Maxi Gomez makes Valencia switch

first_imgValencia have announced the signing of Maxi Gomez from fellow La Liga club Celta Vigo. The striker has signed a five-year deal at Mestalla, with a release clause set at €140 million (£125m/$158m).The deal, which is worth an initial €14m (£12.5m/$15.8m) deal sees Spanish forward Santi Mina move in the other direction, returning to his former club after four seasons away.Their agreement also includes the two-year loan of new Valencia signing Jorge Saenz, who recently arrived from Tenerife. Maxi’s move brings to a close a summer of speculation for the Uruguayan, who was heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League with West Ham following the recent departure of Marko Arnautovic. However, Sunday’s news will see the 22-year-old remain in Spain’s top flight for the foreseeable future after two successful seasons with Celta, where he helped himself to 30 goals in 73 games across all competitions. The Uruguay international originally arrived in Europe in 2017 having started his professional career with Montevideo-based Defensor Sporting in his home country.A proposed move to West Ham reportedly collapsed earlier this month due to the €50m release clause in Maxi’s Celta Vigo contract. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? La Liga rules meant that the sum had to be paid in full in order to take the forward to London – a condition that the Hammers were reluctant to agree to, with instalments their preferred method of payment.And as the player himself explained to the club’s official website, the prospect of Champions League football with Valencia also swayed his decision after their fourth-place league finish last season.“I’m very happy to be joining Valencia,” said Maxi. “They’re a very big club and I’m happy to be here.“It’s really nice to be able to play in the Champions League. I’ve never done that before, and from a young age I’ve always dreamt of playing in the Champions League and La Liga.“I’m very grateful to Valencia and very happy. I came here with Celta and when we arrived at the stadium there were all the fans waiting for the Valencia players. It was a really beautiful thing.“I want to help the team and score many goals. I hope that good things are on the way. I’m going to give my all, as I have done for every club for which I’ve played.“I was able to meet some of my teammates the other day, although a lot of them were missing still.“I’m very eager to stat training and give everything for Valencia.”last_img read more

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DGCA awaiting US FAAs certification to let Boeing 737 Max fly in

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian aviation regulator DGCA is waiting for its US counterpart FAA to certify Boeing’s solution to issues being faced by the 737 Max to allow the aircraft to fly in the country again, the government said Wednesday. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply in Rajya Sabha said that “18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft are grounded in the country, out of which 13 are from SpiceJet and five are from Jet Airways”. The aircraft was grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 13 after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed near Addis Ababa on March 10, killing 157 people, including four Indians. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn October last year, a Lion Air operated 737 Max crashed, leaving 180 people dead in Indonesia. “A solution from Boeing, the manufacturer, and certification of the said solution by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is awaited by DGCA to consider the safe return of the aircraft to service,” Puri said. On June 26, Boeing had said, “During the FAA’s review of the 737 MAX software update and recent simulator sessions, the FAA identified an additional requirement that it has asked the company to address through the software changes that the company has been developing for the past eight months.”last_img read more

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