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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th February 2020

Review Of The Day 8th February 2020
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Tottenham Hotspur teenage striker Troy Parrott has signed until 2023.

Elliott Collier has signed a 1 year deal with Chicago Fire.

Jonte Smith has extended his contract with Cheltenham Town to run until the end of the season.

20 year old Peterborough United midfielder Idris Kanu has signed a new deal which runs until 2023.



Free agent Panamanian defender Amir Soto has signed for Canadian Premier League side Valour FC.

Tony Watt has signed for Motherwell after his release from CSKA Sofia.


Injury Round-Up

St Mirren have lost midfielder Ryan Flynn to a season-ending cruciate ligament injury. The 31 year old was injured on Wednesday against Hamilton Academicals, while being employed as a right-back.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he expects to have Jean-Philippe Gbamin available in 8 weeks after his thigh surgery was successful. Ancelotti said: "The plan is eight weeks after surgery, the surgery went well and he's doing individual treatment, but with him we have to do it slowly because the injury was big. It's step by step. We hope to recover him before the end of the season."

Raheem Sterling has been ruled out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. The England and Manchester City forward limped out of the 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and scans revealed damage to his left hamstring. Citeh were boosted by the return to training of Leroy Sane, who has been out since injuring his knee in the Community Shield on 4th August.


Managerial Changes

Not technically a managerial change but Stade Rennais have announced that their president Olivier Letang has left the club with immediate effect. Rennes won the French Cup last year, their first trophy in 48 years, under the leadership of Letang, who is quoted as leaving "reluctantly". Rennes are currently third and it has been reported that Letang was not on the best of terms with the club's head coach Julien Stephan.


Disciplinary Charges

Monaco winger Gelson Martins has picked up an "indefinite" length ban for pushing the referee twice in a Ligue 1 match. During the loss to Nimes on 1st February, Martins pushed referee Mikael Lesage after he showed Martins' Monaco team-mate Tiemoue Bakayoko a red card in the first half. Lesage then pulled the red card back out again, at which point Martins pushed him again. The 24 year old will now be suspended "indefinitely" pending a league investigation.


Ligue 1 Salary List

L'Equipe have released their annual salary list for Ligue 1, which revealed that Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is paid 625,000 euros a month, with only Andre Villas-Boas of Marseille close to him in terms of earnings with 400,000 euros. In fact, Tuchel earns as much as the managers of Nimes, Metz, Toulouse, Amiens, Dijon, Reims, Angers, Brest, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Nantes and Rennes put together! The playing salaries are pretty much the same with PSG players dominating the highest earners bracket:
1. Neymar 3,060,000 euros per month PSG
2. Kylian Mbappe 1,910,000 euros per month PSG
3. Thiago Silva 1,500,000 euros per month PSG
4. Edinson Cavani 1,345,000 euros per month PSG
5= Marquinhos 1,200,000 euros per month PSG
5= Marco Verratti 1,200,000 euros per month PSG
7. Angel Di Maria 1,100,000 euros per month PSG
8. Kaylor Navas 1,000,000 euros per month PSG
9. Mauro Icardi 800,000 euros per month PSG
10. Leandro Paredes 750,000 euros per month PSG
11. Presnel Kimpembe 670,000 euros per month PSG
12= Wisser Ben Yedder 650,000 euros per month Monaco
12= Ander Herrera 650,000 euros per month PSG
14= Julian Draxler 600,000 euros per month PSG
14= Cesc Fabregas 600,000 euros per months Monaco
16= Kevin Strootman 500,000 euros per month Marseille
16= Dmitri Payet 500,000 euros per month Marseille
16= Idrissa Gueye 500,000 euros per month PSG
19= Tiemoue Bakayoko 450,000 euros per month Monaco
19= Pablo Sarabia 450,000 euros per month PSG
19= Abdou Diallo 450,000 euros per month PSG
22. Florian Thauvin 422,000 euros per month Marseille
23. Memphis Depay 420,000 euros per month Lyon
24. Thilo Kehrer 410,000 euros per month PSG
25= Anthony Lopes 400,000 euros per month Lyon
25= Stephen Nzonzi 400,000 euros per month Rennes
27. Islam Slimani 380,000 euros per month Monaco
28. Steve Mandanda 360,000 euros per month Marseille
29. Bertrand Traore 350,000 euros per month Lyon
30. Valere Germain 330,000 euros per month Marseille


Fans To Be Offered Stadium Shares

Swindon Town are to buy the freehold of their County Ground from Swindon Borough Council in March for £2.2m and will offer shares in the ground to fans. Shares will be priced at £19.69 in honour of the club's only League Cup final win in 1969, when they beat Arsenal. The club said that they will need at least 2,300 supporters to purchase shares to afford to buy the ground.


Baggies Expect To Lose Ferguson

After discussions with Nathan Ferguson's representatives, West Bromwich Albion expect to lose the teenage defender at the end of the season. Ferguson was all set to sign for Crystal Palace in the January window, before a medical discovered a knee injury which ended the deal. Baggies technical director Luke Dowling said: "It might be a tidy up or repair. It's down to the surgeon. We agreed a deal with Crystal Palace and he went down to London for a medical. They came across an issue in his knee. We'll hopefully get to the bottom of it and know the exact problem he's got. If not before the end of the season, then pre-season he'll be back up and running. The discussions we've had with his representatives since deadline day suggest that he will still leave us at the end of the season."


Man Utd File Sun Complaint

Manchester United have filed a complaint to the press regulator over the coverage given by the gutter rag tabloid the Sun to their attack on the house of United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's house. The club allege that the 'news'paper had been given advance warning of the attack and that the presence of a reporter "both encouraged and rewarded the perpetrators". A Man Utd statement read: "The Club believes that the Sun newspaper had received advance notice of the intended attack, which included criminal damage and intent to intimidate, and that the journalist was present as it happened. The quality of the images accompanying the story indicate that a photographer was also present."


Klopp Sets New Record

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked up his 5th Manager of the Month award from the Premier League this season, to set a new record for the most Manager of the Month awards ever to be won by one manager in a single season.


Vinicius Rubbishes PSG Rumours

Real Madrid's Brazilian starlet Vinicius has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the media recently, but the teenager has ruled out the move, saying he wants to stay with Madrid. Vinicius said: "There's no choice, I want to stay at Madrid."

Written by Tris Burke February 07 2020 20:52:54


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