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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th June 2021

Review Of The Day 8th June 2021
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Review of the Day

 

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Contracts

Danny Mayor has signed a new 2-year contract with Plymouth Argyle.

Dundee manager James McPake and his assistant Dave Mackay have signed new rolling contracts.

 


Transfers

Barrow have signed Offrande Zanzala on a free transfer from Carlisle United.

Former Manchester United youngster James Wilson has signed for Port Vale on a free transfer from Salford City.

Josh Sheehan has signed for Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer from Newport County.

Another former Manchester United youngster on the move is Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has signed for Burton Albion following his release from Oldham Athletic.

Ben Close has joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer from Portsmouth.

Motherwell's former Everton youngster Chris Long has signed for Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer.

St Mirren have signed two new players on free transfers. Greg Kiltie joins from Kilmarnock and Curtis Main from Shrewsbury Town.

Aston Villa have agreed to sign Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City for a club-record fee of £33m with add-ons that could potentially add a further £5m.

Osasuna have paid £7.2m for Ante Budimir from Mallorca.

Girondins Bordeaux right-back Youssouf Sabaly has signed for Real Betis on a free transfer.

Newport County have released former Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley.

Rominigue Kouame has moved to Troyes from LOSC Lille for a a fee of £2.25m.

Arminia Bielefeld have signed Janni Sera on a free transfer from Holstein Kiel.

Crystal Palace have released Connor Wickham, Patrick van Aanholt, Joel Ward, Andros Townsend, Scott Dann, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Wayne Hennessey, James McCarthy and Mamadou Sakho.

Brentford right back Henrik Dalsgaard has moved to sister club FC Midjylland on a free transfer.

Fiorentina's Slovakian defender David Hancko had moved to Sparta Prague for a fee of £2.25m.

Manchester City have released veteran hatchet man Fernandinho and Spanish youngster Adrian Bernabe.

Experienced Australian midfielder Mathew Leckie has signed for A-League side Melbourne City on a free transfer from Hertha Berlin.

FC Lorient have released veteran midfielder Sylvain Marveaux.

Chelsea have released Izzy Brown.

Callum Connolly has been released by Everton.

Boca Juniors have released former West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

Leaving Manchester United after being released is Aliou Traore.

West Ham United have let Fabian Balbuena go.

Jose Izquierdo has been released by Brighton & Hove Albion.

 


Injury Round-Up

Spain have worries over their captain Sergio Busquets after the 32 year old Barcelona midfielder tested positive for covid with just 8 days to go until they open their Euro 2020 campaign. Spain have pulled out of their final warm-up friendly against Lithuania as a precaution and the Spanish Under-21s will take them on instead.

 


Managerial Changes

Stephen Robinson has taken charge of Morecambe. The 46 year old, who was previously manager of Motherwell, is succeeding Derek Adams, who quit to take charge of Bradford City.

Dundee United have appointed Thomas Court as their new manager to replace Micky Mellon. Court was head of tactical performance at the club, whatever that is.

 


Disciplinary Charges

 

 

Citeh Get Clean Sweep

Manchester City have picked up a clean sweep of the main awards in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola wins the manager of the season award, Ruben Dias the player of the season and Phil Foden the young player of the season. Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela won goal of the season for his rabona in the derby defeat to Arsenal in March. In the Professional Footballers' Association awards, Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne won the player of the year award and Phil Foden won the young player in that voting as well.

 

Russian Ire At Ukraine Kit

Russia have hit out at the Euro 2020 Ukraine kit as it features a map of the Ukraine on the front which includes the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014, though the international community have not accepted the annexation. Russia have hit out at the kit, one MP calling it a "political provocation". Though I would suggest it is not as provocative as invading and annexing someone else's territory.

 

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Written by Tris Burke June 08 2021 05:17:38

 

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