Youri Tielemans explains why he decided to join Leicester City from Monaco


first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 8:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Skip Read More / Read More Top articles Coming Next Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Youri Tielemans has completed a loan move to Leicester until the end of the season (Getty Images)Leicester City have completed the signing of Belgium international midfielder Youri Tielemans on loan from Monaco until the end of the season with Adrien Silva heading in the opposite direction.The 21-year-old started his career at Anderlecht before joining Monaco in 2017 but after 18-months with the struggling Ligue 1 club, he is on the move again to the Premier League.As part of the deal, 29-year-old Portugal international Adrien Silva has joined Monaco until the end of the season after being frozen out under Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium.Tielemans, who was part of the Belgium squad that finished third in the World Cup last summer, had also been linked with Tottenham and Arsenal prior to linking up with the Foxes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Speaking to the club’s official website, Tielemans explained his decision, saying: ‘I’m really happy to be here and I’m excited to get started on Sunday – I think every kid dreams about playing in the Premier League.‘I didn’t know that much [about Leicester] before their championship win in 2016. Before that, I didn’t know too much about the Club. I knew recently there was some dramatic events, but I know the Club is really good inside.‘It’s a big family. Everybody is really kind and really good with me. I think it will be really good here.’ Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Read More SPONSORED Full Screen 1 min. story Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad by Metro Youri Tielemans explains why he decided to join Leicester City from Monaco Advertisement Tielemans played in both of Belgium’s matches against England at the World Cup (Getty Images)Leicester’s signing of Tielemans is a coup considering he has long been considered one of Europe’s brightest young players since breaking into Anderlecht’s first-team at the age of 16.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTielemans was heavily involved for Monaco in the first half of the season, starting 20 Ligue 1 games and scoring five goals, however the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea has restricted his opportunities recently.On what he can bring to Puel’s squad, Tielemans said: ‘I think it’s (box-to-box) my best position, but I can play in every position in midfield,” he said. “Whenever the coach needs me, I can play in no.6, no.8 or no.10, but it’s true that I’m mostly a box-to-box player.‘I like to attack. I think as a midfielder it’s really dangerous when you have a midfielder coming from the second line and trying to shoot or get into the box. It’s always difficult to defend and I try to add this to me game. I think it will help the team.’Leicester are currently 11th in the Premier League table following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield and host Manchester United on Sunday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors About Connatix V67539 1/1last_img read more

Northern Beaches keeps growing as Far North residential hub


first_imgBrad and Sophie Walter and their dog Solo . They moved into their home at Panguna Valley in November and love the sense of community. Picture: ANNA ROGERSCAIRNS’ Northern Beaches continues to play a major part in the growth of the city as new housing estate and unit developments release later stages of land.The last lots at Kewarra Beach’s Panguna Valley are up for sale and Smithfield Village and Bluewater Estate both have many more in-demand stages to develop.Urban Development Institute of Australia Cairns branch president Adam Gowlett said demand for properties within easy reach of the beach, not just by the Southern seachangers., would always be high.“The beaches have a deserved reputation of producing a very laid back lifestyle,” he said. “With most folks lives being so increasingly busy, the search for a low stress home life will continue.“As the transit to CBD areas becomes faster and easier, there are even more reasons to consider northern beaches for a home.Gowlett said the Canopy’s Edge (Smithfield), Ocean’s Edge and Paradise Point (Palm Cove) developments offered elevated homesites close to the tight-knit beaches communities.“Paradise Palms (Kewarra Beach) has apartment and traditional housing options and Golden Lakes (Palm Cove) will bring a new level of luxury to the beaches,” he said.Brad and Sophie Walter built their four-bedroom home in Panguna Valley, Kewarra Beach and moved in late last year.The newly married pair also own a home at Northpoint in Smithfield and wanted to stay north of Cairns for the lifestyle.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“Panguna Valley stood out — it is down the bottom of the mountains, a bit isolated, a good place to bring up a family. It’s quiet — the northern beaches are a nice place to live,” Walter said.“Compared to Northpoint it was affordable and we’ve got a bigger house this time around. It was a stepping stone. You get what you pay for and it is amazing.“We’ve lived at Smithfield and Clifton Beach and Trinity Beach.“I think you enjoy what you get used to. Everything is close. It’s worth driving all the way to Mt Sheridan for work to come home to Panguna Valley.”Walter said the friendly atmosphere confirmed the couple had made the right decision.“There are a lot of young families popping up in there,” he said.“The first day we moved in there we met first sets of couples and families, it made you feel at home.“We met a few other people because our dogs were escaping!” laughs Walter.last_img read more

Fig Tree Pocket paradise complete with home grown produce


first_imgThe home at 19 Cubberla St, Fig Tree Pocket, is up for sale.This Fig Tree Pocket home has the perks of rural living without leaving the city.The 19 Cubberla St property is for sale after Lisa Bonifant and her family had to move for family reasons. The alfresco dining area looks over the pool.They had lived in the area for 12 years, the last two of which were spent in this home. Mrs Bonifant said they spent many hours taking advantage of the indoor-to-outdoor flow.“There is a beautiful big kitchen with bi-folds that open out to a large alfresco dining area which looks over the swimming pool,” Mrs Bonifant said.“The kids could be in the pool and I could watch them from the kitchen, or we could just be sitting around outside and having a few drinks with friends.” One of several living spaces.The home has multiple living areas, including a media room, and downstairs there is a large multipurpose area.Mrs Bonifant said the home is ideal for a family.“It’s a really good layout, it’s a little separate from the kids and private, but still not too far away.“You can walk straight to the school and lollipop person without having to cross any roads.” Open plan living.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The property has been extensively landscaped by the family and has aspects for those either with a green thumb, or wanting to teach their kids about sustainable living.“It’s got a vegetable garden with the most beautiful tomatoes,” Mrs Bonifant said.“Watching the kids collect eggs for the first time was also really special.”The home is sprawled out over a 1400sq m block, and has five bedrooms and two bathrooms.The master is separate to the other bedrooms, creating the ultimate parents’ retreat.There is a his and hers walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double vanity and shower. A large modern kitchen complete with breakfast bar.last_img read more