Betis sets its sights on Álex Fernández: for today or summer

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 31, 2020 Betis has shuffled these last days of the market that ends today the possibility of paying the clause of Álex Fernández, brother of Real Madrid’s Nacho and one of the pillars of the Second Division leader, Cádiz. The eight million it costs make him one of the sweet experts in the category, although it seems that finally the club Verdiblanco, unless surprise, will leave that claim for next summer. Able to perform in most midfield positions, Alex has made this campaign eight goals and has given four assists. He has a yellow contract until 2022 and at 27 he has already caught the attention of many First clubs. Although he also knows that he has the opportunity to ascend with Cádiz, in which he has been active since 2017.The middle of Alcala de Henares grew in the lower categories of Real Madrid, like his brother, and came to debut with the first white team, but in 2013 he went to Espanyol. After two assignments in the Croatian Rijeka and English Reading, in 2016 he signed for Elche and a season later he arrived in Cádiz, where he grows every year.Álex Fernández has not been the only objective that Betis has handled in these last days of the January market. The doubts about the performance of Dani Martín, substitute of Joel Robles, caused that within the entity of Heliopolis one thought about the possibility of signing another goalkeeper, but in principle it seems that this possibility has also been discarded.last_img read more

Rahman and Kohli tune in for Futsal

first_imgMonday morning blues are just a myth when one is too eager to meet one of the world’s greatest musical geniuses. The wait seemed a bit too long before the Mozart of Madras, Allah Rakha Rahman walked into the studio space for the much  awaited interview.Dressed in a purple jacket, black t-shirt, black jeans and shiny black shoes, he settled down and the discussion kick-started with the Premiere Futsal league anthem, which he is composing.MOZART OF MADRASDelivering the best consistently is a huge task, and Rahman has never disappointed in keeping up with the mounting expectations.”The Premiere Futsal anthem is very different, it is a very sporty, lively mix of rap, chorus and beats,” says Rahman. “Commonwealth was rock, Pele was electronic – stadium anthem kind of a thing – this is like a much younger sound, something that people look for in today’s times,” he explains.For this different, out-of-the box composition, the voice that he has used to add an edge to this new creation, is also someone fresh – the heartthrob of Indian cricket – Virat Kohli.Virat, who is known for driving spectators crazy in the field, appears to have surprised the ace musician with his sense of music. “I had just thought of using Virat for the raping, but from the very beginning he was in tune and that made me experiment more. Now the song has rap, chorus and beats,” says Rahman.As a kid, however, Rahman was never into sports. But, his musical journey has inspired him into liking sports. “Sachin is a dear friend and he has started to develop an interest in music. I like football now, and composing for Pele was one of the major reasons behind this,” says Rahman, who is also the brand ambassador for the Rio Olympics.advertisementINSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYWith a career spanning for over two decades, every composition is a new experience and every day has a new lesson in store for the maestro.Working with some of the best minds in the industry, the journey has always been memorable, he says. After winning the Filmfare award this year he had said, “I feel like this is my first award.”Rahman has a handful of projects at the moment, including, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Mohenjodaro, Gurinder Chaddha’s Viceroy’s House. Shaad Ali’s OK Jaanu, Shankar’s 2.0, Mani Ratnam’s next, and Rajiv Menon’s next.Two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, over 100 movie soundtracks and anthems, composer AR Rahman’s journey inspires millions across the world. As we wrapped up our interview it seemed like the journey was not enough, the desire for more remained.ALSO READ:AR Rahman receives Japan’s prestigious Fukuoka prizelast_img read more