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Football News: Review Of The Day 27th August 2019

Review Of The Day 27th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Colombian forward Cucho Hernandez has signed a contract extension with Watford.

 


Transfers

Espanyol have taken Jonathan Calleri on loan from Uruguayan second tier side Maldonado.

Netherlands target man Bas Dost has joined Eintracht Frankfurt from Sporting Clube de Portugal for £6.3m.

Watford have sent Cucho Hernandez on loan to RCD Mallorca.

Sevilla defender Joris Gnagnon has joined Stade Rennais on loan.

Free agent defender Joel Lynch, who was released by Queens Park Rangers in the summer, has signed for League One side Sunderland.

 


Injury Round-Up

Seems I put the jinx on Everton's new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin as, just after I pick him as the player I am most looking forward to seeing play this season, he is ruled out for up to 3 months after suffering a "significant" injury in training. The midfielder, signed from Mainz this summer, will have further tests on the injury this week.

Paris Saint-Germain have been hit by a double injury blow. Both Edison Cavani and Kylian Mbappe came off injured during a 4-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday and both have been ruled out of at least the next two Ligue 1 matches for the reigning French champions. Cavani has a hip injury and Mbappe a hamstring problem, which means neither player will be available for their countries during the forthcoming international break next month.

 


Trotters Face Extinction

One of the founder members of the English Football League, Bolton Wanderers, are on the verge of being liquidated after the takeover by Football Ventures collapsed. Administrators have said they will begin "the process of closing down" over the next couple of days. Administrator Paul Appleton said: "Unless there is a change of position from any of the parties involved, the process of closing down the club and ultimately placing Bolton Wanderers into liquidation will begin this week. At this stage, there seems little point in apportioning blame because that makes no difference to the staff, players, management, supporters and the community who have once more seen their club taken back to the brink. On Sunday evening, there was some tentative dialogue but we are still some way from reaching a solution. Therefore, I am appealing to those parties whose position seems intractable to do everything to reach a compromise. In just over 24 hours, the club will have its membership of the EFL revoked. Over and above that, the club is currently not in a position to carry on trading and, as such, the process of closing down the company will commence on Wednesday. This will ultimately lead to its liquidation, the expulsion of the club from the EFL and the inevitable loss of over 150 jobs. More than that, it will devastate a community for whom the football club is a beacon of hope and expectation." The EFL have also warned that they are about to serve a 14-day notice of expulsion from the league.

 


Foster Faces Saints Exile

St Johnstone full-back Richard Foster has been exiled from the club's first team squad since a training ground incident with the manager Tommy Wright. The problem occurred on 17th August and Foster has not trained with the first team since then. It looks unlikely that he will play for the Perth club again.

 


New Liberia Coach Names First Squad

Liberia's new national coach, Peter Butler, has named his first squad for a 2022 World Cup qualifier with Sierra Leone. So far it is just made up of overseas-based players as the locally based players have continental competition at the weekend.
Defenders: Joel Johnson Alajarin (Charlotte Independence, United States), Eugene Swen (Energetik-BSU, Belarus) and Teah Dennis (South Samity, India)
Midfielders: Mohammed Sangare (Newcastle United under-23, England), Oscar Murphy Dorley (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic), Seth Kanteh Hellberg (IK Brage, Sweden), Allen Njie (Grasshopper Club, Switzerland), Sylvanus Nimely (Spartak Moscow 2, Russia), Terrance Tisdell (Baroka, South Africa) and Tonia Tisdell (Nea Salamis Famagusta, Cyprus)
Forwards: William Jebor (Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates), Kpah Sherman (PKNS, Malaysia) and Sam Johnson (Real Salt Lake, USA)

 


Mihajlovic Makes A Return

Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has returned to the dugout after being diagnosed with leukemia six weeks ago. The Serb has been undergoing chemotherapy and spent the last 41 nights in hospital for treatment. The 50 year old has been watching live streams of the team's training sessions to keep up to date.

 


Poch Unsure Of Eriksen Future

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he "doesn't know" if Christian Eriksen will play for the team again. Eriksen is keen on a move this summer, with his contract set to expire next summer. Pochettino said of Eriksen: "We are waiting to see what happens. It's not an easy situation. We know this can unsettle the group but we know in 10 days it will finish [when the window closes] and things will be clear."

 


Barca Apologise For Mocking Betis

Barcelona have apologised for mocking Real Betis on social media in the wake of a 5-2 victory over Betis. Barca had tweeted a picture of their debutant defender Junior Firpo holding up five fingers with the caption 'Junior Knows'. Barcelona tweeted later: "Barcelona wish to sincerely apologise for any offence caused to Real Betis. No disrespect was intended, but we were wrong to publish it on a night that was very special for Junior."

Written by Tris Burke August 27 2019 00:27:26

 

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