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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th June 2019

Review Of The Day 8th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Former Hull City and Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani has signed a new 1 year deal with Royal Antwerp.

Norwich City have given winger Onel Hernandez a 4 year deal.

Ross Country full-back Sean Kelly has signed a 1 year contract.

Real Sociedad midfielder Ander Guevara has been given a 5 year deal.

LOSC Lille's Ivory Coast centre-back Kouadio-Yves Dabila has put pen to paper on a new 4 year deal.

 

Transfers

Cardiff City are releasing Aron Gunnarsson, Stuart O'Keefe and Kadeem Harris.

Chelsea have released veteran Portugese goalkeeper Eduardo. They have also agreed to sell star winger Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for an initial fee of around £90m.

Torino have paid just over £4m to sign Koffi Djidji from Nantes.

Argentine forward Nicolas Ibanez has joined Atletico Madrid from Mexican Liga MX Apertura side San Luis.

Tottenham Hotspur have released keeper Michel Vorm.

Manchester United have signed jet-heeled Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea City for a fee of just over £15m.

Napoli have paid over £8m for Italian right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Empoli.

Hearts have released French midfielder Malaury Martin.

Manchester United have released Regan Poole, James Wilson, Zak Dearnley, Tom Sang, Callum Whelan, Matty Willock, Matthew Olosunde, Tyrell Warren, DJ Buffonge, Callum Gribbin, Millen Baars, Josh Bohui and James Thompson.

Crewe Alexandra have signed winger Daniel Powell from Northampton Town on a free transfer.

Ashley Williams has been released by Everton.

Peterborough United have signed Niall Mason on a free. The defender was sacked by Doncaster Rovers in March after he admitted sexually assaulting a women in 2018.

Goalkeeper Tom King has left Millwall to sign for Newport County.

Portsmouth have signed James Bolton on a free from Shrewsbury Town.

 

Motherwell Reject Offers For Turnbull

SPFL club Motherwell have rejected bids of up to £2m for teenage midfielder David Turnbull. The bids came from Celtic and Barnsley but have yet to meet Motherwell's asking price, which their chief executive described as a significant fee.

 

EFL Introduce Rooney Rule

The English Football League have made it a requirement that clubs must interview at least one BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) candidate when looking to fill any vacancy related to the first-team, including manager. An EFL statement read: "That commitment has now been formalised with the introduction of a new regulation ensuring that the principle of providing more opportunities to BAME candidates is mandatory when clubs consider multiple applicants for a role."

 

QPR Gift Stadium Naming Rights To Charity

Queens Park Rangers have renamed their Loftus Road stadium The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for next season. Kiyan Prince was in the QPR's youth academy until being killed in May 2006 at the age of 15. The foundation was set up by his father Mark to educate young people about the consequences of knife crime. There have been 36 fatal stabbings in London so far this year.

 

Coventry To Play In Brum

Coventry City will play their home games at Birmingham City's St Andrew's ground next season after failing to agree terms to remain at the Ricoh Arena. A Coventry statement read: "We know full well that this is a very sad day for Coventry City and Sky Blues supporters. This decision was our last resort and was made to ensure the club can fulfil its fixtures next season. We are incredibly disappointed and extremely frustrated that continuing differences between our owners Sisu and Wasps, and also Coventry City Council, could not be set aside to allow for a deal to play the club's home games at the Ricoh Arena. The Ricoh Arena is the stadium built to be the football club's home, and our fans should be able to watch their team play in the city that we are proud to represent. However, in order for a deal to be agreed between landlord and tenant, the conditions for the deal need to be deliverable by the tenant. What the landlord requested of CCFC's owners and ultimately, the club, was simply not deliverable."

 

Dons Aim For Private Status

Aberdeen FC are looking to turn the club back into a private limited company from a public limited company. Chairman Stewart Milne believes it could release funds for the club saying: "This change will facilitate investment in the club by way of share subscription. This will allow a currently proposed investment of £2m to proceed and increase our ability to attract further investment in the future."

 

Four Ajax Fans Jailed

Marvin Kerkhof, Stefan Tromp, Fahd Amri and Boy Patrick Calvin Fuchs have all been jailed over violence between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax fans after the quartet threw concrete slabs at Spurs fans. Three police officers who attempted to break up the brawl on Tottenham High Road were injured as glass bottles, bricks and concrete slabs were thrown about. One man was hit on the head by a bottle and suffered a fractured skill and a bleed on the brain.

 

Mata Offered New Deal

Manchester United have offered Spanish midfielder Juan Mata a new contract. The 31 year old joined Man Utd from Chelsea in 2014 and has made over 200 appearances since joining.

 

Boa-Morte Joins Everton

Former West Ham United, Fulham and Arsenal winger Luis Boa-Morte has taken up the role of assistant manager at Everton. The former Portugese international will work under compatriot Marco Silva after leaving Maccabi Haifa to take up the role. Everton have also offered a new 1 year contract to Leighton Baines.

 

Yennaris First Foreign-Born To Play For China

Former Arsenal and Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris has become the first foreign-born player to represent China. Tennaris was born in London to a Chinese mother and joined Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan at the start of this year. The 26 year former England youth international started in a 2-0 win over the Philippines.

 

Ozil Gifts Surgeries

Mesut Ozil and his wife-to-be are funding the surgery of 1,000 children in need instead of receiving wedding gifts from guests at their wedding. Ozil aslso donated his winnings from the 2014 World Cup, thought to be almost a quarter of a million pounds, to pay for 23 Brazilian children to have surgery. Ozil said: "Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for tomorrow's wedding. As a professional footballer I am in a fortunate and privileged position. However, I invite everyone who is willing and able to help to support a very special project close to both of our hearts. Amine and I will bear the expenses for surgeries of 1,000 children in need."

 

Chelsea Appeal Transfer Ban

Chelsea have appealed against their two-window transfer ban from FIFA. After failing with an appeal to FIFA, the Blues have taken their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). They have not requested the ban to be lifted while CAS considers the case, though previously clubs have been allowed to make transfers up until an appeal was heard.

Written by Tris Burke June 08 2019 05:55:03

 

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