who is 6ft 6in – marginally taller than Ibrahimovic – and plays with great enthusiasm, endearing him to supporters. A late entrant into the full-time game, he knows a thing or two about grafting as well as playing football at the lower end of the pyramid, where pints are almost as important as points. “Pinxton [in Derbyshire] is my hometown village and about eight levels below the Conference North,” he says. “That was basically pub football before Alfreton. I did that from leaving school, played there for five months and then went to Alfreton, had a couple of years there, went to Swindon and then here. I’ve been making up for lost time. I came into it Jason Heyward Womens Jersey late and I want to play as long as I can and get as many games as I can – on Saturday it was my 300th career start, which is a nice milestone, but I want to add to that.” That landmark coincided with a fourth successive Championship victory for Bristol City, who are third in the table and enjoying an excellent season. Lee Johnson’s side have knocked out Jamize Olawale Womens Jersey three Premier League teams to reach the last eight of the League Cup and the excitement around the club is almost tangible. All 26,200 tickets have been sold for the United game, which means that Ashton Gate will host its biggest crowd since £45m was spent redeveloping the ground. “When I came the stadium was old and now it is state-of-the-art,” says Flint. “It shows the ambition that the chairman has got and what everyone at the club wants – they’ve got a vision and we’re building towards being at the top and being in the Premier League, http://www.pittsburghpenguinsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Jaromir-Jagr-Jersey and that’s what we all want. The team is fantastic, it’s got http://www.vikingsofficialsshop.com/Everson_Griffen_Jersey_Cheapunbelievable spirit, but alongside that you’ve got some ridiculously talented players to go with it, and I think that’s a great blend and that’s why we’re doing so well.” Johnson, City’s head coach, joked that Flint must be “trying to get a move” when he heard that the defender had mentioned he was a United fan, although it turns out that he was a genuine supporter back in the day. Flint’s father followed them home and away and son was quickly Authentic Kevin Pierre-Louis Jersey hooked. “The Treble-winning season really meant something to me – you look at that team they had then: Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Schmeichel, Yorke, Cole – ridiculous,” Flint says. “I wish I was playing against them – that would be the icing on the cake.”http://ekojazda.twoje-zycie.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=99490

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Not half as confused as they must be. On Sunday night Las Palmas’s fans turned to the presidential box and chanted for the president to “go now!” but he, like the new manager, wasn’t there. This week, though, he will announce that Paco Jémez is the new coach. Quique Setién walked in June having long felt himself pushed, the relationship with the board broken, tools all but downed, his team slipping from top in week two, third in week four and the edge of Europe at halfway to a final 10-game run that read: won none, drawn one, lost nine. Since then, they’ve dropped to the bottom and will have had four more managers in under five months – and that’s just the ones they’ve actually had. Now maybe they’ll finally get one they really wanted, even if it is on the rebound and a little late. First there was Manolo Márquez. Next came Pako, then Paquito and now Paco, which pretty much suggests they’re working their way through their address book, but that would at least be a method of sorts. Las Palmas had an agreement with Roberto de Zerbi to take over in the summer. They couldn’t officially announce him because he was involved in a legal dispute with Palermo, but they said it didn’t matter: they had an unnamed manager who was already signed up and was preparing for the season; his identity would be revealed when a judgement was made at the end of June. The problem was that De Zerbi lost and appealed, the case far from closed, and Las Palmas gave up waiting and promoted Márquez from the B team, who he had taken from the third division to Second Division B. In the meantime, Roque Mesa left for Swansea. Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to Germany but Jonathan Viera wasn’t allowed to follow them out , and Vitolo came on a six-month loan. It was Las Palmas’s determination to make the Vitolo deal happen, even more than Atlético’s, that forced it through when he had announced he was staying at Sevilla. Six months on, he left Las Palmas without anyone really noticing, the player who had declared that he was going home getting injured and hurriedly heading off to Atlético and a happier place. Perhaps it had been inevitable, right from the start. Perhaps there was something in his signing, a presidential promise, that signalled the path. “It’s all been a bit hasty,” Márquez admitted when he took over. He had publicly said he would be staying with the B team and the club had no intention of promoting him, but here he was, on the eve of pre-season training, with players identified without him, with others having left, faced by injuries, with planning precipitate and interference unavoidable. Six weeks into the season, his team had won two and lost four and he walked. That, at least, was the way they wanted it to look: this was a sacking disguised as a resignation Womens Allen Barbre Jersey – a constructive dismissal at best. “It’s me,” he said, but it wasn’t. He won two in six; without him, Las Palmas have won one in 10. There was talk of Fernando Hierro and Aitor Karanka; instead, the former Valencia coach Pako Ayesterán arrived. He lost every game until eventually they got a draw – and, having held on in the absence of a clear candidate to take over, that was when patience ran out. In came Paquito Ortiz, the matchday delegate, appointed on 30 November. Las Palmas kept looking. Paco Jémez, born in the Canary Islands, but raised in Córdoba, manager there from 2010-11, recently returned from Cruz Azul in Mexico and a friend of the club’s president Miguel Ángel Ramírez, turned it down: he loves Las Palmas and would always be there for them, he said as he returned to Spain and to Spain’s media, just not now and, they thought, not ever. With Pako gone and Paco not coming, Paquito stayed a little longer. Las Palmas thought they had a deal for Lanús coach Jorge Almirón, but with the Spanish Federation refusing authorisation, demanding endless paperwork, they eventually gave up. “The only thing they didn’t ask him for was his blood group,” Almirón’s agent complained. Las Palmas went back to Jémez and this time he said yes but he wanted changes made, players signed and sold, and anyway nothing was getting in the way of his family Christmas, not even http://www.authenticspanthersshop.com/jussi-jokinen-jersey_c-440.html desperation, a place at the bottom of the table, a solitary win in 12 weeks, or survival slipping further away. “You have an open wound but instead of stemming the bleeding, you sit and wait a couple of weeks before going to hospital,” complained one local paper. NBA Jerseys For Sale Jerseys Supply Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping

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Manchester City are ready to offer Kevin De Bruyne a new contract, with the club adamant he will not be sold to Real Madrid, Barcelona or any other rival, even if an astronomical offer is received. Game Nike Women's Dan Orlovsky Light Blue Home Jersey: NFL #8 Detroit LionsDe Bruyne is enjoying the best form of his career and, along with David Silva, the 26-year-old has been the driving force in Pep Guardiola’s side. City are 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League, with their win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday a record 16th consecutive victory in the top flight. Youth Nike New York Jets #15 Josh McCown Green Team Color Vapor Untouchable Elite Player NFL JerseyDe Bruyne was signed from Wolfsburg in August 2015 for £55m and, given his form and Charles Haley Jersey recent transfer-fee inflation, could be expected to fetch about double that now. City are aware he may attract bids from the likes of Real and Barcelona but are adamant the Belgian is not for sale. De Bruyne is contracted until 2021 on a salary worth around £115,000 a week. The City executive are conscious this makes him relatively underpaid considering his importance to the side. At Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar receives £500,000 a week and Kylian Mbappé £300,000 a week. The new deal, which could be signed next month, is understood to be a six-year contract worth around £210,000 per week. In October De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, said: “His [prospective new] salary? I cannot say. But if you think what Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are being paid, you can picture.” City are keen to secure De Bruyne to improved terms as soon as possible, particularly as there is http://www.canucksofficialauthenticshop.com/Daniel_Sedin_Jersey_Adidashttp://www.nikeminnesotavikingstore.com/jerick-mckinnon-jersey-for-sale-c-22.html recognition at the club that his value could rocket further if he enjoys a successful World Cup with Belgium next summer. Any new contract would also include image Brooks Laich Jersey rights. “I always say in football that a lot of things can happen very quickly, but I’m very happy here and the people at the club know that,” said De Bruyne, who has scored seven times in 24 appearances for City this season, the latest coming in Saturday’s 4-1 win against Tottenham. “I’ve no feeling to go anywhere else and enjoy being part of the project here and playing the kind of football we are playing. The team is going in the right direction and that’s also important. I made the right decision coming to City and my family feels the same so everything is good.” De Bruyne is benefiting from a summer break. “It makes a difference because the last four or five years I don’t Authentic L. P. Ladouceur Jerseyever really remember having a good break before the new season began,” he said. “This year, I had four weeks in the Womens Von Miller Jersey summer – which is massive for me – and it really helps you come back re-energised. “You don’t get a lot of downtime as a footballer and I’ve only been having two or two and a half weeks in summer to rest before this year, so it was good.” Regarding Guardiola’s influence on his form, the player said: “He tries to engage us all and it’s nice to talk about your kids and family. And if you have a problem, somebody can help you because as a footballer, it’s always better if things are good and your family is happy, and he definitely understands that.” City may also move to offer Ederson an improved deal. The goalkeeper signed in the close season from Benfica for £34.9m and has impressed. http://www.losangelesramshop.com/WOMENS-ROBERT-QUINN-JERSEY.html The Brazilian’s compatriots Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus are also expected to be offered fresh terms. Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap MLB JerseysJerseys Wholesale Jerseys Supply Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping

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Simon Mignolet admits Mohamed Salah’s prolific start to the season has surpassed all expectations but believes the in‑form Liverpool winger’s willingness to defend as well as attack further enhances his “superstar” status at the club. Adidas NHL Men's Brandon Sutter Blue Home Premier Jersey - #20 Vancouver CanucksSalah scored his 20th goal of the season at Bournemouth on Sunday, reaching that milestone in 26 matches – quicker than some of the most heralded strikers to have pulled on the Liverpool shirt. A £36.9m record signing from Roma in the summer, Salah has slotted seamlessly into the Liverpool lineup, quickly establishing himself as a key cog in Jürgen Klopp’s forward line since returning to England after leaving Chelsea with just six Premier League starts to his name in 2016. Mignolet, though, believes that the 25-year-old’s ability to perform whether Liverpool, now unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, are on the front or back foot is testament to his grounded character. “He doesn’t think about anything else other than his job and that is very important because, at the same time, he is scoring goals and can be the superstar but he is also working very hard to get back and defend,” Mignolet said. “We need that from our wingers because of the way we play and he does that. He Aaron Ekblad Jersey is also one who isn’t going to get carried away which is important in this situation. “He knew what the Premier League http://www.officialbrewersprostore.com/Matt_Garza_Jerseywas about from his time here before. He then learned and progressed away in Italy. He came back and he knew what it was about. He is very strong, not Authentic Michael Wilhoite Jersey only with the speed he has got, but he http://www.officialnuggetsshop.com/authentic-15-carmelo-anthony-jersey.html is so strong on his feet you can’t run him over. He suits the English style of play, so let’s keep him fit and hope he can score the goals he is doing at the moment.” Mignolet said he discussed Salah with his Belgium team-mate and Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan following his move, but despite all of the positive feedback, the Liverpool goalkeeper admitted he did not envisage the Egypt winger making such an impact in front of goal. “I know Radja really well and he told me that he is a brilliant player,” Mignolet said. “But I wasn’t expecting him to score that many goals as a winger, but he is doing well, working hard and let’s hope he can keep doing what he is doing at the moment. “We just have to keep going and play the best football we can to get as many points. We can’t look over our shoulder or ahead, we just have to play our football and get to our objective.” Salah, who again dovetailed superbly with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, took his tally to 14 Premier League goals but his manager is reluctant to overindulge before his fourth-placed side meet the fifth-placed Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Friday evening. “I do not go to bed at night, thinking: ‘Wow, how good is Salah?’ He is a very important player for us, like all of the others,” Klopp said. “It is only halfway through the season. I am looking forward that he stays in that shape, still plays like this. Mo knows how much I respect and like him. He is finding it easy at the moment to finish situations.”http://friendsmaker.dk/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=136686