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Football News: Review Of The Day 28th September 2022

Review Of The Day 28th September 2022

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Real Valladolid full-back Luis Perez has signed a 3-year contract. Centre-back Javi Sanchez has signed on for a year more than Perez.

Sam Barnes has signed a new 2-year deal with Blackburn Rovers with an option for a further year.

Sochaux have given Tony Mauricio a new contract which will expire in 2025 but has the option for a further year.



Everton midfielder Allan has signed for Al-Wahda in the UAE Pro League.

Former Tottenham Hotspur flop Adel Taarabt has moved to Al-Nasr on a free transfer from Benfica.

Former Leeds United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Fabian Delph has retired from playing at the age of 32. Delph had struggled with injury problems throughout his career.

Intermediary Marco Busiello has claimed that Juventus wanted to sign Marko Arnautovic from Bologna, but Bologna refused to even enter talks over his sale.


Injury Round Up

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu has been discharged from hospital after taking ill while on international duty with Zambia. Mwepu was in hospital for four days, though no reason has been specified.

Manchester City defender John Stones is a doubt for the Manchester derby after limping out of England's Nations League match against Germany.

Crewe Alexandra midfielder Callum Ainley will have shoulder surgery and is expected to be on the sidelines for 3 months. Ainley dislocated his shoulder and suffered ligament and bone damage in the process, requiring surgery to correct it. Crewe also have fellow midfielder Oliver Finney out for the next month with an ankle injury.

Chelsea have been boosted as key midfielder N'Golo Kante is back in training. Edouard Mendy is also likely to be fit to face Crystal Palace, though questions remain over his future as first choice under Graham Potter, with Kepa being better with the ball at his feet.

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo is to have surgery on his tendon injury in his right thigh, which could rule him out of the World Cup. The player has been accused of putting club before country due to electing to have an operation but said: "I love my country and I love my national team. After consulting with several professionals, we decided that the best option is surgery. It's not about choosing one or the other, it's about health and getting back to 100% as soon as possible."


Job Changes

Watford have sacked Rob Edwards just 11 games after poaching him from Forest Green Rovers. Edwards was the Hornets 8th permanent manager in 4 years and had just led Rovers to promotion to League One, leaving the lower league side extremely angry and accusing Watford of going behind their back to negotiate with Edwards. On his appointment Watford's CEO Scott Duxbury said: "We will be supporting Rob Edwards come hell or high water." Obviously he forgot to mention that only counted for the first 10 games! Replacing Edwards is former West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion head coach Slaven Bilic, who obviously likes clubs that start with a W! Bilic was out of work after quitting Beijing Guoan in January to return to his family.

Liam Rosenior has left Derby County. Rosenior was interim head coach following Wayne Rooney leaving the club in June but was overlooked for the permanent job in favour of Paul Warne.

Oxford United are awaiting EFL clearance to appoint former Inter Milan and Manchester United man Tim Williams as chief executive. Williams had worked in senior financial roles at both clubs.


Disciplinary Charges

Brazil have hit out after Richarlison was racially abused during their 5-1 friendly win over Tunisia. Following the Tottenham Hotspur forward's goal his celebration was marred by a banana and other objects being thrown at him. The Brazil team had posed with a banner that read, "without out black players, we wouldn't have stars on our shirts" prior to the kick-off.

Rangers have been fined £225,000 for their part in fixing the retail prices of the club's kits in collusion with Elite Sports and JD Sports. Rangers were involved between September 2018 and November 2018, but the other two parties continued up unti July 2019, which is why Elite were fined £459,000 and JD Sports £1,485,000.

In an interview with Politico, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has hit out at rivals Barcelona and said that Barca will face a UEFA probe into their sale of commercial assets in the summer. Al-Khelaifi is also the chairman of European Club Association (ECA), chairs beIN Media Group and is on UEFA's executive committee, in what are clearly a whole set of conflicting interests. The PSG chair has been involved in a public feud with La Liga and particularly Real Madrid and Barca for a while now, but it now seems al-Khelaifi is using his power to put pressure on those he is feuding with. Speaking about Barca's summer sale al-Khelaifi said: "Is this fair? No, it's not fair ... Is it legal? I'm not sure. If they allow them, others will do the same. UEFA of course have their own regulations. For sure they're going to look at everything." The Qatari was angered by Barca's sale of 25% of its unprofitable digital content arm to Mediapro for 100m euros. Mediapro triggered a financial crisis in French football just two years ago when they defaulted on TY rights payments due to a lack of funds.


Pointless List Of The Day

Today's list is the most expensive teenagers in history according to transfermarkt, fees in euros:
1. Kylian Mbappe - 19 - AS Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain - 2018/19 - 180m
2. Joao Felix - 19 - Benfica to Atletico Madrid - 2019/20 - 127.2m
3. Matthijs de Ligt - 19 - Ajax to Juventus - 2019/20 - 85.5m
4. Anthony Martial - 19 - AS Monaco to Manchester United - 2015/16 - 60m
5. Vinicius Junior - 18 - Flamengo to Real Madrid - 2018/19 - 45m
6. Rodrygo - 18 - Santos to Real Madrid - 2019/20 - 45m
7. Fabio Silva - 18 - Porto to Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2020/21 - 40m
8. Luke Shaw - 18 - Southampton to Manchester United - 2014/15 - 37.5m
9. Wayne Rooney - 18 - Everton to Manchester United - 2004/05 - 37m
10. Javier Saviola - 19 - River Plate to Barcelona - 2001/02 - 35.9m
11. Renato Sanches - 18 - Benfica to Bayern Munich - 2016/17 - 35m
12. Ousmane Dembele - 19 - Stade Rennais to Borussia Dortmund - 2016/17 - 35m
13. Dejan Kulesevski - 19 - Atalanta to Juventus - 2019/20 - 35m
14. Wesley Fofana - 19 - Saint-Etienne to Leicester City - 2020/21 - 35m
15. Gabriel Jesus - 19 - Palmeiras to Manchester City - 2016/17 - 32m
16. Anderson - 19 - Porto to Manchester United - 2007/08 - 31.5m
17. Marquinhos - 19 - AS Roma to Paris Saint-Germain - 2013/14 - 31.4m
18. Alessandro Bastoni - 18 - Atalanta to Inter Milan - 2017/18 - 31.1m
19. Eduardo Camavinga - 18 - Stade Rennais to Real Madrid - 2021/22 - 31m
20. Antonio Cassano - 18 - Bari to AS Roma - 2001/02 - 31m
21. Reinier - 18 - Flamengo to Real Madrid - 2019/20 - 30m
22. William Saliba - 18 - Saint-Etienne to Arsenal - 2019/20 - 30m


Oxford Latest To Be Bought

A pair of minority shareholder's in Oxford United have completed a takeover by increasing their stake to 51% of the League One club. Indonesian businessmen Aninhya Bakrie and Erick Thohir, who is also a politician in his home country. The pair have bought a part of chairman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth's holding in the club from the Thai, who is known as 'Tiger'. Thanakarnjanasuth will remain a minority shareholder. Thohir was previously Inter Milan owner and president between 2013 and 2019 and has also been a majority shareholder in Major League Soccer side DC United in the past. He returns to the board after a spell as Indonesia's 'state-owned enterprises minister' which forced him to relinquish board positions.


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Written by Tris Burke September 28 2022 08:03:20


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