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Football News: Review Of The Day 7th August 2019

Review Of The Day 7th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

PSV Eindhoven youngster Donyell Malen has a new deal running until 2024.

Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has agreed a 2 year contract with Marseille.

Midfielder Jonathan Hogg has signed a 2 year contract with Huddersfield Town.

 


Transfers

Nimes Olympique have paid just under £2m for Sidy Sarr from Chateauroux.

Portugese forward Lucas Joao has joined Reading for just under £5m from Sheffield Wednesday. Reading have also taken Pele on loan from Monaco and signed Rafael Cabral Barbosa from Sampdoria.

Athletic Bilbao winger Inigo Vicente has joined Mirandes on loan.

Bournemouth have paid a loan fee of nearly £2.5m for the loan of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.

Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe has signed for RSC Anderlecht in a deal worth over £5m.

Honduran midfielder Michaell Chirinos has left Olimpia on loan to join MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.

Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has moved to Stade Rennais from Reims for over £3.5m.

Montpellier have signed French full-back Arnaud Souquet from KAA Gent for around £2.5m. Leaving Montpellier is right-back Ruben Aguilar, who has joined Monaco for just over £7m.

Young Brazilian centre-back Tuta has joined KV Kortrijk of the Belgium Jupiler Pro League on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Birmingham City have signed Spanish striker Alvaro Gimenez for around £1.3m from Almeria.

Jason Puncheon has made a free transfer to Cypriot First Division side Pafos after being released by Crystal Palace. Pafos have hailed the signing as £the greatest transfer" in their history.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has joined Fulham on loan.

Brescia have paid just over £3m for Slavia Prague midfielder Jaromir Zmrhal.

Teenage Portugese defender Goncalo Cardoso has joined West Ham United for under £3m from Boavista.

Peruvian full-back Miguel Trauco has been signed by Saint-Etienne for a fee of under £1m from Flamengo.

Girondins Bordeaux have clinched the signing of Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal for £4.5m.

Belgian defender Sebastiaan Bornauw has been signed by 1. FC Koln for over £6m from RSC Anderlecht.

Stoke City have released former Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic.

Genoa striker Raul Asencio has joined Pisa on loan.

Edgar Ie has joined Trabzonspor on a free transfer from LOSC Lille. Going the other way for nearly £15m is Turkish player Yusuf Yazici.

Czech goalkeeper Tomas Koubek has joined Augsburg for just under £7m from Stade Rennais.

Walsall have added their 15th signing of the summer by bringing in Sheffield United's Caolan Lavery.

Matt Godden has joined Coventry City for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough United.

Ched Evans has signed for Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee from Sheffield United.

Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of goalkeeper Paul Jones, who was a free agent following his release form Fleetwood Town.

Kilmarnock have taken Liverpool's Canadian international forward Liam Millar on loan again.

Teenage midfielder Liam Burt has returned to Celtic from Rangers, who he had joined from Celtic's youth academy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have Azerbaijan international striker Renat Dadashov from Portugese club Estoril and then sent him straight back to Portugal for a season-long loan with Pacos de Ferreira.

 


Injury Round-Up

More ankle injuries have hit as Bolton Wanderers have suffered a double blow, losing defender Josh Earl just 14 minutes into his debut for the Trotters and Connor Hall for at least 2 months.

 


Man Arrested Over Racist Tweet

Nottingham Forest reported a man to Nottinghamshire Police for an alleged racist tweet and banned him from attending matches pending the outcome of any enquiries. Police are currently questioning the 29 year old on "suspicion of racially aggravated harassment". The Forest fan had directed the tweet at Derby County's Duane Holmes.

 


Hearts Say Pitch Is Fine

Despite pictures emerging of their new £1m hybrid pitch showing large swathes of discoloured grass and a game at home on Saturday against Ross County, Heart of Midlothian have claimed their pitch is ready for "elite-level football". Though I am not sure how that is relevant as they play in the SPFL, so nowhere near "elite-level". Tynecastle hosted the opening concert of the Edinburgh Festival, which looks to have damaged the pitch but Hearts said: "The de-rigging of the event was completed on schedule. Our pitch consultants, STRI Group, were contracted to advise and manage the pitch protection process on our behalf, working throughout with our own groundstaff. We have always known that the event would have an impact on the aesthetics of the pitch - however, there would be no impact on its playability. Indeed, as we expected, independent testing carried out post-event has revealed that the traction (or stability of the pitch) is well within the acceptable parameters for elite-level football and the pitch firmness is optimal for play. In short, there have been no unforeseen issues relating to the pitch and the first team will train on it, as usual, on Friday."

 


Naysmith Takes Manager Role To Manage 1 Player

Staying with Hearts and they have appointed former player Gary Naysmith as loan manager of the club. He was recently sacked by Championship outfit Queen of the South as he managed them to a finish in the relegation play-off places last season. Hearts have just one player on loan, Bulgarian defender Alex Petkov.

 


Romanians To Play Behind Closed Doors

Universitatea Craiova will have to play their next two home games behind closed doors due to a referee being hit by an object thrown from the crowd. They have also been fined £55,000 and given a 3rd game suspended for 2 years. They are also facing charges over racist behaviour, crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks and insufficient organisation. Their opponents Honved have also been charged with racist behaviour, crowd disturbances and improper conduct of the team.

 


Rooney Set For Return To English Game

Derby County are signing Wayne Rooney as a player-coach in January. The 33 year old is currently playing in Major League Soccer for DC United and Derby have confirmed that he is mainly signing as a player.

Written by Tris Burke August 07 2019 06:22:47

 

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