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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th August 2019

Review Of The Day 8th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Ajax's Brazilian winger David Neres has signed a 4 year deal.

Experienced Racing Lens keeper Jean-Louis Leca has put pen to paper on a 2 year contract.

Leicester City have given Layton Ndukwu a 2 year deal.

 


Transfers

Nottingham Forest have added another keeper to their ranks with the nearly £2m signing of Brice Samba from Caen. The Tricky Trees have also signed right-back Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal.

Reading have paid over £7m for Romanian forward George Puscas from Inter Milan.

Everton have spent £2.25m on a loan fee for Monaco right back Djibril Sidibe. The Toffees have an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Manchester City and Juventus have been involved in a swap deal of sort. Brazilian full-back Danilo has joined Juventus for around £33.3m, while going the other way is Portugese full-back Joao Cancelo for around £58.5m.

Hulk's little brother Scott Hogan has joined Stoke City on loan from Aston Villa.

West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen has joined Charlton Athletic on loan.

Major League Soccer side DC United have spent around £2m on Norwegian forward Ola Kamara from Shenzhen. DC have also signed Emmanuel Boateng from LA Galaxy for around £225,000. Also joined the American capital side is Felipe Martins from Vancouver Whitecaps.

Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, who spent last season on loan with Cardiff City, has made a loan move to Crystal Palace from Real Betis. Scottish midfielder James McCarthy has also signed for Palace, for a £3m fee from Everton.

AS Roma have sent Rick Karsdorp on loan to Feyenoord. Leaving Feyenoord is Jeremiah St Juste, who was sold to 1.FSV Mainz 05 for around £8m. Feyenoord have also spent an undisclosed fee on defender George Johnston from Liverpool.

Danny Welbeck has joined Watford from Arsenal on a free transfer.

Norwich City have signed Ibrahim Amadou from Sevilla on loan with a view to buy.

Branimis Hrgota has joined Greuther Furth on a free transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt. Joining Frankfurt is Paris Saint-Germain's German keeper Kevin Trapp for a fee of over £6m.

Bristol City have taken young Portugese right-back Pedro Pereira on loan from Benfica. Leaving Bristol City on loan is goalkeeper Joe Wollacott who has signed for Forest Green Rovers for the season.

Brescia have signed Giangiacomo Magnani on loan from Sassuolo.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips has joined VfB Stuttgart on loan. Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has made his 6th loan move away from Liverpool to join Mainz.

Genoa have taken Riccardo Saponare on loan from Fiorentina.

Besiktas have spent over £2m to sign Spanish defender Victor Ruiz from Villareal.

AC Milan have signed Brazilian defender Leo Duarte from Flamengo for a smidge under £10m.

Bojan Krkic has moved to MLS football and signed for Montreal Impact following his release from Stoke City. Stoke have also released Saido Berahino.

Layton Ndukwu has joined Southend United on loan for the season from Leicester City.

Middlesbrough have spent an undisclosed fee to sign Dutch defender Anfernee Dijksteel from Charlton Athletic.

Fran Villalba has signed for Birmingham City on a free transfer from Valencia.

 


Injury Round-Up

Ankle injuries are almost becoming a plague this summer. Hibernian defender Tom James is the latest to be ruled out with one. Hibs have refused to confirm how long the 23 year old will be out for, merely saying he is set for "several weeks" on the sidelines.

 


Trotters Postpone Ticket Sales

Tickets for Bolton Wanderers first home game of the season against Coventry City have not been put up for sale, despite being scheduled to launch on Wednesday at 9am BST. Bolton's final home game of last season never took place due to the financial problems surrounding the club but Bolton have stated that the game is to go ahead. Bolton have not sold any season tickets for the season as they await completion of the takeover of the club by the Football Ventures group to take them out of administration.

 


Schalke President Steps Down After Racism Allegations

Schalke president Clemens Toennies has stepped down for 3 months following comments he made to a news conference. The 63 year old said that more power stations should be built in Africa instead of increasing taxes to protect the environment "then the Africans would stop cutting down trees and produce babies when it is dark." Toennies and Schalke have denied the comments were racist but acknowledge he "violated" the club's anti-discrimination policy. Schalke confirmed in a statement that Toennies would return to his role after the 3 month period is ended.

 


African Champions League Farce Sees Esperance Now Awarded Victory

Esperance have been declared the winner of last season's African Champions League, for now at least, after CAF overturned their previous decision to hold a replay of the second leg of the final. Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca have now been found guilty of abandoning the match. Wydad were also fined $50,000 for the abandonment and $15,000 for the use of flares and throwing of missiles by their supporters. Esperance were also fined $50,000 for the use of flares by supporters and have a two match suspended ban for excessive use of smoke and firecrackers hanging over their heads for the next 12 months. Esperance president Mohamed Meddeb was fined a further $20,000 and given an official warning for unsporting behaviour towards CAF's beleagured president Ahmad Ahmad.

Written by Tris Burke August 08 2019 05:28:36

 

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