Monday July 9, 2018
By Aiden Graw
Harry Kane is valued higher than Neymar thanks to his new Tottenham contract.
The striker signed a new deal last month worth a reported £200,00-a-week, after enjoying yet another brilliant goal scoring season.
The Three Lions skipper has announced himself to the world with six goals at the World Cup finals in Russia this summer – the most of any player at the tournament so far.
But, according to The Sun, the lack of a buy-out clause in his new Spurs deal means any interested clubs would have to smash through the transfer record to prize him away from north London.
The record is currently held by Brazil superstar Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a deal worth £198 MILLION.
BRAZIL FORWARD GABRIEL JESUS ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING EXIT
Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has reacted to his country’s disappointing exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the hands of Belgium, calling on his compatriots to build from this setback to emerge even stronger in the years to come.
The Manchester City forward led the line for Tite’s men, but had a poor showing in Russia as despite starting all five of their games, could not find the back of the net even once.
A sole assist is all he had to show for his efforts at his maiden World Cup as the Samba Boys crashed out in the last-eight.
And the 20-year-old posted this on Instagram in the wee hours of Monday morning:
An amazing job, a lot of dedication and joy! A family that formed over these two years. But looking like were together a lot longer. Always with a lot of union, seriousness, honest and work! But as always, nothing in this life is easy!
Imagine how crazy it would be if everything was perfect and if anything we wanted, it happened. We would have the ideal world. And unfortunately it doesn’t exist!
I have no words to describe the feeling of representing and defending my country. An honour!
Although the result was not the way we would like or as Brazilians are accustomed, I put a lot of will and heart always!
Defeat is very sore. But the sport teaches you that this same defeat serves you to take lessons, mature and seek to improve always.
And that’s what I’ll do. Football doesn’t give you time to be too happy or sad for a long time, but he teaches you that the same way defeat comes victory will also come!
I thank Brazil for always believing in our football and alway cheering and supporting us. I am very proud to be a Brazilian. And as Brazilians, we will never give up!”
Jesus will have a short period of rest before linking up with City as the 2018/19 Premier League season nears.
The Sky Blues, defending champions, travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal on Matchday 1.
BELGIUM WINGER EDEN HAZARD PREPARES FOR FRANCE CLASH WITH FRESH TRIM
Watch out France, for Belgium winger Eden Hazard, who’s been in terrific form at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has got himself a fresh look ahead of their mammoth semi-final on Tuesday night.
If you were expecting something Paul Pogba-esque then you certainly you’d be disappointed for Hazard is definitely one modern-day player who lets his feet do the talking.
While he regularly updates his look, they are usually very understated and classy, bereft of any flashy streaks or elaborate hairdos.
Always confident in his abilities, Hazard has been calm on the pitch despite getting some rough treatment during games in Russia.
The diminutive winger is among the most-fouled players in the Premier League and the same has been true at the World Cup as well.
His display against Brazil was sensational despite the fact that he didn’t find the back of the net or assist a teammate as his mazy dribbling skills confounded the Samba Boys as they were at a loss to recover the ball from him.
France take on Belgium in the first semi-final on Tuesday night while the second semi-final on Wednesday sees England clash with Croatia (23.30 IST, both games).
Following in the footsteps of his idol Zinedine Zidane, Hazard has skippered the Belgian Red Devils to within touching distance of everlasting glory.
Standing in Hazard’s way are a functional France side that seem to have progressively gotten better as the games have come thick and fast.
And the Chelsea winger, who has two goals and as many assists to his name at the ongoing World Cup, ensured his preparations for the tie at the Saint Petersburg Stadium are on point.
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