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Football News: REVIEW OF THE DAY 16TH JANUARY 2020

REVIEW OF THE DAY 16TH JANUARY 2020
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Review of the Day











Contracts



Sporting Clube de Portugal have given former Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates a new contract which expires in 2023.



Kevin Akpoguma has signed a new deal with TSG Hoffenheim with runs for 3 and a half years.



Veteran Japanese striker Kazutoshi Miura has signed a 1 year deal with Yokohama FC, at the age of 52! Miura is older than the club's head coach.







Transfers



FC Schalke 04 have paid a £1.35m loan fee for Barcelona's young French centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo.



Leganes have sent Vasyl Kravets on loan to Lugo.



Sampdoria's Colombian defender Jeison Murillo has signed on loan for Celta Vigo.



MLS team Montreal Impact have signed Ballou Tabla from Barcelona.



Free agent midfielder Harry Bunn has signed for Kilmarnock.



Colorado Rapids have taken Younes Namli on loan from Krasnodar.



Veteran Irish forward Andy Keogh has moved on a free transfer to Indian Super League side NorthEast United from Al Qadisiyah of the Saudi Arabian league.



TSG Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Robert Zulj has signed for Bochum.



Sassuolo have loaned Luca Mazzitelli to Virtus Entella.



Napoli have paid £18m for Stanislav Lobotka from Celta Vigo.



Teenage Brazilian left-back Luan Candido has signed for RB Bragatino on loan from RB Leipzig.



Los Angeles FC have signed Kenneth Vermeer from Feyenoord.



West Ham United have completed the re-signing of Irish goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough for over £4m.



Jerome Gondorf has joined Karlsruhe on loan from Freiburg.



Real Oviedo have taken Luismi on loan from Real Valladolid.



Frosinone have spent £225,000 on Andrea Tabanelli from Lecce.



Young Ukrainian keeper Andrii Lunin has joined Real Oviedo on loan from Real Madrid.



Inter Milan have sent Lorenzo Gavioli on loan to Ravenna.



VfL Wolfsburg have spent £9m on Marin Pongracic from RB Salzburg.



Tottenham Hotspur have paid over £4m in loan fees to sign Gedson Fernandes from Benfica on an 18 month loan.



SCO Angers have loaned Ibrahim Cisse to Paris FC.



Wolverhampton Wanderers have loaned Spanish forward Rafa Mir to SD Huesca.



Chicago Fire have released Brazilian centre-back Marcelo.



Real Betis have paid over £4m for Uruguayan midfielder Guido Rodriguez from Mexican Liga MX side America.



Michael O'Connor has joined Salford City on an undisclosed fee from Lincoln City.



Joshua Kayode has moved to Carlisle United on loan from Rotherham United.



Blackpool goalkeeper Cristoffer Mafoumbi has signed for Morecambe on loan.



Inverness Caledonian Thistle have allowed Coll Donaldson to joined Ross County. They also signed Jordan Tillson from Exeter City.



James Tilley has signed for Grimsby Town from Brighton & Hove Albion.



Sheffield United have sent forward Tyler Smith to Rochdale on loan.



Swansea City have signed Conor Gallgher on loan from Chelsea.



Charlie Mulgrew's loan spell with Wigan Athletic has been cut short and he has returned to Blackburn Rovers.



Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal has had his season-long loan deal with Charlton Athletic terminated and he has returned to Brighton & Hove Albion.







Injury Round-Up



Fulham's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is not as badly injured as feared. Mitrovic suffered an ankle injury which was expected to end his season, but it has been discovered that he will return to fitness in less than a month.



Hibernian midfielder Stevie Mallan has been ruled out of action for around 2 months after having knee surgery.



Rangers striker Zak Rudden has signed for Partick Thistle.







Macc Accept Bids For Club



The owner of financially troubled Macclesfield Town, Amar Alkadhi, has revealed that bids for the club have been "accepted in principle". A winding-up petition over an unpaid tax bill was adjourned (for the 10th time!) as lawyers acting for the club told the court that that club is being sold. A Macclesfield statement read: "Legally, I cannot divulge any further information on these as they are subject to non-disclosure agreements which I have to respect. Suffice to say that every effort is being made to conclude this process in a timely manner and that I will work tirelessly with everyone concerned until the sale is complete."







Ghana Appoint Akonnor



Ghana have appointed Charles 'CK' Akonnor as their new national team coach in place of Kwesi Appiah. Akonnor was a captain of Ghana as a player, spending most of his career playing in Germany. He was on the coaching staff under Appiah until Appiah left.







Toffees Announce Record Losses



Everton have announced losses of £111.8m for the year ending June 2019, though they say they are "committed to operating in a financially sustainable manner". The Toffees made a £13.1m loss the previous year. Wages-to-revenue have increased from 77% to 85% in this year but net debt has reduced to £9.2m from £65.7m, thanks to a growth of 40% in commercial revenue and loans from owner Farhad Moshiri.







Brighton Match Donations



Brighton & Hove Albion are matching the donations from their two Australian players, Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy, to a wildlife rescue fund in Australia. Ryan said: "This is a fantastic gesture by the club. Adversity can bring out the best in people and it's so humbling to see the response in the past few days."







AFCON Returns To Jan



The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been moved from its summer slot to return to the January dates it has always occupied on the calendar. The 2019 iteration was moved to June and July to avoid clashing with the European domestic season, however the weather in 2021's host country Cameroon has meant a return back to January dates.







Man Utd Scrap Training Camp



Manchester United's plans to head out to the Gulf region for a training camp during their winter break in February have been shelved. Solksjaer said: "Yes, there are things that worry me more than football. We were looking at the Middle East but that is definitely not going to happen. We will stay in Europe."

Written by Ed001 January 16 2020 00:17:07

 

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