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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th June 2019

Review Of The Day 11th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Brighton & Hove Albion have given Israeli forward Tomer Hemed a new one year deal.

Millwall have handed midfielder Ben Thompson a new long-term contract.

Striker Steven Davies has signed a new 1 year contract with Hamilton Academical.

 

Transfers

Stade Reims have released Pablo Chavarria and Marvin Martin.

Leganes have paid just under £1m to sign Juan Munoz from Alcorcon.

Norwich City released Steven Naismith and Yanic Wildschut.

Joe Newell has signed for Hibernian on a free transfer from Rotherham United.

Braga have signed midfielder Andre Horta from Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC for a fee of over £2m.

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny has joined Schalke 04 on loan from Everton.

Birmingham City have released Senegal midfielder Cheikh N'Doye.

Winger Anwar El Ghazi has joined Aston Villa from LOSC Lille in an £8m+ move.

Former Everton youngster Christopher Long is to join Motherwell this summer on a free transfer from Blackpool.

Striker Brandon Goodship has signed for Southend United from National League South side Weymouth.

Free agent forward Matt Green is joining Grimsby Town after being released by Salford City.

 

Iheanacho Dropped By Nigeria

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been left out of Nigeria's squad for the AFCON in Egypt.
Nigeria's AFCON squad:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Middlesbrough, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alexander Iwobi (Arsenal, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)

 

Bony Makes The Cut

Ivory Coast have selected free agent forward Wilfried Bony in their final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations this summer.
Ivory Coast AFCON squad:
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ali Badra (Free State Stars, South Africa), Tape Ira (FC San Pedro).
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham, England), Wilfried Kanon (ADO The Hague, Netherlands), Wonlo Coulibaly (ASEC Mimosas), Ismaël Traoré (Angers, France), Mamadou Bagayoko (Red Star, France), Cheikh Comara (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Souleyman Bamba (Rennes, France).
Midfielders: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz, Germany), Geoffrey Serey Dié (Neuchâtel Xamax, Switzerland), Jean-Michaël Seri (Fulham, England), Victorian Angban (Metz, France), Franck Kessié (AC Milan, Italy) , Ibrahim Sangaré (Toulouse, France).
Forwards: Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse, France), Nicolas Pépé (Lille, France), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa, England), Roger Assalé (Young Boys Bern, Switzerland), Maxwel Cornet (Lyon, France), Wilfried Bony (Unattached)

 

Portugal Lift Nations League

Host nation Portugal have added to their European Championship in 2016 with the inaugural Nations League after a 1-0 win in the final over Netherlands. Goncalo Guedes scored the only goal of the game in the second half as they scraped through to win. England needed penalties to get third place from Switzerland.

 

Another Pointless List

This time it is from the website transfermarkt, who have released a list of club spending since 2008. Though I am not sure what it is meant to prove, here is the top 25 spenders since 2008:
# Club Expenditure Arrivals Income Departures Balance
1. Manchester City £1.5bn 294 £414.23m 285 £-1,209.68m
2. Real Madrid £1.27bn 125 £676.04m 110 £ -658.3m
3. Barcelona £1.27bn 128 £675.71m 127 £ -658.48m
4. Chelsea £1.22bn 348 £812.9m 342 £ -446.88m
5. Paris Saint-Germain £1.11bn 160 £366.75m 159 £ -821.6m
6. Juventus £1.08bn 621 £699.85m 603 £ -426.05m
7. Manchester United £1.04bn 220 £387.84m 228 £ -721.35m
8. Liverpool £1.01bn 239 £714.1m 247 £ -327.06m
9. Inter Milan £786.29m 561 £573.11m 567 £ -236.87m
10. AC Milan £745.56m 461 £433.61m 459 £ -346.61m
11. Atletico Madrid £740.3m 203 £678.02m 205 £ -69.21m
12. AS Roma £691.01m 525 £662.02m 504 £ -32.21m
13. Arsenal £664.87m 210 £397.48m 212 £ -297.11m
14. Tottenham Hotspur £664.65m 282 £600.59m 293 £ -71.18m
15. Bayern Munich £660.6m 102 £305.46m 105 £ -394.6m
16. AS Monaco £614.98m 322 £837.04m 305 £ 264.74m
17. SSC Napoli £593.14m 384 £393.47m 363 £ -221.86m
18. Borussia Dortmund £561.92m 147 £584.7m 138 £ 25.31m
19. Everton £529.82m 208 £331.85m 197 £ -219.97m
20. VfL Wolfsburg £507.06m 217 £343.53m 216 £ -181.7m
21. Valencia £487.64m 205 £485.08m 203 £ -2.85m
22. Sevilla £443.48m 205 £532.55m 206 £ 98.98m
23. Genoa £426.02m 702 £517.64m 675 £ 101.8m
24. Southampton £418.6m 254 £369.66m 247 £ -54.39m
25. Zenit St Petersburg £406.08m 134 £225.56m 125 £ -200.58m

 

Turkey Upset Over Disrespect

Turkey are upset after their players were subjected to a lengthy customs search on arrival in Iceland for a Euro 2020 qualifying match, a search which took over an hour to complete. Added to that when players were being interviewed a reporter thrust a scrubbing brush in amongst the microphones. Iceland claim it took 1 hour and 23 minutes for the team to pass through customs, but Besiktas striker Burak Yilmaz has been quoted at saying it was a 3 hour hold.

Written by Tris Burke June 11 2019 06:31:39

 

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