Leeds closing in on Ian Poveda from Man City

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Advertisement The Whites have been looking to bring in a forward after Eddie Nketiah was recalled by Arsenal.Marcelo Bielsa’s side are expected to announce the signing of the 19-year-old later today with the player currently undergoing his medical.Read Also:Leeds Utd make shock bid for Jarrod BowenPoveda – who has made one senior appearance for City – has spent time in the youth academies at Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leeds are closing in on the signing of young striker Ian Poveda from Manchester City.last_img read more

EPL Standings

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Kupchak checks out Chinese star

first_imgLOS ANGELES – One of the frustrations of the job for Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sometimes is fighting traffic to attend a college game, only to watch as the player he came to see sprains an ankle or struggles with foul trouble. But Kupchak was investing more than just a couple of hours on the Southern California highways when he flew to China in late January for a six-day scouting trip. Kupchak described the Chinese Basketball Association games as being “very competitive” but said he couldn’t answer the question of whether a Chinese player might join the Lakers in the next decade. “In the next 10 years, I could see several Chinese players in the league,” Kupchak said. “I couldn’t say there’d be 30 or 40, but I can see multiple players in the league. Would one of those guys end up on a Lakers roster? I don’t know.” The Lakers took a step toward that end in hiring Gary Boyson, a Hong Kong-based scout, last season. Kupchak hadn’t traveled to China before, but has made several trips a year to Europe in the last decade. “There’s a chance that this year one of the players we went to see is going to be in the draft,” Kupchak said. “So this was the year \. Next year, although I can see basketball continuing to grow at a healthy rate there, I don’t know if there’ll be a draftable player.” Before the Lakers left for the All-Star break, coach Phil Jackson offered his thoughts on the first 50-plus games. Given the rash of injuries in training camp, he was asked if he would have taken a 30-23 record back in October. “I told the team, `We’re not unhappy with what our record is, but we’re not happy with how we’ve played the last two weeks, the last three weeks actually,’ ” Jackson said. Jackson said he was hopeful that center Kwame Brown and forward Luke Walton could return from their respective sprained ankles soon after the break. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It was Kupchak’s first trip to the country, and he went with a list of three or four prospects to look at. Assistant general manager Ronnie Lester also made the trip, which Kupchak described Thursday as being “worthwhile.” Kupchak could not comment on the players he saw, but 19-year-old forward Yi Jianlian is regarded as a potential first-round draft pick. Jianlian is a 7-footer who would follow Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer and Yao Ming into the NBA. last_img