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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th September 2020

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

 



Contracts

29 year old former USA international striker Terrence Boyd has signed a new 2 year deal with Hallescher FC in Germany's third tier.

Hertha Berlin have given Czech Republic midfielder a new contract which will expire in 2023.

Veteran defender Daniel Gordon has signed a new 1 year deal with Karlsruher.

Lazio's former Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto has signed a 5 year contract.

 


Transfers

Leicester City defender Darnell Johnson has signed for Wigan Athletic on loan.

Watford have completed the signing of Nigerian centre-back William Troost-Ekong from Udinese. The Hornets have also agreed a deal to sign Guinea youth international Djibril Toure from Ceffomig FC on 1st January 2021.

St Mirren have rejected a "substantial offer" for club captain Kyle Magennis from fellow SPFL side Hibernian.

Saint Etienne have sold teenage defender Wesley Fofana to Leicester City for £31.5m.

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle with Lazio for midfielder Andreas Pereira to join the Italians on loan.

Inter Miami, the MLS team part-owned by David Beckham, have traded defender Roman Torres to the Seattle Sounders in return for a conditional first-round selection in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

Dundee have signed Nicholas Hamilton from Canadian Premier League side York9 FC on loan.

Alfred Gomis has been signed by Stade Rennais to replace Edouard Mendy for £9m from Dijon.

Levante have released Antonio Luna.

Elche have taken Youssouf Kone on loan from Olympique Lyonnais.

Albacete have signed Pape Maly Diamanka from Girona on loan.

Keita Balde has joined Sampdoria on loan from Monaco.

Malaga have signed Jairo Samperio on a free transfer from Hamburg.

Granada have released Alex Martinez.

Experienced Italian defender Salvatore Bocchetti has joined Pescara on loan from Hellas Verona.

Former Reading and Nottingham Forest midfielder Pele has joined Rio Ave on loan from AS Monaco.

Filip Krovinovic has rejoined West Bromwich Albion on loan from Benfica.

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Iago Falque has joined Benevento on loan from Torino.

Spanish left-back Saul Garcia has joined Sporting Gijon on loan from Alaves.

Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Ajdin Hrustic from Groningen for £900,000.

Leganes have taken Spanish midfielder Ruben Pardo on loan from Girondins Bordeaux. Leganes have also taken Spanish right-back Sergi Palencia on loan from Saint Etienne and paid £450,000 to sign Spanish centre-back Javi Hernandez from Real Madrid.

Malaga have signed Juan Soriano on loan from Sevilla.

Manchester City have sold Argentinian centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to Benfica for £13.5m, going the other way is Portugese defender Ruban Dias for £61.2m.

Nottingham Forest's record signing Joao Carvalho has joined UD Almeria on loan.

 


Injury Round-Up

Newcastle United's Scottish utility player Matt Ritchie is facing a lengthy lay-off following an operation on his injured shoulder. Teammate Fabian Schar had a similar injury and operation in July and has yet to return. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said: "It's a very similar injury to Schar, disruption of the joint, so how unfortunate are we? To have one is bad enough, but to have two in a matter of weeks is incredible."

New Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara is in self-isolation after a positive virus test.

 


Managerial Changes

Major League Soccer's NY Red Bulls have made a formal approach to Barnsley to speak to head coach Gerhard Struber. Red Bulls sacked Chris Armas earlier this month and have chosen Struber as the man to replace him, with the Tykes confirming Struber has a buy out clause in his contract.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Cameroonian midfielder Marcel Wamba Kepdep has been arrested in Mauritius. The 27 year old, who plays for Mauritian side Roche-Bois Bolton City, tried to illegally obtain a Mauritian passport in order to travel to Europe. Holders of Mauritian passports are able to travel visa-free to the Schengen region for tourism and business purposes and stay for up to 90 days. Football has been suspended in the country due to the pandemic and many local-based players expect to lose their contracts. During an investigation into a network selling Mauritian passports to foreigners, documents featuring photos of Kepdep were discovered but they bore a different name. After his arrest the footballer admitted approaching the network to obtain a passport so that he could head to Europe.

Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos has been fined £8,000 and banned from the touchline for one match for "improper conduct". The FA ruled that he used "abusive and/or insulting language" towards a match official after Newcastle United were awarded a controversial penalty for handball against Eric Dier. It means Spurs will have to find someone else to operate the board when they want to make a substitution...

 


Dons Set For Plough Lane Return

AFC Wimbledon are to return to their new stadium back at their old Plough Lane home on 3rd November for the League One match against Doncaster Rovers. The Dons are currently groundsharing with Queens Park Rangers. Chief executive Joe Palmer said: "Not only will we open the doors on our home, it is also the start of a brand-new era for our club. I would like to relay our gratitude to QPR, who have been very professional and attentive towards us and who have gone out of their way to accommodate our needs." The original Wimbledon FC side was forced to leave Plough Lane back in 1991.

 


Scotland Squad

Scotland have named a 26-man squad for their Euro 2020 play-off semi final against Israel next week and the Nations League games against Slovakia and Czech Republic which follow.
Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Marshall (Derby County), McCrorie (Livingston), McLaughlin (Rangers)
Defenders: Cooper (Leeds Utd), Gallagher (Motherwell), McKenna (Nott'm Forest), O'Donnell (Motherwell), Palmer (Sheff Wed), Porteous (Hibs), Robertson (Liverpool), Taylor (Celtic), Tierney (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Armstrong (Southampton), Christie (Celtic), Fleck (Sheff Utd), Jack (Rangers), McGinn (Aston Villa), McGregor (Celtic), McLean (Norwich City), McTominay (Man Utd)
Forwards: Burke (Sheff Utd), Dykes (QPR), Fraser (Newcastle Utd), McBurnie (Sheff Utd), Paterson (Cardiff City), Shankland (Dundee Utd)

 


Parker Criticises Khan's Apology

Fulham manager Scott Parker has said that he is "disappointed" by vice-chairman Tony Khan's social media apology for yet another dire Fulham performance on Monday against Aston Villa. Following the 3-0 defeat Khan took to twitter to apologise and promise to sign more players. Parker said of the apology: "It's not something I agree with but it's how he sees it. The thing I'm actually disappointed with, is how he's apologising for the performance. He shouldn't have. The performance last night was a good performance which was a group of players who have done everything they can. From 3-0 down they were still trying work as much as they can to try and get us back in the game and for that I don't agree with him."

 


Today's Transfermarkt List

Today's list is that of the most valuable players to have come out of Chelsea's academy, based on their current value according to Transfermarkt, amounts in Euros:
1. Declan Rice (West Ham United) 49.5m
2. Mason Mount (Chelsea) 40.5m
3. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) 40m
4. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) 31.5m
5. Nathan Ake (Manchester City) 28m
6. Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo) 25m
7. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) 24m
8. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) 24m
9. Reece James (Chelsea) 22.5m
10. Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) 16m

Written by Tris Burke September 29 2020 22:14:37

 

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