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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th January 2020

Review Of The Day 30th January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Middlesbrough's England under-20 international midfielder Marcus Tavernier, the younger brother of Rangers' James, has signed a new 3 and a half year deal with the Teessiders.

 


Transfers

San Jose Earthquakes have signed Oswaldo Alanis on loan from Deportivo Guadalajara for a year with an option to extend.

RCD Mallorca have signed Olympiacos full-back Leonardo Koutris on loan.

Ljubomir Fejsa has joined Alaves on loan from Benfica.

Former Liverpool midfielder Suso has moved to Sevilla from AC Milan on loan.

Omar Ramos has left Real Oviedo on a free transfer to sign for Ponferradina.

Sheffield Wednesday have taken Parma winger Alessio Da Cruz on loan.

1.FSV Mainz 05 have taken former Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma on loan from VfL Wolfsburg.

Tottenham Hotspur have loaned Kyle Walker-Peters to Southampton.

Manchester United have completed the £50m signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Clube de Portugal.

West Ham United have paid a £4m loan fee for Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.

NY Red Bulls have signed Danish goalkeeper David Jensen from FC Utrecht.

Monaco winger Jordi Mboula has joined SD Huesca on loan

Genoa have sent Jawad El Yamiq on loan to Real Zaragoza.

Arsenal have paid a £4.5m loan fee for Spanish defender Pablo Mari from Flamengo.

AS Monaco have spent over £6m on young Polish goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki from Legia Warsaw.

Aston Villa have loaned Scott Hogan to city rivals Birmingham City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken teenage midfielder Enzo Loiodice on loan from Dijon.

Experienced Mexican forward Eduardo Herrera has left Rangers to join Puebla.

Juventus have taken Francesco Di Mariano on loan from Venezia.

Tottenham Hotspur have splashed over £25m on PSV Eindhoven midfielder Steven Bergwijn.

Bayern Munich have signed South Korean winger Woo-yeong Jeong on loan from SC Freiburg.

West Bromwich Albion have signed Callum Robinson on loan from Sheffield United.

Hannover 96 have released veteran midfielder Dennis Aogo.

Beto da Silva has returned to Mexican club Tigres UANL at the end of his loan with Deportivo La Coruna.

Zan Celar has returned to AS Roma at the end of his loan spell with Cittadella.

Lecce have signed Antonin Barak on loan from Udinese.

Thomas Deng has left Melbourne City to sign for Urawa Reds.

Nicholas Opoku has joined Amiens on loan from Udinese.

Internacional have signed Gabriel Boschilia from AS Monaco.

Wilfried Bony has finally found a club, signing for Saudi Professional League side Al Ittihad.

New York City FC have signed Gudmundur Thorarinsson on a free transfer from Norrkoping.

James Vaughan has joined Tranmere Rovers for an undisclosed fee from Bradford City.

Jerry Yates has returned to Swindon Town on loan from Rotherham United.

Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee has retired at the age of 29 on health grounds.

Nottingham Forest have signed Nuno da Costa from Strasbourg for an undisclosed fee.

Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose is signing for Newcastle United on loan.

 


Injury Round-Up

Grimsby Town midfielder Jake Hessenthaler has been taken to hospital after suffering a punctured lung and broken rib in a collision during the match against Stevenage.

Bolton Wanderers winger Will Buckley has suffered a broken tibia and will require an operation to repair the injury.

Winger Josh Bowler, on loan at Hull City from Everton for the season, has been ruled out for up to 8 weeks with a heel injury.

Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, on loan from Liverpool, has been kept in hospital with a "head injury and suspected concussion" after colliding with a teammate.

Rangers strike duo Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are both struggling with calf injuries.

 


Rossi In RSL Talks

Former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi is in talks with Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake. The Italian forward has been without a club since leaving Genoa at the end of the 2017-18 season. Rossi, who will turn 33 this weekend, is to train with RSL while a contract is agreed.

 


Atleti Control 8th CPL Franchise

Ottawa is to be the 8th Canadian Premier League franchise, after the league's commissioner David Clanachan confirmed they will receive an expansion franchise. The Ottawa team will be owned by Atletico Madrid, who already own a Mexican Liga MX side Atletico San Luis.

 


Managerial Changes

Cambridge United have split from manager Colin Calderwood after a run of just one win in 10 matches. They lost 4-0 to Salford City on Tuesday and are currently sitting in 18th place in League Two. Assistant Mark Bonner has been placed in caretaker charge.

Also leaving in League Two is Scunthorpe United manager Paul Hurst, who lasted just eight months in charge. His assistant Chris Doig has also left. The two took charge following Scunthorpe's relegation from League One but a run of three losses in five games without a win has seen them leave.

Sudan have a new national team head coach in the shape of Frenchman Hubert Velud. The 60 year old has formerly coached Togo and his last job was in charge of Algerian club JS Kabylie.

Zdravko Logarusic has taken charge of the Zimbabwe national team. The Croatian was in charge of Sudan until December.

 


St Mirren Look To Early Buy-Out

Plans to turn St Mirren over to the hands of the St Mirren Independent Supporters Trust (SMISA) are set to move forward. The plan was for the chairman Gordon Scott to be bought out by SMISA in 2026, but a partnership with a local charity called Kibble could see it happen as early as next year. A new proposal has been put forward which will see Kibble buy 27.5% of Scott's shares now and then SMISA taking their stake in the club up to 51% next year. Kibble chief executive Jim Gillespie said: "The purpose of our proposal is to step up Kibble's young workforce development programme and improve the future prospects of our young people, including employability options, skills and qualifications."

 


Cardiff Make Fresh Attempt To Wheedle Out Of Paying Sala Transfer Fee

Cardiff City have called for an investigation into FC Nantes part in the tragic death of Emiliano Sala. Cardiff have refused to pay the transfer fee for the the striker, despite FIFA ruling that they should pay the first instalment. Instead the Bluebirds have taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as they claim that Sala was not officially their player when the airplane carrying him back to Cardiff from a visit to Nantes crashed. Cardiff stated: "CCFC has been clear throughout the past 12 months that a full investigation of the facts leading up to the tragedy is required. Not only to fully understand what led to the downing of the Piper PA-46 Malibu plane, but to answer the wider questions that have been highlighted in this case, specifically related to the use of illegal flights in the football industry and the role of intermediaries in player transfers. As a result of our investigation we believe there is sufficient evidence of wrongdoing that necessitates investigation by the French authorities of those responsible for the arrangement of the transfer on behalf of FC Nantes and for arranging the doomed flight. We have therefore passed over information to the Parquet de Nantes to assist their efforts. We remain committed to establishing the full facts and adhering to any final decision on our financial liability in the transfer." FC Nantes have hit out at Cardiff, saying it was "absolutely stunned by Cardiff's umpteenth attempt to exploit this tragedy. FC Nantes has always shown a very quiet attitude since the beginning of these events. FC Nantes has always acted in good faith, while Cardiff has made repeated attempts to destabilise public opinion with falsehoods. What clearly appears to be a media offensive is so inappropriate as we just paid our respect to Emiliano Sala in a few days and one day before the submission of Cardiff's memory deposit before the Court of Arbitration for Sport".

 


Equaliser's Home Attacked

It has been reported that the home of Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been attacked by a group chanting that Woodward was "going to die". A video was posted on social media of a group gathered singing offensive songs aimed at Woodward as an individual threw a red flare over his gate. A club statement read: "Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this. We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack."

 


Police Investigate Car Tampering

Police Scotland have taken the car of Rangers' striker Alfredo Morelos for examination after a man was found underneath it, believed to be tampering with it, when the Colobian returned home on Tuesday. So far the police have found no evidence of criminality.

Written by Tris Burke January 30 2020 00:39:27

 

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