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Football News: Review Of The Day 23rd May 2019

Review Of The Day 23rd May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Chelsea have handed veteran back up keeper Willy Caballero a new one year deal.

Striker Aritz Aduriz has been given a one year contract extension by Athletic Bilbao.

English centre back Jack Elliot has agreed a new contract with Philadelphia Union which runs until 31/12/2021, with a club option for a further year.

Norwich City forward Carlton Morris has signed a new 2 year deal.

Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has agreed a new 1 year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Finnish keeper Niki Maenpaa has signed a 1 year deal with Bristol City.

Another one to sign a 1 year deal is winger Gevaro Nepomuceno with Oldham Athletic.

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris has extended his contract for 2 years.

 

Transfers

Julian Brandt is set to sign for Borussia Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of over £20m. Thorgan Hazard is also joining Borussia Dortmund, this time from Borussia Moenchengladbach for a similar fee.

Croatian winger Ivo Ilicevic is leaving 1.FC Nuremberg on a free transfer.

1.FSV Mainz 05 have allowed Danish forward Emil Berggreen to leave on a free transfer.

After extending his deal with Norwich, Carlton Morris has agreed a season long loan deal with Rotherham United.

Hastings United defender Jamie Fielding has signed for Stevenage.

Sam Allardyce, the grandson of the former England manager of the same name, has signed for Oxford United.

Coventry City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Marko Marosi after his contract with Doncaster Rovers expired.

 

Winding Up Petition Suspended

The winding-up petition filed by HMRC over unpaid taxes against Bolton Wanderers has been suspended by the High Court. The petition was suspended with no new court date set because the club went into administration.

 

Lincoln Deny Being Approached For Cowleys

After rumours and speculation claimed West Bromich Albion had made an approach for the Cowley brothers, Danny and Nicky, Lincoln City have denied that there has been an approach for their brotherly management duo. A Lincoln statement read: "We have had no official approach from any club to speak with Danny and Nicky. The board talk regularly with Danny and Nicky who remain totally committed and focused on preparations for next season in our new adventure in League One. The success we have enjoyed over the last three remarkable seasons has brought us considerable positive coverage and raised the profile of the club, the players and Danny and Nicky Cowley. The accolades for our management team have been thoroughly deserved and it is understandable if they attract the attention of clubs at a higher level."

 

DR Congo Squad Announced

The DR Congo have named a provisional squad for the AFCON in Egypt next month which includes Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, a former France youth international.
Provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Auguy Kalambayi (Sanga Balende,) Parfait Mandanda (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania), Anthony Mossi (Chiasso FC, Switzerland), Ley Matampi Vumi (Al Ansar Club Medina, Saudi Arabia)
Defenders: Padou Bompunga, Djuma Shabani and Glody Ngonda Muzinga (all three AS Vita Club), Issama Mpeko (TP Mazembe), Christian Luyindama Nekadio (Galatasaray, Turkey), Arthur Masuaku (West Ham, England), Wilfred Moke Abro (MKA Ankaragucu, Turkey), Fabrice N'sakala (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Marcel Tisserand (Wolfsburg, Germany), Merveille Bope Bokadi (Standard Liege, Belgium), Beaudrick Ungenda (Primeiro Do Agosto, Angola)
Midfielders: Chadrac Akolo (Stuttgart, Germany), Paul-Jose Mpoku (Standard Liege, Belgium), Giannelli Imbula (Rayo Vallencano, Spain), Chancel Mbemba Mangulu (Porto, Portugal), Tresor Mputu (TP Mazembe), Youssouf Mulumbu and Aaron Tshibola (both Kilmanarnock, Scotland), Nelson Omba Munganga (AS Vita Club), Fabrice Luamba Ngoma (Raja Casablanca, Morocco), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham city, England)
Forwards: Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough, England), Cederic Bakambu (Beijing Guoan, China), Yannick Bolasie (Everton, England), Jonathan Bolingi Mpangi (Antwerp, Belgium), Elia Lina Meschack and Jackson Muleka (both TP Mazembe), Kabongo Kasongo (Wahda Club, Saudi Arabia)

 

Gyan Picks Up His Toys

Asamoah Gyan has changed his mind about retiring from international football after the nation's president, Nana Akufo-Addo, spoke to him. Gyan, now plying his trade in Turkey for Kayserispor, said: "A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded. I have taken the request in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah."

 

Garcia Leaving Marseille

Olympique Marseille will be searching for a new manager in the summer after Rudi Garcia decided to leave the club at the end of the season. Marseille still have one more Ligue 1 match left to play but Garcia has decided it was time to go after they failed to qualify for the Champions League. Garcia said: "If I listened to my character and my determination I would stay, but if I listen to common sense and reason it's best to announce it now. We should have done better. We have a lot of players who were not at their best. The central core is a good representation of success for the future. It did not turn out as we wanted. The real big disappointment, and even humiliation, was our elimination against Andrezieux in the Coupe de France." Guingamp will also be in search of a new coach as Jocelyn Gourvennec after the club was relegated from Ligue 1.

Written by Tris Burke May 23 2019 06:41:02

 

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