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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th August 2019

Review Of The Day 28th August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Montpellier have given French striker Gaetan Laborde a 4 year contract.

 


Transfers

Verona's South Korean winger Seung-woo Lee is joining Sint-Truiden of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has found a new club in the shape of Saint-Etienne.

Lokomotiv Moscow have taken Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan.

Zurich have signed Vasilije Janjicic on a free transfer from Hamburg.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri has moved to SC Paderborn on a free transfer.

Parma have signed Giuseppe Pezzella on loan from Udinese.

Brazilian left-back Lucas Lima has left Nantes for Al Ahli in the Saudi league for £5.4m.

Twente Enschende have signed Oriol Busquets on loan from Barcelona.

Hungarian striker Adam Szalai has made a free transfer move from Hoffenheim to 1.FSV Mainz 05.

Reims have signed Swiss midfielder Dereck Kutesa from St Gallen and teenage defender Dario Marezic from Sturm Graz for under £3m.

Fenerbahce have signed centre back Adil Rami from Marseille on a free transfer.

Lecce have loaned Stefano Pettinari to Trapani.

Girondins Bordeaux have sold Daniel Mancini to Aris Salonika for £450,000.

Italian midfielder Matteo Pessina has joined Verona on loan from Atalanta.

Celta de Vigo have sent Jozabed Sanchez on loan to Girona.

Arturo Calabresi have joined Amiens on loan from Bologna.

Fortuna Sittard have taken Welsh centre back Cian Harries on loan from Swansea City.

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has found a new club following his summer release by Basaksehir, joining fellow Turkish club Kayserispor.

Former Bury defender Adam Thompson has signed for Rotherham United.

Calum Macdonald has joined Blackpool on a free transfer, after being released by Derby County.

Free agent striker Kyle Lafferty has signed for Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08, following his release from Rangers.

 


Injury Round-Up

Striker Lee Erwin has been ruled out for six weeks after turning his ankle during a reserve game. His injury has left Ross County looking for reinforcements as he joins a large number of players on the sidelines.

 


Bury On The Verge Of League Expulsion

League One could be one team short soon after the proposed takeover of Bury by C&N Sporting Risk has fallen through after they wanted more time to complete a deal than the EFL would allow them. The 134 years of Bury's existence is now marching towards a conclusion no one wants unless a miracle occurs. Bolton Wanderers fans are also awaiting EFL judgement on the future of their club.

 


Tunisia In Surprise Appointment

Mondher Kebaier has been appointed as the new national team head coach of Tunisia in a surprising move. Kebaier has been chosen to replace Alain Giresse from a job in the media, rather than a coaching role.

 


Kamara Gets Recall

Colorado Rapids forward Kei Kamara has been recalled by Sierra Leona after his disciplinary ban was lifted. A Sierra Leone FA statement said: "The decision has been taken after Kamara's apology on radio and social media over the weekend following his suspension by the SLFA for breach of professional conduct." Kamara has made comments on social media in relation to Musa Kamara who had said he left Trelleborgs due to the weather. Kei Kamara explained: "My comment was not directed at the SLFA nor it was intended to insult the FA, but it was instead intended to stop people from bashing at Musa Kamara for deciding to terminate his contract with Swedish club Trelleborgs and return home. In a matter of a week I'm going to be 35 (1 September), the World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers could be my last for Sierra Leone. I really want to be part of it and help Sierra Leone football - I'll be fine even if I don't play come 2022 if we qualify because may be I may be too old then. But I just want to make sure I involve in helping the country go forward, and if I'm not helping on the field I'm going to help off the field because football is my life. Our matches against Liberia are important and we should try our best."

 


Beckford Retires

Former Leeds United, Everton, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End striker Jermaine Beckford has retired due to injury problems. The 35 year old was at Bury but only managed to make one appearance for them last season due to the injuries. Beckford said: "My journey as a professional footballer has unfortunately come to an end. The operations I've had over the last couple of years have gotten the better of me. Football has given me all and more than I could've ever dreamed of and for all those that I have had the privilege of meeting and sharing any and all moments with, I will be eternally grateful!"

 


Ratcliffe Makes Nice Buy

Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos has completed the purchase of French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. They will be joining an Ineos Football group that already owns Swiss 2nd Division side Lausanne. Ratcliffe said: "It has been quite a long journey getting here. We have looked at a lot of clubs in the manner we look at businesses in Ineos - for value and potential - and Nice fulfils that criteria. We made some mistakes at Lausanne, but we are fast learners, these have been rectified and we are already seeing the benefits. Clubs need to be successful off the pitch, as well as on it, and Nice will be no different."

 



Red Star Put A Tank Outside Their Ground

Serbian club Red Star Belgrade has placed a T-55 tank outside of their ground as an "attraction" with the message: "The famous slogan of the fans was that the Star Machine worked, and now the tank in front of the north stand will symbolise the call. The Northern Army is stronger with a combat vehicle." It has caused huge controversy in the region with a mixed reaction across the media and social media.

 


Ramsey Out Of Wales Squad

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the Wales squad as he struggles to recover from an injury he received while playing for Arsenal last season.
Wales squad
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig, on loan from Chelsea), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic), James Lawrence (Anderlecht), Joe Rodon (Swansea City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Jonny Williams (Charlton), Harry Wilson (Bournemouth, on loan from Liverpool), Matthew Smith (QPR, on loan from Manchester City), Daniel James (Manchester United), Will Vaulks (Cardiff City), Joe Morrell (Lincoln City, on loan from Bristol City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Sam Vokes (Stoke City), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Ben Woodburn (Oxford United, on loan from Liverpool), Ryan Hedges (Aberdeen), Kieffer Moore (Wigan Athletic).

 


Clarke Names Scotland Squad

Steve Clarke has named his Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and Belgium.
Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth), David Marshall (Wigan), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)
Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock)
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich), Robert Snodgrass (West Ham), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
Forwards: James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Matt Phillips (West Brom) Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)

Written by Tris Burke August 27 2019 22:52:13

 

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