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Football News: Review Of The Day 12th July 2021

Review Of The Day 12th July 2021
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Review of the Day


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Welsh international former Celtic right-back Adam Matthews has signed a new 1-year contract with Charlton Athletic.

Wycombe Wanderers' veteran record goalscorer Adebayo Akinfenwa has signed a 1-year deal.

Atletico Madrid have extended head coach Diego Simeone's contract by 2 years to end in 2024.

Defender Harvey Rodgers has signed a new 2-year contract with Accrington Stanley.



Bradley Barry has joined Stevenage on a free transfer from Barrow.

Zak Mills has joined Walsall following his release from Port Vale.

After leaving Exeter City and signing for Swindon Town this off-season, Pierce Sweeney has now left Swindon and re-signed for Exeter. All within less than a month!

MK Dons have signed Max Watters on loan from Cardiff City for the season.

Accrington Stanley have signed Joe Hardy from Liverpool on a free transfer.

Norwich City defender Akin Famewo has returned to Charlton Athletic for a season long loan, with the option of a permanent transfer.

Liam Walsh has signed for Swansea City on a free transfer from Bristol City.

Trevor Carson has signed for Dundee United from Motherwell.

Crystal Palace have paid £8m for Reading's teenage forward Michael Olise.

In MLS football Eric Hurtado have moved to Columbus Crew from CF Montreal for £164,000.

Cadiz have paid £2.25m for Santiago Arzamendie from Cerro Porteno.

Celta de Vigo have signed veteran Argentine goalkeeper Matias Dituro on loan from CD Universidad Catolica in Chile.

1.FSV Mainz 05 have signed Jae-sung Lee from Holstein Kiel on a free transfer.

In the Indian Super League ATK Mohun Bagan have paid £203,000 for Hugo Boumous from Mumbai City.

KAA Gent have received £6.3m for German midfielder Niklas Dorsch from Augsburg.

Former Liverpool man Mikel San Jose has signed for Amorebieta on a free transfer from Birmingham City.

Olympique Marseille have taken Pau Lopez on loan from AS Roma.

Sandro Tonali has joined AC Milan for a fee of £6.21m from Brescia.

Hertha Berlin have loaned Jessic Ngankam to Greuther Furth.

Al-Ettifaq have signed Robin Quiason on a free transfer from Mainz.

Former Manchester United player Angelo Henriquez has signed for Fortaleza on a free transfer from Universidad de Chile.

Villareal have paid £3.6m for Manu Morlanes from Almeria.

Newcastle United Jets of the Aussie A-League have signed Jordan Elsey from Adelaide United.

Also moving within the A-League on a free transfer is Ulises Davila, who has joined MacArthur from Wellington Phoenix.

Barnsley forward Luke Thomas has joined Bristol Rovers on a season-long loan deal.

Richie Bennett has signed for Sutton United on a free transfer from Stockport County.

Walsall have signed veteran former Wolverhampton Wanderers left-back Stephen Ward on a free transfer from Ipswich Town.

Wrexham have made a double free transfer signing as Shaun Brisley joins from Port Vale and ex-Wolves youngster Liam McAlinden arrives from Morecambe.

Rochdale have received an undisclosed fee from Wigan Athletic for Stephen Humphrys.

Northampton Town have signed Sid Nelson following his release from Tranmere Rovers.

Tranmere Rovers have brought in two new free transfers. Callum McManaman joins from Aussie A-League side Melbourne Victory and Elliott Nevitt was in the non-league with Warrington Rylands.

Mansfield Town have signed Rhys Oates on a free transfer from Hartlepool United.

Following his release from Everton, Dennis Adeniran has signed for Sheffield Wednesday.

Jordy Hiwula has signed for Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer from Portsmouth.

Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard has signed for Sunderland following his release from Huddersfield Town.

Bristol Rovers have paid an undisclosed fee for Trevor Clarke from Rotherham United and taken Sion Spence on loan for the season from Crystal Palace.

Burton Albion have taken former Chelsea midfielder Jacob Maddox on a season-long loan from Vitoria Guimaraes.

Morecambe have stepped in to sign Greg Leigh after the Jamaican international defender was released by Aberdeen.

Coventry City have paid an undisclosed fee for Viktor Gyokeres from Brighton & Hove Albion. They have also signed Ricardo Dinanga from Cork City.

Manchester United's young Dutch winger Tahith Chong has joined Birmingham City on a season-long loan deal.

Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo has signed for Gent for just under £1.5m.

Watford have signed Peter Etebo on loan from Stoke City, Joshua King on a free transfer from Everton and Rangers youngster Dapo Mebude, also on a free tranfer.

Ryan Ait-Nouri's loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Angers has been made into a permanent deal for £10m.

Arsenal have paid £8m for Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares.

Alaves have taken Ivan Martin on loan from Villareal. Also leaving Villareal on loan is Xavi Quintilla, who has joined Leganes.

Bayer Leverkusen have signed Andrey Lunev on a free transfer from Zenit St-Petersburg.

Getafe have paid £4.5m from Carles Alena from Barcelona.

Cagliari goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario has joined fellow Serie A side Empoli on loan.

SM Caen have signed Franklin Wadja from Ligue 1 side Lorient.

Hellas Verona have paid a loan fee of £900,000 for Royal Antwerp midfielder Martin Hongla.

Eibar have signed Franchu on a free transfer from Real Madrid.

Luca Mazzitelli has signed for Monza from Sassuolo.

Manu Garcia has joined Alaves on loan from Sporting Gijon.

Watford have sent Juergen Elitim to Deportivo La Coruna on loan.

Ruben Vinagre has joined Sporting Club de Portugal on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Torino have paid just over £1m for Magnus Warming from Lyngby BK.

Real Madrid have loaned young goalkeeper Diego Altube to Fuenlabrada.

1.FSV Mainz 05 have paid £2.25m for Silvan Widmer from FC Basel.

Barcelona have paid a loan fee of £450,000 for teenage Austrian midfielder Yusuf Demir from Rapid Vienna.

Valenciennes have signed Lucas Chevalier on loan from LOSC Lille.

Teenage winger Filip Stevanovic has joined Heerenveen on loan from Manchester City.

Inter Milan youngster Darian Males has joined Basel on loan.


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Managerial Changes

Rochdale have appointed former Middlesbrough midfielder Robbie Stockdale as their new manager. This is his first permanent shot at management, having had three spells in caretaker charge at Sunderland.

Doncaster Rovers' caretaker player/manager Andy Butler has left the club to continue his playing career with non-league Boston.


Disciplinary Charges

The English Football League has placed 8 clubs under a transfer embargo. The octet are Derby County, Reading, Hull City, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Swindon Town, Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe United.

The English Football Association has been hit with three charges by UEFA. They are for the use of a laser pointer by supporters, as a green one was used to attempt to distract Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel when England had a penalty. The second charge is for disturbance by England supporters during the national anthem of Denmark. And finally they are charged with lighting of fireworks by supporters. England were found guilty of all three charges and fined 30,000 euros.

Derby County (despite this being a pattern of repeat offences of trying to cheat FFP regulations) and Sheffield Wednesday have escaped an immediate points deduction. Derby have a suspended 3-points penalty and Wednesday have a suspended 6-points penalty.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is facing a second allegation of inappropriate messages to a teenage girl, following his sending home from Celtic's training camp while an initial allegation of inappropriate behaviour was investigated.

Hungary has been fined 100,000euros and ordered to play their next two UEFA competition matches at home behind closed doors, with a third closed door game suspended for two years. Hungary were found guilty of discriminatory behaviour by their supporters during their three Euro 2020 group matches.


Mothers Raise Money

Motherwell fans have raised £58,155, which will be matched by the club, to buy season tickets for unemployed and low-income families for this season. Every supporter who bought a season ticket for last season was given a free renewal for this season but were also given an option to donate to the fund. The money is enough to buy around 700 season tickets. The North Lanarkshire are that Motherwell are based in has seen unemployment rise by 71% since the pandemic began.


Arsen-All Or Nothing

Arsenal have become the third Premier League side to be the subject of Amazon's documentary series 'All or Nothing'. Manchester City were the first and Tottenham Hotspur the second and now Arsenal have followed in their footsteps to allow cameras behind the scenes.


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Written by Tris Burke July 11 2021 07:58:17


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