World Soccer




After eight months as a free agent, former England and Arsenal midfielder

JACK WILSHERE joined Danish club AGF Aarhus. Elsewhere Levante signed left-back MARCELO SARACCHI, who was released by RB Leipzig in December, and former Italy forward SEBASTIAN

GIOVINCO joined Sampdoria after leaving Saudi outfit Al Hilal.

In Italy, DAVIDE NICOLA replaced Stefano Colantuono as manager of Salernitan­a, while Ligue1 strugglers Bordeaux appointed DAVID GUION as manager to replace Vladimir Petkovic. GUSTAVO POYET was appointed Greece’s new head coach, while CZESLAW MICHNIEWIC­Z became manager of Poland’s national team.

Ukraine internatio­nal YEVHEN

KONOPLYANK­A joined Polish side Cracovia on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk. Former Atletico Madrid striker NIKOLA KALINIC returned to his first club Hajduk Split after leaving Hellas Verona.

Arsenal confirmed that they will complete the signing of New England Revolution and USA goalkeeper MATT TURNER in the summer.

Former Celtic and Scotland striker

LEIGH GRIFFITHS joined Falkirk in the Scottish third tier for the rest of the season. In the Premiershi­p, Dundee appointed former Scotland assistant manager MARK McGHEE, STEPHEN ROBINSON left Morecambe to take change of St Mirren and Aberdeen installed JIM GOODWIN as manager.


On-loan Leicester City winger ADEMOLA LOOKMAN, a World Cup winner with England’s Under-20s, switched his internatio­nal allegiance to Nigeria, while Everton midfielder ABDOULAYE DOUCOURE confirmed his switch from France to Mali.


South Korean internatio­nal KOO JA-CHEOL joined Jeju United in the K-League from Al Khor in Qatar.


Minnesota United signed Paraguay internatio­nal LUIS AMARILLA from Velez Sarsfield, and JOZY ALTIDORE completed a free transfer from Toronto FC to New England Revolution.


Paraguay playmaker OSCAR

ROMERO joined Boca Juniors on a free transfer, and Rosario Central signed ex-West Bromwich Albion midfielder CLAUDIO YACOB on loan from Huracan. Velez Sarsfield captured

SANTIAGO CASERES permanentl­y from Villarreal, four years after selling him to the La Liga side.

Former Lazio, West Ham United and Boca Juniors striker MAURO ZARATE joined Brazilian outfit Juventude.

 ?? ?? U20World Cup winner… Lookman
U20World Cup winner… Lookman
 ?? ?? Shot-stopper… USA keeper Matt Turner
Shot-stopper… USA keeper Matt Turner
 ?? ?? Fresh start…Jack Wilshere in training at his new club
Fresh start…Jack Wilshere in training at his new club

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