Review Of The Day 31st January 2023
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Review of the Day
Burnley midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson has extended his contract until 2024.
Bari have signed Sebastiano Esposito on loan from Inter Milan.
Nordsjaelland have signed Zidan Sertdemir from Bayer Leverkusen.
Major League Soccer franchise Colorado Rapids have paid just over £200,000 for Alex Gersbach from Grenoble. They have also paid around £500,000 for Andreas Maxso from Brondby. Arriving from Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Rapids is Irish midfielder Connor Ronan for £500,000.
Houston Dynamo have paid over £1m to Metz for Amine Bassi. Dynamo have also signed Ivan Franco on loan from Libertad.
Banfield have received around £1.5m from MLS side Orlando City for Ramiro Enrique. Orlando have also paid around £4m for Martin Ojeda from Godoy Cruz.
San Jose Earthquakes have spent around £500,000 for Daniel from Internacional.
Aberdeen forward Christian Ramirez has joined Columbus Crew.
Aston Villa youngster Indiana Vassilev has joined St Louis City in Major League Soccer on a free transfer. Kaizer Chiefs have sold Njabulo Blom to St Louis for £200,000. Moving to St Louis on a free transfer is Rasmus Alm from Elfsborg.
Kyle Duncan has moved to New York Red Bulls on loan from KV Oostende.
Leeds United’s experience Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich has moved on a free transfer to DC United. The US capital city club have also signed Hammarby full-back Mohanad Jeahze from Hammarby for over £500,000.
Charlotte FC have paid around £5m for Enzo Copetti from Racing Club. They have also picked up Ashley Westwood on a free transfer from Burnley.
Tim Leibold has made a free transfer move to Sporting Kansas City from Hamburg.
Millionarios have sold Carlos Andres Gomez to Real Salt Lake City for £3m.
Vancouver Whitecaps have added Mathias Laborda to their squad on a free transfer from Nacional of the Uruguayan Premier Division.
Montpellier full-back Arnaud Souquet has joined Chicago Fire on a free transfer. Fire have also signed Maren Haile-Selassie on loan from FC Lugano.
AIK Stockholm have sold Nicolas Stefanelli to Inter Miami for £500,000. Miami have also signed Franco Negri on a free transfer from Godoy Cruz. Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leonardo Campana has also joined Inter Miami for over £2m.
Austin FC have paid around £1.5m for Elfsborg defender Leo Vaisanen.
Los Angeles FC have paid over £5m for Hajduk Split winger Stipe Biuk.
FC Dallas have paid £1m for Cruzeiro full-back Geovane Jesus.
Marco Angulo has made a £2.5m move to Cincinnati from Independiente.
Portland Timbers have splashed out £9m for Brazilian midfielder Evander from Midtjylland.
AJ Auxerre have taken Han-Noah Massengo on loan from Bristol City.
Genoa have signed Eddie Salcedo on loan from Inter Milan.
Arsenal’s Brazilian youngster Marquinhos has joined Norwich City on loan.
Real Betis winger Diego Lainez has joined Tigres UANL on loan.
Real Valladolid have sent Juanjo Narvaez to Leganes on loan.
Luke Plange has moved to Lincoln City on loan from Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth have paid £500,000 loan for for Matias Vina from AS Roma.
Former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide has joined Troyes on loan from Olympique Lyonnais. Joining Lyon is Amin Sarr for nearly £10m from Heerenveen.
Sevilla have signed Pape Gueye from Olympique Marseille and Bryan Gil from Tottenham Hotspur, both on loan deals.
Leeds United have paid almost £1m in loan fees for Weston McKennie from Juventus.
Lazio have loaned Riza Durmisi to Tenerife.
Chelsea youngster Cesare Casadei has joined Reading on loan.
Racing Strasbourg have loaned Karol Fila to Zulte Waregem.
Lukas Rupp has found a new club following his release from Norwich. The German midfielder has joined Aris Salonika.
Watford have loaned Vakoun Issouf Bayo to RSC Charleroi.
Alaves have taken Asier Villalibre on loan from Athletic Bilbao.
Lorient have paid nearly £9m for Jean-Victor Makengo from Udinese.
Hellas Verona have paid a £350,000 loan fee for Adolfo Gaich on loan from CSKA Moscow.
Stade Brestois have signed Alberth Elis from Girondins Bordeaux on loan.
Ludwig Augustinsson has signed for RCD Mallorca on loan from Sevilla.
Leeds have signed Diogo Monteiro from Servette.
Celta de Vigo have loaned Denis Suarez to Espanyol.
Augsburg winger Lukas Petkov has joined Greuther Furth on loan.
Former Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has joined Wigan Athletic on loan from West Bromwich Albion.
Luton Town have signed goalkeeper Jack Walton for an undisclosed fee plus Harry Isted going the other to Barnsley.
Derry City have signed Preston North End midfielder Adam O’Reilly.
Ateef Konate has joined Oxford United on loan from Nottingham Forest.
Stevenage have paid an undisclosed fee for Forest Green Rovers forward Josh March.
Young Arsenal keeper Tom Smith has joined Colchester United on loan.
Young Toulouse midfielder Naatan Skytta has joined Odense Bk on loan.
Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Philipp Max on loan from PSV Eindhoven.
Leeds United’s Spanish defender Diego Llorente has joined AS Roma on loan after they paid a £350,000 loan fee.
Sampdoria have signed Koray Gunter on loan from Hellas Verona.
Teenage AS Monaco midfielder Felix Lemarechal has signed for Stade Brestois on loan.
Joao Cancelo has joined Bayern Munich from Manchester City on loan with an option to buy.
Hertha Berlin have signed Tolga Cigerci from Ankaragucu.
Former Newcastle United winger Florian Thauvin has joined Udinese on a free transfer from Tigres UANL.
Aberdeen have signed Ajax goalkeeper Jay Gorter on loan.
Schalke 04 have taken Eder Balanta on loan from Club Brugge.
Sunderland have paid an undisclosed fee for young defender Joe Anderson.
Dylan Duffy has swapped the League of Ireland for League One after joining Lincoln City from University College Dublin.
Ipswich Town have recalled Corrie Ndaba from his loan to Burton Albion and sent him to Fleetwood Town on loan instead.
Newport County have signed teenage Manchester United forward Charlie McNeill on loan.
Terem Moffi has moved to OGC Nice on loan from Lorient.
Pordenone have signed Simone Edera from Torino.
Charlton Athletic have taken Gavin Kilkenny on loan from Bournemouth.
Arsenal defender Omar Rekik has joined Wigan Athletic on loan.
Barcelona’s teenage left-back Alex Valle has joined Andorra on loan.
West Bromwich Albion have released Kenneth Zohore.
AS Monaco full-back Arthur Zagre has moved to Excelsior on loan.
Stade Reims have sent Martin Adeline to Rodez AF on loan. N’Dri Koffi has also left Reims on loan to play for Le Mans.
Nadir Zortea has moved on loan to Sassuolo from Atalanta.
Portsmouth have signed Di’Shon Bernard on loan from Manchester United.
Teenage winger Amar Abdirahman Ahmed will spend the rest of the season on loan at Lommel SK from Troyes.
Isak Pettersson has signed for Stabaek on a free transfer from Toulouse.
Teenage winger Ben Bobzien has moved to SV Elversberg on loan from 1.FSV Mainz 05.
Fulham have released former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Josh Onomah.
RCD Mallorca have got Manu Morlanes on loan for the rest of the season from Villareal.
Manchester City have recalled Luke Mbete from his loan with Huddersfield Town.
Harrogate Town have clinched the signature of Southampton forward Kazeem Olaigbe on a loan deal after a loan to Ross County was cut short.
Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed that the club’s requests for Newcastle United to cut short Kelland Watts loan spell at the Posh has been rejected three times. Watts has picked up a hamstring injury that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season and Peterborough were hoping to send him back so that they could sign a replacement centre-back.
Union Berlin’s attempts to sign Isco collapsed despite the Spaniard passing a medical. Union found the midfielder’s demands too rich for them, with manager Oliver Ruhnert telling Bild: “We would have liked to see Isco with us, but we have our limits. These were exceeded today, contrary to previous agreements, which is why the transfer will not take place.”
AS Monaco have recalled centre-back Chrislain Matsima from his loan spell at Lorient.
Stade Rennais have completed the loan signing of Djed Spence from Tottenham Hotspur.
Loren Moron has signed for Las Palmas on loan from Real Betis.
Lorient have taken Ayman Kari on loan from PSG. Lorient have also signed German goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck from Olympique Lyonnais on loan.
Former Manchester City youngster Ahmad Benali has signed for Bari from Brescia.
Serie A’s Lecce have taken Italian centre-back Pietro Ceccaroni on loan from Venezia.
Greek left-back Georgios Kyriakopoulos has signed for Bologna on a loan deal from Sassuolo.
Cremonese have taken Chilean midfielder Pablo Galdames on loan from Genoa.
Stade Reims full-back Bradley Locko has joined Stade Brestois on loan.
West Brom have signed Fulham’s former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.
Rangers have paid £1m to sign Nicolas Raskin from Standard Liege.
AJ Auxerre defender Alexandre Coeff has signed for Brescia.
Spezia have sent David Strelec to Reggina on loan.
Fiorentina have paid a fee of nearly £8m for Antonin Barak from Hellas Verona.
Ligue 2 Metz’s teenage forward Ibrahima Niane has joined Angers SCO on loan.
Torino have taken Andreaw Gravillon on loan from Reims.
Inter Milan keeper Gabriel Brazao has moved to SPAL on loan.
Millwall have signed Duncan Watmore from Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough have taken Aaron Ramsey on loan from Aston Villa. Also leaving Villa on loan is Marvelous Nakamba to join Luton Town.
Former Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos has joined Olympiakos on loan from Brentford.
Pisa have signed Emanuele Zuelli from Juventus.
Atalanta forward Roberto Piccoli has joined Empoli on loan.
Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Anis Mehmeti has moved to Bristol City.
Real Valladolid have paid less than £1m for Standard Liege midfielder Selim Amallah.
Celtic midfielder Oliver Abildgaard has signed for Hellas Verona.
Lorient forward Adrian Grbic has joined Valenciennes on loan.
Lecce have signed Simone Romagnoli from Parma.
Injury Round Up
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has suffered an ankle injury that could mean the early end to his season. The Danish international will be out until at least late April.
Mohamed Elneny has had knee surgery to repair a “significant” knee injury and the Arsenal midfielder will be sidelined for an “extended period”.
After picking up a hamstring injury in the FA Cup defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate has been ruled out of action for 3 weeks.
Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy is expected to miss at least 6 weeks with a thigh injury.
Mark Howard has joined Everton’s performance department to “support the provision of sports science”. Howard had worked with new Everton boss Sean Dyche at Burnley as Head of Sport Science.
Gennaro Gattuso has unsurprisingly left Valencia “by mutual agreement” after an even less surprising poor run of form, which has left Los Che just one point above the bottom 3 places. Voro Gonzalez will take caretaker charge of the team for the 8th time.
Swindon Town have appointed Frank Lampard’s former assistant Jody Morris as their new head coach.
AC Milan have made a move to reduce the injury problems plaguing the club by hiring Andreja Milutinovic as Head of Performance.
Swansea City have reported “disgusting” racist abuse of Michael Obafemi after the striker joined Burnley on loan. A Swans statement read: “Those responsible do not represent Swansea City or the values of our club and community. The club is sickened by the vile language used in the offending posts and is working to identify those responsible and take the strongest possible action. There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in society or football. Ourselves and Burnley will offer Michael every support in this matter.”
Spanish courts have ordered La Liga to allow Barcelona to register Gavi’s new deal. The 18 year old would have been technically a free agent if the deal was not ratified. Barca stated: “Today the No10 Commercial Court in Barcelona has made a decision agreeing the adoption of the unusual, provisional measure consisting of ‘urging the Spanish Football League (LFP)’ to do all that is necessary so that the player Pablo Paez ‘Gavi’ can be registered as an FC Barcelona First Team player before the close of the winter transfer market at 12.00am CET. The decision comes following a request made by FC Barcelona last Friday, in light of the refusal of the corresponding body of the LFP to accept the player’s registration despite the Club considering that all necessary requirements had been met to do so, just as the Court has decided provisionally. The decision recognises the authority of the LFP and considers there is a principle of legitimacy in FC Barcelona’s claim and that the failure to register the player before the end of the transfer window would imply the players free agency and therefore cause serious, irreparable damage to FC Barcelona. La Liga has been notified of the verdict arrived at by the court and the player can now be registered as a first team player.” La Liga are expected to appeal against the verdict.
While on the subject of Spanish courts, a Madrid court has ruled that UEFA and FIFA are “holding a monopoly” and abusing their power in their attempts to shut down the European Super League. This will now go to the top court of the European Union in Luxembourg to make a final decision in what could be as pivotal a moment in football as the Bosman ruling was.
Pointless List Of The Day
FA Cup Draw
FA Cup fifth round draw in full
Southampton v Luton Town or Grimsby Town
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers or Birmingham City
Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Wrexham or Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham or Sunderland v Leeds United
Bristol City v Manchester City
Manchester United v West Ham United
Ipswich Town or Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday or Fleetwood Town
Written by Tris Burke January 31 2023 18:08:42