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Football News: Review Of The Day 15th October 2020

Review Of The Day 15th October 2020
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

 



Transfers

Charlton Athletic midfielder George Lapslie has joined Mansfield Town on loan for the season.

Peter Kioso has signed for Bolton Wanderers on loan for the season from Luton Town.

Cheltenham Town have signed Ellis Chapman on a free transfer from Lincoln City. Joining Lincoln is Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts on loan for the season.

Rotherham United defender Curtis Tilt has joined Wigan Athletic on loan until January.

Bristol Rovers have taken Erhun Oztumer on loan for the season from Charlton Athletic.

After a trial with the club, Derby County have signed veteran free agent forward Colin Kazim-Richards until the end of the season. Leaving Derby for the season is winger Florian Jozefzoon on loan to Rotherham United.

Luton Town have signed Joe Morrell from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

Stoke City's Tom Edwards has signed for Fleetwood Town on loan.

Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC have signed Jesus Murillo on loan from Independiente Medellin, with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

Another making moves in MLS football is Montreal Impact who have transferred Saphir Taider, a Designated Player, to Saudi Pro League team Al-Ain.

Chelsea have once again loaned out Victor Moses, this time to Spartak Moscow.

Young right-back Sambou Sissoko has joined Quevilly-Rouen on loan from Stade Reims.

 


Injury Round-Up

Two St Mirren players have tested positive and a 3rd member of the first team squad has had to go into self-isolation. Manager Jim Goodwin says: "Two of the three are big players. It's a blow to lose them and we're low on numbers as it is. It's one thing after another at the moment."

 


Managerial Changes

 

 

Disciplinary Charges

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is facing punishment after Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed that it is believed he broke lockdown rules by travelling to join his country Portugal while Juventus were in isolation. Spadafora was asked on Radio Uno if Ronaldo had breached rules and the minister replied: "Yes, I think so, if there were no specific authorisations from the health authority. I think that, at the moment, the protocols in force for the sports championships, both for Serie A football and for the sports associations and clubs are valid as long as they are respected. And if there is someone who does not respect them, then the cases that we read in the news are created."

 


Southgate Backs Maguire

England manager Gareth Southgate has given his backing to England and Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire, despite Maguire's sending off, poor form and off-field escapades in recent months. Southgate said: "He's having a difficult period and in these periods you learn a lot about yourself. You learn who's there for you in those difficult times. He'll come through it, he'll be a better player and a stronger man for it. To go down to 10 men is costly for the team, but we fully back him, we fully support him."

 


Golden Boy List Down To Final 20

Tuttosport have presented the Golden Boy award for the best U21 player worldwide, according to them, since 2003 and this year's list is now down to the final 20 to be voted on.
Mitchel Bakker - Netherlands - Paris Saint-Germain - 20 years old
Eduardo Camavinga - France - Stade Rennais - 17 years old
Jonathan David - Canada - LOSC Lille - 20 years old
Alphonso Davies - Canada - Bayern Munich - 19 years old
Sergino Dest - USA - Barcelona - 19 years old
Fabio Silva - Portugal - Wolverhampton Wanderers - 18 years old
Ansu Fati - Spain - Barcelona - 17 years old
Phil Foden - England - Manchester City - 20 years old
Ryan Gravenbergh - Netherlands - Ajax - 18 years old
Mason Greenwood - England - Manchester United - 18 years old
Erling Haaland - Norway - Borussia Dortmund - 20 years old
Callum Hudson-Odoi - England - Chelsea - 19 years old
Dejan Kulusevski - Sweden - Juventus - 20 years old
Rodrygo - Brazil - Real Madrid - 19 years old
Bukayo Saka - England - Arsenal - 19 years old
Jadon Sancho - England - Borussia Dortmund - 20 years old
Dominik Szoboszlai - Hungary - RB Salzburg - 19 years old
Sandro Tonali - Italy - AC Milan - 20 years old
Ferran Torres - Spain - Manchester City - 20 years old
Vinicius Junior - Brazil - Real Madrid - 20 years old

 


Golden Boy Winners

As the subject of the Golden Boy awards has come up, I thought it made sense to list the winners:
2003: Rafael van der Vaart - Netherlands - Ajax
2004: Wayne Rooney - England - Everton/Manchester United
2005: Lionel Messi - Argentina - Barcelona
2006: Cesc Fabregas - Spain - Arsenal
2007: Sergio Aguero - Argentina - Atletico Madrid
2008: Anderson - Brazil - Manchester United
2009: Alexandre Pato - Brazil - AC Milan
2010: Mario Balotelli - Italy - Inter Milan/Manchester City
2011: Mario Gotze - Germany - Borussia Dortmund
2012: Isco - Spain - Malaga
2013: Paul Pogba - France - Juventus
2014: Raheem Sterling - England - Liverpool
2015: Anthony Martial - France - Manchester United
2016: Renato Sanches - Portugal - Benfica/Bayern Munich
2017: Kylian Mbappe - France - AS Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain
2018: Matthijs de Ligt - Netherlands - Ajax
2019: Joao Felix - Portugal - Benfica/Atletico Madrid

 


EFL Reject Premier League Offer

After deciding against 'Project Big Picture' the Premier League instead made an offer to the English Football League of a proposed £50m rescue package to League One and Two. The offer was rejected as it "falls some way short" of the money they need.

Written by Tris Burke October 15 2020 20:19:30

 

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