Strand Rovers FC keeper Kevin McGovern was the hero for Finn Harps as they captured the Arranmore Challenge cup on Sunday evening. McGovern was in inspirational form in the final, pulling off three top-drawer saves to deny defending champions Real Lypis.In the subsequent penalty shoot-out McGovern made the vital save to ensure Harps were victorious in the Arranmore Challenge cup competition which continues to go from strength to strength. This year’s competition again seen a huge influx of players from England, Scotland, Northen Ireland and from other parts of Ireland descend on the island for a festival of football.This years tournament again provided wonderful entertainment, with fast free flowing attacking football, and some cracking goals throughout the weekend.Clannad Celtic and Real Lypis played out an absolute cracker of a quarter-final which the Scottish side won on penalties.The Rebels managed by Shane Elliott were the surprise package of the tournament and won in dramatic penalty shoot-out against the highly fancied Stoncutters from Northern Ireland. The Rebels reached the semi-finals of the competition, and they were narrowly defeated by Real Lypis who scored at the death to reach the final.Harps also had McGovern to thank in their quarter-final clash with Gallaghers Tunnelling, when he again was the hero in the penalty shoot-out after the game ended 2-2.Harps defeated Balaly Celtic comprehensively in the semi-final to set up what was a cracking final between two very evenly matched sides.In the end up nothing could separate the sides, and it was down to penalties to decide who would win the competition.Up stepped Harps keeper McGovern to be the hero of the final, and cap a wonderful tournament for the Burtonport man. MCGOVERN THE HERO AS HARPS CAPTURE ARRANMORE CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Home-page Sportnews
Rayo Vallecano vs EspanyolEstadio del Rayo Vallecano, MadridFriday, 28-09-2018 @10:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Javier Alberola RojaVallecano start match day 7 second from the bottom when they host Espanyol in la Liga’s customary Friday night game. Michel’s side have endured a poor start that has seen them win only one of their opening six while the other against Bilbao was postponed due to a poor pitch. Their opponents Espanyol have gone out of the block in the new season, winning three and drawing one of their first six. Friday night’s match away to Vallecano is very much an opportunity for three more points for Rubi’s men.Gorka Elustondo will be sidelined for six weeks after pulling his groin against Alaves recently. Abdoulaye Ba is back available after serving a one-match suspension and will slot in at center-back. Santi Comesana should be deployed in central midfield, with Alvaro Garcia used out on the left wing.For Esponyol, David Lopez is still a doubt with a muscle problem, so Oscar Duarte should deputise at center-back. Esteban Granero should feature in central midfield but does have competition after a great midweek performance from Oscar Melendo. Leo Baptistao has an ankle knock, with Hernan Perez ready to fill in on the right wing if necessary.The last time Vallecano hosted Espanyol, the home side won 3-0-their first win over the Barcelona based side in their last six meetings.Real Sociedad vs ValenciaEstadio Municipal de Anoeta, DonostiaSaturday, 29-09-2018 @02:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Jesus Gil ManzanoReal Sociedad battled from behind to take a point against Rayo Vallecano last time out, showing a bit more resolve after a spirited showing with nine men against Huesca. Their home form has been very competitive thus far, despite the lack of a win in their newly reopened Anoeta but last weekend’s visitor Barcelona were asked serious questions in San Sebastian last week. For Valencia, they are still to taste victory in La Liga, having drawn five of their opening six fixtures. A late Iago Aspas strike robbed them of the chance to snatch three points at Mestalla last time out.Theo Hernandez and Juanmi are serving their second games of their respective four and three-match suspensions. Willian Jose returned with a goal last time out and will lead the line for the hosts. Asier Garitano will need to be inventive once again in terms of how to plug the gap on his left wing.After returning from suspension, and despite his poor form in La Liga, Dani Parejo is expected to start in central midfield for Valencia. Geoffrey Kondogbia should be fit to start after injury, too, meaning Carlos Soler should feature on the right-hand side of midfield. Ezequiel Garay is fit to play a part for Marcelino’s side, but Mouctar Diakhaby may still retain his place alongside Gabriel Paulista at center-back.Valencia defeated Sociedad home and away last season including a 2-1 win at the Anoeta, ending a run of four consecutive defeats against Asier Garitano’s men.Barcelona vs Athletic ClubEstdaio Camp Nou, BarcelonaSaturday, 29-09-2018 @05:15pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Santiago Jaime LatreClement Lenglet is available after suspension, but Ernesto Valverde should go with Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique at centre-back despite the Spaneard enduring criticism over his mid-week display at Leganes. Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez will rotate back in after a bit of rest against Leganes. Philippe Coutinho should retain his place in midfield after scoring last time out.Markel Susaeta is likely to come straight back into the team on the right wing after serving his one-match suspension. Aritz Aduriz should be fit to play some part for the away side, but Inaki Williams is expected to start up top. Benat and Raul Garcia should feature in central midfield, with Iker Muniain set to be deployed on the left-hand side.Barcelona have taken one point from their last available six in La Liga after drawing at home against Girona and then tasting defeat on the road against Leganes on Wednesday evening. The Blaugrana are looking very shaky at the back during their opening league fixtures, with Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti in particular having poor starts to the campaign. Athletic go into the game having suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at home against Villarreal last time out, meaning that they still have just one win to their name from their opening five matches.Barcelona have lost only two of their last 16 meetings with Athletic. The reverse fixture last season ended in a 2-0 victory for the Bulgranas.Eiber vs SevillaEstadio Municipal de IpuruaSaturday, 29-09-2018 @07305pmReferee: Javier Estrada FernandezEibar have picked up two wins so far this season, with both coming at Ipurua. Sevilla have been rather inconsistent, so Los Armeros will be looking to take advantage of that this weekend. The hosts come into this game after some rotation midweek but will take plenty of heart from a recent 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. They’ve clawed their way back into form after a slow first couple of performances. Sevilla have put together three consecutive wins across all competitions, scoring a cumulative 14 goals in that time, and recorded a 3-0 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday.Jose Mendilibar should make a few changes once again, in what is a busy week in Spain. Ivan Ramis should partner Anaitz Arbilla at center-back for the home side against Sevilla. Pablo Hervias is expected to start out wide, with Fabian Orellana also getting a chance to impress. Pablo de Blasis should get a rest.Aleix Vidal will be out for a short while, adding to a growing injury list for Pablo Machin. Guilherme Arana should be fit to start at left wing-back in the Basque Country. Andre Silva and Wissam Ben Yedder should both feature up front due to their recent goalscoring form.Eiber have not lost to Sevilla at home since their maiden season back into the top tier. In that period, they have won one and drawn the other two fixtures including a 5-1 thrashing of Pablo Machin’s men last season.Real Madrid vs Atletico MadridEstadio Santiago Bernabeu, MadridSaturday, 29-09-2018 @09:45pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Juan Martinez MunueraDaniel Carvajal is carrying a knock, but could be rushed back to feature at right-back against Atleti. Marcelo limped off with an injury problem for Real Madrid midweek, which should see Nacho start at left-back. Casemiro should anchor the midfield, while Isco faces some time on the sidelines after suffering from appendicitis.Jose Gimenez is carrying a minor ankle problem, but it is unlikely to stop him from featuring in such a big game against Real Madrid. Rodri is expected to be named in the center of midfield for the away side. Lucas is set to get the nod ahead of Filipe Luis at left-back from Diego Simeone.Real Madrid’s good form was brought to an abrupt end last time out, as Sevilla romped to a 3-0 win at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening. Julen Lopetegui’s side have opened up their competitive season with four consecutive victories, conceding just one goal in the process – and none from open play. Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a productive last week, recording wins against Monaco, Getafe and Huesca. They will be confident due to that momentum and should fancy their chances of causing an upset after their recent European Super Cup victory over Los Blancos.The two matches between these two sides finished in stalemates last season with the reverse fixture ending 1-1.Huesca vs GironaEstadio El Alcoraz, HuescaSunday, 30-09-2018 @01:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Adrian Cordero VegaHuesca have lost their last four La Liga matches, with Leo Franco’s side struggling to hit the heights of their first two top-flight games. The hosts haven’t found the back of the net in their last three attempts, firing blanks against Rayo, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. Huesca are yet to score at home, too. Girona’s strong run of form was ended by a 1-0 defeat last time out, but Eusebio’s side have taken four points from their recent trips to Camp Nou and La Ceramica.Luisinho will be sidelined until April with a ligament injury that he picked up against Atletico Madrid. Carlos Akapo will likely slot in at left-back as a result, despite right-back being his stronger position. Aguilera could come into the midfield to shore things up.Eusebio has no fresh injury concerns after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Betis. There should be no changes in defence, with Pedro Porro expected to retain his place at right wing-back. Douglas Luiz has been in good form of late and should be preferred to Pere Pons.Girona defeated Huesca home and away in the Segunda last season including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture.Villareal vs Real ValladolidEstadio de la Ceramica, VillarealSunday, 30-08-2018 @02:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Ignacio Glesias Villanueva Villarreal are now unbeaten in their last four competitive games. At home, however, they have been out of sorts. Javi Calleja’s side have recently drawn with both Valencia and Rangers on their own patch, as well as losing 1-0 to Girona. La Ceramica has been anything but a fortress for the Yellow Submarine. Real Valladolid got their first win of the season on the board last time out, with Sergio’s men now having scored four goals across their last two outings.Ramiro Funes Mori will feature in central midfield once again, and even found the back of the net last time out. Pablo Fornals was in top form against Athletic and will continue in a wide role in midfield. Carlos Bacca is expected to partner Gerard Moreno up front, despite Karl Toko Ekambi scoring on Wednesday.Enes Unal is unavailable for the away side, due a clause in his loan contract preventing him from playing against his parent club. Javi Moyano, Oscar Plano and Toni Villa are all injury concerns after Thursday night’s win over Levante. Michel should continue to get minutes in the centre of midfiel, as Real Valladolid have improved with him in the side.Villareal have not lost at home to valladolid since 2008. The last time the Yellow Submarines hosted Valladolid in the league, the home side truimphed 2-1 in August 2013.Levante vs Deportivo AlavesEstadio Ciudad de ValenciaSunday, 30-09-2018 @07:30pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Mario Melero LopezLevante have been in desperately poor form of late, taking just one point from their last available 15 in La Liga action. Paco Lopez’s side are usually solid defensively, but have been leaky since opening up the campaign strongly with a 3-0 win over Real Betis. Alaves have lost just one of their opening six La Liga games, kicking on strongly from a good second half to last campaign.Nikola Vukcevic is suspended for the home side after getting two yellow cards against Real Valladolid. Enis Bardhi should partner Jose Campana in the centre of midfield as a result. Borja Mayoral should get another start alongside Roger Marti up top.Jonathan Calleri should start up top for Alaves after netting two goals in his last three outings. Changes should be unlikely, given that Abelardo’s side have started the season in terrific form. The away side find themselves in the upper reaches of the table and will be running high on confidence.Alavez won the reverse fixture 2-0 last season and have ever lost only one game to Levante in history.Real Betis vs LeganesEstadio Benito Villamarin, SevillaSunday, 30-09-2018 @09:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez MartinezBetis ended a three-match run of draws with victory during the week, boosting his squad’s confidence after a difficult last fortnight. The hosts have still lost just one game this campaign, with their solitary defeat coming on the opening day in something of a false start. Setien’s side have tightened up at the back since then. Leganes picked up their first victory of the top-flight campaign last time out, edging to a 2-1 win upset against Barcelona at Butarque.Quique Setien should make many changes after his side’s 1-0 win over Girona on Thursday. Loren Moron found the back of the net midweek, which may give him a slight edge over Tony Sanabria up front.Giovani Lo Celso is expected to be given a chance from the off in midfield after Ryad Boudebouz disappointed against Girona.Oscar should be fit to start consecutive games for the away side in midfield.Dimitrios Siovas is available once more after illness and should slot straight back in at centre-back.Youssef En-Nesyri is expected to lead the line once again for the visitors after a good performance against Barcelona.The away side has won only once in this fixtures and it dates back to March 2015 when Leganes defeated Betis 3-1 at the Villamarin. Last seaon, Betis won the fixture 3-2 at home.Celta Vigo vs GetafeAbanca Balaidos, VigoMonday, 01-10-2018 @10:00pm (Super Sport 7)Referee: Guillermo Cuadra FernandezCelta Vigo have lost just one of their last five league games, but Mohamed is still feeling his way into the job at Balaidos in terms of the systems he is using. The hosts haven’t tasted victory in their last three outings, dropping points against the likes of Girona, Real Valladolid and Valencia. They need to pick things up quickly again. Getafe have had a fairly inconsistent season so far in terms of their points return, but they have kept three clean sheets in their last five La Liga attempts.David Junca is out with a sprained ankle, which will see Junior Alonso return as Celta’s left wing-back. Pione Sisto will feature on the left wing ahead of him, as Sofiane Boufal is struggling with a knock to his foot. Nestor Araujo, Gustavo Cabral and Facundo Roncaglia will make up the back three.Leandro Cabrera is expected to be preferred to Antunes at left-back for the away side. Amath will be picked ahead of the returning Ivan Alejo, due to his goal against Alaves midweek. There should be no big changes, as Jose Bordalas’ side are beginning to hit their stride performance-wise in the league.These two sides have drawn their last two fixtures at Balaidos includinga a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture last season.Comments Tags: Spanish La Ligatop
QPR are poised to complete the signing of Chris Samba after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year deal with the defender.The club missed out when he joined Anzhi Makhachkala from Blackburn last year but Samba was unhappy in Russia, and Rangers have long been planning a move to capture him in this transfer window.He made his name at Blackburn under Mark Hughes, who was confident of eventually bringing him back to England.Rangers retained their interest following Hughes’ sacking as manager, while current boss Harry Redknapp is an admirer of the 28-year-old and discussed signing him while in charge at Tottenham.Samba, whose release clause in his Anzhi contract was activated by QPR’s bid, is expected to complete his move once the final details of the contract have been ironed out and he undergoes a medical.He could make his debut in Saturday’s home match against Norwich.Meanwhile, QPR look increasingly likely to complete a deal to take Peter Crouch back to Loftus Road from Stoke.But, as things stood on Wednesday afternoon, Jamie Mackie will be staying put despite speculation he could move in the opposite direction.Click here for today’s QPR quizSee also:Fernandes moves closer to defender 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Embed from Getty ImagesQPR make five changes for the visit of Bristol City, with Grant Hall injured and Karl Henry, Pawel Wszolek, Olamide Shodipo and Sebastian Polter all left on the bench.Hall picked up a calf injury in the draw against Reading on Saturday and is replaced by Steven Caulker.Massimo Luongo and the fit-again Jordan Cousins come into midfield, with Conor Washington operating from the left-hand side.Idrissa Sylla takes Polter’s place up front as Rangers looked for their first home win since the opening weekend.Bristol City make four changes, with on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham passed fit, despite fears he could be unfit following a bout of illness.Adam Matthews replaces Mark Little at right-back, Bobby Reid comes in for Marlon Pack, Josh Brownhill starts ahead of Jamie Paterson while Callum O’Dowda is preferred to Luke Freeman.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Lynch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Cousins, Chery, Washington; Sylla. Subs: Ingram, Hamalainen, Henry, Gladwin, Wszolek, Shodipo, Polter.Bristol City: Fielding, Matthews, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan; Brownhill, O’Neil; Reid, O’Dowda, Tomlin, Abraham. Subs: O’Donnell, Moore, Pack, Smith, Freeman, Paterson, Wilbraham.Click here for today’s QPR quiz See also:QPR fear Hall faces spell on sidelinesFriday’s QPR quiz – put your Rangers knowledge to the test Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
According to a new study, enterprises continue to deploy social networking tools at an increasing pace. At the same time, though, this Cisco-sponsored study also found that a surprisingly small number of businesses have implemented formal processes and policies related to their use of social media. IT departments have also been left out of the loop when it comes to the adoption of social media tools. Only 10% of the respondents currently involve their IT departments as primary decision makers when it comes to choosing technologies for externally facing social networking initiatives.This study was sponsored by Cisco and carried out by the IESE Business School in Spain, the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the U.S. and the Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 100 companies in Europe, Asia and Africa. These businesses were selected because they were early adopters of social media tools.Most of the interviewed companies are using social networks (75%) and micro-blogging tools (50%) as their primary tools to reach their audiences. The study found that social networking tools like blogs, Yammer, Facebook and Twitter are now being used by almost every department in these businesses. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… frederic lardinois The Honeymoon is OverAs Neil Hair, assistant professor of marketing at Rochester Institute of Technology and one of the lead researchers of this study told us yesterday, it is also important to note that “the honeymoon period” for social media in the enterprise is coming to an end. Early projects were often led by one or two early adopters who were enthusiastic about the possibilities of using social media tools in their companies. Now, more and more companies are seeing social media as an integral part in how they communicate with customers and vendors.Missing Pieces: Governance and ITOnly 1 in 7 companies have formalized a process for adopting and deploying these tools, however. Only 1 in 5 of the interviewed companies have created internal policies that govern the use of these tools by their employees. As the researchers noted, quite a few companies struggle with finding the right balance between “the social and personal nature of these tools while maintaining some amount of corporate oversight.”Very few companies (1 in 10) report that their IT departments are directly involved in their social networking initiatives. As these tools become more important, however, the the demand on IT to integrate these tools into the existing infrastructure will surely rise as well. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
CHICAGO — An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and cancelling them within milliseconds to sell smaller orders at a profit.Jiongsheng “Jim” Zhao pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of spoofing. Prosecutors say the 31-year-old executed trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange online from Sydney.His arrest in January was part of what the U.S. Justice Department said at the time was part of “the largest futures-market criminal enforcement action” in department history. At least seven others were charged around the same time.Zhao’s Chicago lawyer, Theodore Poulos, told the judge his client made just $21,000 from the illegal trades. He said he and prosecutors would recommend a one-year prison sentence. Sentencing is July 19.The Associated Press
Kolkata: State Health department has extended the duration of the probe into the killing of puppies in the NRS Medical College and Hospital by one month.The Health department had earlier in January instructed to complete the probe within 60 days but it has not been done so far. As a result the department is forced to extend the duration of the probe by a month. A senior official of the health department said that they could not arrive in a consensual decision on the basis of the probe. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThose who are conducting a probe have sought some more time. On the basis of the request by the investigating team, the health department officials agreed to provide them another one month for the completion of the probe. According to the official, the decision will be taken against the accused on the basis of the report submitted by the investigation team. NRS Medical College and Hospital authorities assured stringent action against the accused involved in the killing of 16 puppies. The autopsy report suggested the puppies were beaten to death. A video corroborated the fact and showed two women hitting the puppies with an iron rod. The incident had taken place on hospital campus. A separate probe has been initiated by the city police and a case against some unknown persons has been lodged. Hospital authorities formed a three-member committee to probe into the incident. They earlier assured that action will be taken against the guilty. Two nursing students were arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident and they were later released on bail.
Casablanca- The world of witchcraft in Morocco never ceases to surprise us. A woman believed to be the wife of a former Moroccan minister was recently arrested while trying to buy a hyena, known for being used in witchcraft rituals. A woman said to be the wife of a former Moroccan minister was recently arrested in Dakhla, in southern Morocco, as she was negotiating the price of a hyena with a huntsman, according to daily Akhbar Al Yaoum. Accompanied by her housemaid, the woman met with a huntsman who was supposed to sell her a dead hyena for MAD 110,000. Police found the sum of money in the suspect’s car, according to the same source. The suspect was subsequently released after the police received a call said to be from high-ranking people, according to the same source. The housemaid and the huntsman were interrogated and then released. The hyena is sold in Morocco and other African countries for witchcraft rituals. Its price ranges between MAD 100,000 and MAD 160,000, and may cost more in some cases. Hyenas’ brain, called “Mokh dbaâ” in Moroccan Arabic, costs MAD 500 a gram in Morocco. Their brain is used in witchcraft rituals to presumably render people loveable and successful individuals in their society.Hyenas’ brain is only one among a plethora of other notorious witchcraft ingredients used in Morocco. Witchcraft practitioners in Morocco may sometimes request shocking things from their clients in exchange of their “supernatural services.” © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Lantern file photoDeshaun Thomas, a former forward for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, was selected with the 58th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday night.Thomas played a key role for OSU teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2012 and to the Elite Eight in 2013. A junior during the 2013-13 season, Thomas elected to forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA draft.The Fort Wayne, Ind., native is leaving Columbus as the Buckeyes’ No. 9 scorer all-time with 1630 points, including the third best single-season total of 733 points during his final season.After forward Jared Sullinger declared for the draft in 2012, Thomas took on a leadership role for OSU. He ended the 2012-13 season leading the Big Ten in scoring with 19.8 points-per-game and an average of 5.9 rebounds per game.Thomas, the former Indiana Mr. Basketball, was a part of the highly touted 2010 recruiting class which included Sullinger as well as guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr.Thomas is the ninth player under coach Thad Matta to be taken in the NBA draft. The 2013 draft marked the seventh straight draft in which an OSU player has been selected.Former Buckeyes under Matta to be drafted include center Greg Oden and guards Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook in 2007, center Kosta Koufos in 2008, center Byron Mullens in 2009, forward Evan Turner in 2010, forward Jon Diebler in 2011 and Sullinger in 2012.
After some recent claims suggested David Beckham tries to bring Radamel Falcao at his Inter Miami, over the past few hours emerged some shocking news regarding his interest in another major player.According to the British publication Bleacher Report, England national team icon would be glad to see Everton star Theo Walcott swapping the Premier League with the Major League Soccer.Although Inter Miami won’t be competing in MLS until 2020, Beckham is already trying to build a competitive team for the inaugural season.Inter Miami reportedly wants £110k-a-week £20m Everton ace Beckham once called incredible – https://t.co/l9R5JbXvU8 #EvertonFC #EFC pic.twitter.com/zUaqAvMqUiPremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Toffee News (@TOFnews) October 5, 2018The pacey 29-year-old forward joined the Toffies last winter from Arsenal for a reported fee of around £20 million. During his year-long spell at the Goodison Park, the former Southampton man registered a total of 20 appearances, scoring five goals in the process.In case he accepts the transfer, Walcott would follow the footsteps of Gerrard, Lampard, and Beckham, who also performed in the United States. But, it’s also up to Everton to decide whether to renounce his services if they fail to find a suitable replacement.