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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th January 2019

Review Of The Day 8th January 2019
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Luton Town have taken George Thorne on loan from (Frank Lampard's) Derby County. The 26 year old has not made a senior appearance for Derby this season.

Rangers' loan flop Ovie Ejaria has another chance to impress after failing miserably to do so while at Rangers in the first half of the season. Ejaria has been sent on loan from Liverpool to Championship side Reading. Ejaria also flopped last season on loan with Sunderland in the Championship.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Kourtney Hause has dropped back down to the Championship to join Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent. The 23 year old helped Wolves to promotion last season but found himself unable to force his way into the first team in the Premier League.

American winger Gboly Ariyibi has joined Motherwell on loan from Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season. The 23 year old will join former Leeds United team-mate Ross McCormack on loan with the SPFL side.

St Mirren pair Ryan Edwards and Alfie Jones return early to parent clubs after having their season-long loans ended early. 25 year old Edwards has returned to Hearts, while 21 year old Jones has returned south of the border to Southampton.

Hearts make double signing while letting one player go. Jimmy Dunne, on loan from Burnley, returned due to injury and defender Conor Shaughnessy has arrived on loan from Leeds United to replace him. Czech striker David Vanecek has signed an 18 month loan deal at the expiration of his Teplice contract.

Tranmere Rovers have made a double signing on permanent contracts. Free agent striker Ishmael Miller has signed until the end of the season. The 31 year old was released by Oldham Athletic last week. Young midfielder Harvey Gilmour has turned his loan deal into a permanent one, signing a contract that runs until 2020.

Dave Edwards has returned to Shrewsbury Town following his release from Reading. The 32 year old left the Shrews in 2007 after 132 appearances and is now back at the club on a 2 and a half year deal.

Fleetwood Town have loaned 23 year old midfielder Kyle Dempsey to Peterborough United for the rest of the season.

Brighton & Hove Albion have allowed young full-back George Cox to move on loan to League Two side Northampton Town for the rest of the season. Cox had to have a heart operation in the summer after screening found an irregular heartbeat.

Port Vale's veteran forward Tyrone Barnett has joined Cheltenham Town after his Vale contract was mutually terminated. 33 year old Barnett had spent the first half of the season on loan with the Gloucestershire club.

Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra has returned to his home club to sign for Villareal for an undisclosed fee. The 30 year old had been with Leicester City since July 2017.

George Weah's son Timothy has joined Celtic on a 6 month loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain. The 18 year old US international has joined the Scottish club in their Dubai training camp.

Ghanaian midfielder Mahammed Abu has left MLS football with Columbus Crew to join Norwegian side Valerenga on a free transfer.

One-time wunderkind Lucas Barrios has returned to Argentinian football to sign for Huracan from Chilean side Colo Colo on a free transfer.

Former Ajax youngster Riechedly Bazoer has left VfL Wolfsburg on loan for Eredivisie side FC Utrecht. The 22 year old had only just returned from a loan spell with Porto a day earlier.

The terribly named Real Salt Lake City have taken Brazilian Everton Luiz on loan from Serie A side SPAL.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has joined SPAL from Sporting Clube de Portugal on loan.

Brazilian goalkeeper Jandrei has left Chapecoense to sign for Genoa.

Paraguayan side Olimpia have paid over £2m for Uruguayan midfielder Alejandro Silva from Montreal Impact.

 

Contracts

Paris Saint-Germain have handed Timothy Weah a contract extension. The 18 year old has 18 months on his contract.

Dundee midfielder Martin Woods has been given a one year extension to take him to 2019.

Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove has signed a new contract which will run until the summer of 2022.

Fleetwood Town left-back James Husband has been given a year's contract extension to take him to 2019.

18 year old Ipswich Town forward Jack Lankester has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The youth academy product scored his first senior goal on New Year's Day and is now tied to the club until 2022 with the option of a further year.

 

Forest Green Upset Over Transfer's 'Brexit-like' Failure

After Bolton Wanderers' registration embargo saw the transfer of Christian Doidge to the Championship club collapse, Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince has hit out at Ken Anderson, comparing him to Theresa May and her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal. Vince recalled Doidge, despite Bolton chairman Ken Anderson's attempts to find a workaround, as the Trotters had not been paying his wages due to their financial difficulties, as well as being unable to pay the previously agreed transfer fee. Vince said: "[It] reminds me of Theresa May saying she'll still get a Brexit deal. It's not going to happen. Bolton entered into a contract to loan and then buy Christian last August without the means to honour it. They haven't even paid his wages for the past four months - we have. We've taken the decision to recall him after his loan agreement expired last week. Anderson made a lot of promises on the last day of the transfer window, both to Christian and FGR, and has kept none of them. This is all his work and from talking to Ken he feels immune from the consequences - but some of these promises are written in legally binding contracts, and we'll be pursuing them." Norwich City are also said to be owed a six-figure sum by Bolton for unpaid wages and loan fees for deals involving Remi Matthews and Yanic Wildschut.

 

Anderson Trying To Sell

Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson admits he does not have the money to take the Trotters forward, while claiming he had personally funded the November salaries of his players (except the loanees who remained unpaid). While hitting back at what he calls "very disrespectful" comments from Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince, Anderson was forced to admit he is doing his "utmost" to sell the club as he lacks the resources to rescue the club from financial problems. Anderson said: "The club needs someone with greater financial resources than l have to take it forward. I along with everyone else at the club are doing our best to try and ensure that the financial position improves."

 

Levein Gets Ban For Referee Criticism

Heart of Midlothian manager Craig Levein has been given a two-match touchline ban, with the second one suspended, following his public criticism of referee Bobby Madden. Levein said "it was like playing against 12 men" after Madden officiated over Hearts defeat to Rangers in December.

 

Paul's Older Brother Goes On Spanish Trial

Paul Pogba's older brother Florentin has joined Spanish second tier side Elche on a week-long trial. Florentin was released by Genclerbirligi of the Turkish Super Lig in June and has been without a club since then. Florentin is the twin brother of Mathias.

Written by Tris Burke January 08 2019 06:07:19

 

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