Benfica attacker Joao Felix is similar to Antoine Griezmann and can play for any team in the world, according to former Portugal and Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago.Joao Felix, 19, is attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United after an impressive season with Benfica, one which made him one of the most coveted teenagers in world football.Tiago, now an assistant coach at Atletico, compared the attacker to the club’s star striker Griezmann and feels it will take an offer of more than €80million to land Joao Felix from his current club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? “He could play in any team in the world,” the former Benfica and Chelsea midfielder told El Partidazo de COPE.”I don’t think Benfica will accept selling him for €80m. He’s a player who reminds me a bit of Griezmann.” Rúben Dias, Pizzi, Rafa and João Félix have been named in the @selecaoportugal squad! #WeAreBenfica pic.twitter.com/RWqT2Yrdpb — SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) May 23, 2019 Griezmann has starred at Atletico for five seasons, but announced last month he would be leaving the La Liga club.The France forward is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, although Griezmann refused to reveal any aspect of his future when asked where he may land following Les Bleus’ friendly win over Bolivia on Sunday. Tiago said he expected the 28-year-old to end up at Camp Nou when all is said and done, even after Griezmann turned down a move to the club to remain with Atletico Madrid last summer.”He is a great player and a great team-mate,” he said. “He has always given everything for the club.”We all believe he will play at Barca next season.”Atletico Madrid finished second in La Liga while Barcelona won the title once again.However, the season ended on a sour note for Lionel Messi and co., with the club suffering a shock elimination to Liverpool in the Champions League before falling to Valencia in the Copa del Rey finale.
Istanbul – At least 32 ISIS terrorists were killed in northern Syria in the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement released on Friday.Also, 119 ISIS targets, including the terror group’s shelters, headquarters, defense positions and vehicles had been hit by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters with Turkish army’s support during the same time period, the statement said.Turkish Air force also hit 21 ISIS targets in Syria’s Al-Bab and Bzagah regions, including control points, shelters, headquarters and vehicles used by the terrorists. The Turkish army is supporting FSA fighters in liberating Al-Bab, a strategic city for ISIS, from the terrorist group. Friday marks the 136th day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.The statement also said 43 mines and 2,757 improvised explosives had been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24.The Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along the Turkish border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jet
Kippers are making a comeback, supermarkets have claimed, as younger people embrace the healthy, sustainable breakfast food.Once a staple part of the morning meal, the humble kipper fell out of fashion and was shunned by many. Now, it is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance.New data from Waitrose supermarkets has shown a 6.5 per cent increase in kipper purchases over the last year, while Sainsbury’s has seen an over 100 per cent increase in searches for kipper products on its website in the same period. Jeremey Langley, Agriculture and Fisheries Manager at Waitrose & Partners said: “Kippers were introduced as a breakfast delicacy back in the Edwardian days and were popular all the way up to the 1970s, before the crisis in the North Sea herring trade. Since then, their popularity has declined but we’re starting to see the first signs of a kipper renaissance.“High in protein, low in calories and packed with nutritional benefits – more of our customers are buying kippers as part of a well-rounded diet. Although the increases are fairly modest now, they are growing and we think kippers could be a big food trend again in the next two to three years.” Stephanie Vince, Buyer for Fish at Sainsbury’s, added: “Kippers are a brilliant option for those looking for something quick and easy to cook, and we’ve seen a number of our customers exploring this popular oily fish as they continue to look for alternative, lighter breakfast options. We’ve seen a 109% increase year on year of customers searching for kipper bags on our website, as we continue to develop a range of distinctive products that add convenience for our customers cooking dishes at home.”Independent fishmongers are also seeing an increase because they are a low-cost product and they are noted as a sustainable fish.Rex Goldsmith, who runs The Chelsea Fishmonger in London, said: “Kipper sales seem to be slowly on the increase. I love it when French or Spanish people come in to buy them (it’s traditionally been the older English).”Kipper are great because they are good for you, packed with flavour, inexpensive and herring stocks are good.” They are also having a resurgence on restaurant menus, with the top-placed restaurant in the Good Food Guide L’Enclume in Grange-Over-Sands featuring kippers as a choice, and the third-placed Nathan Outlaw restaurant in Cornwall also serves the fish. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.