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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th June 2018

Review Of The Day 30th June 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Southampton have moved quickly to fill the creative hole in the side left by the departure of Dusan Tadic by bringing in Norwegian international attacking midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi. Saints have paid FC Basel over £16m for the 23 year old.

South Korea's captain, Ki Sung-yueng, has joined Newcastle United on a free transfer. The 29 year old was out of contract with recently relegated Swansea City.

Scunthorpe United have picked up forward Andy Dales from 7th tier side Mickleover Sports. The 23 year old has joined for an undisclosed fee.

Mansfield Town have made a triple transfer swoop, picking up two for undisclosed fees and one on loan. Tyler Walker is the loan player, he has joined for the season from Nottingham Forest. Welsh international forward Craig Davies has arrived from Oldham Athletic and midfielder Otis Khan from Yeovil Town on undisclosed fees.

French midfielder Timothee Dieng has moved from one League One side to join another. The 26 year old has turned down a contract at Bradford City to sign a 2 year contract with Southend United.

Swedish striker Gustav Engvall has left Bristol City to join Belgian side KV Mechelen.

League Two new boys Macclesfield Town have strengthened their team with the season-long loan signing of young defender Fiacre Kelleher from Oxford United.

Andrew Tutte, following his release from Bury after four years there, has signed a 2-year deal with Morecambe.

Blackpool duo Kyle Vassell and Clark Robertson have moved to Rotherham United.

Nottingham Forest have spent nearly £3m on the signing of Algerian international forward Al Arbi Hillel Soudani from Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.

Tristan Dingome has stepped up from League Two side Troyes to League One's Reims for a fee of around £900,000.

Toulouse have paid £3.6m for French goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet from Dijon.

Colombia's World Cup left-back Johan Mojica has been signed by Girona for £4.5m from Rayo Vallecano.

VfL Wolfsburg have spent £9m on forward Daniel Ginczek from VfB Stuttgart. Going the opposite way on a free transfer was Daniel Didavi. Stuttgart have also spent half the fee on midfielder Gonzalo Castro from Borussia Dortmund.

Italian winger Mattia Sprocati has moved to Serie A side Lazio from Serie B team Salernitana.

Borussia Moenchengladbach have picked up Swiss full-back Michael Lang from FC Basel for about £2.5m.

AS Monaco's French international midfielder Thomas Lemar has completed his £63m move Atletico Madrid.

Ipswich Town have sold centre back Adam Webster to Bristol City for £3.6m.

Inter Milan pair Ionut Radu and Federico Valietti have moved to Genoa. Goalkeeper Radu has joined on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy, while Valietta makes an immediately permanent move, but with a buy back clause.

 

Carvalhal Rejects Sporting

Former Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has revealed that he has rejected the chance to take charge at Sporting Clube de Portugal due to a desire to return to English football. The 52 year old was offered the job following the sacking of Sinisa Mihajlovic after just 9 days in charge of the crisis hit club.

 

Andre Gray Faces Court In The USA

Watford striker Andre Gray has received a citation from police in Las Vegas after an incident in Drai's nightclub, where he is alleged to have hit a woman. Gray and another man, believed to be a friend of the 27 year old, have both received citation and are due to appear in court on 18th July. A police spokesperson said that one of their officers was approached at about 4:30am by a woman who reported that she had been in an argument with a man she knew by the name Andre Gray. The victim claimed to have had her hair pulled and been hit in the face by Gray, while the other man, named as Nathan Jones, is alleged to have tipped a drink over her and then thrown a glass at her.

 

Sampaoli Denies Messi Dictates Team

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has denied that Lionel Messi is dictating team selection and tactics, following accusations in the media that the team for the final group stage match over Nigeria was picked by Messi. It was reported that Messi was the one who made the decision to bring on Sergio Aguero as a substitute after video footage showed Sampaoli and Messi in discussion just before the substitution was made. Sampaoli has said that the conversation was "not how it was characterised. We looked at different options in an important game and had to make a decision. I was simply communicating this, saying we were going to use a strategy we had rehearsed to use more attacking players. It was a simple exchange I had with one of my players, that is all."

 

Durmaz Demonstration To Go Ahead After Fee Waved

An anti-racism demonstration in support of Sweden player Jimmy Durmaz, who was the victim of racist abuse following his foul leading to the goal which nearly eliminated his country from the World Cup, is to go ahead at the Kunstradgarden in Stockholm. It was originally planned for Sergels Torg in the city centre, but police denied permission for it to go ahead due to safety fears over ongoing building works in the area. Kungstradgarden was recommended as an alternative venue but the venue charges a fee of 120,000 Swedish Krona, just over £10,000 so the organisers were set to cancel the event, as they had no way to raise the money. Hearing about the event, Swedish players offered to fund the event, which is being organised by a group called Locker Room Talk, however the money was not required as Stockholm City have waived the fee for the event.

Written by Tris Burke June 30 2018 07:38:15

 

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