Moses eyes Coppa Italia debut as Inter hosts Fiorentina

first_imgInter’s new arrival and Nigeria international Victor Moses will be hoping to debut for the club on Wednesday when they host Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. The former Fenerbahçe ace watched from the bench on Sunday as visiting Cagliari forced Inter to a 1-1 draw.  Antonio Conte had hoped to earn maximum three points in the match to close the gap with table toppers Juventus who have garnered 51 points so far in 21 matches. Inter occupy the second position on the log four points below Juve. Moses who expressed delight at teaming up with former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte at the San Siro, had trained earnestly ahead of the Cagliari clash but watched from the bench.  Conte may have thought it wise to allow the Chelsea ace watch proceedings first before keying in. Meanwhile Denmark international Christian Eriksen is on the verge of partnering Victor Moses at the San Siro. The want away Tottenham midfielder arrived Milan on Monday ahead of his medicals and could seal his £17.5million move in a matter of hours. The Tottenham midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season, flew in from London to undergo his medical examination at the Humanitas clinic in Milan. Inter have been chasing the Danish international for numerous weeks and the deal is now near completion, with personal terms long since agreed. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img Inter’s Lukaku grabbed two goals in 4-1 defeat of Cagliari in the Coppa Italia Eriksen will sign a contract until June 2024, believed to be worth around £6.5m per season plus bonuses. Inter had hoped to negotiate the fee down from Tottenham’s original asking price of £17.5m (€20m) but their willingness to do the deal before Friday’s deadline means they have agreed to pay Spurs the full amount, including various bonuses. The 28-year-old will be the third Inter signing this month from a Premier League club, as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad. Ashley Young signed from Manchester United, and managed to record an assist on his debut at wing back on Sunday. Read Also Serie A: Victor Moses watches from bench as Inter, Cagliari play 1-1 Interestingly when Inter clashed with Cagliari  January 14th in the Coppa Italia, it was Inter that emerged 4-1 better with Belgium international Lukaku grabbing a brace. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

MBB : Top recruit Noel chooses Kentucky over Syracuse, Georgetown

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Nerlens Noel, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2012, announced he will attend and play basketball at Kentucky next season.Noel had previously narrowed his choices down to three schools: Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown.Noel made the decision in a live telecast on ESPNU, one hour after the No. 2 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, decided to attend UCLA. Noel, known for his flattop haircut, shaved the UK logo into the back of his head.‘I’ll be taking my talents for college to play at the University of …’ Noel said, before swiveling around in his chair to reveal the UK logo.‘I felt comfortable with these three schools,’ Noel said on ESPNU. ‘I built good relationships with the coaching staffs. I felt I could play well in any three of these styles.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNoel, rated the top recruit in the class by, is a 6-foot-10, 205-pound center from Tilton School in Tilton, N.H. He was originally a member of the Class of 2013, but reclassified and moved up a year in February.Syracuse’s recruiting class for next year currently features the No. 6 center in the class, DaJuan Coleman, and the No. 7 power forward, Jerami Grant. Had it included Noel, Syracuse would have shot up the recruiting ranks, and likely the preseason ranks for next year.For the Orange and the Hoyas, missing out on Noel is a big hit for their 2012-13 national championship aspirations.‘You lose someone that can help you go to a Final Four. I mean, it’s that simple,’ national recruiting analyst Brian Snow said. ‘It’s not easy to get to a Final Four, and to get there you have to have guys that are professional basketball players. That’s the only way to do it.‘And Nerlens Noel is a professional basketball player.’Snow said Noel, a talented shot blocker, can completely dominate a game without scoring. And the top recruit will slide right into the Kentucky lineup to replace national player of the year Anthony Davis, who will likely declare for the NBA Draft. Davis is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in a mock draft on immediately places Kentucky at the top of national championship contenders next season, Snow said. He said the center is even better than advertised, warranting comparisons to former Georgetown great Alonzo Mourning.‘They needed him. Now, granted they would have been fine without him, they’re Kentucky, but they needed him to get back to the level that they want to be at, which is holding up a trophy on the final day of the college basketball season,’ Snow said. ‘So they needed him and for college basketball, it just means you got to chase the Wildcats again.’In the end, he decided to join Kentucky, making the defending national champions the early favorites in 2013.‘I just thought it was the best fit for me, personally,’ Noel said. ‘I talked to my mom. She liked it as well.’[email protected]–Staff writer Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this article.last_img read more