Mourinho eyes £22m transfer for Rangers defender Barisic as Vertonghen replacement

first_imgTOTTENHAM are preparing for life with Jan Vertonghen by eyeing up a move for £22million-rated Rangers defender Borna Barisic.Vertonghen, 32, is out of contract at the end of this season and appears to be no closer to signing an extension.1 Tottenham are considering a swoop for Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, who is valued at £22mCredit: Willie Vass – The SunThe Belgian played at left wing-back in the 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday with Ben Davies not involved.Danny Rose is also nearing the exit door – his deal expires in 2021 but is currently on loan at Newcastle and his future looks set to be away from White Hart Lane.Japhet Tanganga – who like Vertonghen can play at centre-back or full-back – will also be leaving if he is not offered a new deal beyond this campaign.And now, according to 90min.com, Spurs want to bring in left-back Barisic.The Rangers and Croatia ace, 27, has already featured 43 times this season for club and country, keeping 24 clean sheets.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursHe offers plenty going forward, too, and chips in with the odd goal, too, with two this term.Barisic signed for Rangers from NK Osijek for just £2.2m in 2018 but is now worth ten times that thanks to his performances under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.It is understood plenty of clubs will be interested in him when the transfer window does reopen in the summer.Roma considered a January offer but with Gers unwilling to sell mid-season, they look on course to test the waters again.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBarisic has 12 senior international caps to his name, making his debut in January 2017 against Chile and netting his first goal in March 2019 at home to Azerbaijan.Despite being named in the preliminary 32-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, he was axed for the final 23 as Croatia reached the final in Russia.Now, though, ahead of Euro 2020, Barisic has claimed the left-back spot to become a regular in the starting XI.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

GOP Candidates for US Senate Debate Abortion Social Issues

first_imgRepublican Senate candidates debate social issuesThe three Republicans vying to run against U.S. Sen. Mark Begich met today in an Eagle River church to debate social issues in a forum sponsored by Alaska Family Action. All three took anti-abortion, conservative positions but, judging by the applause, this was Joe Miller’s crowd.Download AudioMiller doesn’t believe in exceptions to an abortion ban, even when a woman becomes pregnant as a result  rape or incest.“This is the barometer of ‘We the people,’” he said. “Are we going to protect the most defenseless, or are we going to give platitudes?”The audience at Community Covenant Church cheered and applauded.Mead Treadwell says the issue is personal with him.“My mom got pregnant in college. Abortion was available then, but I stand in front of you today because mom and dad chose life, and I thank god every day that she did,” Treadwell said.Treadwell says abortion should only be allowed if both the mother and baby would otherwise die. Dan Sullivan says he would allow a rape and incest exception.“That does not mean I’m supportive of abortions in those situations, but because they’re such horrendous situations and support for the victim in those kind of situations of rape and incest is also very important, from my perspective that’s something that the family should be making the decision on,” Sullivan said.Miller had the other two on the defensive for blocking an anti-abortion initiative in state government. Lt. Gov. Treadwell and Sullivan, a former state attorney general, say the measure they ruled against conflicted with existing law.“Was that a hard decision to make? Yeah,” Sullivan said. “Did I feel I had fidelity to the law? What I was supposed to do as attorney general? Yes. Sometimes these are difficult choices.”Treadwell challenged Miller to draft a better initiative than the one he had to turn down.“If it passes muster, that initiative could move forward, but Joe, you just can’t criticize people for following the law,” Treadwell said.”We followed the law!”Miller had a ready response: “You know, we’ve heard that argument before, ‘I was just following orders.’”The candidates all says they are against amnesty for illegal immigrants, against allowing gay marriage and against legislation that would roll back the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Miller is running far behind the other two in the polls, and in campaign contributions. In his closing statement, though, he suggested those present give to the family of Rick Shields, a Palmer conservative activist who died a few days ago. Miller, who says he’s the only non-millionaire in the race, managed to turn the plea into a subtle dig at his rivals.“Of course, Dan doesn’t need your money, and Mead’s spending his own, and you know that my campaign functions on sweat equity. But please don’t give to our campaigns today. If you came here with a checkbook to write out to one of these candidates give it to the Shields,” Miller said.During Treadwell’s closing statement, Miller supporters passed out a two-year-old press release from the ACLU highlighting that Treadwell allowed transgender Alaskans to change the gender category on their drivers’ licenses.This was a pre-Primary debate, so Democrat Mark Begich wasn’t represented. His campaign issued a written statement afterward characterizing the forum as contest “over who would be most effective at denying women access to birth control or cutting funding for women’s reproductive health services.”last_img read more