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Football News: Review Of The Day 25th June 2019

Review Of The Day 25th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Liam Kinsella has extended his contract by 2 years with Walsall.

Former Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar has agreed a one-year deal with AZ Alkmaar.

 

Transfers

Winger Sammy Ameobi has signed for Nottingham Forest following his release from Bolton Wanderers. Forest have sold Greek striker Apostolos Vellios to Atromitos for free.

AFC Wimbledon have taken England youth goalkeeper Nathan Trott on loan from West Ham United for the season.

Carlisle United have signed Byron Webster following his release from Scunthorpe United.

Aidan Stone managed to impress enough to earn a contract with Mansfield Town after being released by Burnley.

Forest Green Rovers have allowed striker Reuben Reid to join local rivals Cheltenham Town on a free transfer.

Central defender George Ray has left Crewe Alexandra to sign for Tranmere Rovers.

Full-back Rob Hunt has joined Swindon Town on a free transfer from Oldham Athletic.

Walsall have signed James Hardy from AFC Fylde on a free transfer.

MK Dons have released Ousseynou Cisse and the midfielder/defender has signed for Gillingham.

Ruben Lameiras has left Plymouth Argyle to play in the Portugese top flight with Famalicao.

New York City FC have signed Gary Mackay-Steven after the Scottish winger left Aberdeen.

Norwich City have signed Swiss striker Josip Drmic from Borussia Moenchengladbach for free. They have also received under half a million to sell German centre-back Marcel Franke to Hannover 96.

Jose Reyes Lopez, the son for former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Sevilla winger Jose Antonio Reyes, has signed for Real Madrid's youth academy. The 11 year old had agreed the deal prior to his father's death in a car accident recently.

Quincy Promes has returned to his first club Ajax, who have spent about £14m on the lazy overhyped winger.

Adama Traore has been released by Goztepe in Turkey. Obviously not the sprinter currently signed to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Sampdoria have spent about £4m to sign Italian right-back Fabio Depaoli from Chievo Verona, who have also sold centre-back Mattia Bani to Bologna for just over £2m. Samp have sent goalkeeper Vid Belec on loan to APOEL Nicosia.

Shrewsbury Town have spent an undisclosed fee on defender Aaron Pierre from Northampton Town.

Sunderland defender Jacob Young has moved to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Hoffenheim have also sent Gregor Kobel on loan to Stuttgart.

Franck Evina has joined KFC from Bayern Munich on loan. The KFC in question being KFC Uerdingen.

 

Walker Looks For Wigan Release

Jamie Walker is having talks with Wigan Athletic in an attempt to get his contract ended a year early so that he can return to Hearts. Walker left Hearts 17 months ago to join Wigan.

 

Benitez To Leave Toon

Newcastle United have begun a search for a new manager after revealing that Rafa Benitez will be leaving at the end of the month when his contract expires. Talks had been ongoing for a while over a new deal for the Spanish coach but no consensus could be reached between the two parties. A Newcastle statement read: "We have worked hard to extend Rafa's contract over a significant period of time. However, it has not been - and will not be - possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives. The process to appoint a successor will now begin."

 

Mallorca Seal La Liga Return

Real Mallorca overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit to beat Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 on aggregate and earn a return to the Spanish top flight after 7 years away. Mallorca are owned by an investment group which includes the owner of NBA team Phoenix Suns, Robert Sarver, former NBA star Steve Nash and former Bolton Wanderers player Stuart Holden.

 

Cameroon Forward Out Of AFCON Due To Heart Defect

A routine scan done while Cameroon trained in Qatar ahead of the AFCON in Egypt has detected a problem with striker Joel Tagueu's coronary artery, ruling the 25 year old out of the tournament. Tagueu had undergone similar tests regularly over the last 8 years but this is the first to spot the problem.

 

Bundesliga Implement Brain Screening

The Bundesliga is to introduce mandatory annual brain screening for players as part of their annual health checks. The director of the German football league Andreas Nagel said: "Acute head injuries are a danger for athletes, and clubs, and doctors are regularly told about it. By introducing mandatory baseline screening, we are making the handling of head injuries in football more professional."

 

Baggies Hit Out At Lennon

West Bromwich Albion have hit out at the conduct of Celtic manager Neil Lennon over his treatment of on-loan winger Ollie Burke, who West Brom sent to the Bhoys on loan under previous manager Brendan Rodgers. Baggies technical director Luke Dowling said: "He won't be going nowhere near Celtic with the current manager. They know what's gone on and Oli certainly knows what's gone on. It's just something we're not happy with at all. We sent Oli to Celtic in good faith with Brendan Rodgers and Lee Congerton, some really good people up there that wanted to take Oli and wanted to play Oli. They wanted to make him a better player than he currently is. We forget how young he still is. Once Brendan left to go to Leicester the treatment he got from the manager that's in place now is something we don't expect for one of our players. He won't be going anywhere near Celtic." There were reports Lennon had to be restrained by senior players at Celtic as he screamed in Burke's face during a training session.

 

Chicharito Reveals Move Plans

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed he is looking for a new club, though he is happy to see out the final year of his contract with the Hammers. Hernandez said: "The team is working with us. [My agent] is the one more involved. He is Spanish so has more connections here. He's searching for a club, if we can move. If not I will stay with West Ham easy, happy. I have one year left, but West Ham and I have decided it would just be easier to go out."

 

Toon Fans Begin New Ashley Out Protests

Newcastle United fans have been holding a protest, designed to drive controversial owner Mike Ashley away from their club, outside St James' Park after the club announced the departure of Rafael Benitez at the end of the month. It is believed Benitez had not been told he would be leaving and found out via Newcastle's statement to the media. With a takeover under way, the fans' wish to be rid of Ashley may finally come true. Though, sadly, the vile sweatshop owner will no doubt make himself a nice profit once more.

Written by Tris Burke June 25 2019 05:57:49

 

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