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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th June 2018

Review Of The Day 9th June 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Juventus have signed their replacement for the outgoing Gianluigi Buffon. Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perrin will join the Turin giants for next season, after 8 years in Genoa. Juve's statement put the fee at 12m euros over 3 years with a further 3m euros potentially being owed in bonus payments.

Young Spanish defender Alex Garcia has swapped the sunshine of Marbella for Hamilton Academicals, as he completes the move set up in January.

Liam Kelly has left Rangers after 14 years with the club. The 22 year old goalie has graduated through their academy but now left to join the team he spent last season on loan with, Livingston.

Colchester United have signed Frank Nouble on a free transfer from Newport County. Newport did offer the 26 year old forward a new contract but he decided to leave.

Tom Naylor has left Burton Albion to join Portsmouth on a free.

After being released by A-League team Perth Glory, Joseph Mills is returning to English football. The full-back has agreed a two year deal with Forest Green Rovers.

Jason Lowe has signed for Bolton Wanderers following his release from Birmingham City.

Plymouth Argyle have signed defender Niall Canavan following his release from Rochdale after an injury-disrupted season.

Norwich City have signed Argentine forward Emi Buendia from Getafe. The 21 year old spent last season on loan with Leeds United's feeder club in Spain, Cultural Leonesa.

Huddersfield Town have confirmed the club record (though for an undisclosed fee) signing of Dutch defender Terence Kongolo from Monaco. The 24 year old joined the Terriers on loan in January and did enough to seal a permanent deal, as well as a return to the international team.

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has signed for Crystal Palace following the end of his contract with Getafe.

Leicester City have stepped in to sign Northern Ireland international defender Jonny Evans from relegated West Bromwich Albion. The 30 year old cost the Foxes just £3.5m, much less than the amounts the Baggies rejected in January.

Liverpool have released Emre Can and Jon Flanagan. German international Can had been with the Reds for four years.

Newcastle United have released a trio of players. The three, all defenders, are Massadio Haidara, Jesus Gamez and Curtis Good.

Manchester United have confirmed the release of Michael Carrick. There will also be five youth players who are being released along with the former England international.

AS Roma have paid a £4.5m loan fee to take Bryan Cristante on loan from Atalanta.

Crystal Palace have released South Korean winger Chung-Yong Lee and Brazilian keeper Diego Cavalieri.

Joel Robles has been released by Everton.

Brazilian midfielder Tche Tche has moved to Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv from Palmeiras for a fee over £4m.

Defender Damien Delaney has left Crystal Palace on a free transfer to join League of Ireland side Cork City.

Manchester City's Nigerian forward Olarenwaju Kayode has moved to Shakhtar Donetsk for an undisclosed fee.

Genoa have spent over £3.5m to snap up Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek from Cracovia Krakow. They have also released full-back Aleandro Rosi.

Pierluigi Gollini has begun the likely exodus from Villa Park as the Aston Villa goalkeeper has signed for Serie A side Atalanta for just under £4m.

Inter Milan have signed young left-back Federico Dimarco for an undisclosed fee from FC Sion.

Portugese defender Bruno Gaspar has returned to Portugal to sign for Sporting CP from Fiorentina.

 

Scottish Challenge Cup Adds Two English Teams

English National League sides Sutton United and Boreham Wood will compete in the Scottish Challenge Cup next season. The competition already boasts two clubs from each of Wales, Republic and Northern Ireland and now the two English sides will enter. The non-Scottish sides will enter in the second round. Crusaders and Coleraine will represent Northern Ireland, Bohemians and Bray Wanderers the southern part of Ireland and The New Saints and Connah's Quay Nomads will be the Welsh representatives.

 

Premier League To Take February Break

The Premier League has set its winter break for the 2019/20 season and it will be in February. Each team will have one weekend off, but the break will be staggered over two weeks. 10 teams will take the first weekend off, 10 teams resting the second.

 

League Cup Makes Changes

Extra time is being scrapped at all EFL Cup matches, except the final, for next season and the A B B A penalty system trialled last season has been dropped in favour of a return to the old tried-and-tested A B A B system.

 

Lanzini Ruled Out Of World Cup

Argentina have lost two players to injury in the build up to the Russia World Cup. Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has picked up a knee injury and been replaced by Tigres' keeper Nahuel Guzman. They have also lost West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who has a ruptured anterior knee ligament suffered in training.

 

Ghana FA president Banned

After being filmed accepting a bribe the former president of the now-dissolved Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned by FIFA from football activities for 90 days.

 

Harry Kane Extends Spurs Contract

Despite having four years left to run on his previous deal, Harry Kane has signed a new 6-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur. Kane said: "I'm looking forward to the future. It's been fantastic to consistently get in the Champions League so I'm really excited to have another go at that, and with the Premier League and FA Cup, we'll look to go as far as we can. I'm really excited about the World Cup, so it's nice to get this done before that and I'm just looking to go out there and enjoy it now."

 

Dalglish Knighted

Already a king to Liverpool fans, Kenny Dalglish is now Sir Kenny Dalglish after being knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Dalglish said: "I thought it was a tax bill. For the family, it's a huge honour. It won't make any difference to me, I'll just maybe need to change my passport! But just because we're a wee bit embarrassed about it doesn't underestimate how pleased and proud we are to have received it. I hope everyone who came into our lives enjoys it as well."

 

Gundogan Booed By Germany Fans

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been booed again for showing support to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month. Manager Joachim Low told ARD after the game: "The fact that a national player is booed like that helps nobody. What should Ilkay do now? He took a picture, OK, but he has addressed it with the press and underlined his support for German values. The topic has to be ticked off." Gundogan particularly upset German fans by referring to Erdogan as "my president" though he has tried to calm the storm by saying that he is "privileged to have grown up in Germany".

 

Arsenal Get New Director Of Football Development

After many years of Arsene Wenger dictating everything with Arsenal, there has been yet another sign his reign is over at the Gunners as the North London club have appointed a director of football development. Marcel Lucassen is an experienced coach who previously with the German national team's youth set up.

Written by Tris Burke June 09 2018 06:27:19

 

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