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Football News: Review Of The Day 14th August 2019

Review Of The Day 14th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Sparta Rotterdam keeper Tim Coremans has signed a 2 year deal.

 


Transfers

Swiss midfielder Nedim Bajrami has joined Empoli on loan from Grasshoppers.

Chelsea have sold Nigerian centre-back Kenneth Omeruo to Leganes for over £6m.

Huesca have taken Cristo on loan from Udinese, and Ivi Lopez on loan from Levante.

Young Ukrainian keeper Andrii Lunin has joined Real Valladolid from Real Madrid on loan.

Valencia have signed Spanish left back Jaume Costa on loan from Villareal.

Cadiz have taken Nano on loan from Eibar.

Athletic Bilbao defender Xabi Etxeita has joined Getafe on a free transfer. Girona has signed former Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel from Getafe on loan.

Swedish right-back Felix Beijmo has joined Malmo FF on loan from Werder Bremen.

Young forward Facundo Colidio has signed for Sint-Truiden on loan from Inter Milan.

Troyes have signed teenage striker Lenny Pintor from Olympique Lyon.

Girona have released Seydou Doumbia.

Stuttgart have paid over £7m for Silas Wamangituke from Paris FC.

Manchester United's Portugese keeper Joel Pereira has signed for Heart of Midlothian on loan.

RB Salzburg have paid over £10m for Austrian defender Maximilian Wober from Sevilla.

Stade Brest 29 have signed French midfielder Paul Lasne from Mantpellier.

Bayern Munich have paid a £4.5m loan fee Croatian winger Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan. Inter keeper Raffaele Di Gennaro has joined Catanzaro on a free transfer.

Osasuna have paid £1.8m for Getafe winger Robert Ibanez.

Sampdoria have paid over £2m for Mehdi Leris from Chievo Verona.

Denizlispor have taken Modou Barrow on loan from Reading.

Winger Glenn Middleton has joined Hibernian from Rangers on loan.

 


Rafa Bites Back At Charnley

After Newcastle United chief executive Lee Charnley claimed that Rafael Benitez left the Toon and went to China for the money, Rafa has responded and accused the Newcastle board of being untrustworthy. Charnley wrote in his column in the matchday programme: "We understand and expected the disappointment that Rafa's departure caused. We strongly believed we went beyond what we could reasonably be asked in order to keep him. But let's be clear, he moved to China for money." However Rafa disputes Charnley's version of events and wrote in a column for The Athletic: "I tried to do my best every day, even staying when we went down to the Championship and saying no to other offers - bigger offers than the one I recently accepted with Dalian Yifang, by the way. If I was only interested in moving 'for money', as Charnley stated, I could have done it much earlier. Newcastle's board had a year to sort out my contract but, when we met after the end of last season, they didn't make me a proper offer. They told me they didn't want to invest in the academy or the training ground - if they like, I can explain the reason why Mike Ashley refused to do that. After that meeting, I knew they would not come back with a serious offer and, when it arrived, 19 days later, it was for the same salary as three years earlier and with less control over signings. After three years of unfulfilled promises, I didn't trust them." Personally I think he should explain why.

 


Grecians Defender Banned

Exeter City defender Tom Parkes has been suspended for 3 matches after an incident which was missed by match officials on the day but caught on video in Exeter's 1-0 win over Stevenage on Saturday. Parkes was found guilty of violent conduct for a clash with Stevenage defender Chris Stokes towards the end of the game.

 


Shakers Have 4th Game Suspended

Bury will have to wait even longer to start their season after a 4th match was suspended by the English Football League. The Shakers were due to face Gillingham on Saturday but were once more unable to provide the evidence requested by the EFL of their financial viability. An EFL statement read: "Clarity is still required on plans to meet the club's commitments to football creditors, payment to unsecured creditors as part of the company voluntary arrangement (CVA), alongside source and sufficiency of funding for season 2019-20."

 


Ref Banned For Accepting Bribe

The Liberian FA have been referee Josephus Torjilar for 2 years after he admitted receiving a bribe. Torjilar admitted receiving $100 after a second-tier relegation play-off match between Pags and Srimex FC.

 


Guinea Name 16 Year Old In World Cup Qualifying Squad

 

Equatorial Guinea have named 16 year old striker Luis Miguel Nlavo in their squad for the World Cup qualifiers against South Sudan next month.
Equatorial Guinea squad:
Goalkeepers: Aitor Embela (UD Logrones Promesdas, Spain), Jesus Ngua (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Felipe Ovono (Alelegn Azene, Ethiopia)
Defenders: Cosme Abene (Unidad Malabo), Marvin Anieboh (Alcorcon, Spain), Vicente Asumu (Cano Sport Academy), Saul Coco, Igor Engonga (both unattached), Diosdado Mbele (Akonangui), Luis Alberto Meseguer (Rayo Vallecano, Spain), Basilo Ndong (FC Shkupi, North Macedonia)
Midfielders: Ruben Belima (Estoril, Portugal), Federico Bikoro (Real Zaragoza, Spain), James Boriko (Iraklis, Greece), Jannick Buyla (Deportivo Aragon, Spain), Santiago Eneme (Nantes, France), Pablo Ganet (Algericas, Spain), Niko Kata (unattached), Pedro Obiang (Sassuolo, Italy)
Forwards: Kike Boula (Ermis Aradippou, Cyprus), Jordan Gutierrez (UA Horta, Spain), Josete Miranda (Getafe, Spain), Luis Miguel Nlavo (Cano Sport Academy), Emilio Nsue (Apollon Limaasol, Cyprus), Iban Salvador (Fuenlabrada, Spain).

 


Former Honduran International Passes Away Aged Just 37

Walter Martinez, who played for Beijing Guoan, San Jose Earthquakes and Alaves before his retirement in 2016, has died of a heart attack at the age of just 37. The striker scored 12 goals in 49 games for his country, helping them to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

 


Sneijder Retires

Former Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has retired at the age of 35 with a record 134 Dutch caps under his belt. His glittering career took in Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Ajax, Galatasaray and Nice, before ending his playing career in the Qatari league playing in front of 25 people while BeIn Sports cameras try special camera techniques to make it look like the stands are packed.

 


Tata Says Good Bye

Argentine World Cup winning defender Jose Luis Brown, known as Tata, has died aged 62. He scored the opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against Germany and refused to be subbed during the game after dislocating his shoulder. Brown had been suffering with Alzheimer's disease in recent years.

 


Carabao Cup Draw

The Carabao Cup second round draw has pitted Derby County against fierce local rivals Nottingham Forest.
South section
Plymouth v Reading
Crawley v Norwich
Newport v West Ham
Oxford United v Millwall
Watford v Coventry
Swansea v Cambridge United
Cardiff v Luton
Bristol Rovers v Brighton
Crystal Palace v Colchester
Fulham v Southampton
Bournemouth v Forest Green
Southend v MK Dons
QPR v Portsmouth
North section
Crewe v Aston Villa
Lincoln v Everton
Leeds v Stoke
Sheffield United v Blackburn
Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday or Bury
Newcastle v Leicester
Burton v Morecambe
Burnley v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Derby
Grimsby v Macclesfield
Preston v Hull
Rochdale v Carlisle

 


Sounders Go For Star Power

Seattle Sounders have increased their ownership group with a bunch of big names in the US added. Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson, his singer wife Ciara and rapper Macklemore are among a group of 11 families added to the club's ownership, which already included comedian Drew Carey.

 


City Avoid Ban

Manchester City have been fined but avoided a transfer ban after admitting breaching FIFA rules on signing youth players. The richest club in the world were fined, for them, a miniscule £315,000. They admitted breaking the rules only after two players they had signed told a Danish newspaper that they had signed for City and played in youth matches before they turned 18. City have also been in trouble for similar offences with the Premier League and were banned from signing academy players for 2 years and fined £300,000 in May 2017.

Written by Tris Burke August 14 2019 06:21:52

 

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