Arsenal scouts to watch transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai in action against Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Szoboszlai is attracting interest from Arsenal (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal scouts will watch Dominik Szoboszlai in action for Red Bull Salzburg when they take on Liverpool in the Champions League, reports say.Salzburg travel to Anfield on Wednesday night looking to preserve their 100 per cent record in the group stages against the reigning champions.Arsenal have been tracking Szoboszlai since the start of the year and the Mirror claim the Gunners will have scouts to see the young Austrian play against Liverpool.Szoboszlai, 18, is one of Salzburg’s star players alongside Erling Haaland, who has also been linked with a move to the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal scouts to watch transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai in action against Liverpool Liverpool welcome Szoboszlai and Salzburg to Anfield on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal reportedly made an approach for Szoboszlai last summer and have asked to kept informed should any sides make a move to secure his services.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile Unai Emery continues to keep tabs on Szoboszlai, Liverpool have two former Salzburg players in the ranks.Sadio Mane and Naby Keita both spent time with the club and the former praised Salzburg’s young stars.‘They have a good team and the boys are always hungry to get better and better. In a few years they can become great players,’ he said. Commentcenter_img Coral BarryWednesday 2 Oct 2019 9:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link329Shares Advertisement Szoboszlai and Haaland are tipped for big moves (Picture: Reuters)‘Of course it’s a special game for me. I was playing there for two-and-a-half years and now I’m going to play against them.‘They will be ready for me and I will be ready for them as well. I love the city and the club – before and still now.‘I will be really happy to meet my ex-teammates. But at the same time, I would love to win against them.MORE: Arsenal hero Ray Parlour predicts Mesut Ozil transfer exit after Manchester United snubMore: 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 Citylast_img read more

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Revised IORP Directive could be ‘impossible’ to pass, MEP warns

first_imgThe revised IORP Directive could remain “impossible” as European Union member states continue their opposition to Brussels being granted the requisite competences, the MEP charged with scrutinising European pensions legislation has said.However, Thomas Händel, elected this week as chairman of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), said it was still important for him and his four committee colleagues to continue the push for a more integrated employment market, including a focus on pension matters.The MEP, a member of Die Linke – the left-leaning opposition party to Germany’s governing grand coalition – told IPE the “main question” for EMPL in the coming years would be how to address issues of social equality by addressing workers rights.Asked about the passage of the revised IORP Directive, published by internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier in March, he said he believed it would “remain impossible” so long as any of the 28 member states “oppose and deny any EU competences”. “In addition, the very different systems might be impossible to equalise,” he said.Händel said he was uncertain whether any elements of the former Portability Directive, revived last year after Barnier dropped more stringent capital requirements from the revised IORP Directive, would once again be discussed.“Concerning certain elements of the Portability Directive,” Händel said, “we have to wait for the first exchange of views between the political groups here in the Parliament.“But the increase of eurosceptics and the anti-EU movement will not make it easier to discuss the free movement of workers, and therefore pensions as well.”The Portability Directive was eventually passed by Parliament in April as a directive on supplementary pensions rights.It introduced universal vesting periods for benefit accrual but backed away from 2005’s initial suggestion that rights should be transferable when a worker moves to a new employer.Händel, now in his second term as an MEP, said he hoped a parliamentary majority could be found to “ensure the promise” made by the EU decades ago to create an environment where employees were free to work and live wherever they chose.“That necessarily means everyone should have the right to take pension credits with him, wherever he chooses to live,” he said.His comments come after the newly elected deputy chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) – in charge of tax affairs, as well as scrutiny of proposals to allow the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority to raise a direct levy to fund itself – said the pensions industry should not cry foul, as it had never been hit.last_img read more

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