At the moment, AEK Athens is putting together a transfer campaign for the upcoming season to bring in the best players. This is a club that is around for almost 100 years and has always been regarded as one of the most important clubs in Greece. As such, it always had plenty of money to spend on players who can help them win more football games.
Josh Bowler has only made three appearances since leaving Blackpool and already reports are suggesting his loan move to Greece has turned sour. The 23-year-old was once again left out of Olympiakos’ squad at the weekend as they edged past lowly OFI 2-1 to remain third in the table behind AEK Athens and leaders Panathinaikos. The winger, who completed a deadline day move to Nottingham Forest before immediately being sent out on loan to Athens, initially looked to have started brightly under former Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan.
Newly promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest opted out of the deal to sign French international defender DjibrilSidibe after they chose Ivorian national team skipper Serge Aurier over him as revealed by French publication L’Equipe.
Greek club AEK Athens and three other European clubs are keen on signing Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza this summer. This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Spanish media. The aforementioned Mingueza is not in the long-term plans of manager Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona and he could leave the club before the end of this summer’s transfer window. Catalan media outlet Mundo Deportivo reported the interest of several European teams in Mingueza.
Reports in Poland claim Birmingham City are interested in signing Przemyslaw Placheta and now there are suggestions AEK Athens are also keen on the Norwich City winger. Polish news site Meczyki claims that management of the Greek Super League side are looking to sign the 24-year-old this summer. Their latest report on Placheta comes less than 24 hours after claims that several Championship clubs were also interested in the winger. Birmingham City were the only club mentioned in the report, with suggestions that the Blues could look towards striking a loan to buy deal with Norwich.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed how he was snubbed by Greek club AEK Athens before bagging the managerial job at his Scottish Premiership outfit.