Mladost Zagreb, the Regional League winner, brought its second reinforcement for the next season.
A left-handed attacker Ante Viskovic (26), after four seasons spent in Jadran Split, moved to Mladost Zagreb.
Viskovic was very close to moving to Romania. He agreed with Steaua Bucharest a few months ago. But the Romanian champion decided to play without foreigners in the next season. It seemed that Viskovic would stay in Split, but, in the end, he accepted the offer by Mladost.
He was one of the best scorers in the team of Jadran. In the last four seasons, he scored 74 goals. Before coming to Jadran, Viskovic played for Jug Dubrovnik and Mornar Split.
As we mentioned, Viskovic is this summer’s second newcomer to Mladost, after Mislav Vrlic, who came from Primorje Rijeka.
Milos Cuk and Alex Bowen left the Zagreb based club. Still, many of the players renewed their contracts: Ivan Marcelic, Luka Bukic, Konstantin Kharkov, Josip Vrlic, Cosmin Radu, Lovre Milos, Jerko Jurlina, Matias Biljaka, Franko Lazic. Head coach Zoran Bajic, also, stayed in the club.
Last season, Mladost won the Regional League and the Croatian Cup, and it wants to battle for new trophies in the new season, too. On August 31, Mladost will start the preparations. The season in Croatia begins on October 3.
The Greek clubs are still active in the transfer market.
Today, Olympiacos announced that an 18-year-old goalkeeper Giannis Syrmas, who was on loan in Glyfada, returned to the club. He will replace the Serb Stefan Zivojinovic, who moved to Noisy-le-Sec.
To date, five new players have joined Olympiacos: Max Irwing (Ydraikos), Marios Kapotsis (Steaua), Thanasis Chrysospathis (Szentes), Achilles Grammatikos (Apollon Smyrnis) and Syrmas.
Departures from Olympiacos this summer: Maro Jokovic (Brescia), Stefan Mitrovic (Apollon Smyrnis),Ivan Buljubasic (Trieste), Stefan Zivojinovic (Noisy-le-Sec), Emmanouil Mylonakis (Vouliagmeni), Ippokratis Chalyvopoulos (Palaio Faliro), Alexandros Gounas (Apollon).
One of Olympiacos’s biggest rivals in the Greek League and Cup will be Vouliagmeni, which continued the series of the signings. The Croat Andrija Basic, who has been playing for Vouliagmeni since 2018, extended the contract for one more year.
In the next season, Vouliagmeni will have two Croats in the team, as Luka Lozina arrived from Jug Dubrovnik. Besides Lozina, Vouliagmeni managed to bring Emmanouil Mylonakis (Olympiacos), Iannis Alafragkis (Palaio Faliro), Charalambos Troulos (Palaio Faliro). An experienced captain Christos Afroudakis renewed the contract.
In the last few days, we have written about the financial difficulties of the club Chios, which was considering withdrawing from the A1 Greek League. Chios will continue to play in the highest league if the club and the local authorities manage to realize the plans. At the joint press conference, the mayor of Chios Stamatis Karmantzis and the club president Skapinakis called the local companies and citizens of the island of Chios to support the club financially. The Municipality authorities will also support the club, but this can’t be done forever as Karamantzis said at the press conference.
Two Americans – Bennett Williams (Stanford University) and Team USA’s goalkeeper Drew Holland, who, also graduated from Stanford, and played in Spain earlier (Caballa) are the new players of Chios, according to the information announced by the USA Water Polo federation. But, the club still hasn’t officially confirmed the two transfers.
The series of departures from Partizan Belgrade continues. A 22-year-old center-forward Bilal Gbadamassi, who has played for the national team of the Netherlands, left Partizan, after two years spent in Belgrade. He returns to his homeland. Gbadamassi signed a contract with Schuurman-BZC, the club he played for before moving to Serbia.
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