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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th January 2018

Review Of The Day 30th January 2018
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Review of the Day


Becks Launches Miami MLS Team - At Long Last!

David Beckham has launched the Major League Soccer team he has been planning since 2014. As part of his contract with the LA Galaxy, when he signed for them, the MLS gave him an option to buy an expansion franchise, which he took up back in 2014. Finally the team was launched, after a long running issue trying to sort out a stadium for the franchise. They now have settled on a 25,000 seat stadium in the Overtown neighbourhood. Miami was finally officially granted their expansion side by MLS commissioner Don Garber at an announcement ceremony on Monday. Beckham has become the first former MLS player to own a team in the league. The Miami team has yet to be given a name, though it is unlikely to take the name of former Miami franchise, Miami Fusion, which folded in 2001.


Sane Suffers Ankle Ligament Damage

In a 'tackle' shrugged off by Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock as something that happens in England, Leroy Sane has been found to have suffered ligament damage. The challenge by Joe Bennett saw the Manchester City winger needing to be substituted off, though the referee saw fit to only book the offender Joe Bennett. Bennett was later sent off for a second yellow card after another nasty challenge, this time on Brahin Diaz. Bennett later apologised on social media as Man City manager Pep Guardiola called on the officials to protect all players from challenges like that. With the referee seeing the incident and awarding a yellow, that has ruled out the possibility of the FA taking any kind of retrospective action.


Transfer Round Up

Watford have made their first signing of the Javi Gracia era with the loan signing of Gerard Deulofeu until the end of the season. The 23 year old former Everton players has struggled since returning to Barcelona in the summer.

West Bromwich Albion were busy in the market, firstly announcing the loan signing of Egyptian defender Ali Gabr from Zamalek. The 29 year old will stay until the end of the season when the Baggies will be able to make it a permanent deal for a fee of £1.1 million. They also swooped for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan until the end of the season. Sturridge had made just 5 starts for Liverpool this season after suffering another injury plagued year.

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa has returned to Brighton & Hove Albion on loan. The Argentine forward was the first player to score a hat-trick at Brighton's new home ground the Amex.

Stevenage have taken Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luke Amos on loan until the end of the season.

After leaving Melbourne City in December, veteran free agent Tim Cahill has returned to Millwall. The Lions were Cahill's first club in English football.

Reading have taken Tommy Elphick on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season. They also sent out winger Adrian Popa on loan to Al-Taawoun in Saudi Arabia.

Swansea City midfielder Adam King has joined Mansfield Town on loan for the rest of the season. The 22 year old joined Swansea from Hearts in 2015 but has yet to make a Premier League appearance.

Caolan Lavery has left Sheffield United to join Rotherham United on loan until the end of the season.


Bournemouth's Connor Mahoney has gone to Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season.

Everton's young French striker Boris Mathis has joined Northampton Town on loan. The 20 year old only signed for the Toffees from Metz in the summer.

Brentford forward Justin Shaibu has joined Walsall on loan for the rest of the season.

Manchester City youngster Ashley Smith-Brown has joined Oxfurd United on loan. The 21 year old was on loan with Hearts in the first half of the season.

George Taft has headed back to Cambridge United on loan. The Mansfield Town defender has had two previous loan spells at Cambridge.

West Ham United have offloaded troubled striker Diafra Sakho to Rennes for an undisclosed fee. The Senegalese forward promised much but his time at the Hammers was blighted by injuries.

Isma Goncalves has left Hearts to join Uzbek club Pakhtakor Tashkent for £350,000.

Midfielder Aaron Tshibola has left Aston Villa to join Kilmarnock on loan for the rest of the season.

Celtic have pulled off a coup by taking Chelsea's promising youngster Charly Musonda on an 18 month long loan deal. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Celtic beat 24 other clubs to get this signing.

Portsmouth have signed Anton Walkes on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. The 20 year old had just returned from a loan spell in the MLS with Atlanta United.

Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo has moved to Millwall on a permanent deal.

Written by Tris Burke January 30 2018 08:04:06