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Football News: Review Of The Day 16th July 2019

Review Of The Day 16th July 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has agreed a new 5 year deal.

Aidan McGeady has signed a 1 year contract extension with Sunderland, taking his current deal to the end of the 2020/21 season.

Polish goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.

 

Transfers

Granada have signed Portugese centre back Domingos Duarte from Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Funso Ojo has signed for Aberdeen from Scunthorpe United for just over £100,000.

Espanyol have paid nearly £10m for Argentinian left winger Matias Vargas from Velez Sarsfield.

Nick Blackman has made a free transfer move to Maccabi Tel Aviv from Derby County.

Ascoli have taken Italian forward Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo on loan.

Much desired Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez has chosen Valencia in a £13m move from Celta de Vigo. Going in the opposite direction is Spanish striker Santi Mina.

Japanese midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has made a free transfer move to Deportivo La Coruna from Getafe. Leaving Depor is Quique, who has signed for Eibar for just under £3m.

Girondins Bordeaux have paid just under £2m South Korean forward Ui-jo Hwang from Gamba Osaka.

LOSC Lille have paid over £5m for Brazilian goalkeeper Leo from Rio Ave.

Verona have taken Emmanuel Badu on loan from Udinese.

Plymouth Argyle midfielder Yann Songo'o has made a free transfer to Scunthorpe United.

Newcastle United have allowed Joselu to leave the club and sign for CD Alaves.

Barcelona have paid around £1m for Japanese youngster Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers.

Scottish international Ryan Gauld has moved to Farense in the Portugese second tier from Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Everton have thrown nearly £9m down on injury-prone midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City. Leaving the Toffees is American left-back Antonee Robinson, who has signed for Wigan Athletic for just under £2m.

Stoke City have paid £4m for Huddersfield Town's former captain Tommy Smith.

Monaco winger Jordi Mboula has gone on loan to Cercle Brugge. Brugge have also taken Ivory Coast defender Kouadio-Yves Dabila on loan from LOSC Lille.

Monaco have paid over £12m for Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.

Zizou's son Enzo Zidane has moved to Desportive Aves in Portugal from Lausanne-Sport of the Swiss Challenge League.

Yann Bodiger has moved to Cadiz on a free transfer from Toulouse.

Celta de Vigo have taken Jorge Saenz on loan from Valencia.

Sassuolo have loaned Riccardo Marchizza to Spezia Calcio.

George Boyd has moved to Peterborough United on a free transfer.

Bari have taken Filippo Costa on loan from Napoli.

Sevilla midfielder Giorgi Aburjania has joined FC Twente on loan. Joining Sevilla for a fee in excess of £10m is Oliver Torres from Porto.

Granada have signed Roberto Soldado from Fenerbahce on a free transfer.

Bari have signed Italian midfielder Manuel Scavone from Parma.

Plymouth Argyle have signed Callem McFadzean from Bury on a free transfer.

Dean Parrett has returned to Stevenage after terminating his Gillingham contract.

Accrington Stanley have made a double signing. Fleetwood Town defender Joe Maguire and Leicester City midfielder Lamine Kaba Sherif have both joined on free transfers.

Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Amos has returned to Charlton Athletic on a free transfer. The 29 year old former Manchester United youngster had been on loan with the Addicks in the 2017/18 season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has joined Huddersfield Town on loan for the season.

 

Neymar Pushes For Barca Return

Neymar Jr is doing his level best to push through a move back to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, without handing in a transfer request and losing his 5% cut of the transfer fee. He is certainly not endearing himself to PSG fans with images of himself in a Barca shirt on InstaTwit as well as telling an interview that his best memory in football was beating PSG 6-1 while with Barca. Neymar said: "My best memory as a footballer? When we won against PSG with FC Barcelona. What we felt when we scored the sixth goal I never felt something like this, it was incredible. Best memory in the locker room? Ah, I don't know. Well, when we won against PSG with Barcelona it was completely... we all went crazy afterwards! I believe it was the best possible feeling for all of us."

 

Rami Suspended Over Game Show

Marseille have suspended Pamela Anderson's ex-boyfriend Adil Rami after an internal investigations into his actions. Rami was injured in May and told the club he needed time off to deal with a personal matter. The personal matter turned out to be an appearance slime wrestling on French TV game show Fort Boyard. Rami is being made to train on his own during pre-season as a punishment.

 

Exiles Lose Azeez

Newport County will be without their striker Adebayo Azeez for six months after he tore an Achilles tendon. Azeez only joined the Welsh club in January from Cambridge and suffered the injury in pre-season training.

 

Montero Faces Work Permit Issues

Swansea City's Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero looks certain to leave the Championship club as the 29 year old faces work permit issues which are unlikely to be resolved due to a lack of regular football in the last year. Montero is currently waiting at home in Ecuador for his work permit hearing but the Swans have not issued him with a squad number, making it clear they do not expect the jet-heeled winger to return. They do have a possible replacement lined up, as former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nathan Oduwa is on trial.

 

African Champions League Row Rumbles On

The mess that was the second leg of the African Champions League final is still unresolved as both finalists have lodged appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the decision to replay the second leg. Both Esperance of Tunisia and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca are claiming to be the rightful winner of the final and asking CAS to declare them as such and award them the prize money.

 

McBurnie Bid Rejected

Swansea City have rejected a bid from Sheffield United for Scottish striker Oli McBurnie, their top scorer with 24 goals last season. The Blades are looking to strengthen their side to remain in the Premier League, having won promotion last season and have already broken their transfer record within the last week. The McBurnie bid was double that transfer fee.

 

Bielsa Not With Leeds Side In Oz

Manager Marcelo Bielsa has stayed behind in England when the Leeds United first team travelled to Australia for a couple of pre-season friendlies and will be absent when they take on Manchester United in Perth tomorrow. Leeds have said the Argentine has stayed behind to work with those players who missed the initial pre-season work due to being away on international duty or being new signings, as none of those players have gone on the long-distance trip. Leeds captain Liam Cooper said: "Marcelo wants to work with the lads he has brought in and the lads who came back a bit later. They are doing the fitness work they missed out on when we were there. It is normal. We have an experienced group and we just get on with our jobs."

 

Investigation Exposes Ahmad Expenses Claims

A BBC investigation into CAF president Ahmad has claimed that he received two sets of expenses, claiming to be in two different countries at the same time during the 2018 World Cup. According to the BBC he has signed two documents, one claiming to be in Egypt and one stating he was in Russia for daily expenses. It is possible that he also received a third payment for the period from FIFA. FIFA's ethics committee and French anti-corruption authorities are also investigating Ahmad.

 

Serial Quitter Quits Wednesday

Steve Bruce has once more quit a job in management as he leaves Sheffield Wednesday after receiving interest from Newcastle United. Bruce only took charge of the Owls in February, despite being appointed in January, and has already walked out on them, like he has done to so many other clubs in his exceedingly average managerial career. Newcastle, when he does officially take charge there, will be the 11th club he has managed in a career spent walking out on clubs, usually after a good moan about lack of transfer funds.

 

Casillas Given Coaching Role

Legendary Spanish keeper Iker Casillas has been given a coaching role at Porto while he recovers from a heart attack he suffered just two months ago in training. The 38 year old had reported back for pre-season training as normal but will now "ensure the connection between the players, the coach and management".

Written by Tris Burke July 16 2019 07:03:16

 

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