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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st January 2020

Review Of The Day 31st January 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

German forward Stefan Lex has signed a new deal which runs until 2022 with 1860 Munich.

Crawley Town's manager John Yems has signed a new contract which runs until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Midfielder Luke McCullogh has signed a contract with Tranmere Rovers until the end of the season.

Rangers' Croatian left-back Borna Barisic has signed a new deal which runs until 2024.

 


Transfers

Brett Levis has joined Canadian Premier League side Valour FC from Vancouver Whitecaps.

Napoli have paid over £15m for SPAL striker Andrea Petagna then loaned him back.

Parma have taken Romanian goalkeeper Ionut Radu on loan from Inter Milan after he returned on loan from Genoa.

Real Madrid have taken Marc Gual on loan from Sevilla.

Tottenham Hotspur have loaned Danny Rose to Newcastle United.

Getafe have paid over £1m for Nottingham Forest defender Chema.

Celta Vigo have signed Fedor Smolov on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Portland Timbers have paid nearly £3.5m for Polish centre-forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda from Legia Warsaw.

Former Liverpool left-back Brad Smith has joined Cardiff City on loan from Bournemouth.

Queens Park Rangers defender Toni Leistner has joined 1.FC Cologne on loan.

Villareal have paid over £20m for Spanish striker Paco Alcacer from Borussia Dortmund.

Italian full-back Alessandro Florenzi has moved to Valencia on loan from AS Roma.

Hertha Berlin have paid nearly £25m for Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.

Sheffield United have signed young Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge from KRC Genk.

Augsburg have loaned Mads Pedersen to FC Zurich.

Mouscron have taken German defender Lasse Sobiech on loan from 1.FC Cologne.

Young Italian winger Mirko Antonucci has signed for Portugese side Vitoria Setubal on loan from AS Roma.

SC Paderborn have signed Babacar Gueye from Karlsruhe.

Atalanta have paid £4.5m for Croatian defender Bosko Sutalo from NK Osijek.

Sampdoria striker Giacomo Vriono has signed for Juventus.

Recreativo Huelva have signed free agent Spanish midfielder Alberto Martin.

Manchester United have loaned Argentine defender Marcos Rojo to Estudiantes.

AS Roma have sent Zan Celar on loan to Cremonese.

Teenage Italian right-back Raoul Bellanova has joined Atalanta on loan from Girondins Bordeaux.

Fiorentina's Polish midfielder Szymon Zurkowski has signed for Empoli on loan.

Tottenham Hotspur's American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Luton Town on loan.

AS Roma have paid a £900,000 loan fee to sign young Spanish winger Carles Perez on loan from Barcelona.

Espanyol's former QPR midfielder Esteban Granero has joined Marbella on a free transfer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of their eighth Portugese player with the £17.5m addition of Daniel Podence from Olympiakos.

Spanish winger Jose Manuel Arnaiz has joined Osasuna on loan after they paid Leganes a £450,000 loan fee.

Giant former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has been loaned to Omonia Nikosia on loan from Nottingham Forest.

Fortuna Dusseldorf have taken Valon Berisha on loan from Lazio.

AS Roma have spent over £3.5m to sign Gonzalo Villar from Elche.

Brazilian defender Bruno Guimaraes has joined Olympique Lyonnais after they paid £18m for him from Atletico Paranaense.

Monaco goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki has signed for Legia Warsaw on loan.

Uruguayan full-back Mathias Suarez has joined Nacional on loan from Montpellier.

New England Revolution have signed Samba Camara on a free transfer from Sivasspor.

Inter Milan teenager Marco Pompetti has returned to the club at the end of his loan spell with Sampdoria.

Argentine midfielder Santiago Caseres has joined CF America from Villareal.

Malaga have signed Spanish winger Tete Morente on a free transfer from CD Lugo.

AS Monaco have paid £13.5m for Youssouf Fofana from Racing Strasbourg and £18m for Aurelien Tchouameni from Girondins Bordeaux.

Genoa have paid over £2m to sign Italian defender Andrea Masiello from Atalanta.

Sevilla's Brazilian full-back Guilherme Arana has joined Atletico Mineiro on loan.

Ricardo Rodriguez has joined PSV Eindhoven on loan from AC Milan.

Portsmouth teenager Leon Maloney has signed for FC Volendam for an undisclosed fee.

Doncaster Rovers have paid an undisclosed fee for striker Fejiri Okenabirhie from Shrewsbury Town.

Leeds United have loaned Eunan O'Kane to Luton Town.

Barnsley winger Dylan Mottley-Henry has joined Bradford City until the end of the season.

Conor McAleny has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan from Fleetwood Town.

Akeem Hinds has signed for Lincoln City following his release from Rotherham United.

Carlisle United have paid an undisclosed fee for Callum Guy from Blackpool.

Swindon Town have also paid an undisclosed fee to complete the permanent signing of Eion Doyle from Bradford City. The 31 year old was on loan with Swindon in the first half of the season.

Leicester City defender Mitchell Clark has joined Port Vale on loan.

Bolton Wanderers have signed Kean Bryan on loan from Sheffield United.

Brighton & Hove Albion have sold left-back Gaetan Bong to Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Derby County forward Mason Bennett has joined Millwall on loan.

Reading have signed Brazilian midfielder Felipe Araruna from Sao Paulo.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham's younger brother Timmy Abraham has joined Bristol Rovers on loan from Fulham.

David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami CF have signed Jorge Figal from Independiente.

Espanyol's Spanish defender Lluis Lopez has joined CD Tenerife on loan.

Sampdoria have allowed midfielder Leonardo Capezzi to join Salernitana on loan.

 


Injury Round-Up

Celtic expect to be without Mikey Johnston for the long-term after he suffered suspected knee ligament damage.

 


Rice Given 10 Game Ban

The Scottish FA have banned Hamilton Academical head coach Brian Rice from the dugout for 10 games. Rice admitted breaching gambling rules and will be kept from the dugout for 5 games with the other 5 suspended. The chair of the tribunal said: "The period of suspension selected reflects the gravity of the breach of the rule involving the large number of low value bets. The tribunal chose to suspend one half of the sanction to reflect the genuine efforts it considered Mr Rice has made to 'put his life and that of his family back together again' and to take account of his genuine expression of remorse for his breach of the rule and the effect that has had on his family, the club and the Scottish FA. It is the hope of the tribunal that the suspended element will not be imposed but will play some part in helping Mr Rice to avoid returning to the practice, which has so blighted his life."

 


Fraser Apology

Bournemouth's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has apologised after admitting he has not "played for the team" this season. Fraser has revealed that he was affected by the links with Arsenal during the summer transfer window. After banging in 8 goals and providing 15 assists last season, this season the diminutive attacker has managed just 1 goal and 3 assists so far this time around. Fraser told the BBC: "I felt bad about it - this last month I've been trying to put it right. I think everyone knows by now what's happened, to be honest. I'm just trying to play my football. Obviously it affected me the first four months of the season. I wasn't myself, I didn't play for the team. I'm honest enough to admit that. I look back at it. I spoke to my family about it and it just looked bad on me. I didn't help the team. It shouldn't have taken me that long to realise, but I'm my own worst critic and I apologised to the lads. All I can really say is that, for the next six months, I'll give everything for the club. I've just talked about the last four months. That won't be happening again. I can give everything, I can track back, I can try to get my assists and goals to help the club get to where it should be in the Premier League. After that, I don't really know what's going to happen. But that is all I can promise. I'll fight for club, I'll fight for the badge, I'll fight for my team-mates, I'll fight for the manager and fans."

 


China Postpone League Kick-Off

China have put back the start of their domestic football season due to the spread of the coronavirus, which has claimed over 170 lives already. The Super League was due to kick off on 22nd February and run until 31st October, but the start date has been put on hold until the crisis has been averted.

Written by Tris Burke January 30 2020 22:17:42

 

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