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Football News: Review Of The Day 24th June 2019

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

 


Contracts

Juventus have given Rodrigo Betancur a 5 year contract.

Marvin Bakalorz has a new 3 year deal with Hannover 96.

Charlton Athletic midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey has signed a new one year contract with the Addicks.

German goalkeeper Michael Zetterer has extended his deal with Werder Bremen before heading out on loan to PEC Zwolle for 2 seasons. The loan includes the option for him to return after one season if Bremen choose to.

 

Transfers

Toulouse have paid over £3m to sign Greek centre forward Efthymios Koulouris from PAOK Salonika.

Fortuna Dusseldorf have sent Emmanuel Iyoha on loan to Holstein Kiel.

Danish forward Jens Odgaard has joined Heerenveen on loan from Sassuolo.

Bolton Wanderers have released former Newcastle United forward Sammy Ameobi.

Antonio Colak has signed for HNK Rijeka from TSG Hoffenheim.

Aberdeen have signed utility player Jon Gallagher on loan from Atlanta United, the reigning MLS champions.

Frankie Kent has been signed by Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee from Colchester United.

Brazilian right-back Dani Alves has left Paris Saint-Germain after two years with the French champions.

USLC side Orange County have signed Michael Orozco from Club Tijuana on a free transfer. Is it me or does Club Tijuana sound more like a holiday camp than a football club?

Stade Brest 29 have released French trio Thomas Ayasse, Edouard Butin and Gaetan Belaud.

Augsburg have spent nearly £6m on Brazilian full-back Iago from Internacional.

Reims have signed Serbian goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

 

Kalu Collapses In Training

Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu needed to be taken to hospital suffering from severe dehydration ahead of his country's AFCON tournament starting. The 21 year old Bordeaux player is said to be in a "stable and comfortable condition" after collapsing in training during 40c heat. FIFPRO have called for this AFCON to have 4 breaks due to the heat, but CAF have planned on two breaks, in line with FIFA regulations.

 

Samp Go For EDF

Former Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco have been appointed as the new head coach of fellow Serie A team Sampdoria. Di Francesco has replaced Marco Giampaolo, who has taken charge of AC Milan.

 

Indomitable Lions Serene In Bonus Row

Cameroon's head coach Clarence Seedorf has claimed the bonus row which held up their journey to Egypt will not affect their chances of retaining the AFCON. The team had held a sit in protest after rejecting an offer of 20 million CFA in appearance fees. Seedorf said: "We are serene and we know why we're here. At no moment has the team spirit changed. We have a joyful group, with players who know what appearing in such an event represents. Actually the bonus crisis has reinforced the team spirit and the determination within the squad to perform well. There was some tension but the players have behaved maturely and they've decided to be here to fight for Cameroon. Bonus rows are not something particular to Cameroon or Africa, I've seen similar events across the world but we don't want to let this distort our ambition. The players have maintained the same intensity and concentration. The team is ready and they can't wait to start the first match."

 

Keane Quits City Ground

Roy Keane has quit his role as assistant manager to Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest. The pair had previously bored Irish fans to tears for five years with the Republic of Ireland before being brought back to the club both had played for to replace Aitor Karanka. Keane is intending to return to management, after eight years as an assistant.

 

Dallas Retires From International Football

Nowadays it is not just footballers that retire from international duty as Scottish referee Andrew Dallas has done so with immediate effect according to the BBC. The 36 year old has decided that reaching the highest echelons of the game has just taken up too much of his time. Makes you wonder why he bothered becoming a referee really. His father, former referee Hugh Dallas said: "It was taking 30 to 40 days a year for Andrew. He had to take the decision based on his personal and professional life."

 

Pellegrini Admits To Hammers Missing Out On Aranguiz

Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham United's Chilean manager, has admitted that he wanted to sign a fellow Chilean for the Hammers but failed in a move to sign Charles Aranguiz from Bayer Leverkusen. Pellegrini told El Mercurio: "I will not talk about conversations, but I can tell you that I would have loved to have many Chilean players who have been figures worldwide. In the past I took several: Salas, Rojas, Matías Fernández, Iturra, Moras; I have taken seven or eight Chilean players. I tried to take Aránguiz to West Ham, but he did not want to."

 

Bowyer Confirms Prem Interest In Aribo

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has confirmed that there is interest from Premier League sides in England and Scotland in Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo. The 22 year old has just a week remaining on his current deal with Charlton desperate to hold on to him but so far unable to agree a new contract. Bowyer said: "There are Premier League clubs interested, I spoke to two yesterday. Obviously in Scotland you've got Rangers that are interested and there are clubs in France and Germany. We've got competition to fight against. Joe loves it at Charlton. But if Premier League clubs come in, financially and from the point of view of playing against the world's top players every week, it's tough for a kid to turn down. Everyone wants to play at the top. I've been in the game so I understand. I'd love to keep him but I think it's gonna be difficult."

 

Arnautovic A Happy Hammer

Marko Arnautovic's brother, who is also his agent, Danijel has said in an interview that his brother is happy to stay at West Ham United. This despite spending months sulking and trying to force a move through to China! Danijel said: "Marko still has a contract with West Ham. He signed the contract with a very good feeling. Nobody has called me in a long time saying they like him and want me to come for talks. Yes there was the offer from China and yes there were talks but there have been no talks with Inter. He is a good player and he can play in other very good clubs but he has a contract, his teammates love him, he is a very loved man in the dressing room. Football can be very crazy. Everything can change in a matter of hours, you never know. Marko is still happy at the club and happy living in London. He has a good life so everything is ok, it is perfect, but like I said, everything can change."

 

Stevenage Looking For Fan Investment

Stevenage are to hold a presentation to fans on Wednesday aimed at convincing them to buy a stake in the club. The chairman, Phil Wallace, is aiming to sell 12% equity in the club, with shares priced at £25 each, but a minimum investment of £1000 being sought. Any money raised is pledged for player recruitment and wages, with the aim of raising £1.2m in the hope of using the finance to gain promotion. The investors will receive a 25% dividend if promotion to League One is achieved, with a further 75% if they then reach the Championship.

Written by Tris Burke June 24 2019 05:45:39

 

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