Soldano set to arrive in Athens on Wednesday
Olympiacos’ search for a new striker appears to be reaching its conclusion, with Argentinian forward Franco Soldano reportedly set to arrive in Greece on Wednesday to complete his move from Union de Santa Fe.
As previously reported on AGONAsport, Olympiacos had been heavily linked with 24-year old Argentine striker Franco Soldano, who is currently on the books of Union de Santa Fe in his native country. Since then, negotiations have continued between the two clubs, and it now seems that a deal has been struck to allow Soldano to join Olympiacos.
According to various reports in the media, Union de Santa Fe have agreed to sell Soldano to Olympiacos for around one million euros, however the Argentinian side will receive extra bonuses when/if the Thrylos qualify for the UEFA Champions League with Soldano still on their roster. Union de Santa Fe will also maintain a supposed 20% resale rate on Soldano’s next transfer.
On Wednesday, Soldano will reportedly arrive in Athens to sign a four-year contract with Olympiacos, and he will earn over 400,000 per calendar year at the Piraeus club. In the 2018/2019 Primera Division season in Argentina, Soldano has only scored two goals in 14 appearances, however Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins sees him as the man to lead the Greeks’ attacking line. Assuming Olympiacos do sign Soldano, there is a possibility that either Ahmed Hassan or Dimitris Manos will leave the Erythrolefkoi.
Soldano is known to be eager to continue his career in Europe and he allegedly asked Union de Santa Fe to speed up the transfer process.