Review Of The Day 23rd January 2021


Review Of The Day 23rd January 2021
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Review of the Day

 

Contracts

Chris Hussey has signed a new contract with Cheltenham Town which expires in 2023.

 

Transfers

Crystal Palace midfielder Nya Kirby has signed for Tranmere Rovers on loan.

Oldham Athletic have signed Nicky Adams from Northampton Town and also added free agent forward Marcus Barnes until the end of the season.

Jokull Andresson has joined Morecambe on an emergency loan from Reading.

Burnley have loaned teenage defender Bobby Thomas to Barrow.

Fleetwood Town midfielder Paul Coutts has joined Salford City on loan. Joining Fleetwood is Ipswich Town defender Janoi Donacien on loan.

Preston North End striker Jayden Stockley has joined Charlton Athletic on loan.

Veteran defender Billy Jones has returned to Crewe Alexandra on loan from Rotherham United. Also arriving on loan at the Railwaymen is Middlesbrough forward Stephen Walker.

Harry Smith has signed for Motherwell on loan from Northampton Town.

Stoke City have paid an undisclosed fee to clinch the signature of winger Alfie Doughty from Charlton Athletic. Leaving Stoke is Belgian winger Thibaud Verlinden, who has signed for Eredivisie side Fortuna Sittard.

Teenage defender Leo Hjelde has joined Ross County on loan from Celtic.

Arsenal have signed Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan on loan with an option for a permanent deal for around £25m.

Swansea City have taken Jordan Morris on loan from Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders.

Los Angeles FC have signed Jesus Murillo from Independiente Medellin.

Teenage defender Christian Dalle Mura has joined Reggina on loan from Fiorentina.

Lazio have sent Riza Durmisi to Salernitana on loan.

Experienced midfielder Luca Mora has signed for SPAL from Spezia.

Danny da Costa has joined 1.FSV Mainz 05 on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Atalanta forward Marco Tumminello has signed for SPAL on loan.

Cadiz have taken Ivan Saponic on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Denizlispor have released former Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic.

Arkadiusz Milik has signed for Olympique Marseille on loan from Napoli with an option/obligation to buy, depending on which of the two clubs you believe.

Club Brugge winger Krepin Diatta has signed for AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brandon Austin has joined MLS side Orlando City.

 

Injury Round-Up

Derby County winger Jordon Ibe has revealed that he is struggling with depression. Former Liverpool youngster Ibe wrote on social media: “Times are hard in general due to this pandemic. I will fix myself and this situation, which I’m 100% committed to, not only for my family, friends or my beautiful daughter, but for me. I want to apologise to all my fans around the world. I find myself in a dark place due to suffering with depression. It’s no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just find things hard truly.” Ibe has struggled with mental health issues for a while and had rehabilitation while at Bournemouth.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been ruled out for a few weeks as he needs to have hernia surgery.

Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane is the latest to test positive for CV.

Kevin de Bruyne has been ruled out of action for at least a month with a hamstring injury.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney will be on the sidelines for the next few weeks with a knee injury. The club are sending him to see specialists in an attempt to find a cure for the ongoing problem.

 

Managerial Changes

Poland have chosen former Portugal international Paulo Sousa as their new national team head coach to replace Jerzy Brzeczek.

 

Disciplinary Charges

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been given a 1-match touchline ban for “using abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official”. Smith said: “I will reluctantly accept it. I will accept the charge of insulting the officials. I certainly didn’t abuse them and that will be the end of the matter.”

 

Games Off

 

 

Pep Wants Less

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has decided that the Premier League is in need of changes and called for a reduction in teams. Guardiola told a pre-match press conference: “I have the feeling that we cannot lose what local leagues mean – what it means to play the FA Cup … what it means to play in the leagues. What we should do is make every league in Europe stronger than what it is, less teams, better championships, better League One, better League Two, better Premier League with less teams in every competition. Go to quality over quantity. You have to make a super Premier League … for that you have to reduce teams. But we can’t kill lower divisions or the Premier League. That’s something that is so important. It’s not about other benefits, it’s about how important sentimentally it is having your own league for every country.”

Written by Tris Burke January 23 2021 05:35:14

 



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