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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st September 2018

Review Of The Day 1st September 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Winger Marvin Johnson has joined Sheffield United on loan from fellow Championship club Middlesbrough. The Blades sent midfielder Ryan Leonard out on loan with a permanent deal set for January with Millwall. When he signs the long-term deal, he will become Millwall's club record signing. Also leaving Sheffield United on loan is striker Caolan Lavery, who has joined Bury for the season.

Former Manchester United youngster Saidy Janko has joined Nottingham Forest. The 21 year old right back has arrived on a season long loan deal from Porto.

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Joe Mason has joined League One's Portsmouth on loan until January.

Luke Woolfenden has joined Swindon Town for the season on loan from Ipswich Town. Also leaving the Tractor Boys on loan is defender Josh Emmanuel, who will spend the season with Shrewsbury Town.

Charlton Athletic have taken Nottingham Forest's veteran forward Jamie Ward on loan until January.

Forest Green Rovers have made two more signings (must be getting close to 20 now I think!) as Ipswich striker Ben Morris arrives on loan for the season and Bournemouth midfielder arrives on loan until January. Leaving the vegans is striker Christian Doidge, who is going to join Bolton Wanderers on loan until January, when his deal will become permanent.

Accrington Stanley have made a triple transfer 'swoop' (what is a transfer swoop anyway? Does it involve helicopters dropping a few medical staff out to bundle the player they want into a bag that then gets airlifted to the nearest hospital for a medical?) with Newcastle United pair Daniel Barlaser and Luke Charman and Bolton Wanderers forward Connor Hall arriving on loan until January.

Middlesbrough have made a double signing of their own, with Millwall's former Wolves midfielder George Saville on a loan to be made permanent in January basis and defender Danny Batth direct from Wolves, on a season-long loan.

Wolves have certainly been busy as they also sent a pair of Connors on loan to local 'rivals' Walsall. Connor Ronan will be there until January, while Connor Johnson has made a season-long switch.

Morecambe have added Wigan Athletic striker Joe Piggott on loan until January.

Matthew Pennington has been sent out on loan by Everton again. The 23 year old spent last season on loan at Leeds United, the rest of this season will be spent at Ipswich.

League One side Barnsley have reunited Hannover 96 midfielder Mike-Steven Bahre with former boss Daniel Stendel. The deal is on loan for the season with an option to make it permanent in the summer.

Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has joined the hordes on loan from the London club as he signed for Aston Villa on loan for the season. Leaving Villa was midfielder Jordan Lyden on loan until January to Oldham Athletic.

Former Crewe Alexandra academy youngster Corey Whelan has returned to the club he left when he was just 9. The defender has arrived on loan from current club Liverpool and will be there until January.

Ben 'Once You Pop You Can't Stop' Pringle has moved to Grimsby Town on a season-long loan from Preston North End.

Rob Milsom has returned to Notts County just three months after leaving to sign for Crawley Town. The midfielder is on loan until January when the deal will become permanent. Swansea City defender Keston Davies has also arrived on loan, but a season-long deal.

Nottingham Forest forward Zach Clough has gone on loan to Rochdale.

Brentford winger Chiedozie Ogbene has moved to Exeter City on loan until January.

Mansfield Town have signed Slovenian youth international Timi Elsnik on a season-long loan from Derby County.

Hull City have added a pair of loan signings from Championship rivals. Striker Chris Martin has arrived on loan from Derby and defender Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa. Both deals are for the season.

A pair of Premier League players have joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the season. Midfielder Josh Onomah has joined from Tottenham Hotspur and centre back Michael Hector from Chelsea.

Huddersfield Town youngster Lewis O'Brien has joined Bradford City on a season-long loan deal.

Spurs left-back Connor Ogilvie has returned to Gillingham on loan. The full-back spent last season on loan with the Gills and is there until January this time around.

Southend United have signed defender Taylor Moore on loan from Bristol City for the season.

Crawley Town have completed a trio of signings, despite the loss of manager Harry Kewell. Free agent defender Bondz N'Gala has agreed an initial month-long contract. Joe Maguire has arrived on loan from Fleetwood Town until January and Maltese international Luke Gambin has joined on loan for the season from Luton Town.

Teenage striker Mitch Candlin has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until January with an option for a permanent deal. Rovers also released veteran midfielder Peter Whittingham.

Derby midfielder Callum Guy has joined Blackpool on loan until January.

Wigan Athletic midfielder Jamie Walker has joined Peterborough United on a season long loan.

Nigerian international goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been released by Lille, after requesting a contract termination.

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has agreed a new long term deal with the Gunners just before moving on loan for the season to Hoffenheim.

Paris Saint-Germain have made a double deal as they sign forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a free after his contract was cancelled by Stoke City. They also paid a fee of around £6.3m to sign left-back Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich. Leaving PSG was goalkeeper Kevin Trap who has returned to former club Eintracht Frankfurt for the season and Argentine midfielder Giovani lo Celso, who joined Real Betis on loan with an option for a permanent deal. Betis paid a loan fee of just under £2m.

Celtic have taken Leicester City centre back Filip Benkovic on loan for the season and midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a free transfer. Leaving the Glaswegians is striker Moussa Dembele who is joining Lyon for just under £20m.

Portugese midfielder Rui Fonte has left Fulham to join LOSC Lille on loan.

Bristol Rovers forward Bernard Mensah has joined Lincoln City on loan for the season.

Former Chelsea player Marko Marin has joined Red Star Belgrade on a free transfer from Olympiacos.

Teenage Coventry City forward Jordan Ponticelli will spend the season on loan with Macclesfield Town.

Polish side Rakow Czestochowa have signed young Nigerian midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali from Manchester City.

Chelsea attacker Charley Musonda has gone out on loan to Vitesse Arnhem.

Bristol City defender Cameron Pring has signed for Newport County on loan until January thanks to donations from fans which will pay his wages.

Jake Jervis has joined AFC Wimbledon on loan for the season from Luton Town.

Carlisle United have signed a pair of loanees. Spurs keeper Luke O'Reilly has joined on a six-month deal following his release from Tottenham and midfielder Jack Sowerby has arrived from Carlisle United on loan until January.

Chelsea goalkeeper Brad Collins has joined Burton Albion on loan until January.

Following his release from QPR, Northern Ireland forward Conor Washington has signed for Sheffield United.

Stoke City's utility man Geoff Cameron has signed a season long loan deal with Queens Park Rangers.

Cheltenham Town have signed two more players, with Aston Villa forward Kelsey Mooney and Brentford defender Tom Field both joining on loan until January.

Richie Towell has returned to Rotherham United on a season-long loan from Brighton & Have Albion.

Scunthorpe United striker Olufela Ololmola has joined Yeovil Town on loan until January.

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O'Kane has moved to Luton Town on loan until January.

Nottingham Forest's forgotten man Apostolos Vellios has moved to Belgian top flight side Waasland-Beveren on loan for the season.

Derby County striker Cameron Jerome has signed for Turkish side Goztepe for an undisclosed fee.

Preston full-back Marnick Vermijl has signed for MVV Maastricht on loan for the season.

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has joined Rangers on loan for the season. Also joining the Scottish side is Albanian winger Eros Grezda, subject to visa and clearance.

Australian midfielder Ryan Edwards has joined St Mirren on loan from Hearts for the season.

Steven Caulker has triggered a release clause in his Dundee contract to leave the Scottish team. They had brought in three defenders on deadline day to replace him, Andy Boyle from Preston until January and Ryan Inniss from Crystal Palace and Calvin Miller from Celtic for the rest of the season.

Kilmarnock have signed Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare on loan as well as midfielder Jack Byrne on a free transfer.

Hamilton Academicals signed four on deadline day. Striker James Keatings has returned after Accies paid an undisclosed fee to sign him from Dundee United. Norwegian striker Fredrik Brustad has joined on loan from Molde. Scott Martin was signed from Hibernian and defender Matt Kilgallon has signed on a free after leaving Bradford City.

Hearts midfielder Ross Callachan has moved to St Johnstone.

Willem II have taken Dutch utility man Vurnon Anita on loan for the season from Leeds United.

Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has left Chinese football on loan. The 31 year old has joined Portugese side Portimonense from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Dutch forward Paul Gladon has joined Belgian side Sint-Truiden on loan. Also going on loan was Phil Ofosu-Ayeh to Hansa Rostock.

Chelsea full-back Fankaty Dabo has joined Sparta Rotterdam on loan.

Leicester City's young Polish midfielder Bartosz Kapustka has moved to Belgian side OH Leuven on loan.

Former Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius has moved to Bordeaux on loan from Atalanta.

Former Brazilian 'wunderkind' Ganso has left Sevilla for a loan spell with Amiens. Dutch winger Quincy Promes has arrived in Seville from Spartak Moscow for a fee of around £18m.

Rayo Vallecano have paid less than a million euros to sign former Manchester United winger Bebe from Eibar.

Brazilian youngster Douglas Luiz has left Manchester City for a loan spell with Girona.

Fabio Coentrao has left Real Madrid on a free transfer to join Rio Ave.

Former West Ham United forward Diafra Sakho has moved on loan to Bursaspor from Stade Rennais. Joining the French club is M'Baye Niang from Torino on loan.

Werder Bremen have paid just under £1m to sign Nuri Sahin from Borussia Dortmund.

Besiktas have paid a loan fee of over £1m for Adem Ljajic from Torino.

Middlesbrough midfielder Julien de Sart has joined KV Kortrijk.

Reading have taken midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi on loan from Rostov.

 

Kewell Takes Over At County

Notts County have appointed former Leeds United hero Harry Kewell, as the Australian agrees to leave his current role as manager of Crawley Town to take over at County. County are currently bottom of League Two and are not looking for a technical director to oversee Kewell's role. Notts County owner (and chairman) Alan Hardy said: "Having now worked in football for a significant period of time, I have had the opportunity to learn from other clubs what good looks like. I have therefore decided to appoint a technical director, who will set the club's overall footballing philosophy and be on hand to support and mentor the manager as required. Harry will, however, be solely responsible for our first-team squad, having the final say on transfers, tactics and team selection."

 

Europa League Draw

Group A: Bayer Leverkusen (Ger), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul), FC Zurich (Swi), AEK Larnaca (Cyp)
Group B: Salzburg (Aut), Celtic (Sco), RB Leipzig (Ger), Rosenborg (Nor)
Group C: Zenit St Petersburg (Rus), FC Copenhagen (Den), Bordeaux (Fra), Slavia Prague (Cze)
Group D: Anderlecht (Bel), Fenerbahce (Tur), Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), Spartak Trnava (Svk)
Group E: Arsenal (Eng), Sporting Lisbon (Por), Qarabag (Aze), Vorskla Poltava (Ukr)
Group F: Olympiakos (Gre), AC Milan (Ita), Real Betis (Spa), Dudelange (Lux)
Group G: Villarreal (Spa), Rapid Vienna (Aut), Spartak Moscow (Rus), Rangers (Sco)
Group H: Lazio (Ita), Marseille (Fra), Eintracht Frankfurt (Ger), Apollon Limassol (Cyp)
Group I: Besiktas (Tur), KRC Genk (Bel), Malmo (Swe), Sarpsborg (Nor)
Group J: Sevilla (Spa), Krasnodar (Rus), Standard Liege (Bel), Akhisar Belediyespor (Tur)
Group K: Dynamo Kiev (Ukr), Astana (Kaz), Rennes (Fra), Jablonec (Cze)
Group L: Chelsea (Eng), PAOK Saloniki (Gre), BATE Borisov (Blr), Vidi (Hun)

 

Ronaldo Gets A Break

Cristiano Ronaldo will get a rare break from the game as Portugal have left him out of their squad for the next two matches, a friendly with Croatia and a Nations League game against Italy, at his request.
Portugal squad
Goalkeeper: Beto (Goztepe), Claudio Ramos (Tondela), Rui Patricio (Wolves)
Defenders: Cedric Soares (Southampton), Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Luis Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pedro Mendes (Montpellier), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ruben Dias (Benfica)
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Gedson Fernandes (Benfica), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William Carvalho (Real Betis)
Forwards: Andre Silva (Sevilla), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruma (RB Leipzig), Gelson Martins (Atletico Madrid), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Rony Lopes (Monaco)

 

Alba And Koke Dropped By Spain

Despite the post-World Cup retirement of Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Gerard Pique, Spain cannot find room in Luis Enrique's first squad for Barcelona full back Jordi Alba or Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.
Spain squad:
Goalkepeers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau Lopez (Betis)
Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Nacho (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Raul Albiol (Napoli)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Rodrigo (Atletico), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Isco (Real Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Diego Costa (Atletico), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Suso (AC Milan)

Written by Tris Burke September 01 2018 06:47:14

 

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