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Football News: Review Of The Day 22nd January 2020

Review Of The Day 22nd January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Granada's Spanish winger Antonio Puertas has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2024.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Dan Burn has signed a new deal running until 2023.

 


Transfers

Former Liverpool youngster Marvin Pourie has left Karlsruhe to sign on loan for Eintracht Braunschweig.

Hellas Verona have loaned Daniel Bessa to Brazilian side Goias EC and Karim Laribi to Bari. Joining Verona on loan is Amir Rrahmani from Napoli, a day after Napoli paid £12m for him.

Leonardo Campana has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free transfer from Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC.

Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy have paid over £7.5m for Mexican striker Chicharito from Sevilla.

Newcastle United have paid a loan fee of just under £1m for former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bantaleb from FC Schalke 04.

Deportivo La Coruna have signed Uche Agbo on loan from Standard Liege.

Another former Liverpool youngster on the move is Jack Robinson, who has signed for Sheffield United from Nottingham Forest. Joining Forest on loan is Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby.

Teenage Italian forward Gianluca Gaetano has joined Cremonese on loan from Napoli.

Getafe have taken Brazilian striker Deyverson on loan from Palmeiras.

Bologna have sent Emanuel Vignato to Chievo Verona on loan a day after buying him from them.

Brazilian winger Bruno Nazario has joined Botafogo on loan from TSG Hoffenheim.

Romario Benzar has joined Perugia on loan from Lecce.

Aston Villa have paid just under £10m for Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta from KRC Genk.

Olympique Lyonnais have paid a loan fee of just over £3.5m to sign Karl Toko Ekambi on loan from Villareal.

DC United have signed Julian Gressel from fellow MLS side Atlanta United.

Chicago Fire have signed goalkeeper Connor Sparrow from Nashville SC.

Philadelphia Union have signed Slovakian midfielder Matej Oravec from DAC Dunajska Streda.

Nathan Sheron has joined Walsall on loan from Fleetwood Town.

Sunderland have taken Bailey Wright on loan from Bristol City.

Rangers have recalled Robby McCrorie from a loan with Queen of the South and sent him to Livingston on loan instead.

Former AC Milan and Guinea midfielder Kevin Constant has retired from playing.

 


Luongo Ban Rescinded

Sheffield Wednesday have won their appeal against a red card shown to midfielder Massimo Luongo in their 5-0 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers. Luongo was shown a straight red card for 'serious foul play' but referee Jared Gillett's decision was overturned on review. The 27 year old's 3-game suspension has been withdrawn and he will be available to play at the weekend, when Wednesday face his old team Queens Park Rangers.

 


Blades Ownership Battle Over

Sheffield United's former owner Kevin McCabe has been refused an appeal against a court order to sell his 50% stake in the club to Saudi Arabian Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The pair have been locked in a legal battle over the ownership of the club for 2-years now but the battle is finally over and Prince Abdullah will be the sole owner of the club and its properties, such as Bramall Lane. A Blades statement read: "Prince Abdullah expects the transfer of the properties to be completed within a matter of months and looks forward in particular to the club being unified with its beloved home, Bramall Lane. The board is delighted that any lingering uncertainty about the club's future ownership is at an end and that everyone at Sheffield United can now fully focus on what has, to date, been a fantastic first season back in the Premier League."

 


Rodgers Believes Missing Pair Learnt Their Lesson

Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Hamza Choudhury were dropped from the Foxes' squad for the defeat against Burnley on Sunday and manager Brendan Rodgers says that they have "learned their lesson". The pair missed a training session during the week, leading to them being left out for disciplinary reasons but both are back in the squad as normal now. Rodgers said: "It's happens at every club, misdemeanours take place. It's a very important stage of the season for us and our preparation for games, and the two players missed a very important session for us - it was dealt with internally. They're young players, and young players make mistakes. They're learning that if you want to be at the top end of this table then it's a real mindset professionally you need to have, and we can't carry anyone. They've learned their lesson, they are good boys, both of them. We've spoken to the two players, and we move on."

 


Man Utd Hit With FA Charge

As if it was not bad enough for Manchester United losing to their bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday, the Red Devils are now facing a charge for failing "to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion". The charge is due to an incident where Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpool and the United players confronted the referee incensed by what they claimed was a foul on their goalkeeper David de Gea. VAR agreed with their protests and the goal was disallowed, but David de Gea was booked for his vociferous complaints.

Written by Tris Burke January 21 2020 22:33:47

 

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