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Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

first_imgComert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are operating under tight financial restrictions this summer following their failure to finish in the top-four and Comert’s £7m price tag makes him a realistic transfer target.Although he is yet to be capped by Switzerland at senior level, Comert has captained the U21 side and scored twice in six matches.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 Arsenal Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenal’s defensive options ahead of the new season.According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basel’s Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Kennard Memorial Turf Club Boxing Day Horserace meet slated for December 26

first_imgTHE much-anticipated Kennard Memorial Turf Club Boxing Day horserace meet will be held on December 26 at the Club’s facility, Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.The event which gets underway at 13:00hrs will have as its feature event a nine-furlong race for horses classified `B2’ and Lower and carries a first prize of $1M, while the second to fourth place finishers will earn $500,000, $250,000 and $125,000 respectively.There will also be two races each over five, six and seven furlongs with three-year-old Guyana-bred horses seeking to claim the $230,000 first prize money. The second to fourth place finishers will receive $110,000, $55,000 and 27,000 in that order.The other six-furlong race is opened to horses classified `J3 and `K’ and Lower with a first prize of $180,000. The second place horse will earn $90,000, while the third and fourth place finishers will receive $45,000 and $22,000 respectively.Animals classified `L’ open will battle over five furlongs for a first prize worth $150,000. The second to fourth place finishers will pocket $75,000, $38,000 and $19,000 respectively.The other five-furlong race is for horses classified `L’ non-winners and the winning stable will receive $130,000, while the second place finisher will receive $60,000. The third and fourth place finishers will take home $30,000 and $15,000 respectively.The two seven-furlong is opened to horses classified `F’ and Lower and `H’ and Lower and the `FD’ and lower animals will compete for the $350,000 first prize. The second to fourth place finishers will take home $175,000, $88,000 and $44,000 in that order, while the race for `H’ and Lower horses will carry a first prize worth $280,000. The second place finisher will win $140,000, while the third and fourth place finishers will earn $70,000 and $35,000 respectively.These races will be conducted under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and interested owners/trainers and handlers can call the following persons for more information; Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316), Justice Kennard (623-7609 or 235-4818), Fazal Habibulla (657-7010) or Dennis Deroop (640-6396).last_img