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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th January 2022

Review Of The Day 5th January 2022
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Review of the Day


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Angel Correa has signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid which expires in 2026.

Veteran midfielder Fernando has extended his contract with Sevilla until 2024.

FC Dallas have given Ema Twumasi a deal running until 2024 with a club option for 2 more years.

Teenage Middlesbrough forward Josh Coburn has signed a new contract which expires in 2025 with an option for a further year on top.

Dunfermline Athletic forward Lewis McCann has extended his deal until 2024.

Teenage Olympique Lyonnais defender Castello Lukeba has signed a contract expiring in 2025.

Chelsea have given Thiago Silva a 1-year contract extension.

Andrew Hughes has signed a new deal with Preston North End which will take him up until 2024.



Experienced Brazilian defender Sidnei has joined Cruzeiro on a free transfer from Real Betis.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have paid £540,000 for the signing of Japanese midfielder Hayao Kawabe from Grasshoppers, but he will spend the rest of the season back on loan with the Zurich club.

Teenage midfielder Kacper Kozlowski has joined Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £9.9m from Pogon Szczecin. He has immediately been sent out on loan to Royale Union St-Gilloise, the Belgian club owned by BHA chairman Tony Bloom.

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa youngster Dan Crowley has been released by Cheltenham Town.

Monterrey have taken Rodolfo Pizarro on loan from Inter Miami.

Major League Soccer side Nashville have signed free agent midfielder Sean Davis.

Also in the MLS, DC United have signed Brendan Hines-Ike from Belgian Jupiler Pro League side KV Kortrijk.

Alaves have taken Gonzalo Escalante on loan from Lazio.

Inter Milan have sent Facundo Colidio to Tigre on loan.

Watford have paid £3.6m for OGC Nice left-back Hassane Kamara.

Bournemouth central defender Steve Cook has joined Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

Vicenza have signed Lukasz Teodorczyk on a free transfer from Udinese.

Rangers have sold young Scottish right-back Nathan Patterson to Everton for a fee of £12.6m.

Birmingham City have signed young Manchester United defender Teden Mengi on loan.

Former Leicester City midfielder Adrien Silva has moved to Al-Wahda on a free transfer from Sampdoria.

Cincinnati have signed Dominique Badji on a free transfer from Colorado Rapids.

Harry Arter's loan spell with Charlton Athletic has ended and the midfielder has returned to Nottingham Forest.

Christian Dalle Mura has returned to Fiorentina at the end of his loan with Cremonese.

Toti Gomes is back at Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of his loan spell with Grasshoppers.

Genoa have paid £4.5m for Young Boys right-back Silvan Hefti.

Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for England right-back Kieran Trippier.

Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper has retired from playing at the age of 30, citing a lack of love for the game in its present form during the pandemic.

Livingston have signed Morgan Boyes from Liverpool.

A "significant undisclosed fee" has seen teenage forward Elias Melkersen join Hibernian from Bodo/Glimt.

Swansea City have recalled Kyle Joseph from his loan with Cheltenham Town.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have recalled Dion Sanderson from his loan with Birmingham City.

Stevenage have signed Michael Bostwick on loan from Burton Albion and also signed Ed Upson on a free transfer from Newport County. They have also signed free agent full-back Luke O'Neill.

Crystal Palace defender Jake O'Brien has joined Swindon Town on loan.

Huddersfield Town duo Josh Austerfield and Brahima Diarra have joined Harrogate Town on loan.

Teenage Blackburn Rovers forward Sam Burns has signed for Scunthorpe United on loan.

Rollin Menayese's loan with Walsall from Mansfield Town has been made into a permanent transfer.

Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ryan Loft has signed for Bristol Rovers from Scunthorpe United.

Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has joined Port Vale on loan after having his loan with Fleetwood Town cut short.

Dion Pereira has joined Bradford City on loan from Luton Town.

Free agent goalkeeper Emmanuel Idem has signed for Swindon Town.

Former West Ham United youngster Alfie Lewis has signed for Plymouth Argyle on a free transfer from St Patrick's Athletic.

Sunderland have paid around £200,000 to sign Trai Hume from Linfield.

Tom Dickson-Peters has signed for Gillingham on loan from Norwich City.

Jacob Bedeau has signed for Morecambe on loan from Burnley.


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Managerial Changes

Los Angeles FC have appointed Steven Cherundolo as their new head coach. Cherundolo was previously in charge of the MLS side's USL affiliate club Las Vegas Lights.


Disciplinary Charges

Romelu Lukaku has returned to the Chelsea squad after publicly apologising for comments he made in an interview that was recorded nearly a month previously.

Arsenal have been charged by the Football Association with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during their defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Sierra Leone's head coach John Keister has revealed that he received two death threats over his AFCON squad. Keister was being threatened to include certain players the day before he announced his 28-man squad. Keister told the BBC: "I think it's very, very sad that it has to come to this. Whatever walk of life you are in, nobody deserves that. I don't think it should get to that point where my life is being threatened because people feel players should be in - and if they are not, this is what they are going to do."

Bolton Wanderers forward Dion Charles has apologised for old social media posts containing "discriminatory and deeply offensive words", stating that he is "not racist or homophobic".


Pandemic Problems

The first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Liverpool has been postponed due to a CV outbreak at Liverpool.

The Confederation of African Football have capped attendances at the AFCON to 80% of capacity for games involving the hosts Cameroon and 60% for the other matches at the tournament. Spectators must also be fully vaccinated and present a negative test result in order to be allowed entry to the stadiums.


Soton Takeover

Premier League club Southampton have been bought by a company called Sport Republic, which is backed by Serbian media magnate Dragan Solak. Sport Republic have bought Gao Jisheng's 80% stake in the club. Southampton CEO Martin Semmens said: "It is a pivotal moment in time. We have reorganised our plan and set out our path and Sport Republic were the right group to take that forward as they have the same values and beliefs as us. It's a bit like being on a dating process and we had to make sure we chose the right partner. Sometimes you need to go on a lot of dates to find the right partner and I think we have done that now. There is a lot of wealth and rich people on the market and it can be unsettling. There are also lots of people who want to get involved in football but don't have the right resources. First and foremost, we were looking for good people and experienced investors - and we have found that." Solak has stated that the Saints will be the "cornerstone" of his organisation.


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Written by Tris Burke January 05 2022 14:36:46


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