company representative in Nigeria .

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INSTALLATION ACTIVITIES

To be UFR Contractor’s focal point for day to day activity onboard the installation vessel.

In a narrow coordination with the UFR Installation team the candidate shall:

Supervise that the agreed procedures are respected during all the offshore presence of the installation vessel on site, mainly for the following activities performed onboard the vessel by URF Contractor:

o Supply / Barge activities alongside or at close vicinity of the vessel

o Transfer of equipment onboard the vessel

o Deck operations

o Lifting, overboarding, lowering and landing of subsea structures

o Subsea ROV works

Ensure that any modification of the agreed procedure is covered by the Management Of Change agreed process

Sign in due time and when satisfactory preparation level has been achieved each specific Ready For Installation certificate.

Communicate with onshore support to:

o Plan the coming operations

o Mobilise offshore relevant personnel from other packages (i.e. SPS & Umbilical Contractor Personnel)

Communicate, in accordance with the defined project procedures, with company Representative acting onboard other vessel(s) working at Site in case of co-activities or SIMOPS activities.

Ensure, when relevant, the interface onboard the vessel between MWS Representative and URF Contractor and ensure, in accordance with MWS agreed scope, that relevant MWS certificate has been issued.

Ensure that ICAPS are filled, signed and transferred to URF Contractor’s ICAPS Coordinator

Ensure recording of daily report activities on board and approves the daily report issued by contractor. This reporting shall include activities on board the vessel but also any other activities interfacing with his own activities.

The candidate will lead the COMPANY supervision team onboard the vessel.

HSE

The candidate is responsible, onboard the installation vessel, to ensure that company HSE standards are applied throughout the operations and participates to hazard assessments for any activity involving the vessel.

The company rep shall lead the offshore team and shall demonstrate exemplary HSE behavior to en ensure all works on the vessel shall be conducted in a safe manner according to the Total Golden Rules, CONTRACTOR HSE rules and international and local regulations. He is the COMPANY’s focal point in case of an emergency onboard the vessel and ensures proper implementation of the emergency response procedures. In particular the UFR OFFSHORE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE shall:

– Regularly call meetings to remind and motivate the company and contractor offshore team of the HSE principles

– Ensure all meetings start with a Safety Moment

– Ensure all offshore works are risk assed

– Ensure that toolbox talks are conducted at the start of each shift and client Golden Rules are enforced for each operation

– Stop all unsafe acts onboard the vessel and enforce the authority of all his team members to stop unsafe acts

– Report improvement, anomalies and incidents according to the HSE management system on board the vessel and to the UFR HSE Manager according to the project procedures

– Not engage in any unsafe acts

PROFILE:

Sound background in Oil and Gas installations, marine operations and offshore construction.

Minimum 10 years’ experience in Design and Installation of Subsea / Deepwater Steel Structures or previous exposure to UFR EPCI projects.

Good knowledge of international structural design codes / standards and client general specifications.

Good organizational skills

Experience in leadership and team management

Fluent in English (verbal and written).

BOSIET certificate

Location : AFRICA

Rotation : 4 weeks on /4 weeks off

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Crystal Palace end away-day hoodoo with emphatic victory against 10-man Leicester.

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Leicester City 0 Crystal Palace 3: The Eagles are now unbeaten in seven after a second win in as many games

Christian Benteke put his penalty misery behind him to inspire resurgent Crystal Palace to their first away win of the season as 10-man Leicester were beaten 3-0.

The Belgian striker scored his first goal since May in a victory that came a week after he defied team orders by taking – and missing – a penalty against Bournemouth.

Another apology saw him set up the impressive Wilfred Zaha for a goal, with Bakary Sako adding a late third as Palace moved up to 14th.

Roy Hodgson’s men are now unbeaten in seven games and their cause was aided by sloppy Leicester, who had birthday boy Wilfred Ndidi sent off in the second half.

Vicente Iborra had a goal disallowed for the hosts, who had previously won four straight games, as they missed the chance to move within two points of the top five.

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Wilfried Zaha doubles Crystal Palace’s lead (Getty)

Benteke had been in the spotlight after missing the last-minute spot-kick in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth and he was keen to make amends but failed to pounce on Jeff Schlupp’s early cross.

Kasper Schmeichel also saved smartly from Ruben Loftus-Cheek during Palace’s bright start.

Buoyed by their late 2-1 comeback win against Watford on Tuesday the Eagles bossed sloppy Leicester and cashed in after 19 minutes.

It was a simple goal but a well-crafted one as Andros Townsend made room to cross for Benteke, who lost Wes Morgan to head in from 12 yards before celebrating with his fingers in his ears.

It was Palace’s first away goal of the season but owed much to Leicester’s slapdash marking while Schmeichel’s positioning was also suspect as he failed to stop Benteke’s central header.

Conceding at least woke the Foxes up and Benteke almost gifted them an immediate equaliser, heading inches wide of his own goal.

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Wilfred Ndidi is sent off for a second yellow following a blatant dive (Getty)

The hosts’ penalty appeals then went unanswered when the ball struck Scott Dann and it got worse for Leicester five minutes before the break.

Riyad Mahrez gave the ball away which allowed Benteke to stride forward, hold off the challenge of Ndidi and find Zaha.

The forward sidestepped Ben Chilwell and drilled low past Schmeichel for his fourth goal of the season.

It was a deserved half-time lead and one which Palace looked to build on – but Benteke miscued a header from Townsend’s second-half cross.

Mahrez, who had been poor, then forced Julian Speroni into a fine low stop but Leicester’s plans unravelled further during one madcap minute.

 

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Beggars carry device to accept mobile money.

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In China, smartphones and QR codes have become tools of the trade for beggars. If you’re feeling generous and don’t have cash on you, you can still whip out your phone, scan a printed QR code and transfer some money to the beggar’s account.

Local media have spread news of mobile savvy beggars in the city of Jinan, in China’s Shandong Province. They gather in areas popular with tourists, holding begging bowls that contain a QR code printout. Anyone with Alipay, WeChat Wallet, or some other mobile payment app can scan the code and make a donation.

One of the beggars, who caught the media’s attention, was reportedly a man with mental problems and the QR code he had was made by his family to help him. However, it appears that QR code begging serves other purposes besides generating income for people down on their luck.

According to digital marketing company, China Channel, many beggars in Beijing receive payment from local businesses for every QR code scanned by passers-by. The enterprises use these scans to collect people’s data from WeChat profiles, sell the IDs for some amount to small businesses that in turn use them for advertisements purposes.

Interestingly, beggars in the West are not that far behind their Chinese peers when it comes to mobile payments. A few years ago, professional beggar, Damien Preston-Booth, made headlines for using a mobile card reader and accepting donations via credit card.

 

Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles.

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Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious reform push in the conservative kingdom.

The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic gave details of the new regulations that will follow the lifting of the ban on the official Saudi Press Agency late on Friday. “Yes, we will authorise women to drive motorcycles” as well as trucks, it said, adding that the royal decree stipulates that the law on driving will be “equal” for both men and women. There will be no special licence plate numbers for female-driven cars, it said. But women involved in road accidents or who commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centres that will be established and run by women. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to impose a ban on women driving and its maintenance was seen around the world as a symbol of repression in the Gulf kingdom. Its historic decision to allow women to drive from next June has been cheered inside the kingdom and abroad — and comes after decades of resistance from female activists, many of whom were jailed for flouting the ban. Saudi Arabia has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women. Under the country’s guardianship system, a male family member — normally the father, husband or brother — must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities.

The Latest: South Africa leader notes ‘enormous challenges’

South Africa’s scandal-prone president says “we must attend to enormous challenges facing our movement” as the ruling party meets to replace him as leader.

South Africa Leadership Fight

Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa’s scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

President Jacob Zuma is addressing the gathering whose choice of leader likely will become the country’s next president in 2019 elections.

Growing anger at the numerous allegations of corruption against Zuma has weakened the liberation movement of Nelson Mandela.

Observers warn that if the ANC doesn’t repair its reputation it could split and be forced into a coalition government for the first time since taking power in 1994 at the end of white minority rule.

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4:30 p.m.

South Africa’s ruling party conference to choose a new leader is beginning with emotional calls for unity in the face of tensions that threaten to split the liberation movement of Nelson Mandela.

“Anything divisive, comrades, will not be allowed in this conference,” the chair of the African National Congress, Baleka Mbete, tells the thousands of delegates.

They have gathered to replace President Jacob Zuma, whose multiple scandals have led to growing frustration in sub-Saharan Africa’s most developed nation.

Observers warn that if the ANC doesn’t repair its reputation it could split and be forced into a coalition government for the first time since taking power in 1994 at the end of white minority rule.

3:35 p.m.

The fight to replace South Africa’s scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma has begun as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress meet to elect a new leader.

The reputation of Nelson Mandela’s liberation movement has been battered during the tenure of Zuma, whose second term as party president is up. The new ANC leader is likely to become South Africa’s next president in 2019 elections.

The two clear front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union Commission and Zuma’s ex-wife.

Voters are frustrated with the ANC as Zuma’s administration has been mired in scandal. Observers say the party needs to restore its reputation or it could be forced into a governing coalition for the first time.

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11:10 a.m.

The start of a crucial meeting of South Africa’s ruling party has been delayed.

Organizers say the African National Congress gathering to replace scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma now will begin at 2 p.m. (1200 GMT).

The reputation of Nelson Mandela’s liberation movement has been battered during the tenure of Zuma, whose second term as party president is up.

The new ANC leader is likely to become South Africa’s next president in 2019 elections, but observers say the party needs to restore its reputation or it could be forced into a governing coalition for the first time.

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10 a.m.

The fight to replace South Africa’s scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma is set to begin as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gather to elect a new leader.

The reputation of Nelson Mandela’s liberation movement has been battered during the tenure of Zuma, whose second term as party president is up. The new ANC leader is likely to become South Africa’s next president in 2019 elections.

The two clear front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union Commission and Zuma’s ex-wife.

Voters are frustrated with the ANC as Zuma’s administration has been mired in scandal and corruption allegations. Observers say the party needs to restore its reputation or it could be forced into a governing coalition for the first time.

Front runner and former wife of President Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Front runner and former wife of President Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa’s scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa’s scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

FILE  - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, takes a selfie at the end of the ANC's policy conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife, Dlamini-Zuma threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe. File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, takes a selfie at the end of the ANC’s policy conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife, Dlamini-Zuma threatens to split Nelson Mandela’s legacy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe. File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo former African Union Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, attends a ruling-party policy conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife, Dlamini-Zuma threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo former African Union Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, attends a ruling-party policy conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife, Dlamini-Zuma threatens to split Nelson Mandela’s legacy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

FILE -- In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)

FILE — In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela’s legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)

 

Funeral of Palestinian amputee killed by Israeli fire takes place in Gaza .

Wheelchair user Abu Thuraya was shot dead by troops during protests against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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The funeral has taken place of a Palestinian wheelchair user who was shot dead on Friday during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The death of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29, came as Trump administration officialsagain pre-empted negotiations over the disputed city’s final status in comments about the Western Wall.

“We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel,” a senior official said. “But as the president said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement.”

The death of Abu Thuraya came on the bloodiest day of protests since Trump’s controversial announcement earlier this month, with no sign of the unrest dying down. Photographs showed the body of the former fisherman being carried on a stretcher through Gaza City during his funeral on Saturday.

Abu Thuraya, who lost his legs in an Israeli airstrike in 2008, was one of four Palestinians to die in clashes with Israeli security forces on Friday in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Israeli military said it had fired “selectively towards main instigators” of the protest in which Abu Thuraya was reportedly hit, and that it was investigating the circumstances of his death.

The Palestinian health ministry confirmed in a statement that Abu Thuraya and Yasser Sokhar, 31, were shot in the head in Gaza during clashes with Israeli soldiers.

According to photographs and witness accounts, Abu Thuraya had been pushed to the fence in his wheelchair, before leaving the chair and attempting to crawl further forward.

Video footage from after he was shot showed him being pushed back, slumped in his chair surrounded by other shouting protesters.

Two days before his death he told a video interviewer that he had been protesting against the US decision. “This land is our land. We are not going to give up. America has to withdraw the declaration it has made,” he said.

The Israeli military said about 3,500 Palestinians had demonstrated near the Gaza border fence on Friday.

“During the violent riots IDF [Israel Defence Force] soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators,” it said in a statement.

A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the death of Abu Thuraya, who was a regular at such demonstrations.

In another deadly incident in Ramallah, a Palestinian wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border police officer before being shot and killed.

Nigerian troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families Unknown number of insurgents killed in 2-week operation in northeast Nigeria

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Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children.

The two-week operation netted the largest number of arrests of Boko Haram fighters in recent months in northeast Nigeria, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said. The operation included air and ground offensives.

The military said many Boko Haram insurgents were killed, but it did not give details.

Among those arrested were 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children. The women and children will be handed over to authorities of displacement camps after investigations, the military said.

Another 57 insurgents were arrested during a separate operation in another part of the troubled region.

8-year insurgency

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 20,000 deaths during its eight-year insurgency, which has spilled over into neighbouring countries and created a vast humanitarian crisis with millions displaced and hungry.

Human rights groups have expressed concern about the large number of women and children who have been arrested in the fight against Boko Haram, saying most of those detained have been picked up at random and without reasonable suspicion.

In an effort relieve overcrowded military detention facilities, Nigeria’s government in October began the trials of more than 1,600 suspected Boko Haram members behind closed doors at a military barracks. It was the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group’s history.

While Nigeria’s president late last year declared the extremist group had been “crushed,” leader Abubakar Shekau remains elusive and the group in recent months has carried out a growing number of deadly suicide bombings and other attacks. Many have been carried out by women or children who were abducted and indoctrinated.

Earlier this week, dozens of Nigerian state governors approved the transfer of $1 billion to aid the federal government’s fight against Boko Haram, signalling that the announcements of victory over the extremists had come too soon.

Boko Haram: Troops capture 167, profile 240 wives, children of terrorists in Borno.

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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have intensified the ongoing offensive on Boko Haram enclaves in the Islands around the Lake Chad region.

The offensive which commenced about two weeks ago with coordinated air and artillery bombardments on Boko Haram enclaves while ground troops moved in to clear the areas, is yielding positive results.

A statement from Col Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole said, Several insurgents have been killed and 167 insurgents who were fleeing from the offensive have been captured by troops.

“Troops also extricated and profiled 67 women and 173 children who revealed during profiling exercise that they are family members of insurgents who fled, following troops’ offensive.

“Arrangement is ongoing to hand them over to IDP camp authorities after preliminary investigations are concluded.” The statement said.

Meanwhile in the past two months, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have sustained ongoing precursor operations and have conducted long range fighting patrols and ambushes seeking out and clearing BHT hideouts in Saada and Juwei in the fringes of northern Borno.

“During the operations troops intercepted and arrested 53 fleeing insurgents who have been profiled and are currently helping with investigations.

“Fifteen insurgents have also willingly abandoned the insurgent group, describing it as a futile struggle and have surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole within the period.

“Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to families and relations of troops as well as civilians who paid the supreme price in the encounters and callous suicide bomb and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks by the terrorists.” The statement added.

The statement also said that,while troops continue relentlessly in the ongoing offensive to decisively rid the north east hinterlands of insurgents, members of the public are implored to be more security conscious and vigilant in their homes, communities, places of worship , markets and other places of business to identify strange persons as well as any suspicious activity and promptly report same to security agencies.

FIFA threatens to throw Spain out of 2018 World Cup.

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The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference. FIFA Earlier in the day Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain had received “no such letter from FIFA.”

The issue centres on the RFEF presidency. Angel Maria Villar, who was also a senior FIFA and UEFA official, resigned after being arrested in July on suspicion of embezzling funds. Villar was replaced, on an interim basis, by Juan Luis Larrea, another long-time football administrator. Even though he is only a stand-in, Larrea has made clear he wants to see out Villar’s term, which was due to end in 2020. The Spanish National Sports Agency (CSD) has objected and that prompted FIFA’s warning, reported on Friday by the daily El Pais. “We can confirm that FIFA recently sent a letter to the Spanish FA (RFEF) expressing its concern at the current situation in the association and reiterating that, under the FIFA Statutes, all member associations must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in internal matters,” said a FIFA statement. “FIFA is in contact with the RFEF, and a joint FIFA-UEFA delegation will be sent to Madrid shortly to monitor and assess the situation in the association,” the statement continued. The RFEF and the Spanish government insisted on Friday that Spain would go to the World Cup in Russia. “I just can’t see that scenario,” Rajoy said at a press conference in Brussels. “I am absolutely convinced Spain will go to the World Cup, and will win.” Rajoy said Spain’s sports minister had told him the Spanish authorities had “received no official communication from FIFA but only a letter from a member of FIFA requesting a meeting.” He said his government’s attitude was “exemplary.” Villar was re-elected for an eighth term as president last May. He had run the RFEF for 29 years until his arrest on suspicion of creating a network of corruption in Spanish football. Last month, Luis Rubiales, the former head of the players’ union and an ally of Villar’s put forward a motion of censure against Larrea with the objective of becoming president himself. That motion is scheduled for a vote on January 16. At the same time, the Spanish cabinet, acting on requests from the CSD, demanded fresh RFEF elections because of irregularities in the vote last May. FIFA sees this as external political interference.

Mourinho won’t rule out January deals amid Griezmann & Ozil rumours .

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The Manchester United boss isn’t a huge fan of the mid-season transfer window, but is keeping an open mind about signings

Jose Mourinho has not ruled out January transfer activity at Manchester United but refused to be drawn on the prospect of making a move for Antoine Griezmann.

United were heavily linked with Griezmann during the last transfer window, with the 26-year-old hinting he would welcome the switch before committing to Atletico Madrid for the current campaign.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Atleti head coach Diego Simeone said it was natural his star forward would be allowed to move on , citing how Diego Costa and Arda Turan had similarly left the capital club for Chelsea and Barcelona.

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