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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th July 2019

Review Of The Day 30th July 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Arthur Masuaku has signed a 5 year deal with West Ham United.

Accrington Stanley midfielder Sean McConville has signed a new 3 year contract.

 

Transfers

South African international forward Percy Tau has returned to Belgium for another loan spell. The 25 year old striker spent last season om loan there with Royale UnionSainnt Gilloise but this season Brighton & Hove Albion have loaned him to Club Brugge for a season.

Brazilian centre back Vitor Hugo has moved to Palmeiras from Fiorentina.

Dijon have signed former Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong from Guingamp.

Levante have taken Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral on loan.

Bournemouth have paid nearly £15m for Danish midfielder Philip Billing from Huddersfield Town.

SPAL midfielder Pasquale Schiattarella has joined Benevento on a free transfer.

1. FC Koln have paid over £5m for Montpellier midfielder Ellyes Skhiri.

New York City FC have paid £45,000 for American right-back Eric Miller from Minnesota United.

Juanfran has left Deportivo La Coruna to join Alanyaspor on a free transfer.

FC Copenhagen have signed former Everton left-sided player Bryan Oviedo from Sunderland on a free transfer.

Spanish striker Hector Hernandez has left Atletico Madrid on loan to join Fuenlabrada.

Mexican defender Hector Moreno has joined Qatari Stars League side Al Gharafa from Real Sociedad.

Chile midfielder Pablo Aranguiz has joined Chilean side Espanola on loan from FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.

Hull City youngster Max Sheaf has joined Cheltenham Town on loan for six-months.

Carlisle United have made a double signing. Forward Olufela Olomola has joined on a season-long loan from Scunthorpe United. Defender Aaron Hayden was available after being released by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer.

Trevor Clarke has moved to Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee from Shamrock Rovers.

Rochdale have picked up Jimmy Ryan on a free transfer from Blackpool.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace forward Bakary Sako has signed for Denizlispor on a free transfer.

 

Walsall Undergo Takeover

Long-standing Walsall chairman Jeff Bonser has stood down after 28 years with the club after selling his 76% stake to new owner Leigh Pomlett. Lifelong Walsall fan Pomlett also has the option to purchase the freehold for the Bescot Stadium from Bonser. Pomlett said: "There is a platform here to move this club forward. My takeover of the club has been ongoing for a number of months, which has allowed me to work alongside my fellow directors in making a number of strategic changes and appointments that have come to fruition. I firmly believe that, on the football side of the club we have made some excellent appointments and that (manager) Darrell (Clarke) and his team are the right men to take this club forward. Having sat on the interview panel for both Darrell and (academy manager) Miguel Llera, I am confident that the club is in good hands. It is vital that we build strong relationships with our supporters if we are to grow and prosper. I'm looking forward to a bright future for everyone connected to Walsall Football Club."

 

Bury Game Suspended

The EFL have suspended Bury's opening League One game at home to MK Dons after the Lancashire club failed to show evidence of financial viability before the deadline they set. Bolton Wanderers however did meet the deadline, and their first league match will take place as scheduled. Bury's second game of the season is now under review as well. An EFL statement read: "Following continued and comprehensive discussions, the EFL board is not satisfied it has received the necessary evidence in regard to the outstanding information it requires that demonstrates how Bury will be funded moving forwards. As a result of not meeting Monday's 17:00 deadline, which had been extended on two previous occasions, the board feels it has been placed in an unenviable position and, regrettably, has opted to take the reluctant decision to suspend Saturday's opening day fixture with MK Dons under the provision of EFL regulation 28.2. In addition, the EFL board, if not in possession of the necessary evidence by 12:00 on Friday, 2 August, will make a determination as to whether to suspend Bury's away fixture at Accrington Stanley."

 

Saudis Turn To Renard

Herve Renard has been appointed as the new Saudi Arabia coach just a few days after stepping down from Morocco's head coaching role. Renard has won the Africa Cup of Nations with both Zambia and Ivory Coast in the past, now he will have the chance to add the Asian Nations trophy to his collection.

 

Body Found At Elneny's

A house belonging to Mohamed Elneny in Egypt, which had been handed over to a charity to be used as an office, was discovered to be housing a dead body. Elneny's father Nasser found the body when he stopped in at the villa to the north of Cairo. It is believed the man had been electrocuted while attempting to steal electrical cables from the house.

 

Pique Pays For 3rd Tier Slot

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique owns a club in Spain's third tier now after FC Andorra paid over 450,000 euros to take up a vacant slot. They had been promoted to the 4th tier last season, after Pique's Kosmos Group bought the club.

 

PSG Player Admits Egos Are A Problem For The Team

Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler admits the club have problems coping with the huge mega-egos in the side. Draxler said: "All of them are exceptional players, it is hard to find in the world players of this level. But of course they have their own minds, their own heads. They live football, they want to score every game, so they have an ego. So sometimes it's not easy for the whole team, but if you are lucky enough to play alongside these players, it's just a pleasure every day."

 

Everton Deny Making Fresh Zaha Bid

Everton have moved to deny media reports of a second bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, that was being reported to include players and cash. The Toffees confirmed they made one bid which was rejected but say they will not be making any fresh bids. An Everton statement said: "A bid was made over the weekend, which was turned down. Both clubs agreed that was the end of the matter."

 

Golfer Drops Out Of Tour

Gareth Bale has pulled out of Real Madrid's trip to Munich for a pre-season tournament after his move to China has collapsed. Bale, who is no doubt busy getting a few extra rounds of golf in, claimed to be in an unfit state of mind to play for Madrid.

 

Police Drop Neymar Rape Case

The rape case against Neymar Jr has been dropped by police due to a lack of evidence. His accuser has faced a case for defamation by Brazilian police for calling them corrupt. She has also been dropped by a number of lawyers. Public prosecutors now have 15 days to evaluate the case before a final decision on whether or not to proceed to trial is taken.

Written by Tris Burke July 30 2019 08:33:00

 

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