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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th August 2019

Review Of The Day 5th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Dutch winger Steven Berghuis has signed a new 3 year deal with Feyenoord.

 


Transfers

Barcelona have paid over £16m for Junior Firpo from Real Betis.

Eibar midfielder Roberto Olabe has moved on loan to Albacete.

Everton have paid just under £25m for Italian teenage striker Moise Kean from Juventus.

Trabzonspor have paid a loan fee of over £500,000 for Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth.

Algerian midfielder Ismael Bennacer has signed for AC Milan for over £14m from Empoli.

Granada's Peruvian midfielder Sergio Pena has moved on a free transfer to Emmen.

Sparta Prague have taken David Hancko on loan from Fiorentina.

St Mirren's Greg Tansey has terminated his contract due to an injury problem, after he contracted a bone infection, osteomyelitis, which required surgery the club were unable to pay for. Tansey said: "Clubs have to watch their expenses; I was just unlucky it involved my surgery. Despite all this, I hold no ill will to the club and I wish them all the best for the future."

Club Bruges have confused me by claiming they had signed "one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League" but then announced Simon Mignolet from Liverpool had joined. Surprising move by Mignolet, who had repeatedly turned down moves last summer and again this summer due to teams such as Napoli being unable to meet his wage demands. Yet he has joined Bruges, who surely cannot pay as much as Napoli?

 


Injury Round-Up

Tottenham Hotspur will be missing midfielder Dele Alli for the start of the season as he struggles with a hamstring injury. The 23 year old missed the final pre-season friendly on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he will miss the opening weekend of the season as Spurs face Aston Villa. Pochettino said: "Of course we are worried. He's still so young and has had many, many hamstring problems the last few years. He has to pay attention to what is going on in his body, but we are here to try to help him. It is a minor injury. Only a few weeks before he can be available again and be with the group."

 


Swans Set To Sign Kalulu

FC Basel's jet-heeled forward Aldo Kalulu is set to join Swansea City on a season-long loan. The 23 year old joined Basel last summer but failed to score in 17 matches last season for the Swiss team.

 


Mahrez Left Out Over Doping Concerns

Manchester City left Riyad Mahrez out of the Community Shield due to concerns he could fall foul of doping rules after being given medicine while with his nation in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Algerian winger returned to City training just a few days after captaining his country in their victorious AFCON campaign. Man City manager Pep Guardiola said: "The doctors did not have exactly the medicines. Riyad called me just after being (crowned) champion with Algeria and said, 'I want to come back in 10 days, I want to play against Liverpool'. I said, 'You are more than welcome, it's perfect you come'. But we don't have what he took... about the medicine. That's why, for doping control, today was a risk because the doctors didn't have it. That's why he wasn't in the squad to play some minutes. Hopefully he will be back next game against West Ham and in the future everything will be normal."

 


Investigation After Killie Roof Collapse

Police Scotland and Kilmarnock are to investigate after the roof of a shelter protecting disabled supporters collapsed, injuring one man. The roof caved in as Rangers fans celebrated a late winner against Killie by invading the pitch.

 


Pep Makes Usual Poverty Claim

Every season Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola tries to claim that the world's richest and highest spending club ever cannot afford to spend like their rivals, despite having the most expensive side ever assembled. His latest moan is that he could not afford Harry Maguire, who has instead moved to Manchester United from Leicester City for over £80m. Guardiola said: "He's an excellent, top-class player. We were interested but could not afford it. United could afford it. He had an incredible World Cup. He's strong in the air, good with the ball and builds it up, he's so fast. He's young. Congratulations to United."

 


City Open Season With Shield

Manchester City won the season opening Community Shield on penalties against Liverpool, after a 1-1 draw in normal time in a surprisingly entertaining game. It was not just the entertainment on show that surprised, as the final pre-season friendly was fiercely contested with both sides having chances to win it before the penalty shootout.

Written by Tris Burke August 05 2019 05:54:04

 

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