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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th June 2018

Review Of The Day 28th June 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Stoke City have begun the Stokalona clearout as Spanish defender Marc Muniesa has left the club on a permanent deal for Girona. Muniesa spent last season on loan with the Catalan side and has joined for an undisclosed fee.

As well as his country, Serbia, exiting the World Cup, Dusan Tadic is exiting Southampton to make a £11m move to Ajax. The 29 year old joined Saints from Dutch football in 2014.

Fleetwood Town have made a double loan signing as they prepare for the season under rookie manager Joey Barton. Lewie Coyle has arrived from Leeds United for 6 months and Tommy Spurr from Preston North End for the season. Coyle spent the entirety of last season with Fleetwood, winning Players' Player of the Year award for the season.

Plymouth Argyle have made their 8th and 9th signings of the season with defensive duo Peter Grant and Scott Wootton. Grant, the son of Scotland assistant manager, also named Peter Grant, has joined from Falkirk. Wootoon, a graduate of Manchester United's academy, was with MK Dons last season.

Chelsea youngster Reece James has joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the season. Another Chelsea teenager, Dujon Sterling, has joined Coventry City for the season.

AFC Wimbledon have taken goalkeeper Tom King on loan from Millwall.

Piero Mingoia has returned to Accrington Stanley from Cambridge United. He left Stanley back in 2016 to move to the U's.

Swindon Town have sold Luke Norris to Colchester United for an undisclosed fee. Colchester have also released midfielder Sean Murray.

After Richard O'Donnell activated a clause in his contract to allow him to leave Northampton Town on a free following their relegation to League One, Bradford City stepped in to sign him.

Morecambe have picked up striker Jason Oswell from non-league football. The 25 year old had been playing for Stockport County in the National League North.

Crawley Town have paid a nominal fee to sign forward Ollie Palmer from Lincoln City.

Charlton Athletic have picked up free agent Lyle Taylor following his release from AFC Wimbledon.

Middlesbrough have prepared for the potential sale of the owner's nephew, Ben Gibson, by signing centre back Aden Flint from Championship rivals Bristol City, for a fee of around £7m.

Joao Cancelo has made a £35m+ move from Valencia to Juventus. The Portugese fullback/winger had spent last season on loan with Inter Milan.

Belgian forward Baptiste Guillaume has joined Ligue 1 side Nimes on loan from Angers, also of France's top flight.

Cagliari have released Italian striker Alessandro Capello.

Veteran Greek full-back Vasilios Torosidis has been released by Bologna.

Finnish midfielder Fredrik Jensen has left FC Twente to move to the Bundesliga with FC Augsburg. Augsburg have paid just under £3m to bring the 20 year old to Germany from Dutch football.

Swansea City have sold Spanish central midfielder Roque Mesa to Sevilla for over £5m.

Steven Gerrard's young cousin, Bobby Duncan, has left Manchester City's academy to sign for Liverpool. The 17 year old is an England youth international forward, despite basically sitting out last season while resolving a dispute with Man City, before Liverpool managed to agree a compensation deal with the Cityzens.

 

Donnie Go For McCann

League One's Doncaster Rovers have appointed Grant McCann as their new manager. The 38 year old had previously been manager of Peterborough United and replaces Darren Ferguson, another former Posh manager, at the helm. It is his first job since being sacked by Peterborough in February.

 

Curtis Returns To Swansea Coaching Role

Swansea City legend Alan Curtis has returned to a coaching role with the South Wales club. He had moved aside when Paul Clement arrived in January 2017, becoming loan-player manager at the club, whatever that is. New boss Graham Potter has restored him to a first team coaching role ahead of the new season. Potter said: "I know how respected and important he is at this football club. Nobody knows the football club better than him. He brings an experience and quality that will prove really valuable to us. He will support the environment here. He is someone for all of us to draw on his experience, mentorship and support. Alan is an important person to have around and I'm excited to be working with him." Curtis has been with the Swans for 46 years, doing various roles including community officer, youth coach, first-team coach, assistant manager, caretaker manager, match-day host and head of youth development.

 

Mihajlovic Lasts Just Nine Days

Sporting CP have plunged further into crisis by sacking manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, just nine (9) days after his appointment. New club president Jose Sousa Cintra said: "Sporting have decided to end Mihajlovic's probationary period and cancel his contract. We will quickly seek a new coach, who should be presented by Monday." It seems to just be a case of getting rid of everything connected with former president Bruno de Carvalho, who appointed Mihajlovic five days before he was dismissed.

 

Lukaku Misses Out Through Injury

Belgium will have to make do without striker Romelu Lukaku against England. The Man Utd forward picked up an ankle injury in the previous game against Tunisia which forced him off early. Lukaku is expected to return for the next round.

 

Fellaini Set For New Man Utd Deal

Manchester United fans the world over are united in their celebrations as fan 'favourite' Marouane Fellaini is close to signing a new two-year deal with the Red Devils. The 30 year old, currently away with the Red Devils of Belgium, was brought to the club in 2013 by another fan favourite, David Moyes for £27m. Now, if he can just persuade FIFA to allow spiked elbow pads, then he could be the one to bring the title back to Old Trafford.

 

Milan Hit With European FFP Ban

AC Milan have been punished with a one year ban from European football over breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. Their sixth place finish in Serie A was enough to qualify for the Europa League, without the ban. Milan have confirmed they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Written by Tris Burke June 28 2018 06:55:29

 

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