WEST HAM UNITED
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Manager : Manuel Pellegrini
1 July 2019
ROBERTO JIMENEZ GAGO signs from Spanish side ESPANYOL
on a free transfer
DAVID MARTIN signs from MILLWALL on a free transfer
17 July 2019
SEBASTIEN HALLER French international signs from
German side EINTRACHT FRANKFURT for a cub record fee
The highly sought-after forward, who turned 25 in June, joins the Hammers on a five-year deal with an option of a further 12 months.
The deal for Haller means the Hammers have broken their transfer record for a third time in a little over a year following the captures of Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson.
6 August 2019
GONCALO CARDOSO Portuguese defender signs from
Primeira liga club BOAVISTA for an undisclosed fee
The Hammers beat off competition from a number of top European clubs to complete the transfer of the 18-year-old centre-back and signed on a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.
8 August 2019
ALBIAN AJETI Switzerland imternational striker signs from
FC BASEL for an undisclosed fee
The 22-year-old joins the Hammers on an initial four-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two seasons.
8 July 2019
MARKO ARNAUTOVIC joins Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG for an undisclosed fee.
The 30-year-old Austrian departs after two seasons at London Stadium, during which he scored 22 goals in 65 appearances in Claret and Blue.
16 July 2019
SAM BYRAM joins Norwich City for an undisclosed fee (£750,000)
West Ham United career: (2016-2019), Appearances: 36, Goals: 0
24 July 2019
PEDRO OBIANG joins Italian side US SASSUOLO
for an undisclosed fee
The 27-year-old midfielder spent four years in east London, joining the club from fellow Serie A team Sampdoria.
West Ham United career: (2015-2019), Appearances: 116, Goals: 3
26 July 2019
Marcus Browne departs for Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee
The midfielder departs the Hammers having made one first-team appearance, which came in the Europa League fixture away to Astra Giurgiu in August 2016.
28 July 2019
Jordan Hugill joins Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan
2 August 2019
Reece Oxford has joined German Bundesliga side Augsburg on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old brings an eight-year stay in east London to an end by returning to the club where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
West Ham United career: (2015-2019), Appearances: 17, Goals: 3
7 August 2019
JOSH CULLEN rejoins CHARLTON ATHLETIC on a season-long loan
8 August 2019
GRADY DIANGANA joins WEST BROMWICH ALBION
on a season-long loan
Please note players signed pre 1 July 2019 shown at end of last season's listings
MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League
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10 August 2019
Ref: Mike Dean
VAR (Video Assistant Referee)
Prepare for both players and managers drawing an imaginary TV screen in the air because it seems this technology is here to stay
Deliberate handball is still an offence, but accidental handball can also be a free-kick or penalty.
When there are three or more players in a wall, no players from the opposite team can get amongst it, distract players or open up a gap for their team-mate to shoot through. Opponents will now have to be at least one yard away from the wall. Another change is that referees can allow quick free-kicks to be taken, even when a yellow card is about to be given. This means attacking teams can pass or shoot quickly if there's a goal-scoring opportunity.
Up until now, no player could be in the box when a goal-kick was taken. Now, the goalkeeper can play the ball to defenders inside the penalty area, but opposition players have to remain outside.
This isn't a new rule as such, but there might be a stricter response to goalkeepers who try to bend it. Keepers have to remain on the goal line when a penalty is kicked, but if you watch a lot of football you will know that they often like to creep forward as they try to get an advantage. Now, if a keeper leaves the goal line before the ball is kicked, it should result in a retake.
Mid-season player break
The league will split a round of matches in February over two weekends, with five matches taking place on the weekend of 8 February 2020 and the other five taking place the following weekend.
West Ham United’s first match of the 2019/20 Premier League season ended in defeat as reigning champions Manchester City won 5-0 at London Stadium. A stroke of luck gave City their opening goal on 25 minutes as Issa Diop’s clearance deflected into the net off of Gabriel Jesus, while Raheem Sterling doubled the lead six minutes into the second period. The England winger chipped Fabianski to give City their third before substitute Sergio Aguero stroked home a penalty at the second attempt to ensure the Hammers were beaten. Manuel Pellegrini’s side were not without their chances on an afternoon where VAR’s input was felt on numerous occasions. Diop went close with a headed effort while Chicharito and Manuel Lanzini also saw efforts well saved.
SEBASTIEN HALLER and PABLO FORNALS both make their Hammers debut against Manchester City at the London Stadium
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Premier League
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17 August 2019