Tottenham eye Roma’s £51m-rated midfielder Pellegrini as Eriksen replacement

first_img3It goes on to state that the Premier League club are “currently investigating how much it would cost to lure him away” from the Dutch giants.Ziyech is under contract at Ajax until 2022 and would therefore command a hefty fee.But his form has not just caught the eye of Spurs, with both Arsenal and Manchester United previously linked.3 Christian Eriksen is still to sign a new contract at Spurs and looks likely to go at the end of the season – if not beforeCredit: Reuters TOTTENHAM have reportedly earmarked Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as Christian Eriksen’s replacement.The Dane is out of contract with Spurs at the end of the season and looks set to leave on a free.3 Lorenzo Pellegrini has been earmarked as the man to fill Christian Eriksen’s boots at SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyBarcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with snapping up the 27-year-old.And according to Football Italia, £51million-rated Pellegrini is the man tasked with replacing Eriksen at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Spurs will have some negotiating to do – not only will Italian side Roma be desperate to cling on to him, but the player himself sees a future with the Giallorossi.The 23-year-old is only just back in training after recovering from a metatarsal injury.Eriksen has flitted in and out of the Spurs starting XI – and this has obviously been linked to his contract situation.ZIYECH AN OPTION TOOBut the player himself believes the two aren’t linked.Speaking to to Danish news-site BT, as reported by Sport Witness, Eriksen said: “I feel 100 per cent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me.”There is not that big a difference, except that I play a little less this year.”I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract situation and the fact that I haven’t played as many matches.”SunSport reported another option for boss Mauricio Pochettino is Ajax man Hakim Ziyech.According to 90min they already have a list of players to fill the void, with the 26-year-old Moroccan international “high on their wish list”.last_img read more

Crapo Fix Our Flawed Housing Finance System

first_img Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae GSEs housing finance reforms loans Securitization Sen Mike Crapo 2019-02-01 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News After making housing finance reforms a key focus area for the Senate Banking Committee, its Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo, introduced an outline for housing finance reform legislation.The outline, according to a statement by Crapo, incorporates elements of the various “plans and principles for housing finance reform that have been previously discussed by legislators, analysts, stakeholders, and thought leaders.” It highlights five points that would help create a more sustainable housing finance system, which includes:Private companies as guarantors for the timely repayment of principal and interest to investors of eligible mortgages that are securitized through a platform operated by Ginnie Mae.Changing the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) structure to run it as a bipartisan board of directors instead of a single Director to charter, regulate, and supervise the guarantorsUtilizing Ginnie Mae to guarantee timely repayment of principal and interest on securities that receive credit enhancement from guarantors that are approved and regulated by the FHFAPutting a cap on the percentage of all outstanding guaranteed eligible mortgages that a guarantor is permitted within a stipulated timeline as well as ensuring a timeline within which all guarantors are required to be fully capitalized after the enactment of the legislationReplacing the current affordable housing goals and duty-to-serve requirements with a new Market Access Fund which will provide grants, loans, and credit enhancements to address the homeownership and rental housing needs of the underserved and low-income communities“We must expeditiously fix our flawed housing finance system,” Crapo said. “My priorities are to establish stronger levels of taxpayer protection, preserve the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, increase competition among mortgage guarantors, and promote access to affordable housing. I invite my Senate and House colleagues, the Administration and all interested stakeholders to work together to enact this critically needed reform.”Additionally, he said that this proposal would create a more sustainable housing finance system that would not only reduce the too-big-to-fail risk posed by the current duopoly of mortgage guarantors but would also significantly increase the role of private risk-bearing capital while preserving the existing infrastructure in the housing finance system that works well. According to Crapo, this plan would also ensure the establishment of “several new protection between mortgage credit risk and taxpayers” as well as a “level playing field for originators of all sizes and types.””Protecting American taxpayers by ensuring the safety and stability of the United States housing finance system is a priority for the Treasury Department,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in response to the outline released by Crapo. “The outline for housing reform legislation released by Chairman Crapo is a productive first step toward that goal, and I applaud him for his efforts.”Supporting this outline, Michael Bright, President and CEO of the Structured Finance Industry Group and former Acting President at Ginnie Mae said that while the current structure of conservatorship had helped America transition from the crisis to economic growth, “A future state for housing finance should have clearly defined roles for who is taking on risk, private capital, or the government. It must also ensure that our housing market works for all Americans.”Eric Kaplan, Director of the Milken Institute of Housing Finance Program also applauded the outline saying, “Upon initial review, this outline has the potential to achieve many of the housing finance reform principles and objectives we support.”Additionally, Kaplan said that the outline was important in that it built up last year’s active legislative debate and “reflects the importance of maintaining serious housing finance reform momentum.”This legislation outline comes close on the heels of the White House’s announcement that it would announce a framework for “the development of a policy for comprehensive housing finance reform shortly,” and that it had not yet made a decision on any housing finance reform plan. The announcement was made within weeks of FHFA Acting Director, Joseph Otting’s remarks to staffers that the agency would be announcing plans to remove the GSEs from conservatorship soon. February 1, 2019 1,104 Views center_img Crapo: “Fix Our Flawed Housing Finance System” Sharelast_img read more