Sunderland complete signing of defender Lamine Kone

first_img The France-born Ivory Coast international has signed a deal which commits him to the Wearside club until the end of the 2019-20 season. Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce told his club’s official website: “Strengthening our defensive options was a priority for us and Lamine is a player that has impressed me when I’ve seen him play.” Allardyce continued: “He is big and strong, attributes you need to play in central defence in the Premier League, and his arrival will give us healthy competition for places in a key position.” The news ends a protracted pursuit of Kone for the Barclays Premier League’s 19th-placed team. Allardyce had twice ended his interest in the 26-year-old this month, with the Black Cats initially cooling on a £5million swoop before a proposed loan move broke down. Allardyce has signalled his intention to bring in another defender and an attacking player before the end of the transfer window having already signed Jan Kirchhoff, Dame N’Doye and Steve Harper. Sunderland are also monitoring full-back Mathieu Debuchy’s situation at Arsenal as he looks for regular club football ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 finals, although they face a battle with fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Aston Villa if they are to strike a loan deal. A successful swoop for Kone could see Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates leave Wearside with the former Liverpool player understood to be the subject of talks with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon. Meanwhile, Greek midfielder Charis Mavrias has joined Bundesliga 2 Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan for the remainder of the season. The 21-year-old, who joined the Black Cats from Panathinaikos during the summer of 2013, has made just seven senior appearances and scored a single goal. Sunderland have completed the signing of Lorient central defender Lamine Kone for an undisclosed fee. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth loses second straight game

first_img Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The Presque Isle boys’ soccer team scored three unanswered goals to knock off the Ellsworth Eagles on Saturday.The Eagles’ 3-1 loss dropped their record to 10-2-1. Presque Isle improved to 7-4-3.Colby Clarke put Ellsworth on the scoreboard 2:10 into the game when he converted an assist from Dagan Berenyi.The Wildcats answered when Riley Mortland scored unassisted with 4:40 left in the first half and Jonah Hudson followed with another unassisted goal 45 seconds later to give the Wildcats a 2-1 halftime lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGriffin Guerrette scored unassisted with 29 seconds left in the game to seal the win for Presque Isle.Jason Dumais made eight saves on 11 shots for the Wildcats while Bruce St. Peter finished with nine saves on 14 shots for the Eagles. PHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHONPHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHONPHOTO BY MICHELLE MAHON123PreviousNext Bio Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by (see all)last_img read more

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Fort St. John residents offering support to evacuated residents from Hudson’s Hope.

first_imgFor evacuees that don’t have family or friends in Fort St. John they will either be put up in a hotel in either Fort St. John or Dawson Creek, staying in their RV at local campsites or at the North Peace Arena.The Evacuation Centre will be open all night Wednesday, if needed, as people are still headed to Fort St. John.Residents in Fort St. John that would like to help the evacuees can volunteer their time to help staff the Evacuation Centre or can donate blankets for many of the pets now staying at the arena. If you would like to help, please contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 250-794-5178. At this time they do not any other supplies.- Advertisement -A Facebook Page has also been setup where Fort St. John residents can offer accommodations to the evacuees. You can add your name to the page by clicking here.Once again if you are a resident of Hudson’s Hope, please stop by and register at the North Peace Arena or call 250-787-8182.last_img read more

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