31 May

How Bayern could line up under Pochettino with Kane, Dele and Son being poached

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is a reported target for Bayern Munich.The Germans are without a full-time manager after sacking Niko Kovac.3While Poch is out of work for the first time in five-and-a-half years after being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Spurs.Bayern Munich and Pochettino could be a match made in heaven, with the Germans able to provide plenty of transfer funds and the gaffer one of the best in the business.Here, SunSport looks at a potential Bayern XI with some familiar faces, should Poch get the nod while also rejecting overtures from Arsenal.GK: MANUEL NEUERVETERAN goalkeeper, 33, is in his ninth season with Bayern.Seven Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and one Champions League later, Neuer is unlikely to find his place under threat upon Pochettino’s arrival.RB: JOSHUA KIMMICHNURTURED by Pep Guardiola, the versatile 24-year-old defender is already one of Europe’s best.Has French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard keeping him on his toes, so there’s no need for Poch to call upon Serge Aurier…CB: NIKLAS SULEPOWERFUL centre-back, 24, forced Mats Hummels back to Borussia Dortmund and has displaced Jerome Boateng.Standing at 6ft5in, he would be the bedrock of Pochettino’s back line.3CB: LUCAS HERNANDEZPART of France’s World Cup winning side in 2018, Hernandez is ideal for the left centre-back spot as he capably cover the flank when David Alaba pushes forward or into central midfield.Strong and pacey, the 23-year-old former Atletico Madrid star gets better each year.LB: DAVID ALABABEEN around for a long time now, but is still just 27 years old.The Austria international is arguably the world’s best in his position, and would be one of Pochettino’s most important and reliable players.RM: SERGE GNABRYFORMER Arsenal youngster scored four times in Bayern’s 7-2 takedown of Spurs in October’s Champions League clash.Has become a key player for Germany in 2019, and the 24-year-old is capably filling the boots of Bayern icon’s Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.CM: THIAGOCLASSY playmaker would sit deep in midfield to orchestrate attacks with military precision.Thiago, 28, is a serial winner and would benefit from Poch’s preference to constantly be on the front foot.3CM: DELE ALLILOOKED back to his best in Mourinho’s first game but has a deep bond with Pochettino that will remain for the rest of his career.Alli could find a new lease of life in Germany, and the 23-year-old certainly has the physical and technical attributes to be a raging success abroad.LM: SON HEUNG-MINONE of the Premier League’s top wingers, Son would be better suited to the left of Bayern’s midfield than current loanee Philippe Coutinho.The 27-year-old can also play up front if need be, and would open up a lucrative market in South Korea too.ST: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKIPROBABLY the best No 9 in world football, the Pole continues to astound and amaze.Lewadowski, 31, has scored 23 goals in 19 games this term and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubST: HARRY KANEENGLAND’S top player and a global superstar despite not having a single trophy to his name.Kane deserves a chance to land silverware and he would be in his element alongside Lewandowski with close pal Poch at the helm.Darren Bent thinks that a number of Tottenham players will join Mauricio Pochettino at his next clublast_img read more

15 Aug

Are Home Prices Decelerating

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Home Prices homes HOUSING Inventory S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices Supply 2018-06-26 Radhika Ojha June 26, 2018 682 Views U.S. home prices grew at 6.4 percent in April compared with the same period last year according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI) released on Tuesday. The growth, however, was slightly down from 6.5 percent recorded in March. The index, which comprises of a national index covering all nine U.S. Census divisions, the 10-City Composite and the 20-City Composite indices found that on a month over month basis, the index posted a gain of 1 percent in April.Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Francisco kept up their lead for the second consecutive month reporting the highest year-over-year gains in home prices among 20 cities. In April Seattle registered a growth of 13.1 percent in home prices, followed by Las Vegas with 12.7 percent, and San Francisco with 10.9 percent growth. The data indicated that nine of the 20 cities on the index reported greater prices increases in the year ending April 2018, compared with the year ending March 2018.“The favorable economy and moderate mortgage rates both support recent gains in housing. One factor pushing prices up is the continued low supply of homes for sale,” said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “The months-supply is currently 4.3 months, up from levels below four months earlier in the year, but still low.”Supply concerns, in fact, have been one of the key reasons that are pulling home prices up this year, especially for lower-priced homes according to Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist LendingTree. “Sales for homes under $100,000 were down 18 percent year over year in May and those between $100,000 and $250,000 were down 7 percent,” Kapfidze said. “Prices have softened and may be indicating that rate rises are having an impact on transaction prices.”According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com home supply in the three cities that have shown a maximum rise in home prices is playing out differently. “Inventory remains limited and declining in Las Vegas and San Francisco, while price increases appear to be bringing more inventory to the market in Seattle,” she observed.  Other factors that could impact home prices in the long run also include rising tariffs. “We see tariffs placed on Canadian lumber and other imported products as adding fuel to already high home price growth,” said Tian Liu, Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “These new tariffs may force homebuilders to hold tight on price amid uncertainties about rising material costs.”center_img Are Home Prices Decelerating? Sharelast_img read more