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Football News: Review Of The Day 20th September 2020

Review Of The Day 20th September 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Ajax have given teenage defender Jurrien Timber a new deal running until 2024.

Former Barcelona midfielder Jeffren has signed a new 1 year contract with Slaven Belupo in Croatia.

 


Transfers

Middlesbrough have signed former Arsenal and Nottingham Forest striker Chuba Akpom from PAOK for an undisclosed fee of under £3m.

Aston Villa have spent £17m on Burkina Faso striker Bertrand Traore from Olympique Lyonnais.

Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed a deal which sees Portugese forward join Liverpool for a fee of around £40m, while Dutch defender goes the other way for an initial fee of around £9m. Liverpool also have a 15% sell-on clause in the transfer of Hoever.

Tottenham Hotspur have completed a double signing from Real Madrid. Gareth Bale returns on a season-long loan and Sergio Reguilon joins on a permanent transfer for a fee of around £27m.

Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps have traded Yordy Reyna to DC United in return for $400,000 in General Allocation Money.

Union Berlin have signed Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi on loan from Liverpool.

Lecce midfielder Yevgen Shakhov has joined AEK Athens on a free transfer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have sent Leonardo Campana on loan to Famalicao.

Bologna defender Gabriele Corbo has signed for Ascoli. Ascoli have also signed Greek defender Anastasios Avlonitis on a free transfer from Sturm Graz.

Marko Pjaca has joined Genoa on loan from Juventus.

Italian right-back Davide Zappacosta has joined Genoa on loan from Chelsea.

Udinese have signed Tolgay Arslan on a free transfer from Fenerbahce.

Yoann Court has left Stade Brest 29 to sign for SM Caen on a free transfer.

Veteran Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin has been released by Vasco da Gama.

 


Injury Round-Up

Bayern Munich's Canadian wunderkind Alphonso Davies is expected to be fit to return to the team for the UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla on Thursday. Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka are slight doubts after picking up knocks in the 8-0 smashing of Schalke 04.

 


Managerial Changes

 

 

Disciplinary Charges

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic faces a touchline ban after being sent off during the 5-2 beating at the hands of Everton. Bilic followed the referee at half-time to ask him why he did not check Everton's first goal for a foul in the build up. Despite clearly not swearing or being abusive, referee Mike Deane showed Bilic a red card and the Croat told the BBC: "The analysis guys told me it was a foul for us before their first goal. As a manager I should be in a situation to ask the referee what's going on. It's not like the game was going on, it was half-time - nobody was around. I didn't swear. I asked him in a frustrated way but I didn't go over the line. But he just ignored me and gave me red. As a manager you have that right if you are not crossing the line. I told him if you want to kill us, kill us. That's all."

 


Hands Off Ajer

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is unhappy about stories emerging in the media linking Kristoffer Ajer with a move to AC Milan. Lennon, who denied there had been any bids for the Norwegian, said: "It's disappointing on the day of the game that this comes out because that can unsettle a player. But I thought, particularly second half, he had a really strong game and we don't want to sell him. I'm not convinced £14m would cut it anyway."

 


English Teen Sets Bayern Record

Former Chelsea youngster Jamal Musiala has become the youngest ever goalscorer for Bayern Munich in their 8-0 thrashing of Schalke 04 on Friday evening. The attacker came on as a substitute and scored in the 81st minute to break Roque Santa Cruz's record with his first professional goal at the age of 17 years and 205 days.

 


Lewandowski's Former Agent Files Suit Against Him

Robert Lewandowski's former agent, Cezary Kucharski, has filed a civil suit against Lewandowski's marketing company RL Management in Warsaw. Kucharski is alleging that the footballers and his wife diverted several million euros from their marketing company to fund luxury vacations and interior decorating. Kucharski has filed for 39 million zloty (around 9m euros) in damages. Lewandowski told Spiegel that the allegations were "unfounded" and that Kucharski "simply could not get over the termination of their collaboration."

Written by Tris Burke September 19 2020 21:31:04

 

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