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Football News: Review Of The Day 3rd June 2021

Review Of The Day 3rd June 2021
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Review of the Day

 

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Contracts

Cambridge United midfielder Paul Digby has signed a new 2-year deal.

Jon Obi Mikel and James Chester have had their contracts extended by a year.

Cammy Kerr has signed a two year contract extension with Dundee.

Will Keane has signed a 2 year deal with Wigan Athletic.

Bolton Wanderers defender Harry Brockbank has also signed a new 2 year contract.

Veteran midfielder Wes Hoolahan has signed a 1 year deal with Cambridge United.

Crystal Palace have given Christian Benteke a new 2-year deal in what they ironically termed good news for their fans.

 


Transfers

AS Roma have released veteran goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

OGC Nice have released Yoan Cardinale.

Experienced former Swansea City striker Eder has been released by Lokomotiv Moscow.

Stoke City have released midfielder Jordan Cousins.

Barnsley have turned down the chance to sign on-loan striker Daryl Dike on a permanent move. Dike was loaned to the Tykes by Major League Soccer's Orlando City and scored 9 goals in 22 games.

St Johnstone have released Guy Melamed and Craig Conway.

Dundee have signed Luke McCowan on a free transfer from Ayr United.

Former Chelsea winger Christian Atsu has been released by Newcastle United.

37 year old former Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has hung up his boots. He finished the season at Championship club Nottingham Forest before being released.

Watford have signed Imran Louza from FC Nantes for an undisclosed fee of £9m and Grimsby Town defender Mattie Pollock for £250,000.

Barcelona have agreed to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City on a free transfer as they look to keep his best friend Lionel Messi happy. Also joining Barca from Man City on a free is Spanish defender Eric Garcia.

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has confirmed the club are ready to spend big this summer.

Barcelona have paid £8.1m for Brazilian right-back Emerson Royal from Real Betis. Going the other way on a free transfer is young Spanish left-back Juan Miranda.

Club America of the Mexican Liga MX have paid just over £1m to sign Spanish midfielder Alvaro Fidalgo from Real Madrid.

Everton have let Yannik Bolasie go.

Former Rangers winger Daniel Candeias has made a free transfer from Genclerbirligi to Alanyaspor.

Union Berlin have signed Polish winger Pawel Wszolek on a free transfer from Legia Warsaw.

Jack Rodwell and John Lundstram have been released by Sheffield United.

Getafe have released veteran forward Angel Rodriguez.

PSV Eindhoven have signed Phillipp Mwene from 1.FSV Mainz 05 on a free transfer.

Borussia Dortmund have paid £13.5m for Vfb Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

FC Lorient have released Matthieu Saunier.

Northampton Town have signed Nicke Kabamba on a free transfer from Kilmarnock.

James Daly has joined Stevenage on a free transfer from Bristol Rovers.

Port Vale have signed Brad Walker on a free transfer from Shrewsbury Town.

Portsmouth have paid an undisclosed fee to sign teenage defender Liam Vincent from Bromley.

Gillingham have snapped up Olly Lee on a free transfer from Heart of Midlothian.

Charlie Austin has returned to Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion.

Nottingham Forest have released Michael Dawson, Yuri Ribeiro, Sammy Ameobi, Samba Sow, Michael Hefele and Abdoulaye Diallo.

St Mirren have signed Charles Dunne on a free transfer from Motherwell.

Tom Parkes has joined Livingston on a free transfer from Exeter City. Also joining Livvie is James Penrice from Partick Thistle, with Scott Tiffoney going the other way.

Romelu Lukaku has dismissed speculation of him leaving Inter Milan by telling Belgian TV he is staying put for next season.

Valencia have signed Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili on loan from Dinamo Tbilisi.

Espanyol have paid £450,000 to sign Spanish right-back Miguelon from Villareal.

Luton Town have signed Reece Burke on a free transfer from Hull City.

AS Monaco have released Loic Badiashile and Youssef Ait Bennasser.

 


Injury Round-Up

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne faces an anxious time after suffering a fractured nose and eye socket in the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Chelsea. The 29-year-old is in the Belgium squad for the Euros and their first game is on 12th June against Russia, he will now have to wait and see if he can play.

Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has tested CV positive while with Scotland.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold faces an anxious wait after picking up an injury in a pointless England friendly.

 


Managerial Changes

Micky Mellon has returned as manager of Tranmere Rovers. The 49-year-old left last July after leading them to successive promotions into League One before suffering relegation on a points-per-game basis when the pandemic caused the EFL to end their season early. Since then Mellon has been with Dundee United.

Rene Gilmartin has joined Swindon Town as assistant manager to John McGreal.

Carlo Ancelotti has quit Everton to return to Real Madrid as their head coach for the second time.

Just days after leading Morecambe to promotion to League One through the play-offs, Derek Adams has left the Shrimps.

Inter Milan have appointed Simone Inzaghi as their new manager to replace Antonio Conte.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Chelsea and Leicester City have both been fined £22,500 over an on-field clash in their Premier League fixture on 18th May.

Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been banned for 6 games after being found guilty of biting Sheffield Wednesday's former Rangers midfielder Josh Windass. Lerma was also fined £40,000.

Tunisia international Taha Yassine Khenissi has been banned for 1 year by the Confederation of African Football for a doping violation. Khenissi, who plays for Esperance, tested positive for a prohibited substance after and African Champions League match against Mouloudia Alger.

Mouloudia Alger pair Abdelnour Belkheir and Ahmed Boutagga have been given 12-month bans for assaulting the referee during an African Champions League fixture. Following the final whistle in their game against Wydad Casablanca, the duo attacked the referee by kicking him in the leg. The club has also been fined $25,000.

Also in African football Jaraaf club official Youssou Dial and players Albert Diene and Mamadou Sylla have been banned for assaulting match officials. Dial has been suspended for two years, while the two players have been given 6-match bans. CAF explained: "After the final whistle, officials of the club, led by Mr Dial and some players including Albert Diene and Mamadou Sylla charged towards the match officials and physically and verbally assaulted them on the field. The referee was seriously wounded with head injuries." Jaraaf have also been fined $50,000.

 


Coventry Reveal Losses

Coventry City have posted losses of just over £3.38m for the year ending 31st May 2020. The previous financial year, the Sky Blues made a profit of £69,916. They are due to return to play home matches at the Ricoh Arena next season, after a period of groundsharing at Birmingham City's St Andrew's stadium.

 


Rangers Launch Share Issue

Rangers are hoping to raise £6.75m through the launch of a share issue for supporters. They also hope that fan share ownership will "help future-proof" the club. Funds from the share issue are earmarked for "projects designed to accelerate the financial sustainability of Rangers". Those who buy the shares will have the same rights as current owners and shareholders, with one vote per share and the right to attend the club's AGM.

 

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Written by Tris Burke June 03 2021 13:52:59

 

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