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Football News: Review Of The Day 2nd July 2021

Review Of The Day 2nd July 2021
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Review of the Day

 

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Contracts

Crewe Alexandra midfielder Callum Ainley has signed a 2-year contract.

Veteran former Celtic youngster Aiden McGeady has signed a 1-year deal with Sunderland.

Sutton United have given five players new contract ahead of their first season in the English Football League. David Ajiboye, Will Randall, Ben Wyatt, Rob Milson and Ben Goodliffe are the quintuple who received new deals.

Experienced midfielder Robbie Willmott has signed a new 1-year deal with Newport County.

Dean Bouzanis, Brad House, Jon Barden and Louis John have all signed new deals with Sutton United.

Reading academy graduate Tom McIntyre has signed a 3-year contract.

Harry Chapman has signed a 1-year deal with Blackburn Rovers.

After originally being released by them at the end of the season, former Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has now signed a 2-year contract with Bristol City.

 


Transfers

Free agent midfielder Josh Scowen has rejoined Wycombe Wanderers, his first club, after his release from Sunderland.

Morecambe have signed free agent striker Jonathan Obika. Obika spent last season with Motherwell.

Ipswich Town have completed the signing of midfielder Matt Penney on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday.

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant has signed for Peterborough United from Lincoln City after Posh matched his release clause.

Burton Albion have signed Ellery Balcombe on loan for the season from Brentford.

Billy Bodin has signed for Oxford United on a free transfer following his release from Preston North End.

Preston have brought in Matthew Olsunde on a free transfer from Rotherham United.

Scunthorpe United have signed Harry Davis after his release from Morecambe.

Veteran defender Rory McArdle has joined Harrogate Town from Exeter City.

Yann Songo'o has joined Bradford City on a free transfer from Morecambe. Also joining is Fiacre Kelleher after his release from Wrexham.

Cheltenham Town have turned Elliott Bonds loan move from Hull City into a permanent deal, despite the youngster suffering an anterior cruciate injury just 8 games into his loan.

Brendan Kiernan has signed for Walsall on a free transfer from Harrogate Town.

Jevani Brown has signed for Exeter City following his release from Colchester United.

Middlesbrough have signed former Newcastle United youngster Sammy Ameobi from Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

Dominic Samuel has moved to Ross County on a free transfer from Gillingham.

Hibernian have stepped in to sign Jake Doyle-Hayes from St Mirren on a free transfer after his move to Dundee United fell through.

Hayden Muller has joined St Johnstone on loan for the season.

Marco Stiepermann and Moritz Leitner have left Norwich City after a mutual agreement was reached to terminate thier contracts.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker has signed for Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Alanyaspor.

Leicester City have swooped for Zambian international striker Patson Daka on a £27m move from RB Salzburg.

Lionel Messi is now a free agent after his Barcelona contract ended.

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund for England winger Jadon Sancho.

Major League Soccer side Austin FC have paid £1.35m for Moussa Djitte from Grenoble.

Alex Mowatt is now a free agent after his release from Barnsley.

Olympique Marseille have released Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Yuto Nagatomo.

Union Berlin have signed German defender Timo Baumgartl on loan from PSV Eindhoven.

Former Leicester City midfielder Andy King has been released by OH Leuven.

Former Norwich City and Hull City forward Dieumerci Mbokani has been released by Royal Antwerp.

Bologna have paid a fee of £2.25m for LOSC Lille defender Adama Soumaoro.

Brazil's Red Bull club, RB Bragantino, have bought Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista for £1.44m from Nantes.

Rigoberto Rivas has joined Reggina from Inter Milan.

Genoa have released veteran North Macedonian forward Goran Pandev.

Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres has been let go by Fiorentina.

Giorgio Chiellini has joined the ranks of clubless veteran players following the end of his contract with Juventus.

Napoli have released Nikola Maksimovic.

Vitalie Damascan has been released by Torino.

SPAL have paid £4.05m for Federico Di Francesco from Sassuolo.

Spanish midfielder Borja Valero has retired.

Tono Garcia was let go by Levante.

VfL Bochum have released Thomas Eisfeld.

 


Injury Round-Up

Swansea City's Welsh international defender Connor Roberts has been ruled out until September as the 25-year-old needs groin surgery.

 


Managerial Changes

Following their relegation to League Two, Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy has quit the club.

Barnsley have once again returned to Austrian football to find their coach, following on from Gerhard Struber and Valerien Ismael, and appointed Markus Schopp as head coach. The 47 year old was managing Austrian side TSV Hartberg.

Despite some fan unrest, Everton have appointed former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as their new head coach on a 3-year contract. The Spaniard becomes just the second man to manage Everton and Liverpool, the first was William Edward Barclay in the 1890s.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has taken charge at Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs had been struggling to find a new man to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.

Former Everton and Watford boss Marco Silva has been appointed as Fulham's new coach to replace Scott Parker. Silva has brought in former Fulham and Arsenal player Luis Boa Morte as his assistant.

 


Disciplinary Charges

 

 

Juve Make Huge Losses

Juventus are looking to a share issue to raise capital as they have revealed they expect to lose around £275m due to the pandemic. The Turin club lost the Serie A title they had been holding onto since 2012 last season and are now looking to raise around £343m from the share sale.

 

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Written by Tris Burke July 02 2021 04:49:28

 

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