Mitroglou told to leave Marseille

Mitroglou told to leave Marseille

The agent of Kostas Mitroglou claims the striker is happy at Galatasaray after being told to find a new club by Marseille.

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Another summer transfer window of uncertainty awaits the experienced Greek striker, Kostas Mitroglou. According to recent reports, he has been told by parent club Marseille to “find a new club.” This has left the 31-year-old in an awkward position as he has no future at Marseille, yet at the same time, Galatasaray (where he spent the second half of last season on loan) is considering prematurely ending his loan deal, despite having another 12 months to run.

It had been assumed for some time that he is an outcast at Marseille, but his loan in Turkey expires at the end of next season. Mitroglou’s agent, Panos Galariotis, attempted to put an end to these Galatasaray exit rumors by stating “the information is silly, Kostas has another year to run on his Galatasaray contract and is happy there.”

However, should he hypothetically leave Galatasaray, he would surely have no problem in finding a new home. One of his old clubs in Olympiacos have been interested in bringing him back for another stint for some time.

Mitroglou is a top European striker and has scored goals at most career destinations - Monchengladbach, Piraeus, London (not very successful), Lisbon, Marseille, and Istanbul (not very successful). This proven track record would hold him in good stead, coupled with the fact that has also won trophies everywhere he has gone - the League-Cup double he notched with Galatasaray was the sixth of his career. He won four at Olympiacos (2008, 2009, 2012, 2015) and one with Benfica (2017). On top of this, he has won nine League titles, six Cups, one League Cup and one Super Cup.

The Kavala-born forward is the highest Greek scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League with 16 goals and is also in the top seven of Greek scorers of all time with 17 goals to date. He recently surpassed 250 career goals and is the only Greek to ever do so - 224 goals at club level and 34 goals with the Ethniki.

As a result, should he go unwanted by Galatasaray, it would be very feasible to think he would have no difficulty in finding a new club to continue his career.


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