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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th August 2019

Review Of The Day 6th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Ghanaian winger Latif Blessing has signed a new deal with Los Angeles FC which expires at the end of 2022.

 


Transfers

Wigan Athletic have signed Welsh forward Kieffer Moore from Barnsley.

Villareal winger Daniel Raba has joined Huesca on loan.

Crystal Palace's injury-troubled Senegal left-back Pape Souare has joined Troyes on a free transfer.

Bristol City have paid over £7m for teenage midfielder Han-Noah Massengo from Monaco.

Guus Til has moved to Spartak Moscow from AZ Alkmaar for £16m.

Brighton & Hove Albion have paid £18m for French striker Neal Maupay from Brentford.

Swansea City have taken Aldo Kalulu on loan from FC Basel.

Croatian midfielder Milan Badelj has joined Fiorentina from Lazio on loan.

Leeds United's Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi has signed for Gamba Osaka.

Marseille have signed 29 year old Argentine striker Dario Benedetto from Boca Juniors for around £12.5m.

Alaves forward Ramon Mierez has joined Tenerife on loan.

Brentford have paid nearly £6m for teenage winger Bryan Mbeumo from Troyes in Ligue 2. Brentford have also paid an undisclosed fee for Southend United midfielder Dru Yearwood.

Liverpool have signed Spanish keeper Adrian on a free transfer from West Ham United.

Manchester United have spent nearly £80m on Leicester City's centre back Harry Maguire.

Radja Nainggolan has joined Cagliari on loan from Inter Milan. Nainggolan previously spent 4 years with Cagliari after joining in 2010.

Austria Vienna have taken Erik Palmer-Brown on loan from Manchester City.

Veteran striker Marc Richards has signed a short-term deal with Cambridge United. The 37 year old was a free agent after his Swindon Town contract expired and has agreed a 6-month deal with Cambridge.

Joel Rollinson, released by Reading at the end of last season, has signed for Stevenage.

Gary Cahill has signed for Crystal Palace on a free transfer from Chelsea.

 


Injury Round-Up

The curse of the ankle injury has hit Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth, who has been ruled out for at least a month. The Argentine was taken off during a pre-season match against Bayern Munich and Spurs say he will not return to training until September. The 21 year old is suspended for the first two games of the season anyway, but it leaves Spurs stretched for defensive cover at right-back with Serge Aurier injured and Kieran Trippier sold.

 


Barca Say There Is No Neymar Deal

Jordi Cardoner, the vice-president of Barcelona, has told Catalonian TV that there is no deal in the offing to buy Neymar Jr, but the player is unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain. Cardoner said: "As of today, there's no Neymar case, and it's complicated. We are passive actors. We know he's not happy in Paris and it's a situation that needs to be resolved in Paris. We haven't spoken to them. There is a lot of respect between the clubs and if there is a Neymar case one day, we'll talk. Today, at this time, it's ruled out."

 


EFL Trophy Changes Name Again

The former Johnstone Paints Trophy that has been called the Checkatrade Trophy for the last 3 years will have another name for the next 3 seasons. New title sponsors Leasing.com have signed a 3 year sponsorship deal for the trophy for teams from League One and Two, as well as 16 teams from category one academy sides in the Premier League and Championship. The current holders are Portsmouth, who beat Sunderland in the final.

 


Charity Appalled By Racist Abuse At The Weekend

Kick It Out has hit out at racist abuse at football matches after the opening weekend of the English Football League was marred by four reported cases involving players and their families. The sister of Fulham right-back Cyrus Christie was hit and racially abused and, at the same game, the opposing team Barnsley's Senegalese centre back Bambo Diaby was subjected to racist chants. Stoke City winger James McClean suffered what Kick It Out described as "unacceptable discriminatory abuse", something that he has been suffering for years now. Southend United's Jamaican striker Theo Robinson said that he was abused "in front of family, friends and their kids" at their match versus Coventry City, in Coventry's first 'home' match played at St Andrew's in their groundshare with Birmingham City. A Kick It Out statement read: "On the first weekend of the season, these incidents should be a reminder for everyone in football that racism and discrimination cannot be ignored. Clubs and the football authorities must be relentless in calling out this disgraceful behaviour, and be prepared to issue strong sanctions and education sessions to any supporter involved. Discrimination casts a shadow over football in this country, and we will not stop highlighting the problem while it remains rife in the game."

 


Dons Defender Hands In Transfer Request

Aberdeen's Scotland international defender Scott McKenna has handed in a transfer request after the Dons rejected offers from Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest for the 22 year old. Celtic, Aston Villa and Hull City have previously had bids rejected for the centre-back who is now looking to force a move through.

 


Cherries Forward To Have Swans Medical

Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge is having a medical today ahead of a loan move to Swansea City for the season. Surridge spent part of last season on loan at Oldham Athletic, where he scored 12 goals in 20 matches.

 


UCL Play Off Draw

Champions League play-off round draw
Champions path
Dinamo (Croatia) or Ferencvaros (Hungary) v Maribor (Slovenia) or Rosenborg (Norway)
Celtic or Cluj (Romania) v Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
Young Boys (Switzerland) v Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) or Copenhagen (Denmark)
APOEL (Cyprus) or Qarabag (Azerbaijan) v PAOK (Greece) or Ajax (Netherlands)
League path
Basel (Switzerland) or LASK (Austria) v Bruges (Belgium) or Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine)
Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) or Olympiakos (Greece) v Krasnodar (Russia) or Porto (Portugal)
Matches to be played on 20/21 and 27/28 August

 


MLS Star Calls For End To Gun Violence Mid-Game

The captain of Philadelphia Union Alejandro Bedoya has used his goal celebration, after scoring in his team's 5-1 win over DC United, to call on US Congree to "end gun violence". The former Rangers player scored in the opening minutes and shouted into a pitch-side microphone, "Congress, do something now. End gun violence." Bedoya said after the game: "To see that happen again, it's absurd, I am not going to sit idly and watch this stuff and not say something. Before I'm an athlete and a soccer player, I am a human being, first. I have got kids - I can't be the only one feeling the same way. Something has got to be done, it has got to the point where we have become numb to it, that is a big problem."

Written by Tris Burke August 06 2019 06:17:13

 

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