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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st August 2019

Review Of The Day 31st August 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

West Ham United have given Argentine attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini a 4 year deal.

Young Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury has signed a 4 year contract.

 


Transfers

Chelsea youngster Juan Familia-Castillo has returned to Ajax on loan for a year with an option to buy.

Young Argentine midfielder Nicolas Dominguez has joined Velez Sarsfield on loan from Bologna following his move to Bologna from Velez Sarsfield for just over £6.5m earlier that day.

AJ Auxerre have signed French striker Mickael Le Bihan from OGC Nice.

Dijon have taken Venezuelan forward Jhonder Cadiz on loan from Benfica.

Sassuolo have paid a £2.7m loan fee for AS Roma striker Gregoire Defrel.

Scottish winger Oliver Burke has joined Alaves on loan from West Bromwich Albion.

AS Roma have clearly got more money than sense as they have signed Chris Smalling on loan from Manchester United and paid a £2.7m fee for the 'privilege'.

Monaco have loaned out a pair of teenagers to Cercle Brugge. Lyle Foster and former Chelsea youth player Jonathan Panzo are both 18. Monaco have also loaned Youssef Ait Bennasser to Girondins Bordeaux.

Leo Bonatini has joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Teenage fullback Juan Miranda has joined FC Schalke 04 on loan from Barcelona.

Everton have loaned Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas to Royal Antwerp.

Teenage forward Eddie Salcedo has joined Verona from Inter Milan on loan.

OGC Nice have paid a £2.25m loan fee for Napoli winger Adam Ounas.

Granada have released Rodri.

Sint-Truiden have paid just over £1m for South Korean winger Seung-woo Lee.

Parma have loaned Yves Baraye to Gil Vicente.

Udinese forward Ryder Maros has moved to FC Luzern on loan.

Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola has moved to Waasl-Beveren.

Striker Jamie Proctor has joined Scunthorpe United on loan from Rotherham United.

Dominic McHale has joined Oldham Athletic.

Bournemouth midfielder Kyle Taylor has joined Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan.

Bradford City winger Sean Scannell has joined Blackpool on a free transfer. Going the other way was Harry Pritchard, also on a free.

Arthur Gnahpus has re-signed for Macclesfield Town.

Port Vale have completed a double signing. Free agent defender Shaun Brisley has joined and Nottingham Forest midfielder Jake Taylor has arrived on loan.

Coventry City have signed Tennai Watson from Reading on loan.

Jack Hobbs has re-signed for Bolton Wanderers, giving them a total of six senior contracted players.

Heart of Midlothian have signed Ryotaro Meshino on loan from Manchester City.

Norwegian winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has signed for Celtic on loan from Southampton.

 


Injury Round-Up

Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels has been ruled out for the season. The 32 year old suffered a knee injury in the first half of the defeat to Manchester City at the weekend and scans have confirmed he dislocated his right patella. He missed four months this year with a dislocated left kneecap.

Newcastle United fear losing Scottish midfielder Matt Ritchie for two months with the ankle injury he suffered in the Carabao Cup defeat versus Leicester City. Hamza Choudhury caught Ritchie with what Newcastle midfielder Steve Bruce described as a "horror challenge".

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is to have surgery after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament injury in training. The 35 year old could potentially be ruled out for the rest of the season.

 


Gas Hit Out At Fans' Homophobic Chants

Bristol Rovers have registered their "strong disapproval" following a portion of their fans aiming homophobic chants at Brighton & Hove Albion fans during a Carabao Cup match. A Rovers' statement said: "Bristol Rovers have become aware of homophobic chanting targeted at the away end. As a club, we are strongly against these actions and are taking appropriate steps to tackle this issue so it does not happen again."

 


Bury Consider Legal Action

After being expelled from the English Football League Bury have confirmed they are "actively considering" legal action against the league. The club's lawyer Chris Farnell said: "All options are on the table. One that has to be considered is legal action. At least three bids went in on Friday before the deadline. The EFL allowed an extension for one bid - from C&N - but other bids were attracted and submitted to the EFL and it would appear they weren't considered. There's been no explanation." Bury owner Steve Dale has called for an independent report and a ballot of the EFL's 72 clubs in an attempt to have the club restored to League One or even dropped to League Two.

 


Angola Have Called Up Teenage Prodigy

17 year old Zito Luvumba has been given his first ever call up to the Angolan squad by interim coach Pedro Goncalves.
Angola squad:
Goalkeepers: Ndulo (Desportivo Huila), Toni Cabaca (Primeiro Agosto), Landu (Bravos do Maquis)
Defenders: Bastos (Lazio, Italy), Dani Massunguna (Primeiro Agosto), Eddie Afonso (Petro Atletico), Isaac (Primeiro Agosto), Nandinho (Progresso Sambizanga), Nurio Fortuna (Charleroi, Belgium), Paizo (Primeiro Agosto), Wilson Gaspar (Petro Atletico)
Midfielders: Alem (Petro Atletico), Fredy (Antalyaspor, Turkey), Herenilson (Petro Atletico), Macaia (Primeiro Agosto), Show (Lille, France)
Forwards: Fabio Abreu (Moreirense, Portugal), Mabululu (Primeiro Agosto), Geraldo (Al Ahly, Egypt), Mateus Galiano (Boavista, Portugal), Va (Pafos, Cyprus), Wilson Eduardo (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Yano (Petro Atletico), Zito Luvumbo (Primeiro Agosto).

 


Sad News From Spain

Former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has had to deal with the tragedy of losing his 9 year old daughter to bone cancer. Enrique stepped down as Spain coach to be with Xana in her battle against the disease.

 


Howe Unhappy With Boruc

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is unhappy with goalkeeper Artur Boruc after he was pictured in the away end during former club Legia Warsaw's defeat at the hands of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Thirsday evening. Howe said: "It's something I'll have to talk to Artur about it. I only knew about it very late last night, so it's not really ideal."

 


Poch Dismisses Leaving Rumours

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has called speculation he will be leaving Spurs after the weekend's North London derby "stupid". Pochettino said: "I am not going to walk away after the north London derby. I will be here on Monday and Tuesday."

 


UEFA To Cap Ticket Prices

UEFA have agreed to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League. Away tickets in the Champions League will be capped at 70 euros while Europa League tickets will be 45 euros. The prices will begin in next month's group stage matches.

 


Europa League Draw

Group stage draw in full:
Group A: Sevilla, Apoel Nicosia, Qarabag, F91 Dudelange
Group B: Dynamo Kiev, FC Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano
Group C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor
Group D: Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, Lask
Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, Cluj
Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria
Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers
Group H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros
Group I: Wolsfburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, Olexandriya
Group J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsberger AC
Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Slovan Bratislava, Wolves
Group L: Manchester United, FC Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar

Written by Tris Burke August 30 2019 23:37:36

 

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