Leeds hope to sign La Liga ace in January but face competition

first_imgLeeds United are facing competition as they bid to sign Ibai Gomez in January.Gomez, the winger, was linked with Leeds last week, as Goal claimed Marcelo Bielsa wants to reunite with a player he coach at Athletic Club of Bilbao. REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Gomez, 28, left Athletic Club for Alaves two summers ago following their promotion to La Liga, and he’s helped them establish themselves as top flight mainstays since then.Goal reported that Leeds made moves to sign Gomez prior to the start of the ongoing season, but saw their offers knocked back, but Bielsa is confident a deal can be agreed for the winger in January with Gomez’s contract expiring at the end of the campaign. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets moving on targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Gomez worked under Marcelo Bielsa while at Athletic Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer news Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 Gomez is a key player for high-flying Alaves 2 IN DEMAND three-way race TOP WORK However, the Elland Road club are not alone in tracking Gomez, with three of Alaves’ La Liga rivals also keen on securing his services.According to El Gol Digital, Eibar and Real Valladolid have joined Leeds in the race to sign Gomez, along with his former club Athletic Club.Gomez has netted three times and created a further strike in 10 appearances this season, taking his goal tally for Alaves to 17 in 83 matches. LATEST His form in 2018/19 has helped Alaves fly to the upper reaches of the La Liga table, with only Barcelona sitting above the Mendizorrotza club in second place.He predominately features on the right flank, but can also play on the left of the front three. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

PSC comes to Lariba’s aid

first_imgMOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Adamson batters Teng-less Flying V in tune-up BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Sports Commission has come to the rescue while the global table tennis community readily showed its support for Rio de Janeiro Olympian Ian Lariba.Without making it public, PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the sports agency immediately got in touch with De La Salle University for a collaborative effort on how to financially help Lariba in her fight against leukemia.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Aside from Lariba, the PSC has also reached out to former Olympic bronze medalist Leopoldo Serrantes of boxing and legendary female sprinter Mona Sulaiman, who both suffered life-threatening illnesses.“If we want to win medals in the Olympics, we should not overlook the situation of our athletes,’’ said Ramirez.READ: Olympian Lariba in need of helpSeveral world-ranked players also expressed their support for the 22-year-old Lariba at the ongoing 2017 World Table Tennis Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany.World No. 2 Fan Zhendong and the third-ranked Xu Xin of China provided inspiration for Lariba in a video message where Romania’s Elizabeta Samara and Petrissa Solja of Germany also aired words of encouragement.The video, which ended with the message “Table Tennis Family stands behind Ian Lariba,’’ can be seen on the Facebook account of the International Table Tennis Federation.ADVERTISEMENT “To be honest, we don’t want to announce it. We promise to take good care of her because she plays for the country,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLariba, a two-time UAAP Athlete of the Year before finishing her BS Management of Financial Institutions degree at La Salle, will undergo treatment this week after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.The Inquirer found that the PSC initially shelled out P300,000 to foot the medical expenses of the Lariba, the first Filipino paddler who made it to the quadrennial Olympics. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more