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Football News: Review Of The Day 4th October 2020

Review Of The Day 4th October 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Wolverhampton Wanderers Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has signed a 4 year deal.

Yussuf Poulsen has also signed a 4 year contract but with RB Leipzig.

Experienced midfielder Tomas Rincon has signed with Torino until 2022.

 


Transfers

Former Celtic player Calvin Miller has signed for Harrogate Town. The 22 year old spent some time on trial with Plymouth Argyle during pre-season, having been released by Celtic in May.

Middlesbrough midfielder Connor Malley has signed for League Two Carlisle United on loan until January.

Plymouth Argyle have signed midfielder Tyrese Fornah on loan for the season from Nottingham Forest.

Brentford have sent an undisclosed fee on Germany Under-21 international Vitaly Janely from VfL Bochum.

Swansea City winger Kristoffer Peterson is set to join Fortuna Dusseldorf for around £400,000 + add ons.

Tiago Silva has moved to Olympiakos from Nottingham Forest.

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross has revealed that they are close to signing Kyle Magennis from St Mirren, after the 22 year old had a medical on Friday.

Benfica have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have paid 3m euros to loan Carlos Vinicius for the season with the option to make the deal permanent for 45m euros.

Amin Younes has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a 2 season loan with the option to make the deal permanent from Napoli.

Stade Rennais have completed the signing of Dalbert from Inter Milan on loan for a fee of £1.8m.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has signed for Hamburg for £450,000.

Dutch winger Alessio Da Cruz has joined FC Groningen on loan from Parma.

Hellas Verona have paid £1.53m for teenage Argentine centre-back Bruno Amione from Belgrano.

Malaga have released a quintet of players. Luis Hernandez, Diego Gonzalez, Juanpi Anor, Renato Santos and former Barcelona and Liverpool youngster Dani Pacheco are all looking for new clubs.

Aston Villa have released Spanish forward Jota.

French full-back Sebastien Corchia has been let go by Sevilla.

VfL Osnabruck have taken Ludovit Reis on loan from Barcelona.

Sampdoria's former Leeds United youngster Ronaldo Vieira has joined Hellas Verona on loan.

Chelsea's American goalkeeper Matt Miazga has moved to RSC Anderlecht on loan.

Atletico Madrid have paid just under £1m for young Spanish midfielder Ismael Gutierrez from Real Betis.

Teenage Portugese full-back Tomas Tavares has joined Alaves on loan from Benfica.

Ross County have signed Jermaine Hylton from Motherwell.

 


Injury Round-Up

Oxford United v Crewe Alexandra has been postponed after a positive corona test for Crewe player Omar Beckles on Saturday morning, the club's second positive test this week. It was called off just 35 minutes before kick off due to the requirement for Crewe's players and staff to go into self-isolation.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is in self-isolation after a positive virus test, the second Liverpool player to require isolation this season following Thiago Alcantara's positive test less than a week before.

 


Managerial Changes

 

 

Disciplinary Charges

Kilmarnock are being investigated over a possible breach of corona protocol. The entire squad is currently self-isolating after 6 positive tests in the last week. SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster told the BBC: "Clearly, it's very concerning that you have six positives within one club. That's something we need to investigate in conjunction with the health authorities, because the protocols in place are designed to ensure there shouldn't be transmission within a club. Where we've had positives elsewhere this season, on the whole the games have gone on universally. The exceptions were the Aberdeen and Celtic games but that ultimately was a government decision. We have to create the situation where clubs have a real incentive to ensure their players are protected and games go on." Killie face having to forfeit their place in the Scottish League Cup, whatever the outcome of the investigation.

 


Struber Questions Owners

Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber is clearly angling for a move to Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, who made an approach for him this week. The German manager has come out publicly to question the ambition of Barnsley's owners. Struber told the BBC: "For me, it's not the goal to always play in the relegation zone. I have other ambitions and aims and I cannot feel that the owners have the same ambitions and goals like me. My future is open and we will see. Every year, every season, this is a big, big fight with a big, big energy until the last game to stay in the league - and, one more time, it is a big question to the owners, is this the goal? For me, no."

Written by Tris Burke October 03 2020 21:12:28

 

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