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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th January 2020

Review Of The Day 28th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Portugese forward Goncalo Pacienca has signed a new 2 and a half year deal with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Parma midfielder Matteo Scozzarella has signed a 1 year contract extension to see him through to 2021.

Partick Thistle have extended Thomas O'Ware's contract until 2022.

Kyle Jacobs has a new deal with Morton which runs until 2021.

Corey Baird has signed a new contract until 2023 with Real Salt Lake.

Cameron Dawson has signed a 4 year deal with Sheffield Wednesday.

 


Transfers

Houston Dynamo have signed goalkeeper Cody Cropper on a free transfer from New England Revolution.

Blackpool have signed left-back James Husband from Norwich City.

Barcelona have taken Matheus Pereira on loan from Juventus.

RB Leipzig have paid £18m to sign Spanish forward Dani Olmo from Dinamo Zagreb.

Tunisian winger Bassem Srarfi has left OGC Nice on a free transfer to sign for Belgian side Zulte Waregem.

Heart of Midlothian have signed Liam Boyce from Burton Albion for under £200,000.

Athletic Bilbao have loaned Cristian Ganea to FC Viitorul.

Spanish striker Alex Alegria has signed for Extremadura on loan from Mallorca.

Ecuadorian winger Billy Arce has signed for LDU Quito on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Mark Marshall has signed for Northampton Town from Gillingham.

Mansfield Town have signed Joe Riley on a free transfer following his release from Plymouth Argyle.

St Johnstone winger Matty Kennedy has joined Aberdeen early. Kennedy had agreed a pre-contract to join the Dons in the summer but the two clubs agreed an early move for the 25 year old.

Jermaine Defoe has signed a pre-contract to join Rangers on a free transfer in the summer from Bournemouth. Defoe has been on loan with Rangers since January 2019.

Esbjerg have taken Polish midfielder Rafal Kurzawa on loan from SC Amiens.

Celta Vigo have sent David Costas on loan to Almeria.

Montreal Impact have signed Zachary Brault-Guillard from Olympique Lyonnais.

Burnley have withdrawn forward Nakhi Wells from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.

Jean-Kevin Augustin has signed for Leeds United on loan from RB Leipzig with a view to a permanent transfer. He was recalled from a loan with AS Monaco in order to make the move.

French goalkeeper Alexander Letellier has joined US Orleans from SCO Angers on a free transfer.

AS Roma have signed Atalanta defender Roger Ibanez on loan.

Hertha Berlin have paid £22.5m for French midfielder Lucas Tousart from Olympique Lyonnais.

Jeando Fuchs has returned to Alaves at the end of a loan from Maccabi Haifa.

OGC Nice have signed teenage Swiss striker Dan Ndoye from Lausanne-Sport.

Former Liverpool winger Adam Hammill has returned to Scunthorpe United at the end of his loan spell with Stockport.

Claudio Yacob has left Nottingham Forest on a free transfer and signed for Uruguayan side Nacional.

Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Ian Lawlor has signed on loan for Scunthorpe United. Joining Donnie is Devante Cole for an undisclosed fee from Wigan Athletic.

Northampton Town have taken James Olayinka of Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion forward Callum Morton on loan.

Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has joined Blackpool on loan.

Bartosz Bialkowski has made his loan move to Millwall a permanent deal after the Wall paid Ipswich Town an undisclosed fee.

Celtic have completed the signing of Ismaila Soro from Bnei Yehuda.

Danny Johnson has signed for Leyton Oriant from Dundee.

 


Injury Round-Up

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has returned to fitness after the feared hamstring injury turned out to be much less serious than the Foxes feared.

 


Livvie Approach Forrest

Livingston manager Gary Holt has confirmed that his club have approached Ayr United to try and sign winger Alan Forrest. Holt said: "It is well-documented we've spoken to Ayr to get permission to talk to Alan Forrest. If we can get that concluded, that would be great as a pre-contract."

 


Williams Claims Racial Abuse At Espanyol As Violence Mars Barca Match

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has said that he was racially abused during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Espanyol. The 25 year old said: "No black player or any player ever wants to hear that. It's completely out of order, people should go to matches to enjoy themselves, to support their team; football is a team sport and should be played in a friendly atmosphere. It's a sad day because of these incidents which have no place in football. It is very sad that today we continue to experience racism scenes in football. We have to end it among everyone. Thanks for your support." Meanwhile outside Valencia's stadium their win over Barcelona was overshadowed by violent clashes between the two sets of fans outside the Mestalla Stadium. Chairs and flares were thrown between the supporters. La Liga president Javier Tebas said: "Today we have taken a step back in the work which we began years ago. The violence in Barcelona and Valencia and the racist insults towards Inaki Williams do a lot of damage to Spanish football. La Liga assumes responsibility and together with clubs we will try to find out what has gone wrong."

 


Eriksen In Milan For Medical

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has flown to Milan ready to sign with Inter Milan. The Danish international has been wanting a move away from Spurs for a while and now he is set for a medical ahead of a move.

 


FA Cup Draw

The draw for the FA Cup 5th round:
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Reading or Cardiff City v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Shrewsbury Town or Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United or Oxford United
Leicester City v Coventry City or Birmingham City
Northampton Town or Derby County v Manchester United
Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
Portsmouth v Bournemouth or Arsenal

Written by Tris Burke January 27 2020 21:21:56

 

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