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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th August 2018

Review Of The Day 8th August 2018
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Review of the Day



Hamilton Academical have made a double signing. Congolese centre back/midfielder Delphin Tshiembe has arrived from Danish side AC Horsens, while goalkeeper Jacob Marsden has been playing in English non-league football.

Championship side QPR have loaned winger David Wheeler to Portsmouth for the season. The 27 year old has struggled to break into the Queens Park Rangers side since joining from Exeter City last summer.

Shrewsbury Town have splashed out an undisclosed fee to sign Lincoln City captain Luke Waterfall.

Following a trial spell with Accrington Stanley, Northern Irish forward Andrew Scott has signed a three year deal with Stanley. The 18 year old was previously with Maiden City Soccer academy.

Moses Adubajo has re-signed for Brentford, following an injury hit spell with Hull City led to his summer release.

Aston Villa have signed Norwegian international goalkeeper Orjan Nyland for an undisclosed fee of about £2.7m from FC Ingolstadt 04.

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Bryn Morris has joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan until January.

Conor Mahoney has joined Birmingham City on a season-long loan deal. The 21 year old is one of the five players Brum are allowed to sign under the terms for having their transfer embargo lifted. Another of their five is the return of former striker Omar Bogle on loan from Cardiff City.

Manchester City's England U-20 winger Brandon Barker has joined Preston North End on loan for the season. Barker spent last season on loan with Scottish side Hibernian.

Burnley have spent an undisclosed fee to sign last season's Championship top scorer Matej Vydra from Derby County. The 26 year Czech Republic striker notched 21 goals in the league last season. They have also added goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City for a fee of £3.5m. The 31 year old former England keeper will cover while Tom Heaton and Nick Pope are out injured.

West Bromwich Albion's teenage defender Dara O'Shea has joined League Two side Exeter City on loan until January.

Walsall have sold striker Amadou Bakayoko to Coventry City for an undisclosed fee.

Rangers have completed the signing of Croatian defender Borna Barisic after he impressed the club during their Europa League qualifying ties for £2m. The 25 year old left sided defender was part of Croatia's pre-World Cup squad but missed the final cut to go to the tournament.

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has signed for Fulham on a season-long loan deal. The 23 year old is Fulham's 7th signing of the summer.

Bournemouth have finally completed the signing of Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma. The 23 year old was an ever present for his country in the World Cup and joins from Spanish side Levante for a Cherries club record fee of over £25m. Levante have moved to strengthen with the £5.5m signing of Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich.

Swedish international full-back Emil Krafth has joined Amiens on loan from Bologna.

Juventus' Croatian forward Marko Pjaca has been loaned to Fiorentina. The Florentines have paid a loan fee of £1.8m.

Inter Milan have sold French winger Jonathan Biabiany to Parma for just over £1m. They have also loaned young Italian pair Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco to Parma as well.

Bayer Leverkusen have spent £900,000 to take Swedish forward Isaac Kiese Thelin on loan from RSC Anderlecht.

Danish winger Anders Dreyer has joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Esbjerg fB.

Aussie defender Trent Sainsbury has a new club following his release by Jiangsu Suning. The 26 year old defender has returned to Dutch football with PSV Eindhoven.


Ayr Reject Shankland Bid

A £150,000 bid for Lawrence Shankland has been rejected by Ayr United. While Dundee have admitted interest in the striker, Ayr have confirmed the rejected bid came from an English club. An Ayr statement read: "We can confirm that we have today received a bid of £150k from a club south of the border. Our board of directors rejected the bid."


Ayew Refusing To Train With Swansea

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew is closing in on a move away from Swansea City as the 26 year old refuses to train with the South Wales club. Last season's top scorer for the Swans kicked up a similar fuss at Aston Villa last summer in order to move on and join Swansea in the first place. Now he is hoping to force the Swans hand to accept an offer from one of the interested clubs, which include Fulham and Crystal Palace. Swansea manager Graham Potter said: "There's no further news on Jordan - he's just not been here. That tells you that he's not part of what we're trying to do, by his own actions. It's whether we can get a good enough deal for the club. Otherwise, that's going to be an interesting time for him."


Celtic Reject Boyata Bid

Fulham have had a bid for Dedryck Boyata rejected by Celtic. The 27 year old impressed as cover for Vincent Kompany in the Belgium World Cup team, against weak teams, after years of being extremely unimpressive for Celtic. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said: "He is a player that we don't want to lose. Yes, we have had a few enquiries and there was a confirmed bid by Fulham for him. We know he is in the last year of his deal. He has been a fantastic player for me in my time here, he had an excellent World Cup when he played. He is clearly a player of value and, at this point in time for us, he is very important and the club rejected that. At this stage it would be pretty difficult for us to sell him because there is not a replacement there."


World Cup's Oldest Player Retires From Internationals

Egypt's 45 year old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has quit international football after gaining 159 caps for his country. He has won 4 Africa Cup of Nations and saved a penalty in his one World Cup appearance in the summer. El-Hadary said: "After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves. I am very proud to have played with the national team in 159 internationals, participating in unprecedented achievements."


Bolt Keeping His Dream Alive

Former sprinting champion Usain Bolt is refusing to give up on his hopes of making a career in football. The 31 year old has had training spells with three professional clubs without receiving an offer to sign for any of them, but he is now set for a 4th spell in a 4th different country. After spells with Borussia Dortmund of Germany, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Stromsgodset of Norway failed to earn him a contract, he is now trying Australia. Central Coast Mariners will be, he hopes, a case of 4th time lucky. Bolt said: "I am very excited about coming to Australia. It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League. I always say that 'anything is possible, don't think limits' and I look forward to the challenge. I hope I can make a positive contribution to the club and look forward to meeting the other players, staff and fans in the coming weeks."


Usmanov Accepts Kroenke Offer

Alisher Usmanov is set to sell his 30% stake in Arsenal, after accepting majority owner Stan Kroenke's offer for his shares. Kroenke currently owns 67% of the club and has been locked in an ownership battle with Usmanov for years. The bid by Kroenke for the 33% of shares he does not already own values the club at £1.8 billion (yes that is a b).

Written by Tris Burke August 08 2018 09:52:04


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