Klonaridis and Kolovetsios first on Panathinaikos’ list
With preseason training set to get underway on June 26, Panathinaikos are moving to resolve any open cases regarding their roster. The Prasini wish to have a more complete image of the team during the first stages of preseason training in order to proceed with further additions.
First and foremost, Viktor Klonaridis remains Panathinaikos’ top priority in the summer transfer window. Nikos Lymberopoulos has made contact with Lens and the Prasini are willing to activate the player’s buyout clause after his loan spell in Athens. Although the teams have not yet come to an agreement, the Prasin remain hopeful for an official. Lymberopoulos has made clear to Lens that he wants a final answer by the end of the week or else Panathinaikos will move forward with an alternative option that will fit Klonaridis’ profile.
As for Masoud, the player has stated that Panathinaikos have made an offer to Panionios since January, however at the time, the Kyanerythri did not want to give up the player. In an interview with Iranian network “Tashim News,” the 32-year old stated that he is still contemplating Panathinaikos’ offer, although he could very well remain with the Neo Smyrniotes for the upcoming season.
Rasmus Thelander is likely leaving the Athens and the club has already made moves to find his replacement. Both Nikos Lyberopoulos and Marinos Ouzounidis seem to have chosen AEK’s Dimitris Kolovetsios to take his place in the defensive line. The 25-year old defender will be released by AEK at the end of June and according to Live Sport, he has already reached a deal with the city rivals.
One of Panathinaikos’ top players from last season, Rodrigo Moledo, has recently draw interest from teams in the Turkish Super Lig, although nothing has officially been announced. In recent reports, the 29-year old was close to Internacional, however the deal broke through as the Brazilian club’s offer did not meet Panathinaikos’ demands.
Finally, a report from the United Arab Emirates stated that Al Ain are interested in Marcus Berg but yet again, nothing has officially been announced by the club. Berg’s contract has a buy-out clause of €10 million with the player having stated in the past that if he leaves Panathinaikos, he wants to move to a competitive, top-level league.