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Football News: Review Of The Day 10th August 2018

Review Of The Day 10th August 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Southampton have completed the season long loan signing of striker Danny Ings from Liverpool with an obligation to buy next summer. The 26 year old's Anfield career was hampered by two serious knee injuries which reduced him to just 25 appearances in his 3 years at Liverpool.

Fulham's busy day saw them complete five signings on deadline day. Marseille's highly rated midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, a target for Everton at the start of the window, cost the Cottagers over £20m. A further £6m was spent on Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan, who will fill the gap left by the return of last season's loanee Matt Targett. Three players also joined on season-long loans, Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid, Sergio Rico from Sevilla (which is an odd one, not many clubs loan out their first choice keeper!) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah has arrived from Manchester United.

Everton also had a busy day, completing three signings. Bernard, a Brazilian winger, signed a permanent deal, he was out of contract after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk in June. Colombia international defender Yerry Mina has arrived from Barcelona, who have a buy-back clause in the deal, the Toffees spending in excess of £25m to get him. Portugese international Andre Gomes also came in from Barcelona, this time on loan, with a loan fee of £2m paid to complete the deal.

Teenage midfielder Domingos Quina has left West Ham United to join Watford on a four year permanent deal. There was a double signing incoming to the Hammers, in the shape of Spanish forward Lucas Perez from Arsenal for about £4m and former Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez arrived from Fiorentina.

Brighton & Hove Albion have made a double defensive signing. Former Barca full-back Martin Montoya has arrived from Valencia at a cost of over £6m. Oddly the 26 year old giant Dan Burn has been signed from Wigan Athletic for about £3m and then loaned back until January.

Huddersfield Town have taken Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier on a season-long loan with an option to make it permanent at the end of the season.

Swansea City had a bit of a clearout following their relegation with the sale of utility midfielder Sam Clucas to Stoke City for around £6m, forward Jordan Ayew has also gone out for a season-long loan to Crystal Palace and defenders Jordi Amat and Federico Fernandez also left. Jordi Amat joining Rayo Vallecano for around £1m and Fernandez has signed for Newcastle United for a fee of about £6m. Incoming to the Swans was Welsh defender Declan John from Rangers.

A double signing was made by Leicester City, with Freiburg selling them Turkish international defender Caglar Soyuncu for a fee of just under £20m and young Croatian defender Filip Benkovic has joined from Dinamo Zagreb for around £13m.

Two loan deals were completed by Cardiff City for midfielders as Real Betis loaned them Victor Camarase and Bournemouth sent Harry Arter to South Wales for the season too.

Midfielder Jordan Flores has moved to Swedish side Ostersunds FK on a loan until January from Wigan Athletic.

Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker has left RSC Anderlecht to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy next summer.

Australian international midfielder Daniel Arzani has swapped one City group team for another, as the 19 year old steps up from A-League side Melbourne City to join Manchester City, though Man City plan to send him out on loan for the season to Celtic.

Wigan Athletic have signed Josh Windass from Rangers and former Rangers striker Joe Garner from Ipswich Town.

Defender Donervon Daniels, a free agent following his summer release from Wigan Athletic, has signed for Blackpool.

Striker Andy Mangan has returned to Accrington Stanley after the free agent signed a one year deal. They also signed Middlesbrough keeper Connor Ripley on a season long loan deal.

Shrewsbury Town have spent an undisclosed fee to sign forward Lee Angol from Mansfield Town.

Frank Lampard has completed his 9th signing since taking charge at Derby County with an undisclosed fee paid to Scunthorpe United for midfielder Duane Holmes.

Winger Ryan Colclough has left Wigan Athletic after Scunthorpe United paid an undisclosed fee for him.

Lincoln City have signed veteran centre back Jason Shackell, who was a free agent, and paid an undisclosed fee to Heybridge Swifts for midfielder Joan Luque, after his trial with Lincoln earned him a move.

Defender Jason McCarthy has moved to Wycombe Wanderers from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

Gary Gardner has swapped Aston Villa for city rivals Birmingham City on a season-long loan deal, joining older brother Craig at Brum.

Macclesfield Town have signed free agent midfielder Peter Vincenti after the 32 year old was released by Coventry City in the summer.

Oxford United have made a triple signing with two midfielders joining for undisclosed fees, Tsun Dai from Bury and Jamie Hanson from Derby County. Winger Ricky Holmes has also joined on a season-long loan from Sheffield United.

Leicester City striker Josh Gordon has joined Walsall for an undisclosed fee. Walsall also clinched the return of midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, after the 30 year old left Forest Green Rovers.

Chelsea left-back Jay Dasilva has joined Bristol City for a season long loan.

Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele has left the club for an undisclosed fee to join Nottingham Forest.

Bristol Rovers signed two strikers on deadline day, with Alex Jakubiak joining from Watford on loan and Stefan Payne costing an undisclosed fee from Shrewsbury Town.

Everton youngster Callum Connolly has moved to Wigan Athletic on loan for the season.

England youth striker Lukas Nmecha has joined Preston North End on loan from Manchester City.

After his sacking for gross misconduct over social media posts, Anthony Gerrard has joined Carlisle United on a free.

Young defender Canice Carroll has joined Brentford for an undisclosed fee from Oxford United.

Accrington Stanley have sold striker Kayden Jackson to Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee.

Shrewsbury Town have signed midfielder Ollie Norburn from Tranmere Rovers.

Peterborough United have completed the signing of Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

Tom Aldred has moved to Motherwell on a season-long loan from Bury.

Birmingham City forward Nicolai Brock-Madsen has moved to St Mirren on a six-month loan deal.

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic has joined Atletico Madrid from AC Milan for a fee of around £13m.

Al-Ittihad have spent over £6m to sign a Brazilian striker with a proper Brazilian name, Romarinho, from Al-Jazira.

Striker Milan Djuric has left Bristol City to join Salernitana in Serie B.

Levante have paid a fee of £8m to sign Nikola Vukcevic from Portugese side Braga.

Spanish left-back Adrian Marin has moved from Villareal to Alaves.

Al Hilal of the Saudi Professional League have paid UAE side Al-Ain a loan fee of over £11m for a season long loan of Omar Abdulrahman.

 

Assistant Ref Suffers Head Injury After Being Hit By Drink

Sturm Graz have condemned one of their fans who was caught on TV cameras standing up and throwing a full drink at an assistant referee during their Europa League tie with AEK Larnaca. The official, Sweden's Fredrik Klyver, was hit on the head by the cup and suffered a gashed head which required treatment. The match was delayed by 24 minutes for his treatment before he was replaced by the fourth official. Graz apologised with the statement: "We are sorry that today we have disappointed many football fans. This damages the reputation of football and us as a club. We always try to see football as a positive celebration and to tackle these things exactly. Fair play is our top priority."

 

Vardy Signs New Deal

Leicester City have been boosted as England striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year contract with the Foxes. Will he still have his pace by then?

 

Spurs Create Premier League History

Tottenham Hotspur have created Premier League history by becoming the first team to not make a single signing in the summer transfer window so it was created in 2003, despite Pochettino calling for the club to be brave and take risks with signings at the end of last season. Now Pochettino is saying he is just pleased to hold onto players, despite the European window still being open, so players could still leave.

Written by Tris Burke August 10 2018 06:33:51

 

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