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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th January 2020

Review Of The Day 29th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Fernandinho has extended his Manchester City deal by a year to 2021.

Veteran defender Bruno Alves has signed a year extension to his contract, also taking him to 2021.

Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski has a new deal which runs until 2024.

Claude Le Roy has extended his contract as manager of the Togo national team by 3 more years.

 


Transfers

David Milinkovic has signed for Vancouver Whitecaps on a year-long loan deal from Hull City with an option to make it permanent.

FC Cincinnati have bought out the contract of Fanendo Adi, letting him go on a free to Columbus Crew.

Chicago Fire have signed young defender Miguel Angel Navarro from Deportivo La Guaira.

Montpellier have loaned Uruguayan full-back Mathias Suarez to Uruguayan side Nacional.

Minnesota United have taken Luis Amarilla on loan from Velez Sarsfield.

Napoli have paid a £2.25m loan fee to sign Italian winger Matteo Politano on loan from Inter Milan.

Romanian midfielder Alexandru Maxim has signed for Gazientep on loan from 1.FSV Mainz 05.

Inter Milan have splashed £18m on Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur. Leaving Inter is Gabriel Barbosa, who has made his loan move to Flamengo a permanent one for over £15m.

The Ronaldo-owned Spanish club Real Valladolid have signed Hatem Ben Arfa on a free and their forward Sekou Gassama has signed on loan for Fuenlabrada, just after joining for a fee of £350,000 from Almeria.

Getafe have sent veteran forward Enric Gallego to Osasuna on loan.

Hertha Berlin have loaned new signing Lucas Tousart to Olympique Lyonnais.

Dan Ndoye has been loaned to Lausanne-Sport from OGC Nice.

Jonathan Cafu has signed for Saudi side Al-Hazm from Girondins Bordeaux.

Sevilla have loaned Cristian Gonzalez to Rosario Central.

Juventus midfielder Stefano Beltrame has signed for CSKA Sofia.

Almeria have paid a £360,000 loan fee to take Fran Villalba on loan from Birmingham City.

Cardiff City goalkeeper Joe Day has signed for AFC Wimbledon on loan.

Sunderland have paid an undisclosed fee for midfielder Josh Scowen from Queens Park Rangers.

Another undisclosed fee has taken Dundee striker Danny Johnson to Leyton Orient.

Stevenage have signed David Parkhouse from Sheffield United on loan.

Goalkeeper Peter Urminsky's trial spell with St Mirren has resulted in him joining the club on an 18-month deal.

Giovani Lo Celso's loan move to Tottenham Hotspur has made his loan move from Real Betis into a permanent deal for a fee in excess of £27m.

 


Injury Round-Up

Blackburn Rovers' Northern Ireland international midfielder Corry Evans has undergone surgery on a skull fracture. The 29 year old suffered frontal lobe and eye socket fractures during his 200th Blackburn appearance. Manager Tony Mowbray said: "He had his operation. It went very well. He is going to spend 10-14 days in his own environment with his family. The surgeon said that it went as well as it could have gone. Eventually, at some stage he will get back to heading foam footballs to get his confidence back to use his head. We will give him all the time he needs. The injury will hopefully take care of itself, mend well, and he'll have the confidence to come back soon. I think he's had a really good spell with the Northern Ireland set-up and achieved some good things with them."

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is to have a scan on his ankle after hurting it against Bournemouth in the FA Cup 4th round. Manager Mikel Arteta said: "I hope I'm wrong but when a central defender is taken off on a stretcher it is not usually good. We will find out more in the next days and we will assess it."

 


Soucek Has Medical

Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek is having a West Ham United medical ahead of signing for the Hammers. Slavia revealed the 24 year old would be making a Czech league record transfer if the deal goes through. West Ham manager David Moyes said: "We are in a difficult period where we need experienced players. At the moment he [Soucek] ticks a lot of boxes. We need to give him an opportunity and time to settle in. He fits the profile of the player I want."

 


Staying In Prem Absolute Necessity

After revealing losses of £27.26m for the year ending 31st May 2019, West Ham United have said that remaining in the Premier League is "an absolute necessity". Joint owner David Sullivan said: "The board made a decision at the beginning of 2018 to embark on an investment programme that would involve bringing in a world class manager, investing in better players and making significant investment in the club's infrastructure. We now believe we have one of the strongest squads and management teams in the Premier League." Unfortunately the note attached to the accounts refers to Mauricio Pellegrini, as it was written in October when the Hammers were flying high in the league.

Written by Tris Burke January 28 2020 22:34:03

 

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