Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan

first_imgBayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter MilanFIFA World Cup 2018 finalist Ivan Perisic has been snapped up by Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions have an option to buy him next season.advertisement Next Reuters BerlinAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 15:46 IST Ivan Perisic will play for Bayern Munich in the upcoming season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBayern Munich have an option to buy Perisic next seasonPerisic’s signing comes after after a widely expected move by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane fell throughIvan will instantly help us with his top level experience: Bayern sports director Hasan SalihamidzicBundesliga champions Bayern Munich signed Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on loan for a season from Inter Milan on Tuesday after a widely expected move by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane fell through due to the player’s knee injury.A 2018 World Cup finalist, Perisic, who also played for Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga between 2011 and 2015, will play for Bayern starting on Friday.Bayern have an option to buy him next season.The Croat, 30, will reinforce Bayern’s wings along with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman following the departures of veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.Coman has also been plagued by serious injuries since joining the Bavarians two years ago.”Ivan will instantly help us with his top level experience,” said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in a statement.”He is skilled and is flexible up front. I am certain he will quickly integrate because he knows the Bundesliga and also our coach Niko Kovac.”Bayern had publicly expressed an interest to sign City winger Sane but the 23-year-old Germany international tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield win over Liverpool at Wembley earlier this month.The German champions, beaten by Dortmund in the German Super Cup earlier this month, kick off their Bundesliga campaign against Hertha Berlin on Friday.Also Read | Liverpool’s Alisson Becker out injured for ‘next few weeks’: Juergen KloppAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ivan PerisicFollow Bayern MunichFollow Inter MilanFollow German Bundesligalast_img read more

Hirak in Algeria Algerian Authorities Release 10 Activists After Hours of

Rabat – Algerian authorities released ten activists after they were arrested while attempting to continue their protests condemning the police crackdown on peaceful demonstrations on Friday.France 24 reported that activists were arrested and “taken to a security center away from the center of [the Algerian capital] as they were preparing to gather at the Central Post Square,” home to Algeria’s hirak since February 22.Hakim Addad, former Secretary-General of the Algerian Youth Assembly, said that the activists “were released and waiting to be free.” On Friday,  thousands of protesters rallied to mark the eight week of protests against the Algerian government and the appointment of Abdelkader Bensalah as an interim president.Protesters called on the government to leave.Read Also: Interim President Bensalah Assures Algerians July 4 Election Will Be FreeRiot police confronted the peaceful protesters, firing tear gas and water cannons to disperse protests.Algerian security forces announced they arrested 108 protesters during Friday’s protests.Senior army chief Gaid Salah warned citizens against further protests, calling on them to stop chanting “unrealistic slogans” and to respect the constitution.The Algerian government announced July 4 as the date for the election to appoint the new president. Several magistrates, however, threatened to boycott the election.Algerian political activist Rachid Nekkaz shared a Facebook post, in which he called on Algerians to boycott the election.“Fourth of July is US Independence day; it is not part of Algeria’s history,” he said.He argued that Bensalah cannot run the country as an interim president because of he is Moroccan.“Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah] has a Moroccan nationality. He can be a minister, a governor, a director of an administration, but it is impossible for him to be a president,” referring to the country’s constitution. read more