Last week, the curtain fell on the European season of the competitions for clubs, and the transfer market has started heating up again.
Ferencvaros was the first of the eight participants in the F8 in Belgrade that presented its roster for the season 2022/23. Pieces of information regarding the transfers have been coming from France, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Spain…
Argyropoulos joins Ferencvaros, along with three Hungarians
Ferencvaros presented its roster for the 2022/23 season at today’s press conference.
Four new players arrived.
The biggest reinforcement is Olympic silver medalist Stylianos Argyropoulos. It was rumored for a while that the Greek universal player would arrive at Ferencvaros, and that was confirmed today. Argyropoulos (26) played for Ethnikos (2014 -2017), Olympiacos (2017 – 2021) and Jug (2021/22). He won the Champions League with Olympiacos, the silver medal in the same competition a year after, and many domestic trophies with the best Greek club. In the previous season, Argyropoulos won the Croatian Championships and the bronze medal in the Regional League with Jug.
After his last game for Jug, at the Final Eight last week, Argyropoulos spoke to Total Waterpolo
“I had a perfect year in Jug. It was a great time for me as a person and a player. They helped me a lot to improve inside and during tactics. I learned a lot of things. I played some great games in Regional League, the national championship and Cup and the Champions League. I will be at Ferencvaros for two years. They are a great team. I will try to help them achieve their goals.”, Argyropoulos said (the quote was written by James Spencer-Boyce)
Besides Argyropoulos, Ferencvaros’ additions are three Hungarians Adam Nagy, Viktor Vadovics and Bence Varga.
Adam Nagy (24) arrives from Szolnok. He won the LEN Euro Cup and the Hungarian Championships with Szolnok in 2021. Before Szolnok, he played for UVSE, OSC and Miskolc. Representing Hungary, Nagy clinched the gold medal at the 2018 World Cup.
Left-handed Victor Vadovics (24) played for UVSE (2009 – 2016), Miskolc (2016 – 2020) and Vasas (2020 – 2022). He won two medals (gold and bronze) with Hungary’s youth team.
Bence Varga (20) is a player from Ferencvaros’ junior school, who was on loan at Kaposvar last season.
Two players left Ferencvaros.
One of the best left-handed players in the world Marton Vamos will continue his career abroad, Ferencvaros announced. According to unofficial information, Vamos will move to Greece and join Filip Filipovic on the right side of Olympiacos’ attack.
A young Balazs Nyiri, who is a leftie, as well as Vamos, will go somewhere on loan.
There were rumors that Szilard Jansik could leave Ferencvaros. Still, head coach Zsolt Varga will count on Jansik in the following season.
Goalkeepers: Soma Vogel, Daniel Szakonyi. Field players: Stylianos Argyropoulos, Gergo Fekete, Lorinc Gabor, Szilard Jansik, Luca Damonte, Erik Molnar, Nemanja Ubovic, Daniil Merkulov, Adam Nagy, Toni Nemet, Zoltan Pohl, Viktor Vadovics, Bence Varga, Denes Varga, Vendel Vigvari. Head coach: Zsolt Varga.
Five players leave Barceloneta
Barceloneta said goodbye to five players. Legendary goalkeeper Dani Lopez retired at the age of 41. Today, the club confirmed that Alvaro Granados, Oscar Asensio, Albert Ponfarrada, and Australian Joe Bruce Scott had left Barceloneta.
It’s sure that Alvaro Granados, the big star of the Spanish national team, will move to Novi Beograd, but an official confirmation is still missing.
Besides Granados, Novi Beograd’s reinforcements are Dimitrios Skoumpakis (Vouliagmeni) and goalkeeper Radoslav Filipovic (Sabac). However, the club hasn’t officially confirmed none of the transfers yet.
Marko Petkovic moves to Strasbourg
The French clubs have been very active in the transfer market in the last few days.
Strasbourg, which will play in the LEN Euro Cup, has confirmed three signings.
A member of the national team of Montenegro, Marko Petkovic, moved to Strasbourg from Jadran Herceg Novi. Petkovic was born in Belgrade. He got Montenegrin citizenship a few years ago, was Jadran’s captain in the past few seasons, and debuted for Montenegro in 2017. Before Jadran, he played for Beograd, Galatasaray,Budva, Barceloneta, Radnicki and Miskolc. He won the 2014 Champions League playing for Barceloneta.
Another Montenegrin Olympian, Vlado Popadic, joined Strasbourg. He arrived from Pays d’Aix, where he played in the past few seasons. Earlier, he was a member of Jadran Herceg Novi.
Petkovic and Popadic will join Montenegrin center-forward Sasa Misic, who renewed the contract with Strasbourg.
Strasbourg’s third reinforcement is Steven Vitrant. The young French came from Douai.
Tourcoing Lille has high ambitions. As we already wrote, the club that finished 3rd in the French League will have a new coach. Petar Kovacevic, who coached Spandau in the past several seasons, will guide Tourcoing. Several excellent players will arrive at the club.
Tourcoing announced that it had signed a contract with experienced French Mehdi Marzouki. The member of the French national team played for Noisy-le-Sec on several occasions, for the last time between 2019 and 2022. He played for Marseille, Spandau 04, Sintez Kazan…
Young Montenegrin Matija Brguljan left Waspo98 Hannover and moved to Tourcoing.
Mathieu Peisson, who was Marzouki’s teammate, signed a contract with Pays d’Aix.
Besides Marzouki and Peisson, goalkeeper Stefan Zivojinovic left Noisy-le-Sec.
Hannover says goodbye to seven players; Olympic champion leaves Spandau
Waspo Hannover suffered many changes on the roster after winning a new “double crown” in Germany and 6th place in the Champions League.
The club has confirmed that seven players had left the club: Petar Muslim, Darko Brguljan (both Primorje), Matija Brguljan (Tourcoing), Julian Real (retired), national team’s goalkeeper Moritz Schenkel (ASC Duisburg),Jorn Winkelhorst (?), Ivan Nagaev (?).
As things stand now, several Croats will move to Hannover. It has been already confirmed that Andrija Basic would move to Hannover from Telimar Palermo. Hannover’s possible reinforcements are Hrvoje Benic (Jug), Luka Lozina (Vouliagmeni).
Nagaev has been targeted by Vasas and Marseille.
Olympic champion Nikola Dedovic left the second-best German club Spandau 04 after six years spent at the club.
Partizan without two center-forwards
Seven-time European champion Partizan renovated the team last summer. But, the club is facing new troubles and might leave without most of the experienced players. To remind, Olympic champion Stefan Mitrovic retired a few months ago.
Since the beginning of the transfer market, two center-forwards have departed from Partizan. As we already published ten days ago, Nemanja Vico signed for Radnicki Kragujevac.
Today, Ortigia announced that Petar Velkic had joined the Syracuse-based team. Velkic started playing water polo in Partizan. He was a player of Sabac between 2017 and 2021. He won the Serbian Championships and the Cup with Sabac. Last year he returned to Partizan, but he left the most decorated Serbian club.
Velkic will replace Montenegrin center-forward Filip Klikovac who said goodbye to Ortigia.
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