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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th June 2019

Review Of The Day 6th June 2019
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Hoffenheim's Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch has signed a 3 year deal.

Spanish midfielder Luca Sangalli has also signed a new 3 year contract but with Real Sociedad.



Spanish winger Jota and English midfielder Gary Gardner have been swapped across Birmingham. Jota has moved to Aston Villa from Birmingham City while Gardner has gone the other way.

Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been released by Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial's big brother Johan Martial has been released by Israeli side FC Ashdod.

Newcastle United have released midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have sent young Slovakian midfielder Christian Herc on loan to Czech side Viktoria Plzen.

Northampton Town have added a trio of signings to their squad. Free agent midfielder Nicky Adams and Alan McCormack have been joined by goalkeeper Steve Arnold, who was signed for an undisclosed fee from Shrewsbury Town. Adams was released by Bury and McCormack by Luton Town.

Aberdeen have signed striker Curtis Main. The 26 year old was out of contract at Motherwell and joins on a free transfer.

Following his release from Chelsea, full-back Fankaty Dabo has signed for Coventry City.

Defender Ciaran McKenna has signed for Hamilton Academical from Falkirk.

Cambridge United will have to pay compensation to Swindon Town following their signing of 22 year old Kyle Knoyle.

Sol Campbell has made his first 2 summer signings for Macclesfield in the shape of midfielder Jak McCourt from Swindon Town and forward Joe Ironside from Kidderminster Harriers.


James Prem Ready

With Manchester United in talks to sign Wales winger Daniel James, fellow Welsh international Joe Allen has backed the 21 year old to succeed in the Premier League. Stoke City midfielder Allen said of the jet heeled youngster: "I can only give you my opinion, I think he is ready for it. He is a level-headed lad who has huge ability and I am sure he wants to show it at the highest level he can. I am confident he can do that. He has had a great season. I remember even at the start of the year that was all the info I was getting from Swansea was that he had come on brilliantly. You go back to the start of the season and I don't think it wasn't that obvious. I think from the Welsh point of view, a lot of the lads knew him of course and knew the talent he has, but second half of the season he has been on fire there."


Bilic In Baggies Talks

Former West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has spoken to West Bromwich Albion about taking charge of the Midlands club. Croat Bilic was last managing in Saudi Arabia, in a role that lasted just 5 months before his sacking. The Baggies are looking for a replacement for Darren Moore, who they sacked because they believed he would not take them up, only to fail to go up anyway.


Celtic Make Barrowfield Plans

Celtic are to upgrade the facilities at their Barrowfield training base to allow it to home their women's and reserve teams. The new facilities will include a grandstand for supporters with refreshment stands as well as one of the largest indoor football arenas in Scotland. The first team will continue to be housed at Lennoxtown.


Johansson Passes Away

Former UEFA president Lennart Johansson has died at the age of 89. The Swede was replaced by Michel Platini in 2007 after 17 years leading European football, overseeing the transition of the European Cup to the European Champions League.


Blatter 2 Gets Second Term

Sepp Blatter's protege Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as FIFA president for a second term after standing without opposition at FIFA's annual congress in Paris. His predecessor Blatter was removed amidst a corruption scandal to be replaced by a man just like him in every way. Infantino said in his speech at congress: "Nobody talks about crisis at Fifa any more or rebuilding it from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals or corruption, we talk about football. We can say that we've turned the situation around. This organisation has gone from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be - an organisation that develops football and is now synonymous with transparency, integrity." Has he been living in a bubble or just become so adept at lying that he does it automatically? Is there anyone in the world that associates FIFA with transparency or integrity? Has he not heard the ongoing discussion about the World Cup being awarded to Qatar amid a potential bribery scandal? He is not just like Blatter, he is worse!


VAR On Big Screen

No, not a VAR movie, as 'exciting' as that may sound, but the news that some decisions made by VAR will be shown on big screens in Premier League grounds. Graphics are to be used to explain delays caused by using the system and video clips to explain overturned decisions will be broadcast when possible.


CAF Champions League To Be Replayed

The second leg of the African Champions League final is to be replayed following its ending in farce on Saturday. Esperance were awarded the trophy after Wydad Casablanca walked off when an equaliser they scored was disallowed and VAR was unavailable to check the decision. VAR had been used in the first leg but was not working when the second leg kicked off, though no one had told the players and a VAR system was in place on the side of the pitch. CAF have decided to hold the replayed second leg at a neutral venue.

Written by Tris Burke June 06 2019 06:08:15


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