New deal for PSG star puts end to Arsenal and Man United transfer talk

first_img1 Marco Verratti Arsenal and Manchester United target Marco Verratti has put an end to speculation linking him with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain by signing a new contract.The Italian’s current deal was due to end in 2018, but he has now signed a year’s extension with the French champions.Verratti was linked with several of European football’s top clubs during the summer, with Real Madrid reportedly failing in a deadline day bid for the midfielder.And given the interest surrounding Verrratti, PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is understandably delighted to have tied the 21-year-old down.“All of Europe wants Marco Verratti and each year he shows his desire to be a long term part of the Paris Saint-Germain project,” Al-Khelaifi told the PSG website.? “Marco is one of the most talented players of his generation. His presence in the squad shows the club’s desire to prepare for the future and build one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”last_img read more

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt slams JNU through poetry

first_imgReacting to the JNU controversy, ace wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has written a patriotic poem in Hindi that has gone viral on the internet. The poem criticises the alleged anti-national activities on the varsity’s campus. It was uploaded on Dutt’s official Facebook page on February 13 and has received tens of thousands of likes and hundreds of comments since then.In his poem, the London Olympics bronze medal winner has compared ‘anti-national elements’ to Mahmud of Ghazni and even questioned their Right to Expression when they choose to demean the country. The Padma Shri recipient also accused the students and their supporters of dishonouring the sacrifice of Indian soldiers, including Lance Naik Hanamanthappa – one of 10 soldiers who died in an avalanche in Siachen earlier this month.Here’s a translation of dutt’s poem:”Those who are singing praises of Afzal Guru have the blood of Mahmud Ghazni in them. They consider themselves as enemies of the country in which they are born. What sort of freedom of speech is this that permits one to abuse Mother India. What sort of freedom of expression allows one to violate the honour of my country? If Afzal is martyr then who is Hanamanthappa?”Also readGerman student writes an ode on JNU rowlast_img read more