AEK’s Traustason looking to cut short his troubled time in Greece
Icelandic midfielder Arnor Ingvi Traustason, who only joined AEK on a season’s long loan during the summer, is already looking for a way out of the Athens club. In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, the 24 year old spoke of his discontent with the current situation.
Traustason has made a handful of fleeting appearances since joining AEK, mainly being trusted for Greek Cup matches. Unsurprisingly, the Iceland international is unhappy with how things are turning out in Greece. During an interview with Expressen, he touched upon his fractious relationship with head coach Manolo Jimenez. “The coach said that he doesn’t count on me, adding that I need to find a new club. I want to play in order to not lose my place with the national team, my agent is working on the situation and we will see what happens,” stated Traustason.
Given AEK’s recent injury troubles, it’s strange that Jimenez has categorically refused to give Traustason a chance, even leaving him out of the match squad for the important derby against Panathinaikos. With key midfield men Petros Mantalos and Jakob Johansson out long term, Traustason would have expected to gain a starting spot. However, it does look as though he will be looking to cancel his loan deal from Rapid Wien come the winter transfer window.