AEK closing in on Araujo
As the transfer window comes to an end, AEK are close to finalizing Sergio Araujo’s return to the club. Developments are expected on Tuesday and if all goes well, Araujo will sign a new deal with the Kitrinomavri. Chygrynskiy’s recent injury has sprung talks of signing an additional stopper before the end of the month.
On Sunday, AEK played to a goalless draw against PAS Giannina, and the Kitrinomavri failed to score for a fourth match out of their last six. The team seems to be in dire need of a player that will put the ball into the back of the net and bring life to AEK’s attacking line. Last year’s fan favorite, Sergio Araujo is the club’s player of choice for the striker’s position and his return to Athens looks to be more of a possibility as the transfer window nears its end.
According to sources, Araujo’s current club, Las Palmas, are moving urgently to sign a striker, which would leave Araujo as the third-string striker in Las Palmas’ line-up. Las Palmas are close to signing Remy, who was recently released by Chelsea, however Las Palmas are not the only team interested in signing the 30-year old striker. In the case that Remy does not sign with the Spanish side, they will surely turn their attention elsewhere and sign a striker before the end of the month.
The current situation at Las Palmas has opened the doors for Araujo’s return to AEK, a transfer saga that has surrounded the club since May. The Enosis have made a great offer to Las Palmas, which exceeds €3 million, and includes a one year loan spell for Araujo with a 50% buyout clause at the end of the season.
Rapid developments are expected to take place on Tuesday as the club’s administration remains optimistic that Araujo will officially return to the Kitrinomavri for the new season. According to sportfm.gr, the deal could even close as soon as Tuesday, but his return depends solely on Las Palmas’ ability to sign a striker before the end of the month.
The Enosis are also thinking to sign a stopper after Chygrynskiy’s injury will result in surgery, with his time away from the pitch to be decided after the procedure.