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Football News: Review Of The Day 13th June 2019

Review Of The Day 13th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Watford have given Craig Cathcart a new 4 year deal.

Luca Cigarini has a new 1 year contract at Cagliari.

Adebayo Akinfenwa, the self-styled strongest footballer in the world, has signed a new one year deal with Wycombe Wanderers.

 

Transfers

Ferland Mendy has joined Real Madrid from Olympique Lyon for a fee of over £40m.

Levante have played under £2m to sign Spanish striker Sergio Leon from Real Betis.

Andy Delort has signed for Montpellier from Toulouse. French left-back Morgan Poaty has left Montpellier to join Guingamp. Toulouse have also sold Clement Michelin to Lens.

Real Sociedad have paid Borussia Dortmund just under £6m for Alexander Isak.

Josh Hare has joined Bristol Rovers on a free transfer from National League side Eastleigh.

Manchester United have signed Daniel James from Swansea City for a fee of around £15m initially.

 

Woody Set For Boro

Jonathan Woodgate is expected to be named as the new manager of Middlesbrough, where he has been working as a first team coach. The 39 year old has been coaching at the club since 2017. Robbie Keane has confirmed that he has been in talks with the club about an assistant manager's role with the north east club. Keane told reporters at the Republic of Ireland camp: "They want me to come in as assistant manager and it's up to me to think about it. It won't affect me here, which is key. I spoke to Mick McCarthy about it and said under no circumstances would I take it if I had to leave Ireland, and he was delighted with that. I've known Woody for 20 years and he's a good friend, but I have to think about it."

 

Cardiff Chairman Keen On Charlton Takeover

The current chairman of Cardiff City is in talks over a takeover of Charlton Athletic. Mehmet Dalman would leave his post at the Bluebirds if a deal is agreed with current Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet, who has been trying to sell the Addicks for a couple of years now.

 

Killie Install Standing Areas For Children

Kilmarnock are to become the first club in Britain to install a standing section for fans under the age of 16. Rail seats, fully funded by fans, will be fitted at Rugby Park in mid-September. There will be 158 adult rail seats alongside the 166 for children in the Family Stand, all paid for by the Killie Trust.

 

Aboubakar Left Out By Cameroon

Vincent Aboubakar, the man who scored the winner for Cameroon in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, has been left out of the squad. The 27 year old was out injured from September until returning to fitness last month due to a knee problem.
Cameroon squad:
Goalkeepers: Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands),Fabrice Ondoa (Oostende, Belgium),Carlos Kameni (Fenerbahce, Turkey)
Defenders: Collins Fai (Standard Liege, Belgium), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo (Montpellier, France), Yaya Banana (Panionios, Greece), Gaetan Bong (Brighton, England), Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (Kayserispor, Turkey), Dawa Tchakonte (Mariupol, Ukraine)
Midfielders: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, England), Georges Mandjeck (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz, Germany), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts, Scotland), Wilfrid Kaptoum (Betis Sevilla, Spain)
Forwards: Stephane Bahoken (Angers, France), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (PSG, France), Karl Toko Ekambi (Villareal, Spain), Jacques Zoua (Astra, Romania), Clinton Njie (Marseille, France), Christian Bassogog (Henan, China), Joel Tagueu (Maritimo, Portugal), Olivier Boumal (Panionos, Greece)

 

Imbula Angry At DRC Squad

Stoke City's Gianelli Imbula has said on social media: "It is with a mixture of sadness and anger that I write these few lines. It has been more than a month since I agreed to wear the Democratic Republic of Congo jersey. It's been many weeks that I have been preparing myself physically and mentally to be in the best condition to deliver my best form at the Africa Cup of Nations. But today [Tuesday] I was told early in the afternoon that my file was not up to date and that I could not participate with the Democratic Republic of Congo. At this moment I am very sad not to be able to participate with my teammates at this competition and very angry that I had believed it would be possible. I wish good luck to the team and I will be with all my teammates during the next CAN."
DR Congo squad:
Goalkeepers: Parfait Mandanda (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania), Anthony Mossi (Chiasso FC, Switzerland), Ley Matampi Vumi (Al Ansar Club Medina, Saudi Arabia)
Defenders: Djuma Shabani and Glody Ngonda Muzinga (both AS Vita Club), Issama Mpeko (TP Mazembe), Christian Luyindama Nekadio (Galatasaray, Turkey), Arthur Masuaku (West Ham, England), Wilfred Moke Abro (MKA Ankaragucu, Turkey), Marcel Tisserand (Wolfsburg, Germany), Beaudrick Ungenda (Primeiro Do Agosto, Angola)
Midfielders: Merveille Bope Bokadi (Standard Liege, Belgium), Chancel Mbemba Mangulu (Porto, Portugal), Paul-Jose Mpoku (Standard Liege, Belgium), Tresor Mputu (TP Mazembe), Youssouf Mulumbu (Kilmanarnock, Scotland), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham city, England)
Forwards: Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough, England), Cederic Bakambu (Beijing Guoan, China), Yannick Bolasie (Everton, England), Jonathan Bolingi Mpangi (Antwerp, Belgium), Elia Lina Meschack (TP Mazembe), Chadrac Akolo (Stuttgart, Germany)

 

Belkebla Dropped

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has dropped Haris Belkebla from the AFCON squad for disciplinary reasons. An Algerian Football Federation statement read: "The national team coach Djamel Belmadi has decided to exclude Algeria midfielder Haris Belkebla from the Africa Cup of Nations training camp. The coach's decision was to maintain discipline within the group, which he considers paramount." Belkebla had exposed his backside during a live stream of an online game and the video footage had shown up on social media. Belkebla said: "I would like to apologise to you. Of course I did not think I was live on a social network, however, what I did was out of order and has no place in a gathering of such importance. I do not seek to make excuses for myself because I made a mistake and I am paying the price immediately with my exclusion from the national team. I am broken-hearted but it is a legitimate punishment by Algerian football governing bodies. Of course I do not hold a grudge against anyone except myself for disappointing and hurting you. I simply ask you to not hold this against my family, who have raised me with far more noble values ​​than what I displayed. My values are a lot much closer to the values ​​of our country. To all the fans, the federation, the staff, the players, my family and the coach Mr. Belmadi, I apologise and ask for your forgiveness. To my teammates, the dream stops here for me, but I hope to celebrate while watching you lift the Cup. Long live Algeria."

 

Burgess Sacked By Arsenal

Arsenal have sacked their director of high performance Darren Burgess after 2 years with the club. Burgess, who was previously head of fitness and conditioning at Liverpool between 2010 and 2012, was sacked following the defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final. Burgess was one of a number of people brought in to ease the transition from the Arsene Wenger era.

 

Hughes Retires

Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes has hung up his boots following the country's 1-0 win in Euro 2020 qualifiers in Belarus. The 39 year old won 112 caps following his international debut in 1998. Hughes had originally retired from international football back in 2011 but was persuaded to return by Michael O'Neill when he took charge.

 

Raiola Ban Lifted

Mino Raiola has had his 3 month worldwide ban from football activity suspended pending an appeal. Raiola was banned by the Italian Football Federation, with FIFA then extending the ban worldwide, but he has appealed to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.

 

Bhoys Agree Turnbull Fee

Motherwell have agreed a £3m fee with Celtic for midfielder David Turnbull. Motherwell had rejected bids of £2m from Celtic and Barnsley for the teenager, who was named Scottish Football Writers' young player of the year.

Written by Tris Burke June 13 2019 06:40:52

 

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