Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw gets Wales call-up to replace injured Simon Church

first_img1 Tom Bradshaw has been called into the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Georgia after Simon Church was ruled out by a hip injury.Barnsley striker Bradshaw has won one cap to date, as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Ukraine in March.The 24-year-old was part of Wales’ pre-Euro 2016 training camp in Portugal but failed to make the 23-man squad for France.Church last played for his Dutch club Roda JC in their 5-0 Eredivisie defeat to Feyenoord on September 25 and has failed to recover in time for Thursday’s trip to Austria and the home game with Georgia on Sunday.There was better news for Wales with Joe Allen taking part in Tuesday’s training session after the influential midfielder reported no reaction to a hamstring problem.Allen had a tight hamstring before Stoke’s visit to Manchester United on Sunday, but he played a full 90 minutes at Old Trafford and scored in the 1-1 draw. Tom Bradshaw in action for Barnsley last_img read more

Simone Zaza lined up for swift West Ham exit as Spanish giants eye striker

first_imgWest Ham forward Simone Zaza is being eyed by Spanish giants Valencia.Zaza only joined the Hammers on loan from Juventus but has endured a disappointing start to his Premier League career.West Ham will reportedly have to pay Juve £20m to make the deal for the striker permanent if he plays ten more games for the club.And there is speculation that Slaven Bilic’s side could be willing to let Zaza make a swift exit in January rather than pay that huge sum.According to reports in Spain, new Valencia coach Cesare Prandelli is monitoring the 25-year-old’s situation closely.The former Italian national team boss knows Zaza well having worked with him on international duty.Napoli could also revive their interest in the player after he came close to a switch to the San Paolo in the summer before finally opting for the Premier League. Simone Zaza in action for West Ham 1last_img read more

Former Manchester United starlet close to joining Swedish minnows

first_imgBut an Ostersunds statement on the club’s website suggested they are confident they will land the 26-year-old.It read: “OFK may reinforce the team with another player.“Ravel Morrison has joined the training camp in Marbella. OFK is currently negotiating with Lazio for a transfer to OFK for Ravel Morrison. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Morrison (right) won the FA Youth Cup with the Red Devils in 2011 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Former Manchester United and West Ham man Ravel Morrison is on the verge of joining Swedish side Ostersunds FK, according to the club’s technical director David Webb.Midfielder Morrison has made next to no impact at current club Lazio, having made just four league appearances since 2015. ADVICE MONEY Morrison in action for Lazio huge blow However, a number of off-field transgressions have overshadowed his football career to date.He appeared to be turning a corner when he started making appearances for West Ham under Sam Allardyce but was later put out on loan to Birmingham, QPR and Cardiff before completing his surprise move to Lazio.Morrison spent another temporary spell at QPR and was most recently on loan at Mexican side Atlas.Ostersunds were only founded in 1996 but raced up the divisions under now Swansea manager Graham Potter, who guided them to the Europa League knockout stages last season, beating Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium but going out 4-2 on aggregate.Fellow Englishman Ian Burchnall is the current manager following Potter’s departure, with Ostersunds finishing sixth last season. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “Ravel wants to get acquainted with the team and then we’ll see how it goes.”Webb added: “We have had contact with Ravel and his agent for a long time and discussed a move. Now he is close to a move but we have not signed any contract yet.”Morrison was a very highly-regarded youngster having come through the youth ranks at Old Trafford while also representing England at youth level too. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED 2last_img read more