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Madrid prepares 150 million to sign Mbappé
The future of Kylian Mbappé after the arrival of Leo Messi continues monopolizing the attention of the transfer market, which enters the decisive straight. It is a tough, tense, harsh situation, which the forward endures, because the president of the club throws him to the lions with his statements, but you have to take the step forward if you want to achieve your goal. It cannot continue in silence. He who is silent grants and this motto in football is much more cruel. If you don’t open your mouth, they eat you. Delphine Verheyden, the lawyer booked by Kylian Mbappé before the pandemic, he has a really important role in the future negotiations of the star. Advises you to dialogue directly with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, face to face, to make it very clear that he does not intend to renew for Paris Saint-Germain and tell him that if he is not transferred now he will sign for Real Madrid as soon as 2022 is born, in the early hours of January, a six-year contract that it will come into force in July next year. Much sooner he will receive a significant transfer bonus. Ancelotti, who was at PSG, awaits him.
Much smoke in the Picón Blanco
The public returns to cycling, the Picón Blanco rumbles in the Cantabrian Mountains, moves the mountain because it is the essence of this sport. Floods of balloonists, walkers, cycling clubs, groups of friends, families and a variety of unclassified people go up to the port that connects Burgos with Cantabria. It generates a contagious and playful atmosphere in the asphalt tongue that is born in Espinosa de los Monteros. Nature tourism linked to cycling, to the gorges of the Ebro, to knife-cut rocks, a fantastic spot from the top … The setting is above the sporting result. Much smoke in the Picón Blanco. Nobody tests Primoz Roglic, who has won two Laps and has a closing time trial. They threaten Bahrain and Mikel Landa so timidly that it remains a whisper. Ineos cannot, with its pile of millions for salaries and marginal profits: Richard Carapaz remains, exhausted from the Games and the Tour and gives up a minute, Adam Yates does not break, Bernal is saved. And Movistar does not try, which arrives with three leaders at the finish line arm in arm. Enric Mas, who throws himself 300 meters and wins a few seconds, Supermán López and Alejandro Valverde. In the inaction, the escaped Rein Taaramae, 34 years old, comes from so far, Estonia, new leader of the Vuelta, wins.
X-ray of a town taken by the Vuelta
There are four hours until the landing of the platoon in Espinosa de los Monteros and in the curve that gives access to the Picón Blanco port, the first mountain finish of the Vuelta a España, the X-ray of the town has changed for the future. It is no longer just any summer Monday, or a melancholic Monday in winter. The turn to the right is the epicenter of the largest cycling event in the world in August. The towns of empty Spain, anonymous points in the orography of any place, come to life with cycling. Essentially popular sport.
A colossus named Haaland
At the end of 2019, in the semi-educated and semi-exciting group stage of the Champions League, a teenager silenced the usual echoes that gave meaning to the great stadiums and the great players. For a few days, while the European dream of Salzburg survived, Erling Braut Haaland, a rough-faced 19-year-old Norwegian stranger, scored eight goals in the first step of the European Cup. The number, the variability and the aggressiveness of the goals shocked the European market, calm as usual when the cold approaches.
A powerful Elche remains without a prize
Enric Mas: «The climb helps us to know that the team is doing well»
It was just a flash, but at the Movistar it was understood as a demonstration of strength after a Tour de France in which disappointments were more widespread than successes. The telephone team with three riders in the large leading group reached the summit of Picón Blanco, and Enric Mas accelerated 300 meters from the finish line to hold the fifth position. There was no whiplash from RoglicThere were no bonuses at stake and in this cycling calculation, potentiometers, ear rings and watts / kilo, it was interpreted at the Movistar as a “solid block” afternoon. Enric Mas, who is very thin with 58 kilos, gave himself confidence and self-esteem in a Vuelta from which a client, the Olympic champion Carapaz, has taken down.