Rangers have extended the contract of World in Motion client Neil Alexander in a deal that runs until 2014. Scotland international Alexander is battling it out with fellow international Allan McGregor for the no 1 jersey at Ibrox.
Bristol City have beaten off competition from newly promoted Premier League club Blackpool as well as a host of Championship rivals to sign highly rated striker Brett Pitman. Pitman scored 62 goals in 197 appearances for Bournemouth and was at the club for six years before deciding the time was right to challenge himself at a higher level.
The former Fulham and England Under 19 goalkeeper Wesley Foderingham has signed a 2 year contract with Championship Crystal Palace FC.
Paul Rachubka has signed an improved 2 year contract with Premier League newcomers Blackpool FC. The former Manchester United goalkeeper will be aiming to secure a starting line-up for the tangerines having played in more than half of the games last season.
Turkey Under 18 international Kamil Tevfik left Millwall at the end of last season and joined Turkish Superliga new boys Bucaspor on a 2 – year deal. His move will give him the opportunity to play against European big boys Fenerbache and Galatasaray.
WiM client Joao Moutinho left Sporting Lisbon this week to join Portuguese rivals FC Porto for a transfer fee of in excess of 11 million Euros. Joao had been at Sporting since the age of 14 and the former Everton target has opted for a fresh start and for champions League football.
After breaking the Premier League record by becoming the youngest ever player in FAPL history, ‘Lenny’ has joined German high-fliers Hamburg on a 3-year deal. Sowah is a Germany Under 18 international and hopes his move to the Bundesliga will cement his international position. The promising left back was a sought after commodity with some of Europe’s biggest clubs chasing his signature.
Promising young goalkeeper John Ruddy left Everton this week in search of first team opportunities. After a highly successful season on loan at Motherwell newly promoted Norwich signed Ruddy on a 3 – year deal and for an initial transfer fee of £250,000.
Exciting young forward Helder Barbosa joined Portuguese league runners up SC Braga this week. He was subject to a straight swap for a Polish goalkeeper and signed a 2-year deal at the club.
World in Motion client Jay Demerit was, last night, named as one of the USA squad of 23 players who are set to attend the World Cup next month.