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Football News: Review Of The Day 10th August 2019

Review Of The Day 10th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed a new 4 year deal with Manchester City.

Brazilian winger Lucas Moura has signed a 5 year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Ajax have signed Hakim Ziyech to a new 3 year contract.

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has extended his deal until 2023.

TSG Hoffenheim's Austrian defender Stefan Posch has signed a 4 year deal.

Former Southampton defender Jose Fonte has signed a 2 year deal with LOSC Lille.

Augsburg goalkeeper Andreas Luthe has agreed a 3 year contract.

Argentine defender Victor Cabrera has signed a deal with Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact which runs until the end of next year.

Brentford striker Ollie Watkins has agreed a 4 year contract with Brentford.

St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark has signed a new deal until 2022.

 


Transfers

French midfielder Denis Will Poha has joined Portugese side Vitoria Guimaraes on loan from Stade Rennais.

Cagliari have paid over £16m to sign Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez from Boca Juniors.

Athletic Bilbao's young Spanish centre back Peru Nolaskoain has joined Deportivo La Coruna on loan.

Sampdoria have sent Croatian defender Lorenco Simic on loan to HNK Rijeka.

Livorno have signed Luca Rizzo on loan from Bologna.

Ajax have sold experienced Danish midfielder Lasse Schone to Genoa for over £1m.

Former Manchester United attacker Shinji Kagawa has left Borussia Dortmund to sign for Real Zaragoza for just under £3m. Also leaving Dortmund, for around £18m, is German forward Maximilian Philipp who has joined Dinamo Moscow.

Cardiff City midfielder Loic Damour has signed for Heart of Midlothian.

Fiorentina have paid £9m for Chilean midfielder Erick Pulgar from Bologna.

Former Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta has joined Amiens from Rayo Vallecano for less than £3m.

Napoli have lent Gennaro Tutino to Verona.

Espanyol have paid over £7m for Fernando Calero from Real Valladolid.

Besiktas have paid a nearly £500,000 loan fee to Guingamp for Portugese full-back Pedro Rebocho.

Saido Berahino has finally got his move away from Stoke City on a free transfer to Zulte Waregem.

Irish forward Andy Keogh has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Qadisiyah on a free transfer from Perth Glory.

Portugese defender Joao Quieros has moved to Willem II on loan from 1.FC Koln.

Birmingham City have signed flying winger Jefferson Montero on loan from Swansea City.

Angers have paid under £3m for Belgian winger Casimir Ninga from Caen.

Southampton have signed young defender Kevin Danso on loan from Augsburg.

Charlton Athletic have signed Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Beram Kayal on loan.

Macclesfield Town made 4 deadline day signings. Goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook left Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer to join. Three loan signings also arrived, Connor Kirby from Sheffield Wednesday, Corey O'Keeffe from Birmingham City and Virgil Gomis from Nottingham Forest.

Free agent winger Jon Taylor has joined Doncaster Rovers. Taylor had been released by Rotherham United in the summer.

Courtney Baker-Richardson has signed for Accrington Stanley on a season-long loan from Swansea City.

Kane Wilson has joined Tranmere Rovers on loan until January from West Bromwich Albion.

St Mirren have made a double signing. Calum Waters has joined on loan from Kilmarnock while Kyle McAllister returns on a permanent move from Derby County.

Rangers have signed Brandon Barker from Manchester City.

Brentford agreed a deal to sign Halil Dervisoglu from Sparta Rotterdam in January.

Martin Skrtel has signed for Atalanta after being released by Fenerbahce.

 


Injury Round-Up

St Mirren striker Cody Cooke has been ruled out for 3 months with a knee problem. It was feared he would miss the season with an ACL injury but St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin said: "It's a huge relief for Cody. It turns out the ligament he has damaged is on the opposite side to the cruciate so it's not as serious as first feared."

Liverpool face worries over last season's golden gloves winner Alisson Becker, who was taken off injured in the 4-1 win over Norwich City. The 26 year old suffered a calf problem when slipping as he took a goal-kick.

 


Italian Reports Link Super Mario With Brazil Move

Italian striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly close to a move to Flamengo, if Sky Italia can be believed. The free agent forward was released by Olympique Marseille in the summer and Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim revealed an interest in him a few days ago. He is expected to receive over £9m in a signing fee alone.

 


Trotters Game Gets Go Ahead

Bolton Wanderers' League One match versus Coventry City is to be played today, despite the club's takeover by Football Ventures being suspended by court order. Coventry's chief executive confirmed the game will take place saying: "At around 10:45 BST, we received contact from the EFL that they intend for the fixture to go ahead. This has been a very frustrating situation for us, as we try to prepare for a game, and for our supporters, as they try to prepare to support their team in that game. At the same time, we totally understand the situation that Bolton find themselves in and I'm sure all our fans will join us in sympathising with their staff and their supporters over this."

 


Terriers Charged By FA

Unsurprisingly the ridiculous new shirt stunt by Huddersfield Town and their new sponsors Paddy Power has seen them charged by the FA over breaches of kit and advertising rules. The players wore the spoof shirts in a friendly, with the advertisers logo clearly larger than the rules allow they have been charged. Still it did what the bookmakers wanted and gave them an enormous amount of publicity.

 


German FA Investigate Player's ID

Gambian footballer Bakery Jatta has been the subject of a complaint from Nuremburg following media claims he is older than his recorded age of 21 and is actually called Bakery Daffeh. There are no records of Jatta prior to joining Hamburg in 2016, but Daffeh played for Brikama United in The Gambia and Casa Sport in Senegal, as well as scoring for The Gambia's under-20 team in a 1-0 win over Liberia. According to Bild any trace of Daffeh ends in August 2015, the same time as Jatta turned up in Germany. Hamburg's head of sport Jonas Boldt said: "We expect in return an unambiguous response from the DFB and DFL about Bakery Jatta's eligibility as soon as possible, so that appearances in cup and league matches are still possible. Ultimately, our player has had a valid passport and has been eligible to play for us for the past three years. For us, it isn't acceptable that this eligibility to play is brought into question by assumptions and conjecture. We stand completely behind Bakery and will carry on to completely include him in training and our matchday squads, as he is a valuable player for us and an integrated, valued member of our team. I personally find it unbelievable and distressing that our player is attacked from all sides in public, purely because of presumptions and suspicion. Baka has once again proved the correctness of his passport and right to work in this country to us."

 


Mechelen Attempt To Block Verrips Transfer

Belgian side KV Mechelen have gone to FIFA to block Dutch goalkeeper Michael Verrips move to Sheffield United. Verrips signed for the Blades late on deadline day on a free transfer but Mechelen claim they have a contract with the player, which he "unilaterally broke". The 22 year old terminated his deal with Mechelen after they were booted out of the Europa League following a match-fixing investigation.

 


Xia Bought Out Of Villa

Former Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has sold his final shareholding in the club in return for the new owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, paying off his £30m debt Randy Lerner. Xia had gained the debt when Villa were promoted back to the Premier League.

 


La Liga To Play Fridays

A Spanish court has ruled in favour of La Liga to allow matches to take place on Fridays, but did block the league from playing games on Monday. The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) had tried to put a stop to games being played outside of Saturday and Sundays.

 


Ozil And Kolasinac Out Of Newcastle Game

Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have been ruled out of Sunday's match against Newcastle United after "further security incidents". The pair chased off an attempted carjacking attempt by a gang in London two weeks ago but further issues, believed to be related to the incident, have caused the decision to be made. Arsenal said: "The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority. We have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible."

Written by Tris Burke August 10 2019 06:55:12

 

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