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Football News: Review Of The Day 18th January 2019

Review Of The Day 18th January 2019
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Young full-back Max Lowe has returned to Aberdeen on loan from Derby County. The 21 year old was with the Dons in the first half of the season before returning and playing in a couple of matches.

Lincoln City have moved to sign three new players. An undisclosed fee has brought in defender Cian Bolger from Fleetwood Town. Millwall full-back James Brown and Ipswich Town midfielder Danny Rowe have both joined on loan for the rest of the season.

Defender Scott Laird has returned to Walsall on loan from Forest Green Rovers.

Algerian international Ahmed Kashi has joined Oxford United on loan from Troyes for the rest of the season. The 30 year old midfielder had previously been at Charlton Athletic, where he worked with Oxford boss Karl Robinson.

Richie Bennett has left Carlisle United on loan. The 27 year old forward has signed for Morecambe for the rest of the season.

Peterborough United have sent midfielder Jermaine Anderson on loan for the rest of the season to Bradford City.

Danny Rose (no, not that one) has joined Swindon Town on loan from Portsmouth. 30 year old midfielder Rose has struggled to get back into the Pompey side since breaking his leg back in December 2017.

Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has signed a pre-contract to return to Hibernian at the end of the season.

Sunderland striker Andrew Nelson has signed for Dundee for an undisclosed fee. The 21 year old has been on loan with Darlington, where he scored 6 goals in his last 5 matches.

Former Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Momo Sissoko has returned to French football. The 34 year old has signed for Sochaux until the end of the season. Sochaux have also signed Burkina Faso international Cyrille Bayala on loan.

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United have added Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla to their squad. The 32 year old has signed a 4 and a half year deal after buying out the remainder of his 18 month contract with Madrid.

Belgian international midfielder Mousa Dembele has signed for Guangzhou R&F, subject to international clearance, for a fee of around £11m. Dembele would have been out of contract in the summer.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Austrian full-back Markus Suttner has left on loan for Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has been released by Serie A side SPAL.

West Ham United teenager Sead Haksabanovic has moved on loan to Swedish side Norrkoping.

Andre Green has returned to Aston Villa after his loan spell with Portsmouth ended.

 

Contracts

French defender Ibrahima Konate has signed a new deal with RB Leipzig. The 19 year old centre back's new deal runs until 2023.

FC Augsburg defensive pair Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and Kevin Danso have signed new deals which run until 2024. Midfielder Daniel Baier has also signed a new deal, but his runs until 2020.

Saint-Etienne full-back Gabriel Silva's new deal will run until 2023. Goalkeeper Jessy Moulin has also agreed a new contract. The 33 year old's contract now runs until 2022.

Bristol City pair Bailey Wright and Callum O'Dowda have agreed new deals. Both deals expire in 2020.

St Johnstone's English full-back Scott Tanser signs a deal which runs until 2021.

MLS side Columbus Crew have handed veteran central midfielder Ricardo Clark another year long deal.

Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough is now contracted until 2021.

Liverpool's non-stop left-back Andy Robertson has agreed a new contract with the Reds which runs until 2024.

 

Potters Add Some Hart To The Mix

Former Nottingham Forest manager Paul Hart has left his role as technical director with Notts County to become assistant manager to Stoke City's new manager Nathan Jones. The 65 year old did work with Jones at Luton Town before moving to take up the Notts County role in September.

 

Worrall To Stay Put

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that on-loan Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall will not be returning to the English Championship club in January. The 22 year old centre back had been subject to a lot of speculation after Forest appointed former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill as their new manager, but Gerrard has denied that Forest are set to recall him. Gerrard told the media: "I think in the deal they had up until 7 January to call Joe back. We never heard anything, so Joe will stay here for the rest of the season. He's a player who's done really, really well for us. I thought he was excellent during the Old Firm, so he'll be here for the remainder of the campaign. Forest have made no request. All they have come on to us for is to check how Joe is doing and told us they're really happy with the job we're doing, so that was nice to hear."

 

Bolton's PFA Loans Repaid

After the Professional Footballers' Association loaned Bolton Wanderers the money to pay wages in November and December (despite Trotters' owner Ken Anderson claiming it was not enough to cover one month's wages), it has been confirmed that the loans have now been repaid. The money came direct from the English Football League's payments to the club, rather than from Bolton themselves.

 

Cardiff Want Niasse

Everton striker Oumar Niasse is wanted by Cardiff City according to Toffees' manager Marco Silva. Silva said: "Strong interest coming from Cardiff. But nothing is done yet. We have to wait to see if the teams go this way or not but I can tell you the interest is strong. At this moment there is nothing more to say about that. Something could happen."

 

Davie Also Rejects Premier League

The Premier League will have to continue their search for a replacement for chief executive Richard Scudamore, who has headed off into the sunset with £5m in his back pocket. First choice replacement Susanna Dinnage changed her mind, after originally agreeing to take the job. Now second choice Tim Davie, a senior BBC executive, has turned down the role.

 

Sporting Director Also Leaves Terriers

Huddersfield Town's sporting director Olaf Rebbe has followed manager David Wagner out of the exit door. Rebbe only joined Huddersfield in May, after his sacking by VfL Wolfsburg. A Huddersfield statement read, "this parting of ways has been agreed as the best for everyone concerned".

 

Deeney Pays Price For Ref Bottle Comments

Watford captain Troy Deeney has been fined £20,000 for his eyebrow-raising post-match comments about the referee following a 3-3 draw with Bournemouth. Deeney had accused referee David Coote of having "bottled it on a few occasions".

 

Anti-Corruption Journalist Shot Dead

The man leading the fight against corruption in Ghana has been murdered following Ghanaian politician Kennedy Agyapong circulating photographs of him and calling for retribution. Ahmed Hussein-Suale had investigated corruption in Ghana's football leagues as part of Tiger Eye Private Investigators, which led to a documentary by the BBC last year and led to Agyapong's actions. Hussein-Suale was shot dead by unidentified men on motorbikes as he drove home.

 

Lampard In Talks With Old Mate

Frank Lampard is doing what all recently retired 'big-name' pros seem to do when they first move into management and looking to sign an old mate. His Derby County side are holding talks with former Chelsea, Arsenal and Roma left back Ashley Cole, after the veteran was released by Los Angeles Galaxy. I just hope they offer him more than a £5,000 per week pay rise, as we all know he finds it upsetting to be offered less....

 

Spurs Get Wembley Capacity Increase

Brent Council have agreed to increase the home capacity available at Wembley for Tottenham Hotspur, for domestic fixtures, to 62,000, an 11,000 increase over the previous agreement. The increase will not apply to home matches with Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City. Champions League games remain eligible for the full 90,000 capacity.

 

Pellegrini Confirms Arnautovic Can Go For Right Price

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that they will sell Marko Arnautovic, if the club get a "good deal". Pellegrini said: "When you have such a high offer, everyone wants to leave but he has a contract here. We will know what will happen about it in the coming days. If I say the player must stay, the player will stay. But I think as a manager the best thing is to take the solution that is best for the player and the club, both together. If it's a good deal for both parties we will arrange to be without Marko."

Written by Tris Burke January 18 2019 06:21:32

 

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