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Review of the Day
The world’s oldest professional footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new 1 year deal with Yokohama FC. ‘King Kazu’ as he is known, is 53 years old now.
Dan Gardner signed a contract extension until the end of the season with Wigan Athletic.
Youssouf Mulumbu has extended his Kilmarnock contract to run until the end of the season.
Josh Wright has returned to Crawley Town to play alongside his brother Mark.
Hiram Boateng has extended his loan deal from MK Dons to stay with Cambridge United for the rest of the season.
Queens Park Rangers have re-signed Charlie Austin. The 31 year old has joined on loan from West Bromwich Albion.
Chelsea youngster Juan Familia-Castillo has signed for ADO Den Haag on loan.
Basaksehir have taken Leo Duarte on loan from AC Milan, with an option to make the move permanent.
Los Angeles FC have paid over £400,000 to sign Corey Baird from fellow Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake. LA have also signed Mun-hwan Kim from Busan Park in the South Korean K League 2.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have loaned Danish right-back Oskar Buur to Grasshoppers Zurich.
Luca Itter has joined Greuther Furth on loan from SC Freiburg.
Sampdoria have paid a £450,000 loan fee to take Ernesto Torregrossa on loan from Brescia.
Axel Bakayoko has made a free transfer move to Red Star Belgrade from Inter Milan.
Bologna have taken Adama Soumaoro on loan from LOSC Lille.
Nimes Olympique forward Kevin Denkey has joined Cercle Brugge.
Crystal Palace’s Polish defender Jaroslaw Jach has moved to Rakow on loan.
Ravel Morrison has been released by ADO Den Haag.
MLS club Chicago Fire have completed the signing of teenage forward Jhon Jader Duran from Envigado FC. The 17 year old Colombian will join Fire for the 2022 season.
Port Vale have signed midfielder Jake Taylor on a permanent deal from Nottingham Forest. The 22 year old was on loan with Vale last season. Also leaving Forest is full-back Tendayi Darikwa, who has signed for Wigan Athletic.
League Two signed Forest Green Rovers have signed Isaac Hutchinson on loan from Derby County.
Luton Town have recalled Peter Kioso from his loan spell with Bolton Wanderers.
Sam Walker has joined AFC Wimbledon on loan from Reading.
Stade Brest 29 have loaned Heriberto Tavares to Famalicao.
Young Spanish full-back Manu Sanchez has signed for Osasuna on loan from Atletico Madrid.
Cardiff City’s former Paris Saint-Germain, Leeds United, Hibernian and Leicester City defender Sol Bamba is having treatment for cancer. The 35 year old, who is a Cote D’Ivoire international, has Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. A Cardiff statement read: “During treatment Sol will support his team mates at matches and younger players within the Academy, with whom he will continue his coaching development. While we request privacy for him and his family at this time, messages of support to be passed on to Sol may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are all with you Sol.”
Neymar is back in training for PSG after a month out with a minor ankle knock.
Borussia Dortmund will have to make do without Axel Witsel for an extended period as he has a real injury to his ankle. The 31 year old midfielder has torn his Achilles tendon and is unlikely to play again this season.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been ruled out for at least 2 weeks with a knee ligament injury.
Everton’s main goalscoring threat, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, has been ruled out for an unspecified period of time with a hamstring injury.
Crystal Palace forward Eberechi Eze is being investigated by the FA after watching Queens Park Rangers’ FA Cup third round tie against Fulham in the directors’ box. The game was played behind closed doors and he had not received permission from either Palace or the FA to attend. A Palace statement read: “He accepts it was an error of judgement to attend the match. QPR have acknowledged they made a mistake in hosting Eberechi Eze in the directors’ box at Saturday’s FA Cup match against Fulham without our knowledge. We were also concerned to see pictures of Eberechi not wearing a mask at certain moments and are speaking to him about these apparent lapses, which will be dealt with internally.”
Shrewsbury Town have called off a third successive game as their home match with Lincoln City in League One on Saturday will now need rearranging. The Shrews have been hit by an outbreak of the virus and had two more positive tests.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League game at Aston Villa has been called off, but Spurs will now play Fulham on Wednesday instead. Fulham’s home game with Chelsea has been moved back a day to Saturday because of the change. Villa’s game against Everton has been moved back a day as well, to Sunday, in the hope they will be able to play.
All Scottish football below Championship level has been suspended for 3 weeks.
Scottish Cup Draw
Camelon or Brora Rangers or Heart of Midlothian v Stranraer
Celtic v Arbroath or Falkirk
Dumbarton or Huntly v Aberdeen
Dundee United v Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath
Dundee v St Johnstone
East Fife v Greenock Morton or Dunfermline Athletic
Elgin City or Ayr United v Keith or Clyde
Forfar Athletic v Edinburgh City
Formartine United or Annan Athletic v Motherwell
Fraserburgh v Nairn County or Montrose
Hamilton Academical v St Mirren
Livingston v Stirling Albion or Raith Rovers
Peterhead or Stenhousemuir v Kilmarnock
Queen of the South v Hibernian
Rangers v Cove Rangers
Ross County v Buckie Thistle or Inverness Caledonian Thistle
FA Cup 4th & 5th Round Draw
FA Cup fourth-round draw
Cheltenham Town v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Crawley Town
Swansea City v Nottingham Forest
Manchester United v Liverpool
Southampton/Shrewsbury v Arsenal
Barnsley v Norwich
Chorley v Wolves
Millwall v Bristol City
Brighton v Blackpool
Wycombe v Tottenham
Fulham v Burnley
Sheffield United v Plymouth
Chelsea v Luton
West Ham v Doncaster
Brentford v Leicester
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday
FA Cup fifth-round draw
Fulham/Burnley v Bournemouth/Crawley Town
Manchester United/Liverpool v West Ham or Doncaster
Sheffield United/Plymouth v Millwall/Bristol City
Chorley/Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal
Barnsley/Norwich v Chelsea/Luton Town
Everton/Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe/Tottenham
Swansea City/Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town/Manchester City
Brentford/Leicester v Brighton/Blackpool
After a real struggle to get to Pamplona involving a reported 3 hour wait on the runway due to snow, Real Madrid’s weekend trip is turning into even more of a nightmare. Madrid players and staff, as well as other passengers, were stuck in the plane for a lengthy period as snow was cleared, only to make it the match with Osasuna and be held to a draw. Since then they have been stuck in a hotel in Pamplona as Madrid’s Barajas airport has been closed due to the inclement weather in Spain. They were only able to return home on Monday after 3 nights stranded in Pamplona. Athletic Bilbao’s game against Atletico Madrid had to be postponed as their plane was unable to land upon arrival at Barajas airport. They were forced to return back to the Basque country due to the iced-up runways.
Written by Tris Burke January 12 2021 05:35:48