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Football News: Review Of The Day 17th January 2022

Review Of The Day 17th January 2022
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Review of the Day


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Levante have given Aitor Fernandez a new deal which will run until 2024.

Preston North End centre-back Patrick Bauer has extended his deal until 2024.

Celtic keeper Scott Bain has also extended his contract until 2024.

Former Brazilian wunderkind Alexandre Pato has signed a 1-year deal with Orlando City.

Brighton & Hove Albion teenager Antef Tsoungui has signed up with the Seagulls until 2023.

Alex Hunt has signed a new deal with Sheffield Wednesday which runs until 2023.



Reading have released Brazilian keeper Rafael and Andy Carroll.

Former Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe has found a new club in the shape of Adanaspor in Turkey's second tier.

Italian defender Davide Biraschi has joined Karagumruk on loan from Genoa.

Valencia's Italian full-back Cristiano Piccini has signed for Red Star Belgrade on a free transfer.

Paraguayan winger Jesus Medina has left Major League Soccer side New York City to sign for CSKA Moscow on a free transfer.

Wigan Athletic have paid £32,000 to sign Graeme Shinnie from troubled Derby County.

Sampdoria have taken Giangiacomo Magnani on loan from Hellas Verona.

Espanola of the Chilean Primera Division have signed Rodrigo Pineiro from MLS side Nashville SC.

Stoke City have signed Lewis Baker from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee and veteran former Everton defender Phil Jagielka has joined following his release from Derby County.

Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Luke Matheson has joined Scunthorpe United on loan.

Venezia have sent David Schnegg on loan to Crotone of Serie B.

Columbus Crew's veteran defender Vito Wormgoor has moved to IK Start on a free transfer.

Middlesbrough have paid £3.27m to sign Riley McGree from Charlotte after his successful loan spell with Birmingham City.

LOSC Lille have paid £6.3m for Edon Zhegrova from FC Basel.

Colorado Rapids have sold Kellyn Acosta to Los Angeles FC for £1.23m.

Norwich City's Cuban winger Onel Hernandez has joined Birmingham City on loan.

Blackburn Rovers have taken Deyovaisio Zeefuik on loan from Hertha Berlin.

Logan Ndenbe has joined Sporting Kansas City from Guingamp for a fee of £1.23m.

Fleetwood Town have signed Toto Nsiala from Ipswich Town.

Watford's young goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg has signed for Gillingham on loan.

Italian striker Francesco Forte has joined Benevento on loan from Venezia.

Lazio have loaned Mohamed Fares to Torino.

Young Inter Milan forward Martin Satriano has signed for Stade Brestois on loan.

Accrington Stanley have paid an undisclosed fee for defender Jay Rich-Baghuelou from Crystal Palace.

Oldham Athletic have signed Alex Hunt on loan from Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

Owura Edwards have joined Colchester United on loan from Bristol City. Also joining Colchester is free agent midfielder Emyr Huws.

Tottenham Hotspur have sent Kion Etete to Cheltenham Town on loan.

Hayden Carter has joined Portsmouth on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

Fleetwood Town have moved to sign Zak Jules on loan from MK Dons.

AFC Wimbledon have signed Barnsley winger Tomas Kalinauskas on loan.

Charlton Athletic have paid an undisclosed fee to re-sign striker Chuks Aneke from Birmingham City. The 28-year-old former Arsenal youngster only left the Addicks in the summer on a free transfer.


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Managerial Changes

Everton have sacked manager Rafael Benitez, who never managed to win the fans onside due to his former allegiance to bitter local rivals Liverpool. Benitez wrote to the fans afterwards: "We knew it wouldn't be easy. It was a big challenge, both emotionally and in terms of sport. My love for this city, for Merseyside and its people, made me accept this challenge, but it is only when you are inside that you realise the magnitude of the task. From the very first day, my staff and myself worked as we always do, with commitment and full dedication. We didn't only have to get results, but we also had to win over people's hearts. However, the financial situation and then the injuries that followed made things even harder. I am convinced that we would have been better once the injured players were back and with the arrival of the new signings. The road to success isn't easy and, sadly, nowadays in football there is a search for immediate results and there is always less and less patience; unfortunately circumstances have determined the results and it won't be possible to continue this project. In any case, thank you to the board, to the staff, to the players, and to those fans who have supported us during this time."

Genoa have sacked Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko just 2 months after he took over as their head coach. The club failed to win a single Serie A game under the former Chelsea striker in nine attempts.


Disciplinary Charges

Sevilla's Copa del Rey tie against Real Betis was played over 2 days after the game was suspended on Saturday when Sevilla player Joan Jordan was hit by an object thrown from the crowd. Betis were celebrating an equaliser by Nabil Fekir when Jordan was struck. Despite Jordan not appearing to be seriously hurt, referee Ricard de Burgos abandoned the game and it was played behind closed doors the following day with Betis progressing to the quarter-finals.

Reading have stripped the club captaincy from Liam Moore following his request to leave the Championship strugglers.

An investigation has been launched after Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper David Stockdale reported hearing homophobic comments from Oxford United's away support on Saturday.

A similar police investigation has also been launched after Cheltenham Town were "saddened" by reports of homophobic abuse during their home League One game against Charlton Athletic. Police did eject three youths from the game after it was reported that a player had received homophobic abuse and been spat at.


Pandemic Problems

Burnley have requested their home game against Watford be postponed due to injuries and CV cases. The fixture was previously postponed in December due to the pandemic having an outbreak at Watford. Burnley are already a number of games behind the rest of the Premier League due to CV-related call-offs.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been released by Gabon from their Afcon squad to return to Arsenal following the discovery of heart lesions following the forward contracting CV. Gabon have also released OGC Nice midfielder Mario Lemina due to him also suffering from heart lesions. The African nation has been hit hard by the virus, with Denis Bouanga, Noubi Fotso, David Sambissa, Serge Ngouali and Ulrick Eneme Ella ruled out of their match with Morocco due to positive tests.


Bees Make Loss

Brentford's latest accounts have confirmed that the club made a pre-tax loss of £8.5m, despite the sales of Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa and Said Benrahma to West Ham United. Without those sales the losses would have been in excess of £50m, despite the London club estimating that their pandemic-related losses are just £2.8m. The accounts also revealed that owner Matthew Benham has funded their rise from the lower leagues to the Premier League with an investment of over £100m through loans and equity.


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Written by Tris Burke January 17 2022 16:19:02


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