Pedro Henrique set to return to Thessaloniki, Sverrir Ingason deal falls through
PAOK have been involved in a lot of transfer business over the last month and AGONAsport’s Athan Stylos takes a further look at the news surrounding the club as the transfer window comes to a close.
Pedro Henrique returns back to Toumba
Over the past couple of months, there have been rumours that Pedro Henrique and George Savvidis were in talks about Henrique’s return back to Thessaloniki after two loan spells at Qarabag and FC Astana. The rumors proved correct as a deal has been agreed upon between FC Astana, where he has been loaned out to this season, and PAOK. Henrique bid farewell to the Kazakhstan club on Saturday club and is eager to return back to the two-time Greek Cup champions.
Biseswar signs until 2022
Dutch winger, Diego Biseswar, has penned a new contract extension which will see him at PAOK until 2022. George Savvidis revealed this information through his Instagram account a couple of days ago which was then officially confirmed by the club shortly after.
The contract extension of Biseswar comes as the club continues to keep its core group of players for the near future with hopes of continued team success. In addition to being a crucial part of PAOK’s attacking frontline, Biseswar’s character on and off the pitch fits in perfectly with his teammates and the club’s overall mentality
Sverrir Ingason deal falls through
PAOK looked set on securing the services of Icelandic international and current FC Rostov defender Sverrir Ingason, however, in the last couple of days, negotiations between the two clubs have broken down. Reports suggest that the Russian club raised their transfer fee to 6 million euros, meaning PAOK have pulled out of the race for the centre-back’s signature.
Omar El Kaddouri convinced to remain at PAOK by Ivan Savvidis
Reports last week suggested that PAOK attacker Omar El Kaddouri was set to depart Thessaloniki and move to Italian side Parma. However, that has now changed as both Razvan Lucescu and Ivan Savvidis convinced him to remain at the club until the end of the league campaign. Despite El Kaddouri desire to move to Parma, the influential figures at PAOK held discussions with the Moroccan on Friday afternoon, which persuaded him to remain in Thessaloniki.
The loss of talented Warda back to Atromitos
PAOK have yet again loaned out talented Egyptian midfielder Amr Warda after he had struggled to adapt to the demands of manager Razvan Lucescu this season. PAOK feel with the addition of Pedro Henrique, he can fulfil the void left by Warda, as Henrique has the ability to play as a natural and pure winger. PAOK also received talented left-back Dimitris Giannoulis from a loan spell at Atromitos, giving PAOK more defensive cover and depth in the second half of the season.
The Yevhen Khacheridi dilemma
Reports claim that PAOK are willing to offload centre-back Yevhen Khacheridi who has struggled with inconsistent performances when given the opportunity to claim a regular spot in the starting eleven. However, PAOK are struggling to find clubs that are willing to negotiate with them for the services of the experienced Ukrainian defender.