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Football News: Review Of The Day 18th June 2019

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

 


Contracts

Teenage centre-back Bafode Diakite has been handed a new Toulouse deal which runs until 2023.

Scottish left-back Paul Dixon has signed a 2 year deal with Falkirk.

Bradford City have given Jermaine Anderson a 1 year contract.

 

Transfers

Turkey have released Jimmy Durmaz.

Hearts have released Czech striker David Vanecek.

Bayer Leverkusen have paid over £4m for Ajax left-back Daley Sinkgraven.

Real Betis have released Spanish centre-forward Alex Alegria.

Aston Villa have paid less than £3m for Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Kortney Hause.

Melbourne City have signed Craig Noone on a free after he was released by Bolton Wanderers.

1. FC Koln have signed Belgian midfielder Birger Verstraete from KAA Gent.

Robert Andrich has joined Union Berlin from 1.FC Heidenheim.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has been signed by Hannover 96 for less than £1m from VfB Stuttgart.

Palmeira have paid over £4m for Paraguayan defender Gustavo Gomez from AC Milan.

Another former Manchester United youngster, this time left-back Zeki Fryers, has been on the move. Fryers has signed for League Two Swindon Town following his release from Barnsley.

Following his release by West Ham United defender Josh Pask has signed for Coventry City.

Leyton Orient have spent an undisclosed fee on forward Conor Wilkinson from Dagenham & Redbridge. Leyton Orient have also sold Zimbabwe international forward Macauley Boone to Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Reece Hall-Johnson has signed for Northampton Town on a free transfer after being released by Grimsby Town.

Danny Andrew has returned to Fleetwood Town from Doncaster Rovers.

 

Addicks Unable To Match Bowyer's Greed

As happened so often when he was a player, Lee Bowyer has found his wage demands too much for a club to handle. This time it is newly-promoted Championship side Charlton Athletic who he led to promotion. The Addicks have stated that a wage increase of treble his previous wage was not enough for Bowyer. The statement on the club's website said: "Lee has been offered a one-year extension to his contract. If Lee does change his mind before his contract expires and chooses to continue his good work at Charlton, he is still welcome to stay. Lee has been offered a one-year extension to his contract at a level which is approximately three times what he had since his last increase when he became permanent manager in September. This reflects the strong desire we have to continue to have Lee as our manager. But Lee wanted much more. The owner (Roland Duchatelet) understands Lee's point of view, because many Championship clubs pay huge amounts to their manager. It is fair that Lee feels he should be paid like many other Championship managers. The club hasn't started to look for any other manager in the meantime and does not intend to appoint a permanent manager, since the club is going to be sold. A caretaker manager will be announced in due course and in the meantime the other staff members will continue to prepare the upcoming season for which a lot of good work has been performed already."

 

Ojo Set For Rangers Move

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo is in Glasgow to finalise a loan move to Rangers ahead of the forthcoming season. The 21 year old had a failed loan move to Stade Reims last season and will be hoping for better by teaming up with Steven Gerrard's SPFL side.

 

Malawi Appoint Mwase

Former Malawi international Meke Mwase has been acting as caretaker manager of the national team since April and has now been confirmed as permanent head coach from 1st July. FA of Malawi president Walter Nyamilandu said: "A Fam executive gathering decided to give Mwase a permanent job following his success as interim coach at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa where the team performed well."

 

Maddison To Wear Unbelievably Special Boots

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has a new pair of boots for the European Under-21 Championships, where he will be representing England. His new boots are decorated in memory of a young girl he met while playing for Norwich City, who died recently from bone cancer. The 5 year old called Sophie Taylor was a mascot for Norwich and she and Maddison became close friends afterwards. In March, after scoring a goal for Leicester, he removed his shirt to reveal the message 'RIP Sophie I Love You' on his undershirt and his new boots feature a picture of that moment as well as of Sophie herself and the message "there is a new angel in Heaven". Maddison revealed his boots on social media with the caption: "The unbelievably special football boots I will be wearing during the European Championships for @England. My best friend always with me."

 

Ljungberg Returns To Arsenal

Former Arsenal forward Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed assistant coach to the first-team in place of Steve Bould, who is to take charge of the under-23 team next season. Ljungberg has previously been in charge of the under-16s at the Gunners.

 

Totti Quits Roma With Digs At Pallotta

After an entire career spent with AS Roma Francesco Totti has quit the club saying leaving the Romans is like dying. Tottia said: "I resign as a Roma executive. I was hoping that this day never came, instead this ugly and heavy day has arrived. I never had the chance to work on the technical area with Roma. This is far worse than retiring as a player. Leaving Roma is like dying. I feel like it'd be better if I died. This is a club to be loved and supported. There shouldn't be pro-Totti, pro-Pallotta or pro-Baldini factions. Just Roma fans. As I said, presidents pass, coaches pass, players pass, but the flags do not. They knew my intentions and what I wanted, to give so much to this club and team, but they never wanted me to, in all honesty. They excluded me from every decision. The main focus of certain people has been to remove Romans from Roma. In the end, the truth came out, because they achieved what they wanted. If I was the president of Roma and had two icons like Totti and De Rossi, I'd put them in charge of everything. Pallotta surrounded himself with the wrong people and he only listens to them. Everyone makes mistakes, but if you make the same mistakes for eight years, you have to ask yourself some questions. Something clearly is going wrong."

 

Brazil Puts Freeze On Neymar's Mansions

36 of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr's properties have been frozen as the tax authorities chase around £14m in back taxes according to local media. The money is related to Neymar's transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 but neither Brazil's tax agency nor Neymar would comment on the matter. Rumours have been circulating that the troubled star will be leaving PSG in the summer as he faces rape allegations and warnings over his behaviour from PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

 

Nesta Takes Charge Of Frosinone

Former AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has been appointed as new head coach of Serie B side Frosinone. Nesta led Perugia to 8th place in Serie B last season after previously heading up FC Miami.

Written by Tris Burke June 18 2019 06:33:32

 

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