Serhou Guirassy responds to Arsenal transfer speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 May 2020 6:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Guirassy says he’s flattered to be linked with Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)But Guirassy has made it clear that only one person, other than himself, has the authority to speak about his future – and that’s his agent Moussa Sissoko. ‘Glad to hear about the interest from English clubs,’ the attacker tweeted. ‘However please be careful, the ONLY agent authorised to speak on my behalf is my agent Moussa Sissoko.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAmiens director of football John Williams has no doubts that Guirassy has the ability to play in the Premier League in the future. ‘Last year, nobody had more players than us who left in the Premier League,’ he told L’Equipe.‘This year, Guirassy and [Nicholas] Opoku should go there.It’s understood Amiens would accept an offer of between €15-20million (£13-17.5m) for Guirassy following their relegation from Ligue 1.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal fans convinced club have dropped Bukayo Saka contract hintMORE: Callum Hudson-Odoi returns to Chelsea training despite arrest Serhou Guirassy responds to Arsenal transfer speculationcenter_img Guirassy has scored nine goals for Amiens this term (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, one of Guirassy’s intermediaries, Mark McKay, did little to quell the speculation by talking up a cut-price switch to England in the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A number of clubs in England and across Europe have shown an interest in Serhou after he performed so well for Amiens,’ McKay said.‘In the current climate due to the impact of the pandemic, clubs might not be able to pay huge transfer fees like they used to and in that respect Serhou could prove to be a bargain in this window.‘Serhou’s preference has always been to play in the English Premier League, but Amiens will evaluate all offers that come in for him and make a decision from there.’ Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Serhou Guirassy (Picture: Getty)Serhou Guirassy has poured cold water on rumours he could be set for a move to the Premier League, but admits it’s flattering to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea. The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most sought-after forwards in Ligue 1, racking up nine goals and one assist for Amiens this season before the coronavirus crisis brought French football to a halt.Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham are all rumoured to be interested in Guirassy and recent reports suggest Arsenal view the Frenchman as a possible long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Advertisementlast_img read more

Memory of Dražen: Basketball Mozart left us 23 Years ago

first_imgOn June 7, exactly 23 years ago, probably the best European basketball player of all times Dražen Petrović was killed in a car accident near Ingolstadt, on the highway Frankfurt – Munich.Dražen was born on 22nd of October 1964 and he debuted for Šibenka at the age of 15. He soon became the main player in his team. When he was 18 years old, he won the title of the champion of Yugoslavia, a title which was taken away soon because the Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia cancelled the match against Bosna on April 9, 1983, the match which Šibenka won with the result of 83:82.Dražen always mentioned Dragan Kićanović, another European basketball legend, as his idol, and initially he refused to go to Cibona because “he did not want to kick his brother Aleksandar out of the game” and he preferred going to Partizan to play with the legendary Kićo. However, eventually he ended up in Zagreb.Petrović won two European champion titles with Cibona and Real was his favorite customer. In the victory in the finals of the Cup of European Champions in 1985, when Cibona won with 87:78, Dražen scored the least points to the Kings – 36 points. In other matches against the team from Madrid, he regularly exceeded 40 points.Cibona promised a spectacle to the spectators who come to watch the match against Olimpija in the first round of the Yugoslav league, and Dražen took care of that. The Mozart broke the previous record in the number of scored points set by Radivoj Korać by 38 points! In the victory of Cibona with 158:77, Petrović scored unbelievable 112 points, which is a record that will probably never be broken at the territory of the former Yugoslavia.After he destroyed the chances of Real for winning the European champion title in 1986 as well, officials of the Spanish giant opted for the only move that they had left – to fork out and bring the best European player at the moment. They waited for Petrović’s “yes” until 1988, and Dražen played only one season in Madrid.After the season in Spain, Dražen was ready for NBA. Portland had already chosen him in 1986, and at the age of 26 Dražen was full of self-confidence and he expected the same domination in NBA as he had in Europe. He was under contract with Real for three more years, but the Blazers paid the then one and a half million dollars to the team from Madrid, which was an enormous amount. For comparison, Jordan’s wage that season amounted to two million dollars!Although he went to the NBA very optimistic, Dražen played only ten minutes on average, which was not satisfying for him. In the end, after only 18 matches in his second season he talked with the coach Rick Adelman and told him to give him a chance to play, or he will leave. The answer is obvious. “I have never been on the bench in my career, and I will not be on the bench in Portland either, even if they were champions. I want to play, and if I have to go to the weakest team to do it, I am leaving right now,” Dražen said and left to New Jersey.The Mozart played his last match in Wroclaw on June 6, 1993, in qualifications for the EURO 1993 against the team of Slovenia. His father Jole told him he should not play that qualifying tournament because he had an injury of the ankle joint, but the captain of Croatia did not want to let his teammates play without him. On the fatal June 7, he headed home with his team, in the war-affected Croatia.“We were going to the Frankfurt airport and Dražen suddenly stopped and said: ‘See you at the training tomorrow, I have a ride to Zagreb’. I gave him the plane ticket and told him to come with us if he changes his mind. We got on the plane and waited for him for 40 minutes. Then his brother Aleksandar came and told us that Dražen left,” said Mirko Novosel.The rest of the team and the delegation took off in that plane, and Dražen headed towards Munich with his girlfriend Klara and her friend Hilal Edebal. Around 5:20 pm, on the highway near Ingolstadt the red Golf which Klara drove crashed into a truck which came out of the opposite lane. Dražen was sleeping on the passenger seat and was the only one who passed away due to consequences of the terrifying collision. (Source: read more

The Tournament in Small Football “FIS Gol” to start

first_imgOne of the best mini-tournaments in BiH known as “FIS Gol” will take place next week in Sarajevo.A press conference was held on that occasion, and the organizers announced this mini-event.“We managed to organize this tournament, which was the strongest in the region, and we would not succeed without the help of the Municipality Centar and Mayor Nedzad Ajnadzic. We would also like to thank the Center for Sport and Recreation, the Ministry of Sport and Culture of Canton Sarajevo, the City of Sarajevo and many others. We are hoping that this will be a beginning of a beautiful story. We all know what this tournament meant for Sarajevo. When it comes to the organization, we really did our best,” said Dzenan Muminovic.The veteran teams announced numerous BH football talents, and among senior players are expected representatives in small football, both from our country and from the region.The tournament starts on Monday, August 6, and it will last until August 14. It will be played in accordance with the 5 + 1 system, and the prize is 10.000 BAM.(Source: D. B./ read more