AEK activate Livaja’s release clause from Las Palmas
AEK Athens forward Marko Livaja will remain with the club for a further three years, after the club decided to activate his release clause from Las Palmas.
The 24-year old Croat initially joined AEK on a 12-month loan deal from Spanish outfit Las Palmas in July 2017, arriving in Athens with a bad-boy reputation of a player with no discipline. Nevertheless, Livaja enjoyed a renaissance under AEK boss Manolo Jimenez, contributing with eight goals and five assists in 27 Super League appearances to fire the Kitrinomavri to the Greek title. Impressed by his performances, AEK decided to trigger his transfer release clause of 1.8 million, sending an official document to Las Palmas on Monday afternoon.
Last summer, Livaja signed a three-year contract with AEK, which is now immediately put into effect since the newly crowned Greek champions informed Las Palmas of their decision to sign the Croatian striker. According to reports, Livaja will earn 700,000 euros a year with the Enosis.
In recent interviews, Livaja spoke to the press about his desire to stay with AEK, stating that he’s happy in the Greek capital and wants to continue developing as an AEK player.
AEK are yet to confirm the development on their official website.