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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th January 2021

Review Of The Day 28th January 2021
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

21 year old forward Liam Cullen has signed a Swansea City contract extension running until 2024.

 


Transfers

Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Joe Hilton has signed for Ross County on loan.

Jamaican defender Alvas Elvis Powell has left Major League Soccer side Inter Miami to sign for Sudanese club Al Hilal Omdurman.

Arsenal have signed Norwegian international midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid for a nearly £2m loan fee.

Bayer Leverkusen have paid nearly £10m for Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong.

MLS side NY Red Bulls have taken Tom Edwards on loan from Stoke City.

Freiburg midfielder Amir Abrashi has joined Basel on loan.

Lazio have signed Argentine centre-back Mateo Musacchio on a free transfer from AC Milan.

Hertha Berlin have loaned young Polish winger Dennis Jastrzembski to Waldhof Mannheim.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer has joined 1FC Koln on a free transfer.

Veteran free agent former Newcastle United striker Seydou Doumbia has joined Maltese Premier League side Hamrun Spartans.

PAOK Salonika have signed free agent former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Veteran former Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente has moved to Udinese from Napoli.

 


Injury Round-Up

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that his recent absence from the team is due to his mother suffering ill health.

 


Managerial Changes

 

 

Disciplinary Charges

Following his sending off during his team's League Two draw with Walsall, Morecambe boss Derek Adams has been fined £500 for improper conduct.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been missing from a couple of games this month after a training ground dispute with head coach Edin Terzic. The 25 year old returned to the squad after he apologised.

 


United Fans To Gift Club Money

Dundee United Supporters' Foundation members have voted 98.42% in favour of giving the club a £100,000 cash injection. £60,000 will be given immediately, followed by all membership fees and donations received until the £100,000 figure is achieved. The foundation gifted the same amount in June 2020 as they look to help their club through the financial difficulties it faces during the current pandemic.

 


Pot Hits Out At Kettle

Despite being a presidential candidate for a club that is well known for disrespectful pursuits of players it wants to sign, Joan Laporta has hit out at Paris Saint-Germain's "disrespectful" pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Without a hint of irony, Laporta said: "It is disrespectful to Barca that clubs like PSG publicly say they are going to sign Messi. This coming from a club-state that have bypassed the rules. We cannot allow clubs and states the luxury of destabilising another club. In that sense, we will have to speak with UEFA and FIFA to avoid such actions. PSG must abstain from [talking about Messi]. It is out of place for another club to speak about him. And, at the moment, there is no president in place to respond to this lack of respect." Obviously he has completely forgotten all the times they have done the exact same thing and then induced players to feign injury (Philippe Coutinho for example) or even skip town over night, in the case of Ousmane Dembele. And the constant use of the Catalan identity is as much a club-state as anything PSG do.

 


Ref Makes Clubs Swear Under Oath

In Spain's La Liga, referee Mateu Lahoz is taking precautions against the pandemic to a new level. It has been revealed in the minutes of the Copa del Rey tie between Real Betis and Real Sociedad that Lahoz made club officials for both sides swear under oath that all the players who were in the squad had undergone tests and returned negative results. It is Lahoz's first game since he was struck down by the virus earlier this month.

Written by Tris Burke January 28 2021 05:50:42

 

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