Spanish newspaper gives 5 reasons Tottenham player could be set for…

first_imgChristian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham Hotspur was pushed back into the headlines after Jose Mourinho took over at the club. Pretty much immediately the Danish media decided the manager’s arrival made an Eriksen exit likelier, although they appear to be softening on that view now.There were also claims around Europe about a potential transfer, with clubs such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Inter Milan routinely linked. Despite that, as is always the case with Eriksen transfer rumours, it hasn’t felt like there’s anything concrete.Now Spanish newspaper AS has come up with a list of five reasons the player could leave Tottenham, whilst also claiming interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.Firstly, it’s claimed Tottenham’s project has ‘touched the ceiling’ and that players including Eriksen have run out of patience whilst waiting for titles. It’s not too hard to argue against that stance. There’s lots of different opinions on Spurs appointing Mourinho, but there can be no doubt it shows ambition from the club to win trophies.The second reason AS present is the Madrid, Bayern and Juve interest. It’s claimed Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to those in charge at the Bernabeu that he wants Eriksen in his team next season, and it’s claimed efforts were made in the summer. That would contradict repeat reports from Spain that Zidane hasn’t been keen at all on the player, and it was Florentino Perez seeing him as a market opportunity.Indeed, when Zidane returned to Real Madrid, AS themselves reported it ‘almost ruled out’ a move for Eriksen. He may have changed his mind, but they can’t have it both ways.Bayern Munich and Juventus have contacted the player’s agent, according to the Spanish newspaper, however, the media closest to those two clubs hasn’t been strongly pushing a move.Thirdly, it’s claimed that being 27 years of age, Eriksen now ‘wants to make the leap’. He feels it’s the ‘perfect time’ and that staying for longer will count against him as the years go by. That point is likely to be spot on, even Tottenham fans wouldn’t argue that he’d knock-back Barca or Madrid if they turned seriously.Whether they do or not is the question.AS’ fourth reason is that the Denmark international’s relationship with Tottenham has ‘eroded’. It’s even claimed that he’s convinced to wait until the summer to move, so Spurs lose out on a transfer fee. That’s a level of pettiness we don’t think Eriksen is at, and, again it would all depends on who came in for him January.The fifth point feels like a stretch too far from AS. They state the player had fallen out with Mauricio Pochettino, and then add: ‘the possibility was opened that Mourinho could redirect the situation, but it seems that the only point that could change would be the date of his departure, enduring until the end of the season.’That somewhat contradicts their fourth point, but never mind.Endless speculation can be made on what’s going on in Eriksen’s head, yet the biggest influence on his future is likely to come from outside. If a truly giant club makes a move for him, or even informs his agent they’ll wait for a free transfer, then he’s likely to depart. Should that not happen, a renewal becomes Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Rohr: We Can Still Qualify (Audio)

first_imgOn the back of the unimpressive showing from the Super Eagles where Nigeria lost to Croatia, manager Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism about his team’s chances of qualifying to the next round.The Super Eagles lost 0-2 to Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening courtesy of an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric but Rohr is hinging some hope on the fact that the other two teams in Group only have a point apiece.“We have to accept this defeat and now we have to win against Iceland. All is possible still because we have only one point to win against the two other teams”.“If we win the next game, All is possible for the qualification”The next game for the Super Eagles is against Iceland on June 22 by 4pm Nigerian time.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more

World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders

first_imgLAS VEGAS | The world’s tallest observation wheel hasn’t quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner.Caesars Entertainment officials have said the High Roller — its towering Las Vegas Strip attraction that stands 550 feet tall — was just shy of 5,000 daily riders in the past three months, up 10 percent compared to the prior quarter.That’s at least 3,000 riders shy of company expectations before the ride opened nearly a year ago though.FILE – In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ begins to operate in Las Vegas. The High Roller observation wheel towering behind the Las Vegas Strip may be hard to miss but apparently plenty of the destination’s more than 41 million visitors have taken a pass on taking a spin. (AP Photo/David Becker, file)The ride posted the shortfall despite deep discounts for locals on the regular $29.95 to $59.95 ticket prices, Groupon deals and airline travel package discounts.The attraction isn’t hard to miss as it towers behind the Las Vegas Strip, which sees 41 million visitors a year.So how does Caesars Entertainment get already over-stimulated visitors to Vegas to come on board?Offering them drinks from an open bar during the 30-minute ride has helped. Riders booking the “Happy Half Hour” package have accounted for one of four riders, said Tariq Shaukat, the company’s chief commercial officer.The wheel is the first of a few observation wheels proposed for the Strip. It opened last year as part of a $550 million pedestrian promenade sandwiched between the Flamingo hotel and casino and the former Imperial Palace casino-hotel, now called the Linq.Caesars Entertainment hasn’t provided an individual cost to build and operate the wheel.No one expected the ride to be a constant sell-out. If the High Roller packed every last one of its orb-shaped cabins for each of its 29 daily revolutions, though, it could accommodate a total of 32,480 people.The company had its sights set on 8,000 to 11,000 visitors a day, which might earn it as much as $60 million annually, according to a financial filing from 2013.The company arrived at those numbers in part by comparing its ride to 2010 figures for other observation attractions. The London Eye got 3.9 million visitors; the Empire State Building had 3.5 million; and 700,000 visitors went to the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas.Shaukat said the High Roller was impacted when the company decided to overhaul the newly re-branded Linq hotel-casino next door, putting some 1,200 rooms out of service and cutting down on possible riders.Marketing the ride has also been a challenge for the company that has traditionally focused on casinos, hotels and other types of entertainment. It assumed the High Roller would be most popular when hotels on the Strip were the fullest, but that hasn’t been the case.The main riders so far have been leisure tourists, families and locals — not casino-goers or convention attendees.The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve — generally a slow one for Las Vegas — was a winner for the ride, he said.“The wheel was on fire because it was exactly the right type of occupancy,” Shaukat said.Reviews on and elsewhere have been largely positive but there’s a catch: They say it’s worth doing once. More than once? Not so much, or at least not without a coupon.Shaukat said changes are in the works to keep the experience fresh. He reminded would-be riders that a trip at night has a different view than during the light of day.last_img read more