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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th May 2019

Review Of The Day 28th May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Italian goalkeeper Alessio Cragno has signed a long term deal with Cagliari which runs until 2024.

Steven Caulker is continuing his Turkish adventure after agreeing a new 2 year deal.

 

Transfers

Young VfL Wolfsburg left-back Gian-Luca Itter is joining SC Freiburg.

Barcelona full-back Marc Cucurella is moving to SD Eibar for under £2m.

Former Liverpool winger Nabil El Zhar is leaving CD Leganes.

Torino's Brazilian left-back Danilo Avelar is returning to Brazil to sign for Corinthians for less than £2m.

Former Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is being released by CSKA Moscow.

Tony Watt is joining Bulgarian league side CSKA Sofia after failing to agree a new deal with St Johnstone.

Hiram Boateng is stepping up to League One to sign for MK Dons on a free transfer from Exeter City. Exeter will receive compensation due to Boateng's age. Coming in to Exeter is defender Tom Parkes from League Two rivals Carlisle United.

 

Morocco Call Up Record Breaker Hamdallah

After he broke the all-time record for goals scored in a Saudi Arabian season, Abderrazak Hamdallah has returned to the Moroccan squad named by Herve Renard for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Morocco provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: El Kajoui (Malaga, Spain), Yassine Bounou (Girona, Spain), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca), Abdelali Mhamdi (RS Berkane)
Defenders: Marouane Da Costa (Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Mehdi Benatia (Al Duhail Sports, Qatar), Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Abdelhamid Yunis (Reims, France), Noussair Mazroaui (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbache, Turkey)
Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi Arroussi (Al Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Youssef Aït Bennasser (St Etienne, France), Mbark Boussoufa (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Fayçal Fajr (Caen, France), Abdelkrim Baadi (Hassania Agadir) Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo, Italy), Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Germany)
Forwards: Nordin Amrabat (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hebei China Fortune FC, China), Khalid Boutaib (Zamalek, Egypt), Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes , Spain), Soufiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, Spain), Osama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Abderazzak Hamdallah (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia)

 

Johansen Acquitted

The president of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Isha Johansen, has been cleared of corruption by a high court in Freetown. She was standing for trial alongside SLFA general secretary Christopher Kamara, who was also acquitted of all charges.

 

Union Reach Promised Land

Union Berlin have reached the Bundesliga for the first time in their history. They beat VfB Stuttgart in a play-off after Stuttgart finished 16th in the top flight. Union are the 5th Berlin side to reach the Bundesliga and join Koln and Paderborn in being promoted from the second tier.

 

Dutch Squad Named

There are no surprises in Ronald Koeman's Netherlands squad for the Nations League finals.
Netherlands squad: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Ryan Babel (Fulham), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Marco Bizot (AZ Alkmaar), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Quincy Promes (Sevilla), Davy Propper (Brighton), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Kevin Strootman (Marseille), Kenneth Vermee (Feyenoord), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

 

Trippier Left Out

England manager Gareth Southgate has dropped Kieran Trippier for the Nations League finals.
England squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham).
Strikers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

 

Villa Return To The Prem

Aston Villa have beaten Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final to secure a top flight return. Villa lost out to Fulham in last season's final.

 

Newcastle Takeover Talks Confirmed

Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan's investment group have confirmed that they are in takeover talks with Newcastle United in an attempt to buy it from Mike Ashley. The Sheikh is a cousin of Manchester City's majority owner Sheikh Mansour. A Bin Zayed Group statement read: "We can confirm the representatives of his Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan are in discussions with Mike Ashley and his team about the proposed acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club. We view it as an honour to have the opportunity to build on the strong support, history and tradition of the club."

Written by Tris Burke May 28 2019 06:08:29

 

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