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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th June 2018

Review Of The Day 8th June 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Rangers have taken former Arsenal midfielder Ovie Ejaria on loan from Liverpool. The 20 year old spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland.

Motherwell have paid an undisclosed fee to sign defender Liam Donnelly from Hartlepool United.

West Bromwich Albion keeper Ethan Ross has joined Colchester United on a free transfer following his release.

Former Crewe Alexandra trainee Harry Davis has returned to the EFL with Grimsby Town after leaving St Mirren.

Conor Grant has moved down south to join Plymouth Argyle following his release from Everton.

Macclesfield Town have strengthened their options with the signing of defender Miles Welch-Hayes from Bath City in the sixth tier of English football.

Sunderland have begun an overhaul as they prepare for life in League One. Billy Jones, Marc Wilson and Kazenga Lua Lua have been released. Fabio Borini has joined AC Milan on a permanent deal and Jeremain Lens has left for Besiktas on a permanent move. The Mackems have also agreed a fee with Torino for Didier Ndong.

Juventus have completed a deal to sign winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich for over £35m. The 27 year old spent last season on loan at Juve.

Bolton Wanderers, who already released seven players last month, have released three players. Club captain Darren Pratley, Aaron Wilbraham and Karl Henry are the trio looking for a new club.

Ibrahima Sissoko has stepped up from Ligue 2 to join Ligue 1 side Strasbourg for £1.8m.

Argentine midfielder Guido Pizarro has swapped Spain's La Liga for the Mexican league as he moves to Tigres from Sevilla for nearly £8m.

Villareal have splashed out over £16m to get forward Karl Toko Ekambi from SCO Angers of Ligue 1 in France.

Werder Bremen have received £18m from Borussia Dortmund for midfielder Thomas Delaney and just over £1m for Jerome Gondorf from Freiburg.

Arsenal have released Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell.

 

Amazon Win Rights Package

Amazon will show two rounds of Premier League matches through their Prime online streaming service after winning the rights in a 3 year deal. It will be the first time that all the matches played on one day will be available to watch for TV viewers in the UK.

 

Scudamore To Stand Down

English Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore is to stand down by the end of the year. Scudamore was appointed in November 1999 and has overseen the league at a time of financial growth that is unprecedented.

 

Ghana Dissolve FA

After footage was released showing the president of Ghana's FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, taking a cash 'gift' of nearly £50,000, the country's sports minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association has been dissolved with immediate effect. Nyantakyi has been keen to present himself as an anti-corruption president but he has now been caught negotiating a sponsorship deal on behalf of the GFA which would have paid a cut to a company he owned. The diversion of funds could have amounted to over £4m.

 

Fred Picks Up Knock

Brazil midfielder Fred, who is set to join Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk, has picked up an injury with just a few days to go before the World Cup starts. Fred got a knock on his ankle in a challenge with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.

 

Agent Claims London Club Interest In Sanson

The agent of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, Michael Manuello, has told Foot Mercato that there is a lot of interest in his client. Manuello said: "Chelsea will not advance more than that. They will go on to other things. Tottenham really follows Morgan. Really. Arsenal follows him too. Now, I do not know what Unai Emery will want. Sevilla appreciates him a lot. That is true. But I think they will not have the financial means. Valencia is also interested. But they got Geoffrey Kondogbia, so I do not think they'll go any further."

 

Laxalt Set To Leave Genoa

The agent for Uruguayan winger Diego Laxalt, Ariel Krasouski, has denied there are ongoing negotiations with Lazio but confirmed that the player is set to move on this summer. Krasouski told Lalaziosiamonoi.it: "The player is thinking only about the World Cup right now, but we have already informed the club that Diego intends to leave Genoa this summer. He has grown to such a degree that he is now targeting a top club both on a sporting and economic level. Nobody from Lazio has spoken to me or other intermediaries. I don't know if Genoa are talking to Lazio, but for the moment as far as I am concerned it remains transfer gossip. Having said that, Lazio would certainly be a club we'd appreciate, as they are an important team and he'd have the chance to play regularly."

 

Udinese Go Spanish

Udinese have chosen young (in managerial terms anyway) Spaniard Julio Velazquez to be their new boss. Igor Tudor has been filling in since the sacking of Massimo Oddo in April. The 36 year old Velazquez was in charge of Spanish second tier side Alcorcon.

 

Murcia Claim Guti Will Be New Madrid Boss

The President of Real Murcia has announced that his club are no longer pursuing Real Madrid youth coach Guti to be their head coach. Victor Galvez has said that Guti will be coaching Madrid instead. Galvez told journalists: "Guti is going to coach Real Madrid so he cannot coach Murcia. He was the coach I wanted here. It's a shame that Zidane didn't resign two days later. Guti called me to thank me for our interest in him."

 

Girona Appoint Eusebio

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Eusebio Sacristan has been appointed new head coach of La Liga side Girona. The Catalan club finished in 10th last season, before losing then head coach Pablo Machin, who left to take over at Sevilla.

 

Abidal Returns To Barca

Former defender Eric Abidal has returned to Barcelona to take up a role as their sporting director. The former France international will replace Robert Fernandez.

Written by Tris Burke June 08 2018 06:15:48

 

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