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Football News: Review Of The Day 7th October 2020

Review Of The Day 7th October 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Brentford's former Arsenal midfielder Josh Dasilva has signed a new contract which expires in 2024.

 


Transfers

Straight after signing for Barnsley from Celtic, 20 year old striker Jack Aitchison has been loaned out for the rest of the season to League Two club Stevenage.

Icelandic defender Daniel Gretarsson has signed for Blackpool for an undisclosed fee from Aalesunds FK.

Watford have released former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck.

Nottingham Forest have signed Cafu from Olympiakos on a season-long loan.

St Mirren have signed Daniel Finlayson from Rangers with an option to buy and Brandon Mason on loan from Coventry City for the season but with Coventry having a recall option for January.

Polish duo Jakub Moder and Michal Karbownik have signed for Brighton & Hove Albion. Midfielder Moder joined from Lech Poznan, while the teenage Karbownik arrived from Legia Warsaw, both were immediately loaned back to their previous club for the rest of the season.

It has been revealed that Everton will be covering about 50% of Theo Walcott's wages during his loan spell back at first club Southampton.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Fulham on loan for the season.

Jean-Kevin Augustin has signed for Nantes on a free transfer from RB Leipzig.

Inter Milan's former West Ham United midfielder Joao Mario has joined Sporting Clube de Portugal on loan.

Chelsea youngster Juan Familia-Castillo has joined Eredivisie team AZ Alkmaar on loan. Also moving to the Dutch league from Chelsea is Marco van Ginkel who has joined PSV Eindhoven on loan.

Brentford have loaned Halil Dervisoglu to Twente.

PSV Eindhoven have signed German midfielder Adrian Fein on loan from Bayern Munich.

New Chelsea signing Malang Sarr has moved to Porto on loan.

Crystal Palace's Polish centre-back Jaroslaw Jach has moved to Fortuna Sittard on loan.

Bologna's teenage winger Musa Juwara has joined Boavista on loan.

Heart of Midlothian have signed Scottish full-back Stephen Kingsley on a free transfer from Hull City.

Former Real Madrid benchwarmer Fabio Coentrao has signed for Rio Ave after a spell without a club.

Bayern Munich have signed teenage Portugese midfielder Tiago Dantas on loan from Benfica.

Birmigham City's experienced Senegal midfielder Cheikh N'Doye has signed for Red Star FC in France on a free transfer.

Watford's Venezuelan forward Adalberto Penaranda has signed for CSKA Sofia on loan.

FC Lorient have loaned teenage midfielder Julian Ponceau to Rodez AF.

Bulgarian side Ludogorets have paid a £450,000 loan fee to take Kiril Despodov on loan from Cagliari.

Getafe winger Amath Ndiaye has signed for RCD Mallorca on loan.

Elche have signed Ivan Marcone from Boca Juniors on loan.

Fulham have paid about £1.5m for Tosin Adarabioyo from Manchester City.

Sebastian Cristoforo has signed for Girona on a free transfer from Fiorentina.

 


Injury Round-Up

Celtic and Scotland winger James Forrest has been ruled out for up to 6 weeks with a stress fracture of his ankle.

Following the broken arm West Bromwich Albion's Welsh international striker Hal Robson-Kanu suffered against Southampton on Sunday, he will have surgery. The 31 year old continued to play for 20 minutes with the injury as the Baggies had used up all their substitutions.

Xherdan Shaqiri has become the third Liverpool player to return a positive CV test. Shaqiri is currently on international duty with Switzerland and is now self-isolating.

 


Managerial Changes

Gerhard Struber has quit Barnsley to take up a position as head coach of New York Red Bulls. The Major League Soccer side have paid the "significant contractual release clause" to get the Austrian, who has only been in charge of the Tykes for 11 months. Struber said: "I am looking forward to getting to know my new team, hopefully very soon. We want to pursue very ambitious goals together and develop steadily. The challenge of working in MLS makes me proud and gives me massive motivation for a big opportunity." The Austrian had ended his playing career with Red Bull Salzburg and then began his coaching career there, leading to Barnsley chief executive Dane Murphy to say: "As much as we wanted Gerhard to remain at Oakwell we were not in a position to deny him this opportunity with a buy-out clause in his contract and his connection within the Red Bull set-up. Looking toward the immediate future, the recruitment process for a replacement has already begun and we will update supporters when appropriate." First-team coach Adam Murray will be in charge of team affairs on an interim basis.

 


Disciplinary Charges

 

 

Lennon Happy With Celtic Transfers

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said he is "delighted" with his Celtic squad following the transfer window. Lennon said: "It's been a very good window for us in terms of bringing players in and keeping the players that we wanted. I woke up this morning absolutely delighted. Delighted with squad of players and certainly with the Laxalt signing. We've come out of the window very strong and we've got great depth. We've kept all our best players and added international quality. We have kept Odsonne Edouard, we have kept Kristoffer Ajer, the Christies and the McGregors [Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor]. All these players are big assets and that's been a difficult thing to do when you consider the financial position a lot of clubs are in."

 


Kepa Confident Of Winning Back Chelsea Place

The world's most expensive goalkeeper, Chelsea's Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga claims he is confident of being able to win back his place in the Chelsea side despite the arrival of Edouard Mendy to replace him in the team. Kepa said: "In the life of a footballer there are ups and downs. But in the end what is in my hands is to work. I feel good, strong, and confident. During your career sometimes you have to live moments like this. I'm confident I can turn it around and do my best when I play. We all want to play. But I don't think about anything beyond day-to-day life and focusing on the national team's matches. In the medium to long term, things can change. I want to play, I want to be on the field and I will work for that."

 


Ozil Offers To Pay Gunnersaurus Wage

After finding out that the man who plays Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus, Jerry Quy, was one of the 55 low-paid staff made redundant in a cost-cutting measure to allow the club to go on a spending spree and pay Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a major pay increase, midfielder Mesut Ozil has offered to pay Quy's wages. Ozil wrote on social media: "I was so sad that Jerry Quy, aka our famous and loyal mascot Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club, was being made redundant after 27 years. As such, I'm offering to reimburse Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much." Ozil already contributes over 50% of his salary to charitable causes.

 


Leeds Still Facing Legal Case

RB Leipzig are going to continue to pursue legal redress against Leeds United, despite Jean-Kevin Augustin joining Nantes on a free transfer. The 23 year old forward had been on loan at Leeds last season with an obligation to buy if the Whites won promotion. After promotion was achieved Leeds refused to complete the 21m euro signing of Augustin, leaving him in limbo as RBL refused to accept that he was still their player.

Written by Tris Burke October 06 2020 21:15:12

 

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