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Football News: Review Of The Day 2nd July 2019

Review Of The Day 2nd July 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Diaz Wright has signed a 1 year contract with Colchester United.

Marcus Rashford has signed a new 4 year deal with a further 1 year option with Manchester United.

Accrington Stanley defender Mark Hughes signs a new 1 year deal.

Wycombe Wanderers' midfielder Dominic Gape has agreed a 1 year contract.

Girondins Bordeaux have given goalkeeper Paul Bernadoni a 1 year contract.

Damien Da Silva has a 2 year deal with Stade Rennais. Brazilian centre back Gerzino Nyamsi has signed a 5 year deal.

 

Transfers

Johnny Hunt has made a free transfer move north of the border to sign for Hamilton Academicals from Stevenage.

Everton youngster Jack Kiersey has joined Walsall on a short term deal after leaving the Toffees.

Leyton Orient have paid an undisclosed fee for Lee Angol from Shrewsbury Town.

Leeds United have signed three ahead of the new season. Manchester City winger Jack Harrison returns for another season on loan. Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White is also set to spend the season on loan with the Yorkshire club. Teenager Liam McCarron has signed from Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee.

Danny Mayor has joined Plymouth Argyle on a free transfer from Bury.

Macclesfield Town have completed the signing of Jacob Blyth from Barrow on a free transfer.

Colchester United have made two signings. Omar Sowunmi from Yeovil Town and Michael Fernandes from non-league side Farnborough have both signed on free transfers.

Kevin Dawson has moved to Forest Green Rovers from local rivals Cheltenham Town, telling BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "I said to my agent that I was desperate to make it happen."

Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola has signed for Bristol Rovers on a free transfer from Reading.

Charlton Athletic have received an undisclosed fee for Tariqe Fosu who has joined Oxford United.

Bristol City have paid an undisclosed fee of over £8m, which they admit is a club record fee, for centre back Tomas Kalas from Chelsea. Kalas had spent last season on loan with them. The Robins have also signed midfielder Tommy Rowe from Doncaster Rovers and Rene Gilmartin from Colchester United.

QPR have signed a pair of Premier League youngsters on loan for the season. 19 year old Matt Smith has come a long way since his Doctor Who days and has joined the Hoops from Manchester City, while Luke Amos arrives from Tottenham Hotspur. Matt Smith must be holding on to the TARDIS as he has also joined Millwall from Queens Park Rangers and is managing to also age himself to be 30!

Millwall midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has made a free transfer move to Luton Town.

Hibernian have signed goalkeeper Chris Maxwell on loan from Preston North End.

Birmingham City captain Michael Morrison has left the club after being unable to agree terms on a new deal. Southampton have finally managed to complete the signing of Birmingham forward Che Adams for a fee of around £15m. Saints tried to sign the striker in January but were unable to agree a fee at the time.

Celtic have released Youssouf Mulumbu after cutting short his deal with the Scottish champions.

Scottish forward Jack Harper has made a permanent move to Getafe from Malaga.

Ryan Giles has joined Shrewsbury Town on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Sheffield United winger Nathan Thomas has joined Gillingham on a season-long loan.

Aston Villa have paid an undisclosed fee to sign Southampton left-back Matt Targett.

Hertha Berlin have paid around £2m to secure the return of Marko Grujic from Liverpool on another season long loan deal. Hertha will have to pay penalties if Grujic does not get game time.

Laurie Walker has returned to first club MK Dons on a free transfer from Hemel Hempstead.

Southend United have completed the free transfer of Mark Milligan from Hibernian.

Sunderland have signed Northern Ireland international full-back Conor McLaughlin on a free transfer after the 27 year old left Millwall.

Teenage defender Jevan Anderson has signed for Burton Albion on a free transfer. Anderson had impressed during a trial while with Scottish non-league side Formartine United last season.

Adrien Rabiot has completed his free transfer to Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain.

Defender Craig Dawson has joined Watford from West Bromwich Albion for over £5m.

Southampton have complete the £20m transfer of Danny Ings from Liverpool. The striker spent last season on loan with Saints.

Nigeria captain Jon Obi Mikel is no longer a free agent following his release from Middlesbrough. The 32 year old former Chelsea midfielder has joined Trabzonspor.

Lee Cattermole has left Sunderland after ten years of sh*t kicking for the Wearsiders.

Caen have released Ismael Diomande and Romain Genevois.

Stade Rennais have released Mehdi Zeffane.

Francois Moubandje has been released by Toulouse.

Granada have signed Neyder Lozano from Elche on a free transfer.

Jack Rodwell has been released by Blackburn Rovers.

Sevilla have paid over £11m for Luuk de Jong from PSV Eindhoven.

Atletico Madrid have released Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis.

Cercle Brugge have signed goalkeeper Loic Badiashile on loan from Monaco. Monaco have also sent Kevin N'Doram on loan to Metz.

OGC Nice have released Remi Walter.

Claudio Marchisio has been released by Zenit St-Petersburg.

Monaco have paid over £25m to sign Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid.

Mateo Kovacic has completed a £40m move from Real Madrid to Chelsea.

Lille have paid just over £2.5m for Mozambique full-back Reinildo Mandava from Belenenses SAD.

Brighton & Hove Albion full-back Ales Mateju has moved to Brescia.

Inter Milan have paid nearly £20m for Austrian midfielder Valentin Lazaro from Hertha Berlin.

Former Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers, Celtic and Nottingham Forest right-back Saidy Janko has joined Young Boys on loan from Porto.

Angers have signed Rachid Alioui on a free transfer from Nimes Olympique.

Dijon have released Arnold Bouka Moutou.

Real Betis have released Alin Tosca.

Valencia have loaned youngster Alex Centelles to Famalicao.

Parma have released Jonathan Biabiany.

Jason has made a free transfer to Valencia from Levante.

Eibar have signed Argentine defender Esteban Burgos on a free transfer from Alcorcon.

Verona have released Matteo Bianchetti.

Porto have released Yacine Brahimi and Hector Herrera.

Alaves have paid just under £2m for Luis Rioja from Almeria.

Levante have signed Ruben Vezo from Valencia for around £4.5m.

AS Roma have paid nearly £20m for Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara.

Mattia Valoti has made a nearly £3m move to SPAL from Verona. SPAL have also signed Lorenzo Dickmann from Novara.

Hearts have released Arnaud Djoum.

 

Legendary Former Zambia Captain Passes Away

Dickson Makwaza has died after succumbing to jaundice at the age of 76. As a player he led Zambia to the 1974 AFCON final, where they lost to Zaire (DR Congo now). Another Zambian legend, Kalusha Bwalya, said: "I have fond memories of our long time together at Mighty Mufulira Wanderers FC. His contribution to Zambian football is immeasurable. He led Zambia to the Africa Cup of Nations in 1974 in Egypt where Zambia reached its first ever final. It was the foundation and motivation on which Zambian football was built." His son Linos was also a Zambia international.

 

Arsenal Make Bid For Zaha

Wilfried Zaha's brother Judicael has asked Crystal Palace to agree a deal with Arsenal after they submitted a bid for the wantaway winger. Wilfried, though he only signed a new deal last summer, is looking to leave Palace this summer with 4 years left on his contract. Judicael said: "Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he's supported since childhood."

 

Roma Partner With Missing Child Charities

AS Roma have partnered up with missing children charities in the USA and Italy that will see them feature photos of missing children, along with a number to call if you have seen them, next to the announcement of a new signing on social media. They are in talks with a 3rd charity to also feature more children from across Europe. Roma's head of strategy Paul Rogers, who previously worked for Liverpool, said: "We want to use the viral nature of social media transfer announcements to help raise awareness for missing children. We have a massive social media following and our announcements generate incredible reach and awareness, all over the world, so we thought that at the exact moment when the world's attention is on the club's announcement." Under Rogers' guiding hand, Roma have become known for some of the best social media work in football.

 

Keita Returns To Liverpool For Assessment

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has left the squad in Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations to fly back to Liverpool and be assessed by club doctors after another injury problem. His injuries have caused such controversy in Guinea that his family home in Conakry was attacked by a group of youths according to the BBC who quoted police saying: "We sent a team of policemen to a house at Coleah in Conakry to restore calm after some youths attempted acts of riotous conduct in a house believed to be the family home of footballer Naby Keita." It is believed that the youths blame one of Keita's relatives for performing witchcraft which have increased the midfielder's injuries and affected his performances. Keita has not been fully fit since suffering an injury in the semi-final of the Champions League and Guinea's press officer Mamadou Camara said: "Yes, he has gone for a medical consultation [at Liverpool] - as you know he was the victim of a lot of heavy challenges in the game against Nigeria. So he consulted with medical staff over there [at Liverpool] and they asked him to come back for two days. The idea is that he is here to play in the last 16 but I don't think we can say he will 100%. After so many heavy tackles, the coach withdrew him before the end of the match and the day after, he was examined here and he tried to do some training but the medicine did not help relieve the pain. He picked this injury up in the semi-finals of the European Champions League and he has been training and playing but never at 100% and we have to think about after the Nations Cup. I don't think he can play a full 90 minutes at the moment but if he can start and then be taken off that's a very good thing. The manager will have to keep managing him as he has been doing."

 

Derby Let Lampard Head Off For Talks

Frank Lampard's Derby County look like they will have to change their name for next season as manager Frank Lampard has been excused from pre-season training to speak to Chelsea about their vacant head coaching role. Another former Chelsea midfielder, Lampard's assistant manager Jody Morris, has also been excused. A Derby statement explained: "The first few days of pre-season training will be focused on fitness training and will continue as planned under the guidance of the fitness, medical, conditioning and sports science teams at the club's Training Centre."

 

Casillas Reports For Training

Just two months after former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was rushed to hospital after suffering an "acute myocardial infarction" in training for Porto he has reported back for training. The 38 year old spent 5 days in hospital following the the heart attack.

 

Trotters Name Preferred Bidder

Bolton Wanderers have named their preferred bidder to takeover the troubled League One side, though, sad to say, it is not Trotters Independent Trading. Football Ventures (Whites) Limited have been confirmed as the bidders. Bolton's administrators said: "Football Ventures made the highest offer by a substantial margin. They were also able to show the viability of a minimum two-year business plan for the club which was of the utmost importance."

Written by Tris Burke July 02 2019 05:33:33

 

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