Good morning to all our readers out there, it’s time to check out the latest news in the football world today Wednesday August 5, 2020
Fulham confirmed their place in the Premier League next season after getting promoted following their 2-1 extra-time victory over Brentford in the play-off final thanks to a brace from Joe Bryan. The match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes but Bryan had some other ideas in extra time to score twice for his side. Henrik Dalsgaard scored a consolation goal in the dying minute of the second half of extra time but it was not enough to secure anything.
Fulham join Leeds United and West Brom as the three promoted sides to the Premier League. Fulham spent only one season in the Championship before returning under manager Scott Parker. Brentford, on the other hand, will have to continue to wait having waited for 73 without Premier League promotion. They’ve had nine attempts in the playoff but to no avail.
Results in full…
Brentford 1-2 Fulham
Matches continue today with the following fixtures…
Football returns in Europe and it’s the Europa League matches fixtures, starting with the pending round-of-16 matches…
FC Koebenhavn vs Istanbul Basaksehir 5:55 pm
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg 5:55 pm
Inter vs Getafe 8:00 pm
Manchester United vs LASK 8:00 pm
Moving to news gossips…
Manchester City have completed the signing of Ferran Torres on a five-year contract from Valencia for a £20.8m fee with add-ons.
Manchester United are set to allow 19-year-old star Aliou Traore to leave the club with Caen, a club from French Ligue 2 interested in the player the Red Devils signed from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
Schalke have renewed the contract of Benjamin Stambouli for three years.
Leeds United are interested in signing Wigan 18-year-old star Joe Gelhardt.
Rangers have completed the signing of 23-year-old forward Cedric Itten for ah undisclosed fee from Swiss side FC St Gallen.
According to reports, Liverpool are among the three Premier clubs that are interested in signing Watford star Ismaila Sarr. Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton are also interested in signing him though that will only happen if they respectively allow Wilfried Zaha and Adama Traore to leave.
RB Leipzig 19-year-old star Tom Krauss has joined Nurnburg on loan for next season.
Chelsea star David Zappacosta is set to return to the club after spending the season on loan with Roma.
Tottenham are reportedly getting closer to make a £15m move for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Reports have stated that right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to join the Saints permanently for £12m after joining on loan from Tottenham in January.
Chelsea are reportedly joined with four other clubs in the Premier League in the race for Xavier Mbuyamba who is set to leave Barcelona this summer.