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Football News: Review Of The Day 27th January 2021

Review Of The Day 27th January 2021
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Adam Long has signed a new contract with Wigan Athletic which will expire in 2023.

 


Transfers

Free agent goalkeeper Kyle Letheren has signed for Morecambe following his exit from Chesterfield.

Free agent former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder John Bostock has signed for Doncaster Rovers.

Norwegian international midfielder Stefan Johansen has joined Queens Park Rangers on loan from Fulham.

English striker George Oakley has signed for Kilmarnock.

Celtic have accepted a "robust offer" for wantaway full-back Jeremie Frimpong according to Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Aston Villa have completed the signing of French midfielder Morgan Sanson from Marseille for an undisclosed fee believed to be starting at around £14m.

Experienced Spanish central defender Raul Navas has moved to Cartagena from Osasuna.

Norwich City defender Rocky Bushiri has signed for KAS Eupen of the Belgian Jupiler League on loan.

Olympique Marseille's former Fulham striker Konstantinos Mitroglou has joined Aris Salonika on a free transfer.

Racine Coly has signed for Amiens on loan from OGC Nice.

Kevin Lasagna has joined Hellas Verona on loan from Udinese.

Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps have paid over £2m for Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo from Deportivo Cali.

Benevento have taken Fabio Depaoli on loan from Sampdoria.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have sent Ryan Giles to Rotherham United on loan.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Juan Manuel Sanabria has moved on loan to Real Zaragoza.

Teenage AC Milan striker Lorenzo Colombo has moved to Cremonese on loan.

Daniel Arzani has moved to Danish side Aarhus on loan from Manchester City. Also leaving the Cityzens on loan is young midfielder Ante Palaversa, who has signed for Belgian side KV Kortrijk.

Atalanta legend Papu Gomez has joined Sevilla for around £5m following his fall out with manager Gian Piero Gasperini.

 


Injury Round-Up

 

 

Managerial Changes

Chelsea have, as expected, appointed former Borussia Dortmund and PSG manager Thomas Tuchel to replace Frank Lampard. Tuchel is the 11th manager since Roman Abramovich bought the Blues in 2003.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne's charges for alleged comments made during their defeat to Rangers last month have been dropped.

After former Fulham youth player Max Noble made claims of historic racism, bullying and threatening behaviour at the Fulham academy, the Premier League club are to investigate. A Fulham statement read: "We condemn bullying, racism and discrimination in any form and work hard to ensure that they have no place here. The club will investigate the historic claims and liaise with all relevant parties." Noble claims the experiences he suffered led him to consider suicide and they included being ordered to change to a particular agent or be dropped and that white players were afforded preferential treatment. Noble also said he received messages from over 100 other former academy players who had gone through the same things.

 


Deloitte Money League

Deloitte have released their annual money league for 2019/20, along with warnings that the current pandemic is set to cost clubs over £1.7bn. The placings are based on revenue in the year 2019/20 and do not take account of debts, payments owed or other outgoings.
1. Barcelona £627.1m (741.1m in 2018/19)
2. Real Madrid £627m (667.5m in 2018/19)
3. Bayern Munich £556m (581.8m in 2018/19)
4. Manchester United £509m (627.1m in 2018/19)
5. Liverpool £489.9m (533m in 2018/19)
6. Manchester City £481.6m (538.2m in 2018/19)
7. Paris Saint-Germain £474.1m (560.5m in 2018/19)
8. Chelsea £411.9m (452.2m in 2018/19)
9. Tottenham Hotspur £390.9m (459.3m in 2018/19)
10. Juventus £349m (405.2m in 2018/19)
11. Arsenal £340.3m (392.7m in 2018/19)
12. Borussia Dortmund £320.7m (332.4m in 2018/19)
13. Atletico Madrid £291m (324m in 2018/19)
14. Inter Milan £255.6m (321.3m in 2018/19)
15. Zenit St Petersburg £207.4m (159 in 2018/19)
16. Schalke 04 £195.4m (286.3m in 2018/19)
17. Everton £185.9m (185.5m in 2018/19)
18. Olympique Lyonnais £158.5m (194.7m in 2018/19)
19. Napoli £154.6m (182.8m in 2018/19)
20. Eintracht Frankfurt £152.6m (160.6m in 2018/19)

 


Barca Reveal Enormous Debts

Barcelona's annual financial report has revealed debts of well over 1bn euros, with nearly 200m euros made up of payments owed to other clubs for players. The report has revealed that they are still paying for players such as Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Malcom, who have left the club already. The club's financial problems are such that bankruptcy is a very real possibility, unless more creditors agree to postpone payments owed by the Catalans.

Written by Tris Burke January 27 2021 06:03:35

 

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