Wolves ready to offload outcast Jonny Otto for cut-price £2.5m, while Brentford are resigned to losing Ivan Toney in the summer – AHEAD OF THE GAME

  • Defender Jonny Otto banished by Wolves boss Gary O’Neil after fall-out
  • Brentford striker Ivan Toney has just 18 months left on his current deal
  • Clubs are RIGHT to realise that stellar players shouldn’t just walk into management. They have to do the hard yards – It’s All Kicking Off 

Wolves have made former record signing Jonny Otto available for a cut-price £2.5million.

The Spanish defender has been banned from first-team sessions and facilities by boss Gary O’Neil since an extraordinary incident in training last month, in which he elbowed team-mate Tawanda Chirewa and spat at a member of the coaching staff, before going on to vandalise an area of the players’ room. 

Wolves paid Celta Vigo £18m for Jonny four years ago, but are willing to take a major loss on him, despite the fact he has 18 months on his contract.

Defender Jonny Otto was banished by Wolves boss Gary O’Neil after extraordinary fall-out

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Brentford resigned to losing Toney

Brentford are yet to offer a new contract to Ivan Toney, despite him having only 18 months on his deal.  

The striker is on the same terms from when he left Peterborough four years ago and is interesting Arsenal and Chelsea, despite not playing since May due to a betting ban. 

Brentford want to keep Toney for the rest of the season, but are resigned to losing him in the summer. His ban is up on January 17.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has just 18 months left on his current deal and the club are resigned to losing him in the summer

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has just 18 months left on his current deal and the club are resigned to losing him in the summer

No match for US deal

Women’s Super League clubs should not get too excited about matching the new four-year, £200million TV deal of the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA when their TV rights are auctioned this month. 

Over half of that headline NWSL figure relates to production costs and marketing, with the value of the contract with Amazon, CBS and ESPN actually around £20m-a year. 

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The WSL’s deal with Sky Sports and the BBC is up at the end of the season.

UEFA blow for Hewitt 

Aleksander Ceferin’s plans to stay as Uefa president until 2031 by extending term limits could have implications for FA chair Debbie Hewitt, who was widely expected to join the European governing body’s executive committee next year. 

As part of Ceferin’s plot to extend his term in office, committee members will also be permitted longer terms, so fewer places will become available.

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