Natcho set to leave Olympiacos, Camara highly rated

Natcho set to leave Olympiacos, Camara highly rated

Israeli midfielder Bibars Natcho is set to leave Olympiacos, while the Thrylos are intent on extending Mohamed Camara’s contract and the future of Jagos Vukovic is looking rather uncertain.

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Last summer, Natcho joined Olympiacos on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow, however the experienced midfielder has struggled to live up to expectations. So far, the 31-year-old has participated in 32 matches across all competitions for Olympiacos, contributing with one goal and two assists. His only marker was the dramatic winning goal against Asteras Tripolis in the Super League in late September.

According to reports in the media, Olympiacos do not want to continue paying his high wages, and they are eager to cancel his contract with immediate effect. Natcho’s deal with Olympiacos is due to run until the completion of the 2019/2020 season.

Previously in his career, Natcho has played for Hapoel Tel Aviv, Rubin Kazan, PAOK, and CSKA. He has competed in 56 matches for the Israeli national team.



On the other hand, 22-year-old Guinean midfielder Mohamed Camara has been a revelation since transferring to Olympiacos from AC Ajaccio, and the Greeks now want to insert a large release clause in a new contract.

When Camara arrived in Piraeus in July 2018, he was an unknown quantity, however he quickly asserted himself on the Greek scene. Competing in the position of defensive midfielder, Camara has attracted attention with his calm, assured play, providing a productive link between defence and attack. Camara has registered three goals and one assist in 19 Super League matches.

As a result of his brilliant showings, Olympiacos want to extend his contract while also including a release clause exceeding 25 million euros! Clubs from England, France, and Germany have reportedly been closely tracking Camara’s progress, but if they are to take the Guinean midfielder away from Piraeus, they’re going to have to part with big bucks. Olympiacos aren’t willing to listen to offers under 20 million.

Camara’s current value is rated at four million by Transfermarkt.



In the winter, Olympiacos rejected two bids for Serbian defender Jagos Vukovic, but that could all change in the upcoming summer transfer window.

After returning from a loan spell at Hellas Verona, Vukovic has been much improved this season with Olympiacos, committing less mistakes in defence and even popping up with three goals at the other end. Nevertheless, he only has one year remaining on his Olympiacos contract, and instead of extending the agreement, the Thrylos are considering cashing in on the 30-year-old after the season finishes. Sport24 reported that Krasnodar of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr were the teams making enquiries concerning Vukovic in January.

Transfermarkt rates Vukovic’s value at two million. The centre-back has played in a combined total of 28 games in all tournaments in the 2018/2019 season.


by Shaun Nicolaides

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