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Football News: Review Of The Day 13th January 2020

Review Of The Day 13th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Dunfermline Athletic defender Lewis Martin has signed a 2 year deal.

Union Berlin full back Christopher Trimmel has extended his contract by a year to end in 2021.

 


Transfers

Former Liverpool and Fulham forward Ryan Babel has rejoined Ajax on loan from Galatasaray for a £1.4m loan fee.

Finnish midfielder Rasmus Schuller has moved to HJK Helsinki on a free transfer from Major League Soccer side Minnesota United.

Napoli have spent over £10m on Diego Demme from RB Leipzig.

Spanish midfielder Bernardo Cruz has joined Numancia on loan from Granada.

Young Italian defender Alessandro Buongiorno has moved to Trapani on loan from Serie A side Torino.

Eibar have signed Uruguayan midfielder Sebastian Cristoforo on loan from Fiorentina.

Louis Schaub has joined Hamburg on loan from 1.FC Cologne.

Argentine defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez has joined Club Tijuana from Atlanta United.

Racing Santander have signed Georgian winger Giorgi Papunashvili on loan from Real Zaragoza.

Ondrej Duda has joined Norwich City on loan from Hertha Berlin.

Danish defender Jacob Rasmussen has joined Erzgebirge Aue on loan from Fiorentina.

Leeds United striker Pawel Cibicki has joined Polish side Pogon Szczecin.

Atalanta have taken Italian defender Mattia Caldara on loan from AC Milan.

Werder Bremen have paid a £675,000 loan fee for Kevin Vogt from TSG Hoffenheim.

Jose Antonio Caro has returned to Real Valladolid from a loan spell with Ponferradina.

Empoli have taken Andrea La Mantia on loan from Lecce.

 


Injury Round-Up

Bournemouth centre-back Chris Mepham has been ruled out for 3 months after he had surgery on a "significant knee injury" that he suffered during the FA Cup win over Luton Town last weekend.

Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has undergone knee surgery after suffering an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee. The Uruguayan striker will be out for four months.

 


Shrimpers Chairman Pays Wages

Southend United's chairman Ron Martin has paid the shortfall in wages personally. A number of senior players were not paid on time in December, so Martin paid the shortfall of £140,000 out of his pocket. Martin said: "I accept the buck stops with me. They should have been paid on time and they were not. I was texted by (centre-back) Jason Demetriou last night to ask if I would stop by the training ground today and speak to all the players. I'm pleased to say the meeting went well. I've assured them that it won't happen again. It's ultimately my responsibility. If the club doesn't meet budgets as a result of poor performances and income not meeting what's anticipated, then it's for me to meet that shortfall."

 


Rovers Boss Given Leave

Bristol Rovers manager Ben Garner has been given an extended period of leave to deal with a private matter regarding the health of a close family member. First-team coach Kevin Maher will be in charge on Tuesday when Rovers face Coventry City in an FA Cup 3rd round replay.

 


Explicit Video Leads To Sacking

Four days after suspending head coach Victor Sanchez, due to the publication of an explicit video of him on social media, Malaga have sacked the 43 year old. A club statement revealed that he was fired for "disciplinary reasons" and that "Malaga took this decision in consideration of the serious harm the recent non-sporting events have done to the club." Sanchez claims he was being blackmailed over the video prior to its publication.

 


Aguero Becomes Highest Scoring Foreigner

Sergio Aguero scored a 12th hat-trick of his Premier League career to become the league's top scoring foreigner, moving level and then past Thierry Henry as Manchester City smash a hapless Aston Villa side 6-1. Aguero now has 177 goals, the same number as Frank Lampard, with just Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole ahead in the all-time list. He also set a record for hat-tricks scored.

Written by Tris Burke January 12 2020 19:40:18

 

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