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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th July 2018

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

 

Transfers

Young Brentford midfielder Reece Cole has joined Yeovil Town on a season-long loan.

Huddersfield Town have sent goalkeeper Joel Coleman on a season-long loan to Shrewsbury Town.

Australian midfielder Kenny Dougall has left Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam to move to Barnsley.

League Two side Stevenage have signed teenage midfielder Donovan Makoma from National League side Barrow for an undisclosed fee.

Northampton Town have signed young goalkeeper Lewis Ward from Reading on loan for the season.

Forward Randell Williams has returned to Wycombe Wanderers for another loan spell. The 21 year old will be there until January, after spending the second half of last season there on loan from Watford.

St Mirren have signed Manchester United youngster Matty Willock on a season-long loan.

Striker Jonathan Benteke, the younger brother of Crystal Palace lamp post Christian Benteke, has signed a one year deal with Oldham Athletic. The 23 year old spend the end of last season with the Latics.

Nantes signed Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista from Udinese for £3.6m and used a clip of smash hit video game Fortnite to introduce their new signing.

AS Monaco have won the race to sign Russia's World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for an undisclosed fee of around £27m. The 22 year old had been the subject of interest from a number of Europe's big clubs.

Everton have sold flop midfielder Davy Klaassen to Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee of just over £12m. The 25 year old Netherlands international was barely given a chance to make his mark at the Toffees after joining them in June 2017 as part of the Moshiri-revolution.

Another of Chelsea's youngsters has made a loan move. This time it is 21 year old Ivory coast midfielder Victorien Angban, who has joined FC Metz on loan.

Sampdoria have agreed to pay a loan fee in excess of £1m to borrow French midfielder Gregoire Defrel from AS Roma.

Flamengo have paid a £9m fee to take Brazilian forward Vitinho back to Brazil from CSKA Moscow.

Former Liverpool midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira has joined Vitoria Guimaraes on a free transfer from Porto.

16 year old Spanish striker Pablo Moreno has left Barcelona to sign for Juventus, a move seen as a coup for the Serie A champions.

 

QPR Agree FFP Settlement With EFL

QPR have finally come to an agreement with the English Football League over their breach of Financial Fair Play rules in the 2013/14 season. The near £42m (sort of) fine will not be taken into account when calculating QPR's spend in coming seasons, one of the key points the two sides had been disputing. They will pay £17m to the league, £3m for legal costs over a period of ten years. The balance, £21.965m, the owners will cover by converting outstanding loans to the club into shares. QPR will also have a transfer ban in place for this January transfer window.

 

Rangers Have Lafferty Bid Rejected

Rangers have had an initial bid for the return of 30 year old striker Kyle Lafferty rejected by Hearts. Lafferty has scored 19 goals in 44 appearances since joining Hearts and the capital club value him higher than the £200,000 Rangers offered so far for their top scorer.

 

Wolves Keeper Ikeme Announces Retirement

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has retired from playing at the age of just 32. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017 and, while he is in complete remission, the intense chemotherapy treatment he has undergone means his body is simply not up to physical requirements of professional sport, sadly. Ikeme has been with Wolves since he was 14 years old, making more than 200 appearances and was named as Nigeria's 24th squad member during the World Cup after being ruled out of playing with his illness.

 

Russia Coach Extends Contract

After the host nation's surprisingly good showing in the 2018 World Cup, their head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has been rewarded with a 2 year contract extension. Russia had entered the tournament as the lowest ranked team in the tournament and little, or even nothing, was expected of them before it started. They ended up reaching the quarter finals by beating Spain in the last 16, only losing out on penalties to runners-up Croatia.

 

Valcke Loses Ban Appeal

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has lost his appeal against a ten year ban from football. The Court of Arbitration for Sport have upheld the 10 year ban, calling the punishment "wholly appropriate". CAS also said that it had "concluded that the offences found to have been committed by Jerome Valcke were cumulatively of a serious degree of gravity".

 

Scolari Returns To Palmeiras

Former Chelsea and Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has returned for a third spell in charge of Palmeiras. The 69 year old has been out of work since leaving Guangzhou Evergrande in November 2017. He has agreed a 2 year contract with the Sao Paulo club.

 

Ozil's Racism Claim Launches Social Media Movement

Thousands of Germans from various ethnic backgrounds have backed Mesut Ozil's claims of discrimination by sharing their experiences on social media under the hashtag #MeTwo. Nearly a quarter of Germany's population are from a foreign background and believe Ozil is right when he said they are German when they win but immigrants when they lose.

Written by Tris Burke July 28 2018 06:50:06

 

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