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

St. Kitts reaches US$84 million deal with IMF

first_img Share BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis government and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission have reached broad agreement on the key elements of an economic programme that would see the Washington-based financial institution providing a US$84 million Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) over a three-year period. Chief of the IMF mission to the twin-island federation, Alfred Schipke, said the programme agreed to is also expected to catalyze additional financing for the country from other international institutions.The Executive Board could consider St. Kitts and Nevis’s SBA at the end of next month, following review by management.Schipke said that by seeking the IMF help, St. Kitts and Nevis was taking decisive action to address the legacy of the most severe recession in the country’s history. “Declines in tourism revenue and foreign direct investment-related construction triggered a sharp contraction in economic activity, deterioration in the fiscal position, and a significant increase in public debt levels. In 2011, the current account deficit is expected to widen due to the dual impact of a nascent economic recovery and an increase in food and fuel prices,” he said.“Moreover, financing needs are increasing as a result of large imminent debt servicing obligations.”He said the main goal of the government’s economic strategy is to foster macroeconomic stability and put the public debt on a firmly declining path, which is expected to contribute to higher economic growth and improved living standards for all members of the society. “In addition to strong fiscal measures already adopted by the government, the programme would include a comprehensive debt restructuring to achieve a sustainable debt service profile and ensure fair burden sharing by all stakeholders,” Schipke said.“In addition, the government intends to implement a number of complementary measures to strengthen public financial management; improve the collection of revenue at the Customs and Inland Revenue departments; and develop a debt-management strategy to reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio over the coming years.”The IMF official said that, at the same time, the programme will maintain social safety net spending to protect the most vulnerable, in particular programmes for school meals, uniforms and text books. Government also plans to establish a register of beneficiaries that would help to better target social assistance, and many basic commodities will continue to be exempt from the VAT.Caribbean 360 News NewsRegional St. Kitts reaches US$84 million deal with IMF by: – June 7, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet 8 Views   no discussionslast_img read more