Andro Buslje, Croatia captain, returns to his homeland. After a season spent in Pro Recco, Andre Buslje signed a 1-year contract with Mladost Zagreb.
Buslje, the 2012 Olympic champion and winner of many medals at the major competitions, started his career in Jug Dubrovnik. He left Jug in 2015, and afterward played for Posillipo (2015/16 season), Olympiacos (2016-2019), and Pro Recco in the previous season.
Buslje is the only player in the history of water polo, who won seven medals at the World Championships (two golds, one silver, and four bronze medals). He clinched the Champions League’s winning trophy two times – with Jug (2006) and Olympiacos (2018).
Buslje left Pro Recco a few months ago, and then he was considering several offers. In the end, he accepted the invitation from Zagreb. One of the most awaited this summer’s transfers was realized today. According to unofficial sources, Buslje was in talks with Serbian champion Sabac and Vouliagmeni, as well.
“After my contract with the former club expired, Mladost contacted me, and we talked about a transfer. We agreed. I am moving to Zagreb, and I hope both sides will be satisfied! “, Buslje said after the signings. (source Mladost press release).
“Mladost and Jug are eternal rivals in the Croatian Championship and the European stage, as well. It will not be easy to play against Jug, since I have spent most of my life in that club. But, we are professionals, and I will approach that game like any other match. I expect that Mladost will continue winning trophies in the next season, as it did last year. The most important thing will be if we are all satisfied with our game and with our play! “
Last season, Mladost retained the trophy in the Regional League and won the Croatian Cup.
By bringing Buslje, Mladost finished the activities in the transfer market. Three new players arrived at the club: Ante Viskovic (Jadran Split), Mislav Vrlic (Primorje), and Buslje. As many players left Mladost: Milos Cuk (Novi Beograd), Alex Bowen (Apollon) and Aljosa Kunac (retired). Many of the players who were on the last season’s roster renewed their contracts: Ivan Marcelic, Luka Bukic, Konstantin Kharkov, Josip Vrlic, Cosmin Radu, Lovre Milos, Jerko Jurlina, Matias Biljaka, Franko Lazic.
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