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Football News: Review Of The Day 6th October 2019

Review Of The Day 6th October 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

AS Roma left back Leonardo Spinazzola is now contracted until 2024.

Gremio have tied down Everton and Alisson to new deals which run until the end of 2023.

 


Transfers

Free agent Australian midfielder James Troisi has signed for A-League side Adelaide United.

 


Injury Round-Up

Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had to be taken off to hospital early in the 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. The French shotstopper fell awkwardly, while gifting the first goal to the Seagulls, and landed awkwardedly dislocating his elbow.

 


Rams Pair Get 6 Weeks Fine

The pair of Derby County players charged with drink-driving following a team bonding dinner have been fined 6 weeks' wages and ordered to serve 80 hours of community service and rehabilitation. Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have already been returned to the side, so not exactly being punished hard. Maybe if clubs made players do community service anyway, as they should do, they might behave better if they had seen the damage that can be done by drink driving during a hospital visit, for example? Certainly feels like they have just got let off easily.

 


Six Drops Keita

Guinea's new coach Didier Six has dropped Naby Keita from his squad for the forthcoming friendlies to recover from injury. Six said: "Considering his physical condition, I would like Naby Keita to rest for these two matches. I think Liverpool were reluctant when we selected Naby [Keita]. We have two tough friendly matches, especially against Chile, so I decided to make a change to the squad. I will speak to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, once in Paris, so that he [Keita] can just be available to watch one of the two matches. I would like Keita to recover and be at 100 percent of his level to enable him to play in our Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November. The same [visit to the squad] applies to captain Ibrahima Traore, who is injured."

 


Fekir's Agent Blames Family For Failed Liverpool Transfer

Nabil Fekir's former agent, sacked after the player's move from Lyon to Liverpool collapsed, has claimed that the blame lies at the feet of the player's family. Jean-Pierre Bernes told Canal+: "Nabil was Liverpool's priority. I worked for four months with the Liverpool representatives, with (Liverpool manager) Jurgen Klopp, Jean-Michel Aulas, everything was ready. Nabil was already aware of his future contract, which would have seen him earn around €45m (£40m/$49m) over five years. And on the day that the contract was supposed to be signed, at Rambouillet, we saw a lawyer and Nabil's brother-in-law arrive who said: 'Stop everything, discussions have to start all over again.' It was surreal. We thought that we were in a Walt Disney film. There were two elements. The player's medical was negative and the second element was that when you want to sign for a big club like Liverpool, you need a certain attitude. When the Liverpool guys witnessed this cinema, they immediately ... Sometimes when a player has an injury, representatives can make an effort to make it work. The brother-in-law of Nabil Fekir all of a sudden acted like a player's agent. He wanted a commission, everyone knows, it is fashionable these days. [Fekir] was on a cloud, he seemed to have transformed, he didn't even greet the Liverpool representatives. He arrived after the medical, everyone was looking at each other, the Liverpool representatives were wondering where they were. I was ashamed."

 


Leganes Request Replay

Leganes have requested that their La Liga match against Levante be replayed from the 44th minute due to claims that the VAR system failed. A penalty was awarded against them, despite the foul seeming to occur outside of the area. The referee's communication equipment appeared to fail and the 4th official passed on the VAR decision via phone. Leganes president Victoria Pavon said: "Very serious things have happened in this match - like calling a penalty against us that was a foul outside the area. It also happened in the match against Valencia a few weeks ago, but in addition to that the VAR system was not working correctly so we feel we have not been able to compete in equal conditions."

Written by Tris Burke October 05 2019 23:44:11

 

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