-- Many National Team Players Changing Clubs --
The winter transfer season will be a busy one for many of the Greek National Team players as many of them will be playing for a new club come February while many others have already made their move to a new team.
Sotiris Ninis, Panagiotis Kone, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Dimitris Siovas, and Giorgos Tzavellas have already changed club teams this winter transfer season.
Sotiris Ninis remained in Belgium signing with Mechelen after being released from Charleroi.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos stayed in Germany and will finish the season on loan at Hamburg from Bayer Leverkusen after playing the first half of the season on loan at Leipzig.
Giorgos Tzavellas signed with Turkish club Alanyaspor after he broke his deal with PAOK.
In addition to the above deals that have been officially completed, many other Greek internationals could be playing for a new team before the transfer window closes at the end of January.
Kostas Manolas has been in tremendous form with Roma and has caught the eye of many of Europe’s premier clubs. Despite Roma’s hefty asking price of €45 Million for the 25-year old, many clubs (especially Inter Milan and Manchester United) are willing to pay to acquire Manolas.
Andreas Samaris has lost his position in Benfica’s starting eleven and could be making a move in January, with Sunderland willing to pay over €20 Million to the Portuguese club. If Samaris remains in Portugal, he has stated that he will fight for his position back in the starting lineup.
On the flip side, Giannis Maniatis and Alexandros Tziolis are “foreigners” with their respective clubs, Olympiacos and PAOK, and both players will need to find a new team if they want to get a call up from Michael Skibbe for March’s qualifiers.