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Football News: Man City & Liverpool Send Players Abroad On Loan, Toure Might Move And Fellaini Not Good Enough Plus More News

Man City & Liverpool Send Players Abroad On Loan, Toure Might Move And Fellaini Not Good Enough Plus More News
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1. Mignolet gets reward for ?
With Simon Mignolet the butt of endless jokes about dropping the pen while signing, the Belgian goalkeeper has been rewarded with a new 5 year contract, despite his performances since arriving on Merseyside from Sunderland. While Mignolet has recorded a large number of clean sheets, more than any other keeper in 2015, his errors are far more noticeable as his kicking, in particular, has led to pressure on his own team. With his deputy being Adam Bogdan, who has already proven himself to be even more error prone than the big Belgian, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recalled young keeper Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen. Despite this, Mignolet has held on to his place, and the pen, to sign his new deal. "I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility," Mignolet said. "I'm getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a keeper is at his best. I'm the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing-room and wants to help the defence. I'll try to work hard, together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract. I would like to thank them for that but you can't really do that with words - you have to do that with performances on the pitch and that's what I'll try to show." Is this a massive mistake or a masterstroke by Klopp? Only time will tell.

2. Fellaini not United quality says Wright
Ian Wright has given public voice to something Manchester United fans have been saying since the day they found out David Moyes wanted to bring then-Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini to the club. The BBC pundit has said that Fellaini is just not good enough to play for the Mancunians. Despite 'the Wig' winning the header which led to Wayne Rooney's goal against Liverpool, Wright was scathing in his assessment of the Belgian. "You can see that there is a certain quality and standard that have come through Man Utd," Wright told BBC Sport. "You look at Fellaini, as much as he did get the decisive header that set up Rooney on Sunday, the way he is and the way he plays, he doesn't feel like he proves his point that he is a Man Utd player, he isn't doing enough where you can see the Man Utd traits in him. You can see it in Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera."


3. Toure's agent drops move hints, again
Once more the agent of Yaya Toure has been dropping hints that his client is open to a move away from Manchester City. This time there have been no whines about birthday cakes not being given or how he is underappreciated by the club, though he probably got all those whines out recently when moaning about his awful, lazy, half-arsed performances did not win him the African Player of the Year award, which instead went to someone who actually tried because all of Africa is against him. His agent has not even mentioned how Pep Guardiola is over rated, no, this time Dimitri Seluk, who seems to just love the sound of his own voice, has hinted that Toure is open to offers in the summer. Seluk: "In January, he does not move, but in summer everything can change. We are ready to listen to each proposal that will come to our table." In other words, it is all about the money with Yaya.

4. Transfer round up
Gencer Cansev Basaksehir to Goztepe on loan
Vladyslav Kulach Shakhtar Donetsk to Eskisehirspor on loan
Tornike Okriashvili KRC Genk to Eskisehirspor on loan
Anton Maglica Hajduk Split to Apollon Limassol free
Bogdan Mitrea FC Viitorul to Ascoli undisclosed fee
Tomas Costa CD Universidad Catolica to Penarol free
Emilio Zelaya CD O'Higgins to Argentinos free
Serdar Gurler Trabzonspor to Genclerbirligi free
Rafael Amorim Al-Mesaimeer to Belenenses free
Jack McInerney Columbus Crew to Portland Timbers free
Samir Flamengo to Udinese £2.8m
Fabio Cesar Montezine Umm-Salal to Al-Rayyan undisclosed fee
Mauricio Romero Puebla to Gimnasia undisclosed fee
Seung-Hee Lee Suphanburi FC to Nagoya Grampus undisclosed fee
Diego Oliveira Novorizontino to Kashiwa Reysol undisclosed fee
Geovanny Nazareno Mineros de Zacatecas to CS Emelec undisclosed fee
Guido Rodriguez River Plate to Defensa y Justicia on loan
Zdenek Ondrasek Tromso to Wisla Krakow free
Marcos Figueroa San Martin to CA Temperley undisclosed fee
Leandro Fernandez Godoy Cruz to Independiente £1.09m
Cristian Canuhe San Martin to CA Temperley undisclosed fee
Gaston Gil Romero Estudiantes to CA Rosario Central on loan
Yeimar Gomez CA Rosario Central to Arsenal de Sarandi on loan
Stefano Pettinari AS Roma to Como on loan
Alipio released by Luverdense
Pablo Batalla Beijing Guoan to Bursaspor undisclosed fee


5. United sell youngster
Manchester United confirm that they have agree to sell Liam Grimshaw to Preston North End. The 20 year old had been on loan with Mothwerwell, who were hopeful of sealing a permanent deal themselves, but missed out as United recalled Grimshaw to sort out a deal with Preston. "Manchester United have agreed a deal to sell Liam Grimshaw to Preston North End for an undisclosed sum," a statement read on United's official website. The Lilywhites confirmed the signing of the versatile Grimshaw who can play in defence or midfield. "We know a lot about Liam. He is another player who is not coming in cold. He is coming in from Manchester United, but he has had three or four months playing up in the SPL with Motherwell and has done very well," Grayson told Preston's official website. "He is a very versatile player. He can play at right back, he can play on the right side of a three and he can play in midfield. He likes a tackle, has a lot of energy about him and has a good pedigree, because of where he is coming from. He is another young, hungry player that we seem to be developing and attracting. We have some good competition in his area of the pitch and we have some experienced players who will help him on the way," he said.

6. Liverpool's Brazilian moves on
Young Brazilian Allan Rodrigues de Souza has once again headed out on loan, not long after returning from a loan spell in Finland. Allan had previously been with SJK, but returned in November when the Finnish league season ended. Now the 18 year old is heading off to the Belgian Pro League to join Sint-Truiden.


7. Sakho involved in car crash
West Ham United's Diafra Sakho has been involved in a scare after he crashed his £200,000 Lamborghini. The Senegalese striker hit another car before spinning off the road and crashing into a garden. The homeowner, who asked not to be named, told the Standard: "His car hit another car coming towards him and swerved off the road into the wall. It knocked down a tree and the debris was all across the drive. We were inside and heard a massive thud... the whole house shook. My daughter recognised it was Sakho straight away. He was apologetic and said it was his fault. He just apologised really. He wasn't hurt. He got out of the car and was okay but the car was embedded in the wall. The chap who came to pick it up later said it was a write-off. The girl driving the other car was very shaken up, she was very lucky." Sakho later tweeted: "Thank you for the messages. Was involved in a small car accident this evening. Thankfully no one was hurt." The silver Huracan is expected to be a write off after the crash.

8. Man City midfielder heads out on loan
Unsurprisingly new Manchester City signing, Anthony Caceres, who joined last week from Central Coast Mariners, has gone out on loan to their Australian affiliate Melbourne City. The Australian midfielder was a surprise signing by the English Premier League club, as the 23 year old has shown little sign of being any more than a good A-League player. Clearly a sign of the strategy by the owners, Abu Dhabi United Group, to buy players centrally and farm them out within their group. "Melbourne City has signed midfielder Anthony Caceres on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the 2015/16 season," the statement read. "Caceres, 23, arrives at Melbourne City after playing 62 matches in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners. He will link up with coach John van't Schip's squad this week and will be available for selection ahead of the club's Australia Day Eve clash against Wellington Phoenix, next Monday 25 January at AAMI Park."


9. Latvian wants Rangers move
Striker Vladislavs Gutkovskis has asked Scottish Championship club Rangers to sign him, following his trial with the Ibrox club last month. With Skonto Riga having received other offers for the forward, he is asking Rangers boss Mark Warburton to clinch a deal before he takes one of the other offers on the table for him. Gutkovskis said: "I was in Glasgow and I really liked it there. Rangers treated me very well and after the trial the manager spoke to me and told me they would be waiting for me once I got back. I felt I did very well. I played in a match and scored three goals and we won 5-0. My agent has told me about the interest from both Sparta and Dukla Prague, so there should be something soon. I have a year left with Skonto but everyone knows about their financial situation being not the best. I want to play abroad to improve my game and I am waiting on Rangers coming back to me to see if they want me." Rangers seem to have shifted their interest on to St Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran instead.

10. Howedes picks up injury
World Cup winning defender Benedikt Howedes is facing up to the prospect of missing the rest of the season for Schalke 04, after the German international was ruled out for up to twelve weeks. Schalke were away on their winter break and facing US side Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a frendly, when the defender attempted a back heel and picked up a thigh injury. Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt said on Monday evening on Twitter: "After further tests, we're working on the basis that he'll be out for up to twelve weeks." Schalke are currently 6th in the Bundesliga, and Howedes will be hoping to get fit in time to get into the Germany squad for Euro 2016.

Written by Tris Burke January 19 2016 09:33:49