Next Jiangsu’s Inter Milan links mean Gareth Bale could be Serie A boundGareth Bale is rumoured to sign for Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning on a 3-year-deal and earn $1.24m per week as he leaves Real Madrid. Reuters MadridJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 15:40 IST Gareth Bale is rumoured to leave Real Madrid for Chinese Super League (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBale is rumoured to sign a 3-year-deal with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu SuningGareth Bale could move to Inter Milan on loan from JiangsuZinedine Zidane had confirmed Bale would leave Real Madrid before the start of the new seasonGareth Bale’s rumoured move to Jiangsu Suning has become one of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window, but even if the Welshman signs for the Nanjing-based side there are no guarantees he will make his Chinese Super League debut any time soon.Reports this weekend have claimed Bale will put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Jiangsu and earn a staggering one million pound ($1.24 million) per week as he leaves Real Madrid following a six-season stint during which the winger has won four UEFA Champions League titles and the 2017 La Liga crown.But signing for the Chinese club does not guarantee Bale will take to the field in the Chinese Super League for Jiangsu when they play their first game after the country’s mid-season transfer window closes on Wednesday.Jiangsu meet Guangzhou R&F, featuring another former Tottenham Hotspur star in Moussa Dembele, on Friday evening and are well adrift of CSL-leading trio Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG and Beijing Guoan, who are locked in battle for the title.In contrast, the best coach Cosmin Olaroiu and his side can hope for is a fourth-placed finish, but Bale may not have to worry too much about Jiangsu and their domestic form.Suning, the electrical retailer who have owned the club since late 2015, are also majority shareholders in Serie A giants Inter Milan and the prospect remains that Bale could move to the 18-time Italian champions on loan.A precedent exists for such a switch, with Australia international defender Trent Sainsbury following the same path in 2017.advertisementSainsbury was signed by the club from Dutch side PEC Zwolle ahead of the 2016 CSL season as Jiangsu sought to take advantage of regulations permitting teams to field four foreign players, on the proviso one came from an Asian Football Confederation member nation. As an Australian, Sainsbury fulfilled that criterion.However, just days before the start of the campaign, a Chinese Football Association directive to scrap the Asian player slot left Sainsbury’s future in doubt and ahead of the following season the central defender shifted to Serie A on a six-month loan deal.The path linking the clubs has also been taken in the opposite direction, with Italian winger Eder joining Jiangsu from Inter last year while defender Miranda became Jiangsu’s latest recruit, signing at the end of last week after Inter annulled his contract.With the traffic flow between Milan and Nanjing increasing, the prospect of Bale running out at the San Siro rather than the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre remains a very real possibility.Also Read | Griezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach ValverdeAlso Read | I-League clubs not ready to hand AFC Champions League slot to ISLAlso 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
Dr Michael Virnig is the 2015 inductee in Metallurgy into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame, organised with Hatch as the lead sponsor. He is currently Global SX Technology Consultant at BASF Mining Solutions. His primary contribution in the advancement of the SX process was the development of various LIX® products. He coordinated several production and manufacturing processes from the lab bench to commercial scale and directed research projects which account for the development of an extensive range of oxime extractants for the extraction of copper, nickel, silver or gold – such as LIX 34, a reagent for the extraction of copper from acidic leach liquors, LIX 7820 and LIX 79, for the recovery of gold and silver from alkaline cyanide leach liquors or LIX 622N and LIX 622, two formulations for the extraction of copper from acidic sulphate leach liquors.The leaching of ores – such as copper, nickel or cobalt – followed by solvent extraction (SX) has been practiced commercially since the late 1960s. Since this SX reagent introduction, considerable research efforts have taken place to make solvent extraction processes more efficient, more selective and more economical. Virnig has been a strong contributor to the advancement of these reagent extractants for over four decades – with considerable success.From the beginning, his focus was the development of new SX reagents for the recovery of metals from aqueous leach solutions. He has been responsible for numerous programs which targeted the development of new SX reagents and applications and has provided technical support to customers at mine sites.Since his retirement in April, 2012 he has continued to work as a consultant in support of BASF Mining Solutions to the present time. As a result of his dedication and efforts, he is an inventor or co-inventor of 71 US patents and author or co-author of more than 30 technical papers on various aspects of metal recovery by solvent extraction and ion exchange technology in the mining industry.