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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st May 2019

Review Of The Day 31st May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Patrick Roberts has agreed a new 3 year contract with Manchester City.

Dunfermline Athletic striker Andy Ryan has signed a new 1 year deal with the option for a further year.

 

Transfers

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts will spend next season on loan with Norwich City.

Stade Rennes have spent over £13m to sign former Watford and AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang from Torino.

Accrington Stanley have signed Joe Pritchard on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers.

Aston Villa striker Harvey Knibbs has dropped down to League Two to sign for Cambridge United on a free.

Middlesbrough have released Stewart Downing, John Obi Mikel, Dimi Konstantopoulos and Andy Lonergan.

Gary Woods and Ziggy Gordon have left Hamilton Academical at the end of their contracts. The pair were both offered new deals by the club but decided to leave.

Free agent defender Adam Jackson has signed for Hibernian. The 25 year old centre back had been released by Barnsley.

Released Swindon Town defender Olly Lancashire has signed for Crewe Alexandra.

Brennan Dickenson has signed for MK Dons on a free transfer from Colchester United.

James Clarke has joined Walsall from Bristol Rovers.

Dan Butler has signed for Peterborough United after rejecting a new deal with Newport County.

 

Hibs Quit Reserve League

Hibernian have withdrawn from the SPFL Reserve League stating: "We don't feel that the format best supports our wish to maximise the development potential of our young players. That is obviously a view shared by several other clubs who have made their feelings known, both privately and publicly."

 

Algeria Announce AFCON Squad

Algeria squad:
Goalkeepers: Rais M'Bolhi (El Etifaq, Saudi Arabia), Azzedine Doukha (Al Raed, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz FRA)
Defenders: Aissa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Mehdi Zeffane (Rennes, France), Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes, France), Rafik Halliche (Moreirense, Portugal), Mehdi Tahrat (Lens, France), Djamel Benlamri (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Youcef Atal (Nice, France), Mohamed Fares (SPAL, Italy)
Midfielders: Haris Belkebla (Brest, France), Ismail Bennacer (Empoli, Italy), Mehdi Abeid (Dijon, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasary, Turkey), Adlene Guedioura (Nottingham Forest, England), Hicham Boudaoui (Paradou)
Forwards: Adam Ounas (Naples, Italy), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Islam Slimani (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Yacine Brahimi (Porto, Portugal), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Youcef Belaili (Esperance Tunisia)

 

Tebas Denies Racism Accusations

After La Liga president Javier Tebas hit out at Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain and suggested they should be kicked out of the Champions League for being like Real Madrid, the "playthings of a state", City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said of his comments that there is "something deeply wrong in bringing ethnicity into the conversation". Tebas has now responded by denying he was being racist saying: "Anyone who knows me knows perfectly that I am not racist. Two of my grandchildren are Arabic, and one is called Nasser." He sounds just like that racist bloke we all know that, when called out for making a racist comment always responds by saying he can't be racist because he has 'a black friend'.

 

Former Arsenal Midfielder Gets China Call Up

Beijing Guoan's former England youth international Nico Yennaris has become the first foreign-born player to get called up by the Chinese national team. The 26 year old, who previously played for Arsenal and Brentford, was also eligible for Cyprus.

 

Sanchez Begins Acting Career

Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez has shot his first film, which is titled Mi Amigo Alexis. Sanchez told Chilean radio: "It's different from playing soccer. There, you are not worried about the cameras. I am a perfectionist and I want things to go well. In the end, I was relaxed and happy and it came out natural."

 

Norwegian Youngster Scores 9 In U-20 World Cup Game

The son of former Norway international midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland, Erling Braut Haaland, has scored 9 goals in one match as Norway hammered Honduras 12-0 at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Poland. The 18 year old who plays for RB Salzburg, was born in Leeds while his father played for Leeds United. Despite the victory Norway finished just 3rd in their group, above Honduras.

 

South Korea U-18s Stripped Of Trophy

After South Korea's Under-18s beat China 3-0 to win the Panda Cup one of their players posed for a photograph with his foot on it, causing an uproar in China which led the tournament organisers to strip them of the trophy. The Chengdu FA, who organised the Panda Cup, accused the Korean players of "serious insult".

 

Spalletti Sacked By Inter

Inter Milan have sacked boss Luciano Spalletti as they lined up former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace him. Inter finished 4th in Serie A under Spalletti but it was not enough for the former Roma boss to keep his job. Conte was confirmed first thing this morning as the replacement.

 

Ramos Denies Wanting To Leave Madrid

After Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claimed that Sergio Ramos asked to be given a free transfer from the club to make a lucrative move to a Chinese side, Ramos has denied wanting to go. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says that he never wanted to go. Ramos said: "It is true that I have an offer from China on the table, I will not lie about it. My dream is to retire here. At no moment did I consider going to China. Yesterday I went to see the president to make everything clear. I told the president that I would never go to a team that could compete with Real Madrid. If one day I go then it is because I think my body does not allow me to give a high level. I am the captain of Real Madrid and I feel very loved and supported by my team-mates. I'm not looking to renew [my contract]. I am happy with what I have. People always think it's a strategy to earn more, but it's the opposite."

 

Prem Revenues Rise

According to Deloitte the Premier League's revenue is top of the big 5 leagues.
1. England's Premier League £4.8bn
2. Germany's Bundesliga £2.8bn
3. Spain's La Liga £2.7bn
4. Italy's Serie A £2bn
5. France's Ligue 1 £1.5bn
Despite the huge revenue England are still shelling out 59% of their revenue in wages, though only Germany betters that with a 53% paid in wages. France is at the bottom with 75%, while Spain and Italy both spend 66% of their revenue on wages.
The Premier League also tops the stadium attendances:
1. England 96%
2. Germany 90%
3. France 72%
4. Spain 70%
5. Italy 59%

Written by Tris Burke May 31 2019 07:08:33

 

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