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Football News: Review Of The Day 24th January 2019

Review Of The Day 24th January 2019
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Ipswich Town winger Jordan Roberts has joined Lincoln City of League 2 on loan. The 25 joined Ipswich from Crawley Town on a free in the summer but has struggled to break into the team.

Preston North End have signed Joe Rafferty for an undisclosed fee from Rochdale. The North Enders have also allowed Calum Woods to leave the club on a free to join Bradford City. Bradford released defender Thomas Isherwood.

Emiliano Martinez has gone on loan to Reading for the rest of the season. The 26 year old Argentine has made just one start this season for Arsenal.

Swedish midfielder Andreas Hadenius has joined Dundee on loan from Halmstad BK.

Former member of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' side Jose Antonio Reyes has signed for Spanish second tier side Extramdadura. The 35 year old was expected to take up a coaching role at the Gunners under Unai Emery.

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed a move to Marseille from OGC Nice. The Italian international, still only 28, was released early from his contract by Nice after a dispute with new head coach Patrick Vieira.

AC Milan have spent about £30m to sign Polish international striker Krzysztof Piatek from Serie A rivals Genoa.

Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Wharton has joined Bury on loan for the rest of the season.

Coventry City have agreed a deal to sign Michael Rose from Ayr United at the end of the season.

Blackpool fullback Ryan McLaughlin has left the Seasiders and joined Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

Cardiff City striker Mark Harris has joined Port Vale on loan.

Barcelona have completed the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for around £65m. The 21 year old will not join the Catalans until the summer.

Chelsea have completed the long awaited signing of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for a loan fee of over £8m with an option to buy him in the summer for over £30m, or to extend the loan deal for another year.

Spanish winger Pablo Hervias has joined Real Valladolid on loan from SD Eibar.

Deportivo La Coruna have released Raul Albentosa.

Winger Lass Bangoura has joined Major League Soccer after the Guinea winger joined Vancouver Whitecaps on loan from Rayo Vallecano.

Napoli midfielder Zinedine Machach has joined Crotone on loan.

Brazilian left back Dodo has returned to his home country on loan with Cruzeiro from Sampdoria.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Andre Moreira has joined Portugese side Feirense on loan.

 

Contracts

Leganes defender Unai Bustinza has agreed a new deal which runs until 2021.

Teenage striker Arvin Appiah has signed a new long term deal with Nottingham Forest. The 18 year old, who made his first team debut this season, now has a 4 and a half year deal.

 

Mackems To Lose Maja

Sunderland chief executive Stewart Donald has told the BBC that they expect to lose their top scorer, Josh Maja, with the Wearside club in talks with Bordeaux. The 20 year old has rejected a new deal with his contract set to expire in the summer. Donald also told them that Maja has played his last game for the Mackems and taken his belongings and told them he was leaving.

 

Former Norwich Player Guilty Of Sexual Assault

A former Norwich City player, Robert Eagle, has been found guilty of sexual assault. The 31 year old, who also played for Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Grimsby Town, claimed it was just "banter" to make his friends laugh. Eagle was on a night out with 10 friends to celebrate the birth of his baby when he put his hand up a woman's skirt in a Norwich nightclub. Eagle told police that he remembered "misbehaving, doing lad things". The manager of the club stated that Eagle had told him that: "I know I've done wrong, let me just step over the rope and we'll forget about all this." The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict and Eagle will be sentenced in March.

 

SFA Rescind Lyons Dive Card

St Mirren's Northern Ireland midfielder Brad Lyons has had one of the two yellow cards he received against Alloa rescinded. The 21 year old was making his St Mirren debut when he was shown a first yellow card for dangerous play, before being sent off in the 28th minute for a second yellow for diving. The second yellow has now been rescinded.

 

Kamara Arrested

It has been reported that the person arrested at Fulham's training ground on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage was French striker Aboubakar Kamara. Fulham refused to confirm the reports but have confirmed that the person arrested was "banned indefinitaly from all club activities". Kamara has recently been frozen out by Fulham after a number of disciplinary issues involving team-mates both on the pitch and the training ground.

 

Rodgers Confirms Shved Talks

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Celtic are in talks with the representatives of Ukrainian winger Maryan Shved, as he looks to stockpile wingers in case of a future shortage. Rodgers said: "I can't say I know a great deal about him. We've got about a million wingers, we don't need another. But what I have seen he will probably benefit the club in the future. It is something that has come to the club through circumstance and he has been watched. I think they will look to get the deal done on him and he will probably be out on loan."

 

Sarri Agrees With Hazard's Frustration Comments

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has agreed with Eden Hazard's comments that he "should do more" after the Belgian attacker admitted he has frustrated his coaches throughout his career by not doing enough. Sarri was asked if there was truth in the comments: "Sometimes. I prefer him when he speaks with his feet. The potential is higher than the performances, I think. He has to respect, first of all, himself. Eden is at the moment a wonderful player, but he's an individual player. He's a very instinctive player. He's very important for us, of course, because he's a great player. He always can win the match in two minutes, sometimes in one minute, but at the moment he's not a leader. For him it's very difficult to play only in one position. He wants the ball on the feet. For him, I think, it's very difficult to play as a striker, but it's very difficult to play also as a winger. We have to organise the other 10 players in the defensive phase because he needs to play everywhere on the pitch."

 

FA Charge Over Nazi Salute

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged by the FA for the photograph posted on social media by team-mate Max Meyer which appears to show Hennessey making a Nazi salute. Meyer, who posted the photograph, is German, but Hennessey claims he "waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it" and "put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry". It is possibly the most ridiculous explanation ever, as no one covers their mouth to make sound carry further!

 

Becks Set For Salford City Ownership

David Beckham is set to join the Neville brother, Ryan Giggs, Paul Schole and Nicky Butt in taking a stake in Salford City. The former England captain will take a 10% stake in the National League to add to his part-ownership of future MLS side Inter Miami. The former Manchester United players now own 60% of the club, with Singapore businessman Peter Lim owning the other 40%.

Written by Tris Burke January 24 2019 06:22:48

 

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