Villarreal’s De Guzman signs Swansea loan deal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Swansea City have completed the loan signing of Villarreal attacking midfielder Jonathan de Guzman.

Swansea City have completed the loan signing of Villarreal attacking midfielder Jonathan de Guzman.

The 24-year old Canadian-born former Holland youth international has signed a season-long loan with the Swans making him the second signing since Michael Laudrup took over after Chico Flores joined earlier today.

“Once the opportunity came along to join Swansea and Michael Laudrup it was a done deal,” he told the club’s official website. “I didn’t have to think twice about it.

“I watched Premier League football every week on the TV last season. I was aware that Swansea are a good footballing side, but they really caught my eye when they beat Manchester City.

“They had a great season and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing on a new podium in the Premier League.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and grateful that the manager has acknowledged me as a player.”

 

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West Ham boss Allardyce still keen on improving squad | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Sam Allardyce is keen to continue improving the quality of his West Ham United squad.

Sam Allardyce is keen to continue improving the quality of his West Ham United squad.

The Hammers are preparing for life back in the Premier League after gaining promotion from the Championship last term and Allardyce wants to make more additions after already bringing in Momo Diame, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Stephen Henderson and George McCartney.

“Right now, our main (aim) is to improve the quality of the squad and get some new faces in as quickly as possible,” he told the club’s official website.

“That has been the most difficult task of the summer.”

 
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Dagenham grab Hoyte from Arsenal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Dagenham & Redbridge have secured the services of Gavin Hoyte from Arsenal.

Dagenham & Redbridge have secured the services of Gavin Hoyte from Arsenal.

The 22-year old defender has signed a two-year deal with the Daggers after he was released by the Gunners at the end of June with the League Two club excited about his impending arrival.

“Gavin is someone we enquired about last year, he’s a young player a bit like Abu Ogogo in the sense that he’s come out of Arsenal and has come out with good habits,” Dagenham boss John Still told the club’s official website.

“He’s played Championship football as well as at this level, he’s a local lad and the thing that impressed us most of all is that he had four or five options and he chose Dagenham.”

 
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Ex-Genoa, QPR midfielder Ledesma joins Middlesbrough | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Emmanuel Ledesma has completed his move to Championship club Middlesbrough.

Emmanuel Ledesma has completed his move to Championship club Middlesbrough.

The 24-year old Argentine midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the Teessiders, joining as a free agent after his short-term deal with Walsall finished at the end of last season.

“Having watched him last year, we know he’s a talented boy,” Boro boss Tony Mowbray told the club’s official website.

“He’s a centre-forward who drops into midfield and links the play up well. He’s left-footed and has a real work ethic.”

Ledesma started his career with Italian club Genoa in 2008 where he had loan spells with QPR, Salernitana and Novara before moves to Crotone, Walsall and homeland club Defensa y Justicia.

 
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Sampdoria midfielder Palombo surprise target for Juventus | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Sampdoria midfielder Angelo Palombo is a surprise target for Juventus.Juve are being linked with Palombo this week.

Sampdoria midfielder Angelo Palombo is a surprise target for Juventus.

Juve are being linked with Palombo this week.

“Juventus have nine to 10 central midfielders, it isn’t a priority,” agent Tulio Tinti told reporters in Milan. “But in football, you never know…”

Fiorentina cut loose Houssine Kharja | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Fiorentina have cut loose Houssine Kharja.The 29-year-old Moroccan international spent last season in Florence on a co-ownership basis from Genoa.

Fiorentina have cut loose Houssine Kharja.

The 29-year-old Moroccan international spent last season in Florence on a co-ownership basis from Genoa.

“ACF Fiorentina announces that it has reached an agreement with the player Houssine Kharja for the early consensual resolution of his contract,” read the brief statement posted on the club’s official website.

Corinthians insist no deal with Inter Milan over Paulinho | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Corinthians insist a deal with Inter Milan over Paulinho is not done.Corinthians have explained that he has a strong attachment to them.

Corinthians insist a deal with Inter Milan over Paulinho is not done.

Corinthians have explained that he has a strong attachment to them.

“People talk so much with Paulinho and see how happy he is with Corinthians. He identifies with this club,” Edu Gaspar told FCInterNews.it .

“But clearly, we have to think about working to secure his rights [currently his ownership is split across three parties], because they could be all ours.

“I can say that for him, today it is not easy to leave Corinthians. We offer important structure, we strive to win more titles and we give visibility to the national team just like any European club now.

“Paulinho will have to think about it before deciding whether or not to go there. Even so, we will do everything to keep him here because he identifies with Corinthians.”