Olympiacos confirmed that it had completed one more big transfer.
Croatia’s captain Andro Buslje signed a 2-year contract with the Greek champion. Buslje is the third Olympiacos’ addition this summer, after Filip Filipovic and Djuro Radovic.
He returns to Olympiacos after two years. The experienced defender (35-year-old) played for Olympiacos between 2016 and 2019 and won the Champions League with the Piraeus-based club in 2018.
After leaving Olympiacos, Buslje played for Pro Recco for one season, while he moved to Mladost last summer. He finished the season with Mladost winning the Croatian League a few days ago. He was voted the MVP of the playoffs final.
It was known that Olympiacos was interested in Buslje, and after the end of the Croatian League, the transfer has been officially confirmed.
Before his first arrival at Olympiacos, Buslje played for Jug (2004 – 2015), and Posillipo (2015/16). He lifted the Champions League trophy twice since he was the European champion with Jug in the season 2005/06.
He has been one of the key players of the Croatian national team for years and has a total of 17 medals with Croatia, including two at the Olympic Games (gold in 2012 and silver in 2016).
Buslje is the only water polo player who has collected seven medals at the World Championships (2 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze medals)
Interestingly, Olympiacos now has two record-holders on the roster. Filipovic is the only player who has won six gold medals at the European Championships.
“I am very happy to be back at Olympiakos. I spent three excellent seasons in Greece, and I look forward to starting next year. I will give my best to win titles again and celebrate them with our fans. Olympiacos is one of the top clubs in Europe, and I have experienced great moments in my career there. I hope that we will achieve similar successes in the future “, Buslje said for Olympiacos’ official website.
According to rumors, Buslje’s teammate at the Croatian national team, goalkeeper Marko Bijac (Pro Recco), and Ioannis Fountoulis (Ferencvaros) will join Olympiacos. But, both will play at the Champions League Final Eight in Belgrade next week. Therefore, these transfers probably won’t be confirmed before the F8. Fountoulis, as well as Buslje, had already played for Olympiacos.
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