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Football News: Review Of The Day 3rd February 2021

Review Of The Day 3rd February 2021
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Southend United captain John White has signed a new deal which expires at the end of the season.

Motherwell's Scotland international right-back Stephen O'Donnell has extended his deal with the club.

 


Transfers

Grimsby Town have signed Brentford's Joe Adams and Sheffield United's Jake Eastwood on loan, as well as free agent defender Joe Bunney.

Barrow have added free agent striker Mikael Ndjoli to their ranks, as well as Burnley's Mace Goodridge on loan.

Jacob Mellis has signed for Southend United on a free transfer from Gillingham. On-loan Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka has extended his loan with Southend until the end of the season.

Former Crewe Alexandra striker Nicky Maynard has signed for Newport County on loan from Mansfield Town. Joining Mansfield on loan is Blackpool forward Oliver Sarkic and Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Jamie Pardington.

Alex Denny has joined Morecambe on loan from Salford City.

Stevenage have taken Derby County striker Jahmal Hector-Ingram and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jack Roles on loan.

Swindon Town have sold Diallang Jaiyesimi to Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Lincoln City have spent undisclosed fees on Colchester United full-back Cohen Bramall and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Max Sanders.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United midfielder Danny Guthrie has been released by Walsall. Joining Walsall on loan are Lincoln City defender Max Melbourne and Oxford United's Derick Osei Yaw.

Norwegian international striker Joshua King has signed for Everton from Bournemouth for a nominal fee. Bournemouth have taken misfiring Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long on loan from Southampton.

Boca Juniors have signed Argentine defender Marcos Rojo from Manchester United on a free transfer.

Major League Soccer's Atlanta United have released Adam Jahn.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Sam Field has signed for Queens Park Rangers on loan. Also leaving WBA on loan is French defender Cedric Kipre, who will spend the rest of the season with RSC Charleroi in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.

Fulham midfielder Neeskens Kebano has joined Middlesbrough on loan.

Southampton have allowed young French right-back Yan Valery to join Birmingham City on loan. Joining the Saints is Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino on loan.

Augsburg defender Felix Gotze has moved on loan to 1.FC Kaiserslautern.

Swansea City have taken Paul Arriola on loan from MLS side DC United.

Argentine club Defensa y Justicia have signed Tomas Martinez on a free transfer from Houston Dynamo.

Much travelled Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts has made another loan move, this time he has joined Derby County.

Teenage Everton winger Anthony Gordon has joined Preston North End on loan.

Derby have signed Rangers centre-back George Edmundson on loan. Also leaving Rangers on loan is Brandon Barker, who has moved to Oxford United.

Aberdeen have signed Florian Kamberi from FC St Gallen on loan.

Former Sunderland forward Josh Maja has returned to English football on loan with Fulham from Girondins Bordeaux.

Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby has signed for Amiens.

Rangers have signed English centre-back Jack Simpson from Bournemouth.

Alaves left-back Adrian Marin has joined Granada on a free transfer.

Mallorca have taken Koke Vegas on loan from Levante.

Elche have released Juan Sanchez Mino and Jeison Lucumi.

The son of Shaun Wright-Phillips, D'Margio Wright-Phillips, has signed for Stoke City from Manchester City.

Colorado Rapids have completed the signing of goalkeeper William Yarbrough on a free transfer from Mexican Liga MX side Leon.

The great-grandson of Italy's former fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has signed for Lazio. Romano Benito Floriani Mussolini is officially part of the youth team at a club where the ultras have a tendency to be linked with far right beliefs and their section is known for fascist salutes and racists chants. Awkward.

Former Stoke City and Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has announced his retirement from playing aged 34.

It has been revealed that Wolverhampton Wanderers agreed to cover "part" of Patrick Cutrone's wages in order to make his move to Valencia on loan happen.

 


Injury Round-Up

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled Sergio Aguero out of Wednesday night's clash with Burnley in the Premier League. Aguero has been out since 3rd January after a positive CV test and Guardiola has revealed that the Argentine is still a few weeks away from full fitness.

Liverpool are facing the final months of the season without a third centre-back after Joel Matip's ankle ligament injury ruled him out until after the season ends. Matip joins Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the sidelines.

Eden Hazard has once again missed Real Madrid training, sparking fears it is a fresh injury problem for the player who is famous for eating burgers as a post-match meal.

 


Managerial Changes

Indian Super League side Odisha FC have sacked their English head coach Stuart Baxter after he made "completely unacceptable" comments in a post-match interview. Baxter had told the interviewer that he believed his players would have to "get raped" to be awarded a penalty.

 


Disciplinary Charges

Olympique Marseille head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been suspended after he made "unacceptable comments" in a press conference. Among a number of comments which upset his bosses, former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager Villas-Boas had offered his resignation, as well as hitting out at the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic. When referring to Ntcham, the Portugese manager said: "The transfer window finished with the arrival of a new player. A decision which wasn't taken by me. I had nothing to do with this decision. In fact, I learned about it in the press this morning. It is precisely a player for whom I said no. He was never a player on our list." Ntcham must be delighted to be joining a club where the head coach has said he just wants to leave because of his signing.

Following Ali Akman's agreement to sign for Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer when his Bursaspor contract expires, the Turkish club have suspended the 18 year old indefinitely. Bursa have termed his move an "unethical transfer" and claimed Akman has been unprofessional, though no details have been forthcoming on what exactly is unethical and unprofessional.

 


Neymar Refuses To Grow Up

Molly-coddled Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has ruled out changing his party lifestyle, despite PSG sitting in third place in Ligue 1 at the moment. Neymar told TF1: "So, who doesn't like to party? Everyone likes to have fun. I know when I can go, I know when I can do it, when I can't. Contrary to what people think, that I'm immature, that I don't know what I do." Neymar regularly takes time off in each season to return to Brazil for Rio's carnival with 'injuries'.

 


Koeman Works On Popularity On Merseyside

Ronald Koeman has blamed the Everton fans for his failings when in charge of the club, where he spent vast sums of money on dross such as Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Yannick Bolasie, Sandro Ramirez, Cuco Martina and Ashley Williams. Koeman said in an interview with Alan Shearer: "It was difficult, that period, because Everton are a club, and also the fans, who expect sometimes too much. I think sometimes they are still living in the past about the great seasons that they had at Everton." Koeman spent over £140m in just one summer while in charge at the Toffees.

Written by Tris Burke February 03 2021 06:00:43

 

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