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Football News: Review Of The Day 23rd July 2021

Review Of The Day 23rd July 2021
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Review of the Day

 

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Contracts

Hibernian manager Jack Ross has extended his contract until 2024.

Former West Ham United winger Junior Stanislas has signed a new 2-year contract with Bournemouth.

Exeter City youngster Archie Collins has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

Blackpool goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has signed a new 2-year deal.

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has signed a 4-year contract.

Emile Smith-Rowe has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, despite interest in signing him from Aston Villa.

 


Transfers

Shane Ferguson has signed for Rotherham United on a free transfer from Millwall.

Carlisle United have completed the signing of Lukas Jensen on a season-long loan deal from Burnley.

Exeter City have picked up experienced midfielder Timothee Dieng on a free transfer from Southend United.

An undisclosed fee has been paid by Charlton Athletic for Sean Clare from Oxford United.

Veteran Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has joined Burnley on a free transfer from Crystal Palace.

Brentford have paid an undisclosed fee of £9m to sister club FC Midtjylland for Nigerian midfielder Frank Onyeka.

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has signed for Porto for a fee of £10.5m and a 10% sell-on clause.

Everton have signed experienced duo Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic on free transfers. Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Townsend was with Crystal Palace last season and previously played under Rafael Benitez for a short period on loan at Newcastle United. 34-year old goalkeeper Begovic has arrived from Bournemouth.

Justin Kluivert, son of Patrick, has moved to OGC Nice on loan from AS Roma.

Mirandes have taken Sergio Carreira on loan from Celta de Vigo.

UD Ibiza have signed Miguel Cifuentes on a free transfer from Elche.

Serie A side Hellas Verona have signed goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo on loan from Serie B's Benevento, as Verona keeper Marco Silvestri moves to Udinese.

Lazio have signed teenage midfielder Luka Romero from Mallorca for £180,000.

Veteran creative midfielder Pablo Hernandez has moved to CD Castellon on a free transfer from Leeds United.

Stade Rennais have paid £2.7m for Birger Meling from Nimes.

Empoli have taken Petar Stojanovic on loan from Dinamo Zagreb.

After waiting 6 years to get a work permit for him, Liverpool have sold Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyo to Union Berlin for £6.75m plus a 10% sell-on clause.

A fee of £900,000 has seen Jere Uronen move to Stade Brest 29 from KRC Genk.

OGC Nice have loaned Andy Pelmard to Basel.

Union Berlin have signed Frederik Ronnow from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Stone Mambo has signed for US Orleans on a free transfer from Troyes.

Genoa have signed Stefano Sabelli on a free transfer from Empoli.

Inter Milan defender Zinho Vanheusen has joined Genoa on loan.

Troyes have signed Jessy Moulin from Saint-Etienne.

Portsmouth have made a double signing. Jayden Reid has signed on a free transfer from Birmingham City, while Gassan Ahadme joined on a season-long loan from Norwich City.

Former Everton defender Brendan Galloway has agreed a short-term deal with Plymouth Argyle, after his release from Luton Town. The 25-year-old will be with Argyle until January.

MK Dons have paid an undisclosed fee to sign Mo Eisa from Peterborough United.

Sean Kelly has signed for Livingston on a free transfer from Falkirk.

Brentford have paid an undisclosed fee of £14m for Celtic's Norwegian international Kristoffer Ajer. Replacing Ajer in the Celtic squad is Swedish defender Carl Starfelt for a fee of £4.5m from Rubin Kazan.

Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters have signed Adrian Luna on a free transfer from Melbourne City.

Deportivo La Coruna have released Spanish left-back Salva Ruiz.

Stoichkov has signed for Eibar from Mallorca.

Sergio Gonzalez has signed for Tenerife on a free transfer from Cadiz.

Former Norwich City forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel has signed for Twente on a free transfer from Basel.

Brazilian left-back Dalbert has joined Cagliari on loan from Inter Milan.

Salernitana have signed Joel Obi on a free transfer from Chievo Verona.

Juventus have loaned goalkeeper Stefano Gori to Como.

Dominick Drecler has left 1.FC Koln on a free transfer to sign for Schalke 04.

Melbourne Victory have signed Christopher Oikonomidis on a free transfer from Perth Glory.

Udinese's Brazilian forward Felipe Vizeu has signed for Yokohama FC on loan.

Atalanta defender Rodrigo Guth has joined NEC Nijmegen on loan.

Cremonese have signed Leonardo Sernicola from Sassuolo on loan.

Veteran midfielder Sam Foley has signed for Tranmere Rovers on a free transfer from Motherwell.

Oxford United have paid an undisclosed fee to sign left-back Steve Seddon from Birmingham City.

USA international forward Chris Mueller is to leave Orlando City at the end of the Major League Soccer in December and sign for Hibernian.

Alaves have paid an undisclosed fee for Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune.

Everton have paid £1.8m to sign Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen.

Defender Jack Hunt has returned to Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer from Bristol City.

Experienced Bologna midfielder Andrea Poli has signed for Antalyaspor.

Necaxa of the Mexican Liga MX have signed Argentine defender Fernando Meza from MLS side Atlanta United.

Everton's Brazilian winger Bernard has signed for Sharjah for a fee of £900,000.

Kasimpasa have taken Umut Bozok on loan from Lorient.

Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye has signed for Aris Salonika.

Spezia have paid £3.15m to sign Kelvin Amian from Toulouse.

Vitesse Arnhem have signed Yann Gboho from Stade Rennais on loan.

A fee of £20.7m has taken Odilon Kossounou to Bayer Leverkusen from Club Brugge.

Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has moved to Karagumruk on a free transfer from Kano Pillars.

Sevilla have loaned Juan Berrocal to Sporting Gijon.

Valenciennes have signed Abou Ouattara on a free transfer from LOSC Lille.

 


Injury Round-Up

Preston North End midfielder Izzy Brown has suffered a ruptured Achilles, which will rule him out for a "significant period".

AC Milan's former Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Gazidis said: "Of course, there is never a good time for a diagnosis of cancer. But I have a very curable form of cancer and a positive diagnosis. I have world-class medical expertise, and the support of so many loved ones and everyone at the club, and I am confident based on all advice that the cancer will be treated successfully, with a full recovery."

Aston Villa's boss Dean Smith is currently isolating with his family.

 


Managerial Changes

New Swindon Town owner Clem Morfuni has appointed Ben Garner as head coach. Garner was previously in charge at Bristol Rovers. Ben Chorley is to take the role of director of football at the Robins.

Steve Cooper has left his role of head coach of Swansea City after two years in charge.

Blackpool have appointed Stuart McCall to assist Neil Critchley. The 57-year-old former Scotland midfielder has been out of work since being sacked as Bradford City's head coach in December.

 


Disciplinary Charges

In Ghana, Inter Allies midfielder Hashim Musah has claimed that he scored two own goals in his team's last match as a stand against match-fixing. Musah claims that the game was supposed to end 4-1 so he came on and deliberately put the ball into the back of his own net twice, in blatant (and comical) fashion.

Despite Derby County's constant flouting of league financial fair play regulations, the EFL have relaxed the transfer embargo on them. The Rams will now be allowed to bring in out-of-contract players to increase their first-team squad to 23, rather than having to use their much-vaunted youth team to pad out the squad.

Portsmouth have begun a disciplinary process against some members of their Under-18 team over the images on social media showing them using racially abusive language during a group chat after Italy beat England in the Euro 2020 final. Hampshire police are treating the matter "as a hate-related incident".

Six players and officials from Boca Juniors have been charged after clashes with Brazilian police following their Copa Libertadores defeat to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro. Players, officials and police clashed in the tunnel and dressing rooms after the second leg saw the Argentine side go out on penalties. Police resorted to pepper spray to calm the situation after Boca lost the plot due to having a goal in each leg ruled out by VAR.

 


Swindon Takeover Nears Completion

The mess that is Swindon Town looks to be clearing up now after the current chairman, Lee Power, transferred his shares in the club. Australian businessman Clem Morfuni, who already had a small stake in the Robins, had gone to the High Court to force Power to sell to him. The English Football League have confirmed that Morfuni has passed the directors' and owners' test and has their consent to buy the shares, moving the last hurdle to his takeover out of the way.

 


Porn Baron Rejects Sale Of Hammers

One of the co-owners of West Ham United, David Sullivan, has rejected an offer to sell the club to former Queens Park Rangers ceo Philip Beard. Sullivan branded the £400m+ bid as "derisory" and confirmed (no doubt to groans from Hammers fans everywhere) that he has "no desire" to sell the club. Sullivan said: "The offer was derisory. They never produced any proof of funds and were looking to raise funds to do the deal. We have no desire to sell the club but get approached by many weird and wonderful people who lack the funds and have no experience in running a football club. Mr Beard did a truly exceptional job at QPR working with Tony Fernandes. Having done so well there he no doubt wanted to repeat the success at West Ham."

 

New Deal For Inter

Inter Milan have parted company with Pirelli as they have a new shirt sponsor after 26 years of Pirelli branded shirts. Next season the front of the Serie A champions' shirts will feature the logo of Socios.

 

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Written by Tris Burke July 23 2021 04:39:20

 

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