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Football News: Review Of The Day 24th January 2020

Review Of The Day 24th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Transfers

Vancouver Whitecaps have spent $1.5m on centre-back Erik Godoy from Atletico Colon, after a successful loan spell last season.

Seattle Sounders signed Yeimar Gomez Andrade from Union de Santa Fe.

Heart of Midlothian have let winger Jake Mulraney join Atlanta United.

Genoa have paid £45,000 for Swedish midfielder Sebastian Eriksson from IFK Goteborg.

Inter Milan have reunited Victor Moses with his former boss Antonio Conte as the Nigerian forward has signed from Chelsea on loan.

Sampdoria have taken Lorenzo Tonellio on loan from Napoli.

Former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has found a new club in the shape of FC Sion. The 33 year old was a free agent.

Another former Arsenal player on the move is Lukas Podolski who has signed for Turkish side Antalyaspor on a free transfer from Vissel Kobe.

Espanyol have paid £9m for Adrian Embarba from Rayo Vallecano.

Flamengo have paid a £900,000 loan fee for the loan of Brazilian forward Pedro from Fiorentina.

Sporting Kansas City have paid over £3m for Israeli midfielder Gadi Kinda from Beitar Jerusalem.

Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi has signed for KRC Genk on loan.

Swedish midfielder Svante Ingelsson has joined Kalmar FF on loan from Udinese.

Tino Kadewere has joined Le Havre on loan from Olympique Lyonnaise, just after Lyon spent £13.5m to sign him from Le Havre.

Filip Bradaric's loan to Hajduk Split has ended and the Croatian midfielder has returned to Cagliari.

Toulouse forward Firmin Mubele has returned to the club at the end of a loan to FC Astana.

Ross County have signed Oli Shaw from Hibernian.

Eibar have loaned Roberto Olabe to Extremadura.

Maccabi Haifa have signed Spanish full-back Lillo Castellano on a free transfer from Osasuna.

Ipswich Town midfielder Idris El Mizouni has signed for Cambridge United on loan.

Lincoln City have paid an undisclosed fee for Tom Hopper from Southend United.

St Johnstone have agreed a pre-contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Jamie McCart to sign him in the summer.

Barcelona have sold 16 year old former West Bromwich Albion striker Louie Barry to Aston Villa for under £1m.

 


Injury Round-Up

St Mirren fear midfielder Kyle Magennis has suffered a season-ending injury. The Scotland under-21 international was carried off on a stretcher seven minutes into a match against Rangers. Manager Jim Goodwin said: "He's definitely done ligaments, it's just a question of whether it's medial or cruciate. If it's the medial it's six to eight weeks, if it's the cruciate it could be season-ending. He's going for a scan on Thursday morning but, at this moment in time, it's not looking good. To lose a player as influential as Kyle, with such a serious injury, is so disappointing for him - and he's going to be difficult to replace."

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson has been ruled out for 2 months with a fractured arm.

 


Pope Banned For Alleged Anti-Semitic Comments

Port Vale striker Tom Pope has been given a one-match ban for making comments about the Rothschild family. It was alleged that his comments were anti-semitic, though I am not sure why, as they made no mention of religion or anything associated with it. However, he has still been banned and given a £1,500 fine.

 


Celtic Forward Involved In Fan Incident

Leigh Griffiths was involved in problems at Rugby Park as Celtic beat home team Kilmarnock 3-1. The 29 year old striker was substituted off with ten minutes to go and threw a piece of tape towards the stands, which sparked a fracas between home fans and the Celtic bench. Celtic manager Neil Lennon defender Griffiths saying: "He's the victim of unsavoury abuse which was totally uncalled for. He threw a little bit of tape in somebody's direction but not forcefully or anything like that. There was nothing malicious in it. A few of his team-mates and myself on the bench were defending him because there was no need for it. His behaviour tonight was exemplary and he didn't react in a malicious way at all."

 


Quinn Named FAI Deputy CEO

The troubled Football Association of Ireland have appointed Niall Quinn as their interim deputy chief executive. Quinn has formerly been Sunderland chiarman and headed up a 'Football in Ireland Visionary Group' since 2012. An FAI statement read: "In addressing the current challenges facing the FAI, the executive team want to ensure that the organisation's core objective of the promotion and development of the game of football in Ireland is prioritised. Niall's role with the team will focus on leading a future League of Ireland strategy, the overall development of the game in Ireland, including supporting grassroots and community initiatives together with our player pathway programmes. Niall will also focus on helping restoring and building key relationships and trust with key peer groups and the media."

Written by Tris Burke January 23 2020 22:45:53

 

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