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Football News: Review Of The Day 12th January 2018

Review Of The Day 12th January 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

AFC Wimbledon have picked up Scott Wagstaff on a free. The 28 year old midfielder was released by Gillingham in the summer.

Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks has joined League One team Doncaster Rovers on a six-month long loan.

Dutch defender Jordy de Wijs has left the Eredivisie to move to the English Championship for an undisclosed fee. De Wijs was contracted to PSV Eindhoven but spent last season at Excelsior Rotterdam, he has now signed a 3 year deal with Hull City.

Moroccan international full-back Achraf Hakimi has moved to Borussia Dortmund on a 2-year loan from Real Madrid. The 19 year old started all three of his country's group stage games at the World Cup.

Arsenal's new regime have completed their 5th signing. 19 year old France youth international (sounds very like a Wenger-type signing this one) Matteo Guendouzi has arrived from Lorient for an undisclosed fee of just over £7m.

After years of being linked with a move to various Premier League sides, Andriy Yarmolenko has finally joined the English top flight with West Ham United. The 28 year old is Ukraine's second highest scorer ever with 35 goals for his nation and joins from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee of £18m.

Former Manchester United winger Nani has left Valencia to return to his home country with Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Lazio have paid £9m to sign Italian centre back Francesco Acerbi from Sassuolo.

Sampdoria have released Argentine midfielder Ricardo Alvarez.

Mustapha Diallo has swapped Guingamp for Nimes Olympique on a free transfer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have sold centre-back Roderick Miranda to Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee.

Genoa have picked up Romulo from Hellas Verona on a free transfer.

Mexican full-back Miguel Layun has joined Villareal from Porto for £3.6m.

 

Lennon Hits Out At SFA

The Scottish FA has been heavily criticised by Hibernian manager Neil Lennon over their choice to field Hibs youngster Ryan Porteous, despite the 19 year old being injured, during the Toulon Tournament this summer. Lennon said: "I'm not happy with the SFA over the treatment of Ryan Porteous. He's not been fit since [the Toulon Tournament]. He had a scan while he was out there, it showed a tear in his cartilage; they still played him two games after that. I have had no contact from anyone at the SFA explaining why my player played with a tear in his cartilage and he's missed all of pre-season. I'm not happy about that."

 

England & Sweden Given Large Fines Over Socks

Both England and Sweden have been fined 70,000 Swiss francs because some of their players wore "unauthorised" socks at the World Cup. Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore branded ankle support socks over their official socks, and ignored a FIFA warning to stop. The only fine higher was Argentina's 105,000 Swiss francs fine when their fans threw objects and chanted homophobic abuse. FIFA said the fine was for: "breaching media and marketing regulations and the Fifa equipment regulations". Shows what matters to FIFA, as this is such a minor unimportant thing, yet gets treated as only marginally less dangerous than fans throwing stuff and chanting homophobic abuse. It really is all about the money for FIFA.

 

Fiat Workers To Go On Strike In Protest At Ronaldo Signing

Most of Italy have been caught up in CR7 fever, after Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid in a nearly £100m move to Juventus, but not the workers at Fiat's Melfi factory, where they build Jeeps. While both Fiat Chrysler and Juventus are part-owned by the Agnelli family, the two are run as a separate business, the employees are still unhappy that Jeep is a major sponsor, including shirt fronts, of Juve. A spokesman for a workers' union at the Jeep plant said, "it's unacceptable that, while FCA and CNHI workers continue to make huge economic sacrifices, the company spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a player".

Written by Tris Burke July 12 2018 07:05:37

 

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