Barcelona and Sevilla agree €1m Munir transfer

first_imgBarcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of forward Munir El Haddadi to the Andalusian club pending a medical and contract.Goal previously reported the 23-year-old Munir, who was in the last six months of his deal with the La Liga champions, was intent on joining Sevilla this summer when his deal expired after rejecting contract offers from Barcelona.However, the Andalusian club were hopeful of sealing a deal for Munir in January and Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde also voiced his desire to see the situation resolved by the close of the window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It seems Munir has taken a decision and, evidently, the club have also made a decision,” Valverde said in a news conference on Wednesday. “We want a solution as soon as possible. If that can be this month, even better.” The two La Liga sides have now done just that, coming to an agreement for Munir to join immediately, with Barcelona announcing they have received a €1,050,000 fee.”The club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future,” Barcelona said in a statement. Munir had spent the last two seasons on loan at first Valencia in 2016-17 and then Deportivo Alaves in 2017-18 after making his Barcelona debut as an 18-year-old during the 2014-15 campaign.The forward featured 16 times in the league in his career for Barcelona, scoring four times, before heading out to Valencia where he played in 33 La Liga contests, scoring six times.A loan to Alaves followed the next season and saw Munir improve on his strike-rate, finding the net 10 times in 33 La Liga matches, starting 28 of them.Entering the last year of his contract, there was no loan for Munir to begin the 2018-19 season, and he played just seven times for Barcelona, scoring once in the league.However, Munir had not played for the club since a start in the Champions League against Tottenham, with Barcelona having already locked up the top spot in their group.A Spain youth international, Munir has been capped once for the senior side, coming on for a 13-minute appearance against Macedonia in 2014.In addition, Goal understands that Munir’s acquisition will make a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata less likely.Sevilla had met with Morata’s representatives over a potential deal but found the proposed loan move too expensive.While Morata was in the fame, Goal understands Munir was always the club’s preferred option.In addition to Munir, Sevilla also announced Friday an agreement had been reached for Ajax centre-back Maximilian Wöber.Like Munir, the agreement for the 20-year-old defender is pending a medical and agreement over a contract.last_img read more

Cheeselog dimpsy and bobowler obscure dialect words to be recorded in poem

first_imgList of words:Ginnel (an alleyway), LeedsDidlum (a community savings scheme), HumbersideBobowler (a large moth), BirminghamTwitten (an alleyway), SussexCheeselog (a woodlouse), BerkshireTo twine (to complain), CumbriaTo geg in (to butt in), MerseysideOn the huh (lopsided, wonky), SuffolkDimpsy (twilight), DevonMardy (moody), LeicesterGurt (great or very), BristolFam (a familiar form of address for a friend), London Its associate editor Eleanor Maier said: “Not only were we reminded of the breadth and vitality of the country’s dialects, but we were also able to identify and research a large number of new words for future inclusion in the OED, as well as gain valuable information about the currency of local words included in the first edition of the dictionary.”Susannah Herbert, executive director of National Poetry Day, added: “In celebrating characteristic expressions chosen by listeners and the OED, these contemporary poets add richness and humour to our sense of ourselves.” A woodlouse, or cheeselog Kanye West “gegging in” to Taylor Swift’s 2009 acceptance speech  Poet Hollie McNish, one of the poets Kanye West interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York To some, they will be second nature. To others, unadulterated gibberish.But some of Britain’s most obscure dialect words including cheeselog, dimpsy, bobowler and twitten are to be recorded for posterity in poetry, and destined for the Oxford English Dictionary.The terms, nominated by members of the public, are part of the oral traditions of communities across the UK, but have so far eschewed popular written records.A dozen words, chosen from thousands of nominations, are to each be made the subject of their own poem, in aid of  National Poetry Day.center_img They include ginnel, meaning alleyway, didlum, (community savings scheme), bobowler (large moth), twitten (alleyway), cheeselog (woodlouse), to twine (complain), geg in (butt in) and on the huh (lopsided, wonky).Dimpsy (twilight), mardy (moody), gurt (great or very) and fam (way of addressing a friend) complete the list.Poets will perform new works incorporating the words on BBC local radio on September 28.Susie Dent, the broadcaster and lexicographer, said the poems “will shine a light into a lexicon that’s too often overlooked.  Poet Hollie McNish, one of the poets A woodlouse, or cheeselog Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Our local words and expressions are very much part of an oral tradition, and printed records are often hard to find,” she said.”The words reflect some of the verve and vibrancy of our local tongues. I’m probably not allowed to be biased, but Devon’s ‘dimpsy’ has long been a favourite of mine.”A poem featuring all 12 words will be performed by 19-year-old poet and spoken word artist Isaiah Hull. Some of the words will go into the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.last_img read more