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Football News: Review Of The Day 7th July 2021

Review Of The Day 7th July 2021
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Review of the Day

 

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Contracts

Tendayi Darikwa has signed a 2-year deal with Wigan Athletic.

Leigh Griffiths is getting yet another second chance with Celtic after they gave him a new 1-year deal.

Leeds United have given their player of the year Stuart Dallas a new 3-year deal.

Veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant has signed a 1-year contract extension with Manchester United. Also getting a 1-year contract extension is Juan Mata.

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver and his assistant Paul Thirwell have both signed a new 3-year deal.

Oxford United's captain John Mousinho has signed a 2-year contract.

Danny Ings has rejected Southampton's offer of a new contract.

 


Transfers

Forest Green Rovers have brought in former Celtic youngster Jack Aitchinson on loan from Barnsley for the season and signed Sadou Diallo on a free transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Cameron Coxe has joined Colchester United on an 18-month long loan from Solihull Moors.

Liverpool youngster Paul Glatzel has signed for Tranmere Rovers on loan.

Swindon Town's financial problems have seen Pierce Sweeney leave the club, less than a month after he joined them from Exeter City. The defender is now a free agent.

Ryan Burke has joined Mansfield Town on a free transfer from Birmingham City.

Newport County have signed Christopher Missilou on a free transfer from Swindon Town.

Former Newcastle United youngster Owen Gallacher has signed for Crawley Town on a free transfer from Burton Albion.

Salford City have made a double signing of free transfers. Matty Lund has arrived from Rochdale and Conor McAleny from Oldham Athletic.

Southend United goalkeeper Mark Oxley has signed for Harrogate Town on a free transfer.

Sutton United have paid an undisclosed fee for Alistair Smith from Altrincham. Joining Sutton on free transfers are Joe Kizzi from Bromley and Ricky Korboa from Northampton Town.

AFC Wimbledon have signed Luke McCormick from Chelsea.

Teenage Manchester City midfielder Lewis Fiorini has joined Lincoln City on a season-long loan deal.

Morecambe have taken Alfie McCalmont on loan from Leeds United for the season.

Middlesbrough have paid an undisclosed fee for Uche Ikpeazu from Wycombe Wanderers and also signed veteran former Liverpool youngster Lee Peltier on a free transfer from West Bromwich Albion.

AFC Wimbledon defender Archie Procter has joined Accrington Stanley after they paid an undisclosed fee for his services.

Norwich City winger Josh Martin and Blackpool midfielder Ethan Robson have joined MK Dons on loan for the season.

Portsmouth have signed teenage Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu on loan for the season.

Rangers youngster Josh McPake has signed for Morecambe on a season-long loan deal.

Crewe Alexandra have signed Tommie Hoban on a free transfer from Aberdeen.

Joining Accrington Stanley on season-long loan deals are Burnley striker Joel Mumbongo and Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford.

George Dobson has joined Charlton Athletic on a free transfer from Sunderland.

Alex Mowatt has signed for West Bromwich Albion after leaving Barnsley.

Martyn Waghorn has joined Coventry City on a free transfer from Derby County.

Midfielder George Saville has signed for Millwall from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee. Also joining the Londoners is Benik Afobe on loan from Stoke City.

Andy King has signed for Bristol City following his release from OH Leuven. Brizzle have also paid an undisclosed fee to sign defender Rob Atkinson from Oxford United.

An undisclosed fee of £1.8m has seen Joel Piroe sign for Swansea City from PSV Eindhovan.

Leicester City defender Josh Knight has signed for Peterborough United for what Posh termed a "substantial fee".

Kuwait Sporting Club have signed veteran former Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel (or Mikel Obi?) on a free transfer from Stoke.

Jack Marriott has returned to Peterborough United after being released by Derby County.

Arsenal midfielder Ben Sheaf has signed for Coventry City for an undisclosed fee.

Norwich City goalkeeper Daniel Barden has joined Livingston on loan for the season.

Motherwell have signed Kevin van Keen on a free transfer from Scunthorpe United.

Manchester United have sent young left-back Reece Devine to St Johnstone on loan. Also joining the Perth club are James Brown and Hayden Muller from Millwall. Brown joins on a free transfer, while Muller arrives on loan for the season.

Feyenoord have signed Ofir Marciano on a free transfer from Hibernian.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide has signed for Celtic.

Spartak Moscow have made Victor Moses loan move from Chelsea into a permanent deal.

Jack Harrison has completed a permanent move to Leeds United from Manchester City for a fee of £11m.

Tom Heaton has returned to Manchester United after being released by Aston Villa.

Young Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour has joined Norwich City on loan from Chelsea.

Southampton have filled their gap at left-back with the signing of Frenchman Romain Perraud from Stade Brest for just under £12m.

Leicester City have paid an undisclosed fee of around £18m to LOSC Lille for midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

Haugesund of the Norwegian Eliteserien have signed Martin Samuelsen from Hull City.

Cagliari have taken Kevin Strootman on loan from Olympique Marseille.

OGC Nice's Senegalese left-back Racine Coly has joined Estoril Praia.

RB Leipzig have paid just over £20m for Portugese striker Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Montpellier have loaned young forward Bastian Badu to Le Mans FC.

Atalanta have paid £18m for Argentine goalkeeper Juan Musso from Udinese.

SPAL have sold Kevin Bonifazi to Bologna for £5.4m.

Mallorca have signed Angel Rodriguez from Getafe on a free transfer.

Levante have signed Enric Franquesa from Villareal for £675,000.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Brazilian left-back Bernardo has joined RB Salzburg.

VfL Bochum have sold Robert Zulj to Ittihad Kalba for £315,000.

Waldo Rubio has joined Cercle Brugge from Real Valladolid on loan.

Oriol Busquets has been released by Barcelona.

Former Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte has been released by LOSC Lille.

Empoli have paid £450,000 to sign Riccardo Fiamozzi from Lecce.

Veteran former Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov has been released by Inter Milan.

1.FSV Mainz 05 have released Robin Quaison.

Eibar have signed Javi Munoz on a free transfer from Alaves.

Olympique Lyonnais have released Djamel Eddine Benlamri.

Veteran former Watford winger Nordin Amrabat has been released by Al-Nassr.

Athletic Bilbao have sent young winger Inigo Vicente on loan to CD Mirandes.

Rayo Vallecan have paid £1.8m for Real Madrid left-back Fran Garcia.

Romain Hamouma has been released by Saint-Etienne.

Sevilla have let Aleix Vidal leave.

Elche have released Omenuke Mfulu, Victor Rodriguez, Dani Calvo and former Liverpool right-back Antonio Barragan.

Talking of former Liverpool defenders and Ragnar Klavan has moved to Estonian Premium Liiga side Paide on a free transfer from Cagliari.

Former Crystal Palace flop Max Meyer has been released by 1. FC Koln.

Veteran defender Darius Charles has re-signed for AFC Wimbledon following his release from Wycombe Wanderers.

Coventry City have signed Simon Moore on a free transfer from Sheffield United.

After being released by Brentford, Emiliano Marcondes has signed for Bournemouth.

Southampton left-back Jake Vokins has signed on loan for Ross County for the season.

MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps have released Ali Adnan.

Young Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has signed for FC Copenhagen for a fee of just over £3m.

German defender Lasse Sobiech has joined SV Darmstadt 98 on a free transfer from 1. FC Koln.

Young Norwich City forward Sebastian Soto has joined Porto on loan.

Metz midfielder Victorien Angban has signed for Sochi.

Freiburg winger Brandon Borrello has moved to Dynamo Dresden.

Bologna have signed Sydney van Hooijdonk on a free transfer from NAC Breda.

Matheus Aias is leaving Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC to join Real Oviedo on loan.

After a less than successful time with Leicester City, AS Roma's Turkish winger Cengiz Under has joined Olympique Marseille on loan for a fee of £450,000.

Getafe have taken Vitolo on loan from Atletico Madrid and Jose Macias on loan from Chivas.

Young Barcelona winger Trincao has signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan with an option to buy.

Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith has signed for Doncaster Rovers on a season-long loan.

Liverpool youngster Liam Coyle has joined Accrington Stanley on a free transfer.

Exeter City have paid an undisclosed fee for MK Dons striker Sam Nombe.

Mario Vrancic has signed for Stoke City following his release from Norwich City.

Rangers have signed former Everton youngster John Lundstram on a free transfer from Sheffield United.

Stade Rennais have paid £14.85m to sign Loic Bade from Lens.

Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Santos Borre on a free transfer from River Plate.

Young winger Marcos Paulo has signed for Atletico Madrid on a free transfer from Fluminese.

Nottingham Forest left-back Nikolas Ioannou has signed for Como on loan.

A £630,000 fee has been paid to take Jonas Ramalho to Osasuna from Girona.

Celta de Vigo have paid £3.6m to sign Franco Cervi from Benfica.

Dutch right-back Kevin Diks has joined Copenhagen on a free transfer from Fiorentina.20:12 05/07/2021

 


Injury Round-Up

 

 

Managerial Changes

Bristol City's assistant manager Paul Simpson is taking a break from the role while he has treatment for cancer. Simpson, who was in charge when England won the 2017 Under-20 World Cup, has a form of kidney cancer.

Jim Jefferies has left Heart of Midlothian. The 70-year-old was acting as an advisor to the club's board while they searched for a new chief executive and sporting director.

Arsenal playing legend Patrick Vieira has been appointed as Crystal Palace's replacement for Roy Hodgson.

Cheltenham Town chairman Andy Wilcox has stood down from the role to concentrate on his business activities.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Swindon Town are facing legal action as they have failed to pay rent for their County Ground home for the last year. Swindon Borough Council, who own the ground, said in a statement: "We set the club a final deadline to respond with an offer to clear the arrears but, when this was missed, we had no choice but to start the necessary legal action for payment of the debt." Swindon are currently locked in a court battle over the club's ownership, with a court injunction stopping current owner Lee Power from putting the club into administration as minority owner Clem Morfuni, with the backing of the club's supporters' trust tries to buy the club from him. Power is also facing FA charges, along with Gareth Barry's agent Michael Standing, as agents are not allowed to own clubs. Standing has said publicly that he bought 50% of the club's holding company (with the help of his client Barry) when Power bought Swindon. The club has also failed to pay players' wages on time as it continues to haemorrhage money and the start of their pre-season training has been delayed until Monday.

Derby County have once again got away with their financial doping and outright cheating after the Football League decided not to appeal against the decision to just fine them £100,000 for their latest attempt to breach the league's financial fair play regulations. It is the latest in a long list of breaches by the East Midlands club that led to Wycombe Wanderers' owner Rob Couhig to correctly accuse them of "systematic cheating" and "years upon years of violating the rules".

Rangers striker Christopher McKee has been given a four-game ban after being found guilty of using homophobic language which led to his dismissal while playing for Brechin City on loan last season.

 


Hearts Retire Zaliukas Shirt

Heart of Midlothian have retired the number 26 shirt in honour of their former captain, Lithuanian international Marius Zaliukas, who died in October aged just 36. Zaliukas played 222 games for Hearts in his 6 years with the club and was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. The front of Hearts kit will also bear the logo of the charity MND Scotland for the next two years.

 

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Written by Tris Burke July 05 2021 17:15:55

 

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