Madrid, Sep 16 (IANS) Real Madrid and Tottenham have reached agreement for the sale of Madrid's Spain international left back Sergio Reguilon to the north-London based club.
Reguilon will cost the Spurs 30 million euros, and according to Spanish sports paper Diario AS, has agreed a deal until the end of June 2025 with Real Madrid reserving the right to buy him back for 40 million euros before the summer of 2022, Xinhua news agency reported.
Reguilon broke into the Real Madrid first team in the 2018-19 season, making 22 appearances and moving ahead of the Brazilian left back Marcelo in the pecking order.
However, the return of Zinedine Zidane saw Marcelo return to favor and the signing of Ferland Mendy in 2019 saw Reguilon loaned to Sevilla (who are now coached by former Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui), where he played 38 times and scored three goals as Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and won the Europa League for the sixth time in the club's history.
The 23-year-old's displays last season earned him his first cap for Spain on September 6th as he started in his country's 4-0 UEFA Nations League win against the Ukraine.
The Spanish press also report on Wednesday that Real Madrid and Tottenham are also talking about a loan deal to see Gareth Bale go back to White Hart Lane, seven years after leaving the club to join Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old recently commented that he would like to return to the Premier League and said Madrid had blocked previous attempts to leave.
Any deal would almost certainly see Real Madrid continue to pay part of the wages of a player whose relationship with coach Zinedine Zidane has broken down completely in recent months.
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced the fourth batch of its Google for Startups (GFS) Accelerator programme with 20 startups who will receive three months of support from the network of internal and external mentors in India.
The fourth GFS Accelerator programme has not only doubled its batch size from 10 to 20 startups but also expanded the scope of the programme, to include startups that are using cutting-edge tech to meaningfully help India and the world adapt and move forward from the pandemic.
It comprises startups from key categories that require urgent innovation, such as workplace collaboration and connection tools, mental health and wellness, health-tech, fintech and agritech, the company said in a statement.
"GFS Accelerator's mission is more important in the present times when this ecosystem faces unprecedented odds. Hence, we aim to focus single-mindedly on helping startups tide over the next 18-24 months, when the effects of the pandemic will be felt the strongest," said Paul Ravindranath G, Programme Manager, GFS Accelerator, Google India.
The ongoing support ranges from access to Google teams, tech guidance on projects, machine learning related support, user experience and design mentorship, leadership workshops, networking opportunities at industry engagements, PR support and more.
The 20 Indian startups include Antwak, BharatAri, BlackLight Games, Decoder, Factors.ai, Foxy.in, Gram Powder, InnerHour, Leher, Lokal, Math Buddy, Mera Cashier, Mosaic Wellness, myHQ, Navia Life Care, Orowealth, Virohan, Wellthy Therapeutics, Womaniya, and Zee Auto.
Since 2015, GFS Accelerator has supported over 60 startups, which have collectively raised over $700 million in funding and played a key role in making India the second largest startup ecosystem in the world.
Since the start of the year, over 500 startups have benefited from mentorships and webinar content specially created by Google mentors and collaborators.
Earlier in the year, Google for Startups joined forces with its mentors and ecosystem collaborators to launch Emerging Stronger: Playbook for Startups to face the Covid-19 Challenge, a guide accessible widely to startups all over the country, comprising actionable tips for reducing burn and lengthening runway during the pandemic.