The long break due to the coronavirus pandemic affected all the clubs. The teams in Greece will, probably, continue the league, but they also have plans for the next season, so the transfer window in Greece is already opened. There have been just a few news and a lot of rumors regarding transfers.
The Greek federation aims to resume the league, but the final decision still hasn’t be made, the calendar hasn’t be determined, and that has become a quite problem for making the plans. Many things depend on the Government’s decisions.
Four foreigners have played for the best Greek club Olympiacos this season. Croat Ivan Buljubasic announced that he had left the club. Some sources say that his fellow countryman Maro Jokovic has a few offers (including an offer from Brescia), but he said that he doesn’t want to talk about a new club until the end of the Greek season. Besides them, Serbs Stefan Mitrovic and Stefan Zivojinovic (goalkeeper) have been in Olympiacos since last summer.
According to unofficial information, Olympic champion Stefan Mitrovic might leave Olympiacos. His contract with the Piraeus-based club will expire soon and his future in Greece is questionable. Mitrovic arrived in Olympiacos after he won the 2019 Champions League with Ferencvaros in May. That was his second trophy in the Champions League. The first one he won with Partizan in 2011. He has a lot of medals with the national team of Serbia, including the 2016 Olympic gold, two titles of the world champion etc.
It seems that Olympiacos, the 2018 European champion, still hasn’t determined a budget for the next season. The Greek champion was interested in bringing back Angelos Vlachopoulos after he left Eger. But, the situation in Greece has developed slowly, while Vlachopoulos couldn’t wait and accepted Brescia’s offer.
After Vlachopoulos, Brescia brought another foreigner. Serbian center-forward Djordje Lazic (24 years), who played at the 2019 World Championships (Serbia finished 5th) moved to Brescia and signed a 2-year contract. Lazic is one of the “students” of Partizan’s water polo school. He left Partizan in 2018, and in the previous two seasons, he played for Hungarian Szolnok. So far, four newcomers have joined Brescia. Besides Vlachopoulos and Lazic, two Italians Edoardo di Somma (came from Pro Recco) and Vincenzo Dolce (Sport Management) are new players.
What’s new in Spain?
Marko Avramovic, the world champion with Serbia in 2009, left Sabadell. He joined Sabadell last year. Earlier he played for Partizan, Crvena Zvezda (Red Star), Ferencvaros, Eger and he moved to Spain last year. Avramovic won two Champions Leagues (Partizan in 2011 and Crvena Zvezda in 2013) and the LEN Euro Cup (Ferencvaros in 2017).
Last week, Sabadell bring another Serb – center forward Nemanja Ubovic. He probably won’t be the only Serb in Sabadell since the club negotiates with a few other Serbian players.