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Football News: Review Of The Day 26th July 2018

Review Of The Day 26th July 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie has returned to Feyenoord on a season-long loan. Saints bought the 27 year old from Feyenoord in 2015 for £8m but he has struggled to hold down a place, spending last season on loan with Belgium side Club Brugge.

Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat has officially completed a transfer from Watford to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC.

Aberdeen have completed a double signing, with Tommie Hoban and Tomas Cerny arriving to bolster the squad. Defender Hoban has arrived on loan from Watford, looking to get over a series of injuries which have held back his career. Goalkeeper Cerny has joined on a free transfer after leaving Partick Thistle following their relegation.

Rotherham United have also made a double signing, both players joining on loan. Norwich City defender Sean Raggett is on a season-long loan, but with an option to return in January. Goalkeeper Marek Rodak has come from Fulham, also on a season-long loan.

Tom Conlon has signed a one-year deal with Port Vale after a trial period, following his release from Stevenage.

Following his summer release from Colchester United, goalkeeper Sam Walker has signed for Reading.

Reading have sent veteran midfielder Joey van den Berg on a season-long loan to NEC Nijmegen.

Former Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair has been loaned out by Watford to League One side Sunderland for the season, with a January recall option.

Brighton & Hove Albion have paid a club record undisclosed £17m fee to AZ Alkmaar to sign Iran international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The 24 year old has signed a 5 year deal to become the Seagulls eighth signing of the summer.

Borussia Dortmund's former Chelsea midfielder Andrea Schurrle has joined Fulham on loan for two seasons for a £360,000 fee.

Fenerbahce have paid a loan fee of £1.35m to sign Andre Ayew on loan from Swansea City.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Atletico Madrid full-back Jonny Castro on loan immediately after Atleti paid Celta Vigo £6.3m to sign the Spaniard. Atleti have also signed Gelson Martins from Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Young centre back Joris Gnagnon has left Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais to sign for La Liga side Sevilla.

Serie A side Atalanta have paid Chelsea a fee of £900,000 to take Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic on loan for the season.

Celta Vigo have sold Spanish centre back Sergi Gomez to Sevilla for £4.5m.

TSG Hoffenheim have splashed out £7.2m for Ghana defender Kasim Nuhu from Young Boys of Switzerland.

Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou has left Racing Strasbourg to join AS Monaco for a fee of £12.6m.

 

Gateshead Bought Up

National League side Gateshead has been the subject of a takeover by Hong Kong-based businessman Dr Ranjan Varghese, following a previous deal falling through in May. The north-east club had been forced to go part-time to survive after the other buyer withdrew.

 

Bruce Backed By New Villa Owners

Aston Villa's new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have given their support to incumbent boss Steve Bruce to stay on. Despite rumours swirling around Thierry Henry as a replacement for Bruce, the owners have decided continuity is best at this time.

 

Martial Returns Early From US Tour

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has returned home from Manchester United's pre-season tour of the USA to attend the birth of his second child. The 22 year old was given permission to leave by Jose Mourinho, who is looking to offload the French attacker in the summer.

 

Tite Gets Brazil Contract Extension

Bizarrely, despite being unable to get decent performances out of such a strong squad in the World Cup and allowing Neymar Jr to overshadow everything within the team, Tite has had his Brazil contract extended. He will lead Brazil into the 2022 World Cup where he will no doubt still be choosing the team to please Neymar.

 

Leonardo Returns To Milan

Former Brazilian forward Leonardo has returned to Serie A club AC Milan, this time as general manager. Leonardo had played for Milan from 1997 to 2001 and then spent a season in charge after being appointed in 2009.

 

Marseille Receive Fan Behaviour Warning

French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille have been warned they face a one-year ban from European competitions unless the club's fans improve their behaviour. UEFA have issued the warning, along with a fine for 100,000 euros and ordered to play their next European home game behind closed doors. Marseille have been punished for fireworks, throwing of objects, crowd disturbances, acts of damage and late kick-offs. Marseille have also been ordered to pay for damage caused by their supporters to Lyon's stadium when the Europa League final was held there. Liverpool have also been fined a total of 8,000 euros for the conduct of fans against Roma in the Champions League semi-final. Liverpool were punished for fans setting off fireworks, throwing objects and crowd disturbances.

 

Rummenigge Confirms Boateng's PSG Talks

Bayern Munich's director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that talks are ongoing regarding the transfer of German international centre-back Jerome Boateng to Paris Saint-Germain. Rummenigge said: "At the moment there is no direct contact between the clubs. But there is contact between his agents and PSG. We have to wait, if we could find a basis for a transfer. Now we have to wait and see whether at the end of the day we find a basis on which we can agree on a transfer. We have to find a transfer fee that would be acceptable for both. In principle, we have enough players at this position, even if Jerome leaves."

Written by Tris Burke July 26 2018 06:29:27

 

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