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Football News: Review Of The Day 5th August 2022

Review Of The Day 5th August 2022
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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a 1-year extension to his contract which will take him up until 2024 with the Blues.

Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has signed a 3-year contract.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has signed a 2 year deal with Holstein Kiel.

Hellas Verona have given teenage midfielder Filippo Terracciano a 4 year contract.

Bayern Munich's teenage goalkeeper Johannes Schenk has signed up until 2024.



Paris Saint-Germain have signed former Swansea City flop Renato Sanches from LOSC Lille for a fee of £13.5m.

Chelsea have completed the signing of teenage midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa for £16.11m.

Alex Telles has joined Sevilla on loan for the season.

Nottingham Forest's head coach Steve Cooper has said that the Premier League new-boys have not finished spending, despite already recruiting a whole new team and a player for the subs bench! Cooper said after the 12 additions so far: "I think there will be more ins and outs. It's not a straightforward process in bringing a player in, I don't know in terms of numbers. My focus is on the players that are already here, I imagine we're getting linked with all sorts of names, maybe some truth in them and some there will be no truth at all. My focus is on the guys who are coming into training every day and preparing for the next game, because they deserve 100% attention. We knew the changes were coming whatever league we were in this season. Even if we hadn't got promoted we knew there would be a lot of changes in personnel for a number of reasons. We knew it would be more of a change than normal in an ideal world. If I'm being honest, we would have liked to have carried on with a large part of the team from last year and just added where we thought we needed to add to to compete at the level, but that was never going to be the case. We had no alternative than to make the amount of changes that we've had to make - and are continuing to do so. Internally it's not a surprise, it's something we were ready for. It's not always a straightforward process bringing players in, but we're all calm inside and we are very happy with what we've done so far. There's still a good core of players who are still here, which was a massive part to our success last year and we want to continue to build that."

Manchester City youngster James McAtee has joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal.

Aberdeen have paid an undisclosed fee to sign young winger Shayden Morris from Fleetwood Town.

Burnley have signed winger Manuel Benson Hedilazio from Royal Antwerp for an undisclosed fee. Forward Matej Vydra has now left the Clarets after rejecting the offer of a new deal.

Millwall have signed Connal Trueman on a free transfer from Birmingham City on a deal which runs until January only.

Tottenham Hotspur have received an undisclosed fee for young striker Kion Etete from Cardiff City.

Charlotte FC of Major League Soccer have paid Derby County an undisclosed fee to sign former Spurs youngster Nathan Byrne. Also joining Charlotte is Nuno Santos from Benfica for a fee of £900,000 plus a potential further £900,000 in add-ons. Benfica have also retained a 50% sell-on clause. Charlotte's signing spree also saw them add Adilson Malanda from Ligue 2 side Rodez AF.

Forest Green Rovers have signed Sean Robertson on a free transfer from Crystal Palace.

Manchester City striker Slobodan Tedic has joined Barnsley on a season-long loan deal.

Mansfield Town will pay AFC Wimbledon compensation after signing midfielder Anthony Hartigan from them.

Derby County youngster Jack Stretton has joined Carlisle United on loan for the season.

Ipswich Town defender Myles Kenlock has signed for Barrow.

Mo Sylla has signed for Hartlepool United on a free transfer from Aldershot Town.

Walsall have paid an undisclosed fee for Tom Knowles from Yeovil Town.

Atalanta have paid £8.1m to RB Leipzig for Ademola Lookman.

Former Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo has moved to Troyes from KRC Genk.

MLS side Real Salt Lake have signed their first-ever U22 initiative player in the shape of Braian Ojeda from Nottingham Forest on loan.

Former Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has joined Mexican Liga MX side Cruz Azul for a fee of £1.35m from Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

Former Barcelona wunderkind Riqui Puig has joined Los Angeles FC on a free transfer from Barca. Barca have a buyback clause and a 50% sell-on clause. The only question is whether the leaked audio clip of him criticising Barca forward Ferran Torres played any part in his departure. Puig said of his former teammate: "Ferran Torres? Guardiola didn't even want him. He played 12 matches last year."

AJ Auxerre have paid £1.58m to Los Angeles FC for their midfielder Rayan Raveloson.

Atalanta have sent Samuel Giovane to Ascoli on loan and Nicolo Cambiaghi to Empoli also on loan.

Levante have received a fee of £2.7m for Roger Marti from Elche.

New England Revolution have paid $400,000 in General Allocation Money to MLS rivals Charlotte for Christian Makoun. Inter Miami retain a clause giving them 15% of any future transfer fee paid for the player.

Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) have sold Kenyan international Richard Odada to Philadelphia Union for £180,000.

Brighton & Hove Albion have loaned Michal Karbownik to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Leeds United's former Chelsea youngster Lewis Bate has joined Oxford United on loan.

Portugese defender Eduardo Quaresma has moved to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal.

LOSC Lille have signed Ismaily on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Huddersfield Town have loaned Dutch midfielder Carel Eiting to Eredivisie club Volendam.

Former West Ham United youngster Sebastian Lletget has moved to FC Dallas for a fee of £491,000 from New England Revolution.

Colorado Rapids have taken Felipe Gutierrez on loan from Universidad Catolica.

Brighton have bought a teenage full-back from Reading Imari Samuels.


Injury Round Up

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been ruled out for 6 weeks with a knee injury.

New Plymouth Argyle signing Mickel Miller is out for "a good few months" with a thigh injury he suffered the day before Argyle's opening League One game.

Newcastle United will be missing injured trio Jonjo Shelvey, Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez for their season opener against Nottingham Forest. Javier Manquillo has returned to training though and will be available if needed.

Job Changes

Southampton's assistant academy director Edd Vahid has left the club to take up a role with the Premier League in Youth Operations.

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has revealed he nearly joined Ralf Rangnick's backroom staff at Manchester United last year: "When Ralf got appointed he called me, he said to me he wanted me on his staff. He said: 'You know the Premier League, you know players, you have a background that is close to theirs, you speak English and German and you can be the link between the squad and my staff'. For him he saw it as a perfect match and I'd be able to help him, he thought they'd respect me for who I was and what I'd done in the Premier League. It was a six-month assignment to go in and help but it didn't happen because the visa didn't get accepted. For me it's not a regret. Getting experience is always good - it would have been good to get that experience. I'm still working as hard as ever in life, probably even more now."


Disciplinary Charges

The Premier League have introduced mandatory sexual consent training for players and staff of all their clubs.

Sheffield United forward Oli McBurnie is set to face trial for assault after it was alleged he stamped on a Nottingham Forest fan during a pitch invasion by their fans.


Pointless List Of The Day

Today's pointless list is Training Ground Guru's Academy Productivity Rankings for 2020/21. It is important to note that these are an historical ranking for the number of graduates that are England-eligible who made at least one appearance in the season. Points are weighted according to the level the graduate played at in the season and when a player attended more than one academy the points are split between the clubs. But remember these points include any player who came through an academy that is still playing, for example Gary Cahill gets Aston Villa points despite leaving their academy in 2004! It also excludes players such as Wilfried Zaha, because he is an Ivory Coast international and any player on loan to another country than England.
1. Manchester United - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 182.95 points
2. Arsenal - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 148.8 points
3. Chelsea - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 143.44 points
4. Tottenham Hotspur - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 130.27 points
5. Southampton - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 115.2 points
6. Everton - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 113.47 points
7. Manchester City - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 109.98 points
8. West Ham United - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 109.3 points
9. Middlesbrough - Category 1 - Tier 2 - 109.14 points
10. Liverpool - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 100.31 points
11. Crewe Alexandra - Category 2 - Tier 3 - 95.16 points
12. Reading - Category 1 - Tier 2 - 88.93 points
13. Sheffield United - Category 2 - Tier 1 - 88 points
14. Charlton Athletic - Category 2 - Tier 3 - 80.61 points
15. West Bromwich Albion - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 76.81 points
16. Leeds United - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 76.81 points
17. Aston Villa - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 73.05 points
18. Leicester City - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 71.81 points
19. Crystal Palace - Category 1 - Tier 1 - 69.95 points
20. Norwich City - Category 1 - Tier 2 - 69.48 points


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Written by Tris Burke August 05 2022 12:08:54


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