first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (October 28, 2016) – Today Breeders’ Cup announced that Maddie Stevens, the 7-year old daughter of 10 time Breeders’ Cup Champion jockey and acclaimed actor Gary Stevens, will host a series of all access interviews with several of horseracing’s most influential figures. A horseracing aficionado, Maddie has spent her entire life deeply involved in the horseracing community. Ahead of and during the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Maddie will conduct interviews with some of the sport’s most influential names, including leading Breeders’ Cup jockeys, partners, executives and horses. In the weeks leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, Maddie will meet with famed jockeys Victor Espinoza, winner of the first ever Grand Slam title, and Mike Smith, the winningest jockey in Breeders’ Cup history, to get their insight on the sport of horse racing and their take on this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Maddie will also meet with Goodie Girls Cupcakes to exclusively unveil the Breeders’ Cupcake and pay a visit to California Chrome, Tepin, Songbird, Beholder, and Stellar Wind, five of this year’s leading contenders. About Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade I races with purses and awards totaling $28 million, will be held November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube To follow Maddie and stay up-to-date with news from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, click here and hereMedia Contact:Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512, Hayley Karlan, Nike Communications, 646-654-3445, Maddie Stevens, Daughter of Hall of Fame jockey, Gary Stevens, to Conduct “All Access” Interviews with Leading Breeders’ Cup Participants, Executives, and Partnerscenter_img “We are excited that Maddie will be joining the Breeders’ Cup team this year,” said Peter Rotondo, Vice President of Content for Breeders’ Cup. “Maddie has more horse racing knowledge than many in the industry and is the perfect person for the job, her subjects better be ready for any and all questions!” -30- Days ahead of the Breeders’ Cup, Maddie will also be on-site at several of the most exciting events, including the post position draw for both the Classic and the Longines Distaff and the highly anticipated Taste of the World event at Warner Bros. Studios. Additionally, she will conduct a one-on-one interview with Bob Baffert, one of horseracing’s most renowned trainers whose past horses include 2015 Triple Crown and Grand Slam winner American Pharaoh.last_img read more


first_imgMO SEE CAL SPRINGS UPSET IN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AS CEDILLO & MILLER TEAM FOR 5 ¼ LENGTH WIN WHILE GETTING MILE IN 1:38.78ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Fitted with blinkers in her last eight starts, the Peter Miller-trained Mo See Cal had them removed today and she responded with an emphatic gate to wire performance that resulted in a 5 ¼ length win in Santa Anita’s $53,000 allowance feature.  Ridden by Abel Cedillo, the California-bred daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat mile in 1:38.78.Breaking from the outside in a field of five fillies and mares three and up, Mo See Cal was quickly in-hand and easily dispatched 6-5 favorite Flor de La Mar around the far turn while opening up by about three lengths a quarter mile from home.Most recently second at the level going seven furlongs at Del Mar Aug. 22, Mo See Cal, who is out of the Lydgate mare Do Dat Blues, was off as the second choice 8-5 and paid $5.20, $2.80 and $2.20.“We took the blinkers off, but she’s just fast,” said Miller. “On paper, it didn’t look like there was much speed in here, so we just thought we’d do the opposite of what everybody else was doing and it worked out.”Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch and David Bersen LLC, Mo See Cal notched her first win from five starts this year and improved her overall mark to 16-5-4-1.  With the winner’s share of $41,340 (which includes a Cal-bred premium of $9,540), Mo See Cal now has earnings of $253,664.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Zusha was last after the first half mile and rallied for the place, finishing one length in front Starr of Quality. Off at 7-1, Zusha paid $5.20 and $2.80.Starr of Quality finished a length in front of Flor de La Mar and paid $2.40 to show with Tiago Pereira up.Fractions on the race were 24.12, 47.87, 1:12.40 and 1:25.24.First post time on Thursday and Friday is at 1 p.m., while first post on Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day, Monday, is at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more


first_img7 11 2 3rd Doug O’Neill76 7 JOCKEY RACE COULD GO TO THE FINAL DAY Richard E. Mandella29 20 48% 23% 47% Andrew Lerner21 5 $768,789 $122,504 16 9 Philip D’Amato45 $157,573 4 Win% 57% 5 TrainerSts 42% 4 46% 6 16 12 ITM% Rafael Bejarano66 13% Tiago Pereira52 J. Keith Desormeaux20 11 22% 18% $335,765 Geovanni Franco56 0 Win% $518,702 15 8% 6 4 75% SHUBACK SIGNS ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ 4 9 6 Hector O. Palma26 10 15% 8 7 12 6 5 $371,639 Bob Baffert37 11 11 $512,934 ITM% $469,243 3 53% $54,051 Brian Koriner23 16 5 3 $438,150 $133,536 3 3 J.C. Diaz, Jr.59 16% 4 Jorge Velez97 1st 3 5 3 Edwin Maldonado39 51% $837,240 44% 19% 11 7 2nd 35% $260,090 Victor Espinoza51 $52,303 2nd 15% JockeyMts Money Won $229,671 18 55% RECORD HANDLE FOR FUTURE STARS FRIDAY 31% 11% 4 38% 12 $2,518,079 20% 8 Craig Anthony Lewis18 47% 3 23% 37% John Sadler53 8 3rd 46% $265,481 51% 37% 24% 63% 1 4 $1,214,065 47% 52% 0 $854,050 10% 1 1st $417,215 1 13% 13% 32% 13% 11 Martin Garcia55 Tyler Baze45 20 Money Won 30% Mark Glatt43 Richard Baltas54 Peter Miller41 10 39% 14% 7 8 46% Ruben Fuentes71 11 9 0 $337,663 $1,012,594 3 66% $1,254,224 15% 0 2 $593,160 11% Mike Smith30 42% 2 49% 75% 15 $791,510 7 5 4 (Current Through Friday, Nov. 1) 4 $115,397 5 Jeff Mullins34 5 38% 7 6 RECORD $56 MILLION-PLUS BC HANDLE ESTABLISHEDAfter a glorious Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday in which a record all-sources handle of $56,517,228 for the 10-race program was established, thanks mainly to the 41,243 fans on track, elder Thoroughbreds were set to take over today from the juveniles, with seven Breeders’ Cup races worth $21 million in purse money and perhaps championships in their destiny.“I was wondering if we’d have that many people on a Friday,” reflected trainer Carla Gaines, who sends out 30-1 morning line chance Bolo in today’s TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile.“It was just fantastic, a great event yesterday. It was a beautiful day and great racing,  except my horse (Almost a Factor) stumbled out of the gate (in the Golden State Juvenile Fillies) and lost all chance.”Future Stars Friday featured five Breeders’ Cup races for two-year-olds, the second consecutive year of grouping all the juvenile races on the same day since the event expanded to its current two-day format in 2007.Friday’s all-sources handle was a record for a Breeders’ Cup Friday and represented a 5.4 percent increase over last year’s 10-race Future Stars Friday at Churchill Downs. Handle on Santa Anita’s 10-race program Friday was $6,340,351.CEDILLO LEADS PRAT BY ONE IN JOCKEYS’ RACEWith two racing days remaining in the 23-day Autumn Meet that concludes tomorrow, Southern California newcomer Abel Cedillo leads Flavien Prat, already a four-time Santa Anita champion, in the race for the riding title, 21-20.Cedillo is named on four horses today, Prat nine. On Sunday, Prat has four mounts while Cedillo serves the first day of a three-day suspension.PROSPECT OF MASSIVE SATURDAY PICK SIX POOL OF $5 MILLION IN PLAYThe best is yet to come. A slogan from several years ago, but no more relevant than tomorrow at Santa Anita Park, as players will be greeted not only by a total of nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship races, but they will also go to the races knowing there’s a very real prospect Saturday’s total one dollar Pick Six pool could approach $5 million, as there’s a mandatory payout accompanying a carryover from today of $489,379.With a festive on-track crowd of 41,243 attending day one of the two-day Breeder’s Cup today, the Pick Six began with race four and ran through race nine, which was the Grade I, $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.Just one post time favorite came home on top today and the Pick Six was bookended by big longshots, as trainer Jeff Bonde’s Tap Back opened proceedings with a $30.00 score in race four, the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies and Peter Eurton’s longshot Storm the Court took race nine, the TVG Juvenile, to the tune of a $93.80 mutuel.The Pick Six and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will finish with a crescendo as the 12th and final race on the card is the Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Bob Baffert’s McKinzie is the 3-1 morning line favorite among a field of 11 at 1 ¼ miles. Approximate post time for the Classic is at 5:44 p.m.SHUBACK’S ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SUNDAYLongtime DRF columnist and foreign correspondent Alan Shuback will be on hand to sign his newly released book, “Hollywood at the Races,” Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. near the Gift Shop in the East Paddock Gardens.Horse racing was so popular and influential between 1930 and 1960 that nearly 150 racing themed films were released, including “A Day at the Races,” “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry,” and “National Velvet.”This fast-paced gossipy history explores the relationship between the Hollywood film industry, the horse racing industry, and the extraordinary participation of producers, directors and actors in the Sport of Kings.Celebrity presence at the racetrack generated a bevy of attention from eager photographers and movie columnists, as well as free publicity for their new films. Moreover, entertainment titans such as Louis B. Mayer, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable and Don Ameche were all major Thoroughbred owners, while Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx and John Huston were notorious for their unsuccessful forays to the betting windows.“Hollywood has gone nuts over horse racing, and by the same token, horse racing has gone nuts over Hollywood,”–Ed Sullivan.FINISH LINES: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Turn your clocks back one hour tonight . . . Sad news from Las Vegas: Norm Kelley, retired longtime Director of Race and Sports at Sam’s Town Hotel Casino, passed away Friday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Henderson, NV. A Covina, CA native, Kelley was a lifelong horseplayer and spent a good deal of his youth at The Great Race Place.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019BREEDERS’ CUP WORK OUTS:Covfefe (Cox) 10-30-19Matera Sky (Mori) 10-30-19Heavenhasmynikki (Hess Jr.) 10-30-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-29-19United (Mandella) 10-29-19Ambassadorial (Chapple-Hyam) 10-29-19Shekky Shebaz (Servis) 10-29-19Blue Chipper (Young Kwan) 10-29-19 BREEDERS’ CUP PICK SIX COULD HIT $5 MILLION $140,175 2 1 44% 5 Abel Cedillo118 8 $577,822 3 Eddie Truman4 13% 61% John Shirreffs16 $247,063 11 14% 3 6 14% $357,912 15% Simon Callaghan23 $287,556 21 7 19% 11 Carla Gaines21 8 15% 4 24% 8 5 45% 33% 7 $316,951 38% 4 1 3 9% Vann Belvoir16 3 7 13% 54% $94,185 4 3 19 6 Flavien Prat87 3 $812,456 59% Evin Roman44 2 11 17% 26% 5 3 $241,219 8 Peter Eurton14 7 $629,384 5 18% 33% Drayden Van Dyke50 19% 21% 3 6 48% Mario Gutierrez37 2 8 $122,308 36% Jack Carava24last_img read more

Vertonghen urges Poch and Spurs to value aging stars… and try to win something

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN admits he feels very aware of his age — and Spurs players tend to be more conscious of their birth certificates than most.Age is not just a number at Tottenham, where chairman Daniel Levy hasn’t tended to dish out lengthy deals to those in the second half of their careers.4 Spurs star Jan Vertonghen (second left) says Poch and Levy must trust their aging starsCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd that was one of the issues leading to such an unsettled summer at White Hart Lane, with even Mauricio Pochettino admitting to “different agendas” in the dressing room.But as Bayern Munich rock up for a Champions League clash tonight, the question is whether Spurs can ever hope to rule Europe if they don’t value their more experienced players.Vertonghen is 32 and in the final year of his contract. Likewise, Toby Alderweireld, who is 30. And Danny Rose has two years to run at 29.Christian Eriksen, 27, has turned down a long-term deal at Spurs in the vain hope of something more attractive elsewhere.Lose those four long-servers and Spurs would be seriously lacking in top-level experience.And you do not tend to win the Champions League without battle-hardened pros — the average age of winning teams being just shy of 28.Ears did prick up around the dressing-room when Moussa Sissoko, aged 30, signed a new three-year deal with an option for a fourth.Perhaps Levy, always so aware of re-sale value when negotiating contracts, is ready to satisfy some of the demands of his senior players.4 Poch’s Spurs face Bayern Munich at home on Tuesday nightCredit: ReutersAsked whether doubts over his contract have proved a distraction, Vertonghen replied: “Not a distraction. I’m very aware of my age. But I feel fairly young.“I want to play as many games as I can at the highest possible level. I feel like I still have a couple of good years left in me.“That’s definitely how I’m feeling now. I hope I can help the team for as long as I can.”And on whether talks were ongoing, the Belgian added: “I prefer not to go too deep into that. But there is always some movement everywhere.”Sitting alongside Pochettino at the eve-of-match press conference, Vertonghen was quizzed about being axed by his boss for the first three games of this season.He said: “I want to play every game. I was disappointed. But that shows I’m still ambitious. I’m going to play as many games as I can this season. That depends on my performances.”Pochettino insisted he wants Vertonghen to stay beyond this season.But the manager was once more at pains to point out that he has little to do with contract negotiations.4 Philippe Coutinho and his Bayern team-mates in trainingCredit: Getty Images – GettyLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100Asked whether he hoped Vertonghen would stay, he said: “I am open to everything. But that is like I said before about Moussa Sissoko. That is a deal between the club and him and his agent.“We’ll see what happens because always there are two different parties in all the deals.“Jan is in the sixth season with me and he was always an important part of my project and my decisions in football. That feeling is not going to change.”Vertonghen, in his eighth year at Spurs, denied the squad has gone stale with Pochettino in his sixth campaign and a relative lack of transfer activity over the past few seasons.He said: “We’ve improved every year. Last year we went to the Champions League final.“Some new players came in and that keeps it fresh, I don’t share that feeling (of staleness) at all.“I see a lot of joy in the dressing room and when we go out on the pitch for every single training session. Everyone enjoys playing here.”The big centre-back claimed Saturday’s 2-1 win over Southampton, when Spurs played an hour with ten men after Serge Aurier’s red card, was proof they still possess unity and team spirit.Vertonghen added: “The mood at this point is good. To go down to ten and go 1-1, we showed who we really are. We fought. We stuck together.“We were buzzing at half-time and after the game. We wanted to show who we are. That we can fight.“And we did. We can dominate games but we can fight as well. That was a good feeling to see that.”Now the Belgian centre-back gets to face Bayern’s prolific hitman Robert Lewandowski tonight — the perfect challenge for a man wishing to underline his value to the Spurs hierarchy.Vertonghen is relishing the challenge of facing the German giants now Spurs have pushed themselves towards the European elite by reaching last season’s final and opening their new world-class stadium.4 Dele Alli in action at the Spurs training groundCredit: Getty Images – GettyTottenham vs Bayern Munich – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League matchMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himHe said: “We want more of that. There are bigger favourites than us in the competition and were last year, too. But we’ve got a lot of confidence in ourselves.“We’ve come a long way. We get questions now about reaching the Champions League final compared to the Europa League groups we were in when I arrived.“I think that’s the perfect example of how well we’ve done. It shows what we’ve achieved.”last_img read more

“We were given by descendants and we have won Atlético”

first_imgThe end valued the victory in Movistar LaLiga: “We were given down and we have won Atlético, which is capable of beating Barcelona and losing only one game away from home. We know that in Ipurua we are strong. We must continue because there is a lot of league.” Match: “In the first part we have been better and they have been better in the second. They have been good in four plays that we have not defended well.”Stopped ball: “We know they were strong. The team has been fine and we knew that if we put the second one we were not going to suffer.” Breathe: “To ensure the right path. Since Mendilibar arrived we know what our style of play is. Today we knew that we had to work. There is a lot of League left.”Celtic: “He is a direct rival for us. At first they did not expect to be there and we go with our weapons.”Burgos: “Victory gives us some oxygen”Esteban Burgos spoke in the flash interview of Movistar LaLiga after the victory of Eibar in front of Atlético de Madrid in Ipurua.Victory: “Happy of this moment. Enjoying the opportunity I am to help the team and we were able to win. I am very happy to have won Atlético. It gives us air to play now and happy that they did not mark us.”Watch the descent: “It gives us a little oxygen. It was essential to win at home.”Injury: “I arrived at a bad time and I have been able to show that I can help.”last_img read more

Neymar, doubt for the PSG-Lyon

first_img10 Neymar suffered a chondrocostal injury last Saturday against Montpellier. Although the match ended, the tests carried out on Tuesday detected a blow to the ribs that prevented him from entering the call to play against Nantes yesterday. However, even though it was a precaution, the lesion may last for more days. Neymar Jr has proposed as a priority this season to play the knockout stages of the Champions League against Dortmund. This was confirmed by L’Equipe today, reporting that the Brazilian is a serious doubt for the meeting that will face PSG and Lyon on Sunday. Although alarms have jumped in Paris, the player will only enter the call if he is 100%.center_img According to Neymar’s environment, the Brazilian star does not have a serious injury. But the proximity of the match against Dortmund (February 18), and the great distance that PSG has in Ligue 1 over second place (15 points above the OM), make Parisians not want to take any risk with respect to their physical condition. In fact, Neymar said at the party of his 28th birthday on Sunday that for the first time he feels fully happy in Paris. Therefore, this may be the season in which you can finally play the final phase of the Champions League in full conditions.last_img read more

Nadal will defend two Grand Slam and 4,000 points in 35 days

first_imgSubsequent September is offered as a really demanding check for Rafa Nadal. After listening to the information of the postponement of Roland Garros to September because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Balearic Islands will should face the drastic change from onerous courtroom to clay with only one week to do it.The issue is bigger for Nadal, because the Balearic defends title each in the US Open (August 31 – September 13) and in Roland Garros (September 20 – October 4) And all this after competing in Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics amongst different tournaments, ready for Nadal to substantiate his presence in different ATP calendar tournaments. Thus Nadal will play the two Grand Slam in an area of 35 days with no time to relaxation. The protection of Nadal’s title on the US Open and Roland Garros additionally represents one other problem for the ATP rating, since in simply 35 days Nadal will defend the 4,000 points achieved as champion of each Grand Slam in his explicit battle with Novak Djokovic for the management of the classification. On this means, Rafa Nadal will face probably the most tough month of his profession on the ATP circuit.last_img read more

The most personal Brahim: his nickname, the Fortnite, the omelette …

first_imgBrahim Díaz (20 years old) He has dedicated a few minutes from 20:00 on Thursday to his followers on Twitter. As Courtois did last week, the player of the Real Madrid He has answered a series of questions with which he has also shown his most personal side. Spoken languages: “English and Spanish”.Ritual before games: “Phone my family before the meeting before the game.”Favorite food: “A good paella from my mother”.Favorite corner of Malaga: “The boardwalk. I love the beach and I’ve spent a lot of time there.”Mote on the team: “Brahino or Brahimo, although some call me Bryan! No one really calls me by name.”Favorite tennis player: “This is easy: Rafa Nadal.”Omelette, with or without onion: “Without onion”.Phil Foden’s opinion: “My brother. He is not only a good friend, but also a top, top player.”Favorite song and band: “Anyone by Alejandro Sanz”.Nesquick or Colacao: “Coffee”.The elimination of Malaga against Dortmund in the Champions: “It was very hard, without a doubt, but it was even worse to see Málaga go down to the Second Division.”Phil Foden’s opinion: “My brother. He is not only a good friend, but also a top, top player.” twenty-onecenter_img Favorite song and band: “Anyone by Alejandro Sanz”.Favorite TV show: “I was really hooked on Prison Break and am now looking forward to the new season of The Paper House.”The best from Madrid to Fortnite: “The best I don’t know, but it’s hard to put in more hours than Courtois.”Teammate you miss the most: “To my brother Laporte”.Living with her sisters: “A lot of patience and less and less leaving my room!”De Bruyne’s level: “Very very very good.”Your best leg: “I usually drive the lesser ball with my left, but I shoot better with my right.”Motivation to sign for Madrid: “An immense illusion for being part of the best team in the world and for learning from everyone to be a better soccer player every day.”Dribble preferred: “A good cut and start at full speed.”Quarantine time: “I am studying an online course called ‘Art and Science of Negotiation’ and I am enjoying it! I also have a training routine and spend a lot of time with my family.”Goal that has most impressed you in your life: He replies with a GIF of Sergio Ramos’ header in the final of the Tenth against Atlético.last_img read more

‘El Loco’ Gatti evolves well and could return home soon

first_imgLucas Gatti, one of the sons of the famous ‘Crazy’ Hugo Orlando Gatti, He stated this Sunday that his father has “a positive evolution” of the coronavirus and that there is little time to “consider the possibility of returning home”.Hugo Orlando Gatti, 75, was admitted on March 24 in Madrid for testing positive for coronavirus and a picture of pneumonia, being a risk patient due to the regular cardiac problems he presented.However, its evolution is favorable to such an extent that this Sunday her son reported the good news through his Twitter account. “Very good to everyone. My father is still hospitalized, although it is true that the situation is much more encouraging. Today the doctor has informed me of her positive evolution and it is not long before starting to consider the possibility of going home “.Regarding the health of the exporter and current commentator on Spanish television, Lucas added: “However, that ‘little’ that remains forces us to continue asking for prudence, caution and patience. Thank you all for the messages of support that we constantly receive. A hug”.In the last days, himself Hugo Gatti I had spoken by phone with the program “The Chiringuito de Jugones” from Mega where he announced his improvement and also that next week he could be discharged.last_img read more

Message to Barça: “Do you love Lautaro? Give us Griezmann”

first_imgInter Milan think of asking Frenchman Antoine Griezmann for Barcelona if the Catalan team will sign Argentine Lautaro Martínez, number 10 of the Milanese, according to assures this Tuesday the Italian press.“Do you want Lautaro? Give us Griezmann”, is the cover of this Tuesday of the Italian newspaper ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, who considers this possible barter as a “crazy idea” and a “provocation to Barcelona”. It is not a secret that the great European clubs are following the situation of Lautaro with attention and many Argentine players praised the quality of the forward striker in recent days. The last one to do it was Mario Kempes, world champion in 1978, who considered Barcelona to be “a train that passes only onceLautaro has been showing for a couple of years that he is a great number 9. He has shown it at Inter and with the Argentine team. I think there are trains that only pass once and, despite the fact that Inter is a great team, known worldwide, Barcelona is totally different, “Kempes said in an interview with the Italian portal” TMW “.” Playing with (the Argentine Lionel) Messi would be fantastic for him. If he stays at Inter, it could be a good opportunity to continue gaining experience, but if he wants to go to Barcelona and Inter agrees to sell it for a good amount … “, concluded the former playerArgentinian. Given the information circulated in the international media about the possibility that Lautaro, the author of 16 goals this season, will play alongside his compatriot Lionel Messi next year, Inter’s sports management is studying the suggestion of finding a substitute for ” Toro “precisely in Barcelona. The two players have a similar market value and the main obstacle for Inter would be Griezmann’s salary, which would weigh much more than Lautaro’s, who earns 1.5 million euros per year, in their boxes.last_img read more