Can OM really leave with Mitroglou next season? – Mercato

Olympians supporters have been asking this question every time for the past two years. Indeed, if Kostas Mitroglou (32) has not worn the Olympian jersey for a long time – a defeat at Lille (1-2) in January 2019 – no one is unaware that the Greek still belongs to OM with a contract until June 2021 and that he should report to La Commanderie when training resumes this summer. However, it is not for lack of having tried everything to keep it away, with two successive loans to hooly-news.comtasaray then to PSV Eindhoven. Two experiences that quickly cut short, since Mitrogoal did not shine more in Süper Lig than in Eredivisie, and it is difficult to see how OM could find him a third temporary home ground while waiting for the end of his contract. If we praised the last summer transfer window of Andoni Zubizarreta with the relevant choices of Valentin Rongier and Alvaro Gonzalez, it is clear that the Basque did not have a hollow nose in the summer of 2017, when it was went to get the Greek in Benfica in the last hours before the gong. A Panic Buy at 15 M € (for 50% of the player) and an estimated salary of nearly 4 M € gross per year. We've had better inspirations, to say the least …

The hypothesis of a return to Olympiakos, or even to Benfica Lisbon …

But the Kostas Mitroglou returns to OM is not yet definitively registered. Indeed, two alternative solutions have been discussed in recent weeks. First of all, that of a return to where Kostas made his name, at Olympiakos, where he stacked the pawns between 2012 and 2014. A sea snake mentioned for two years, but which really agitated the Greek press in recent weeks, as journalist Alain Anastasakis explained to us: "The interest is real, there is little doubt about it. But, you should know that the Olympiakos does not really mind transfers at present, beyond the health crisis, with also court cases. Afterwards, the coup is not impossible, even if I do not see the Olympiakos paying compensation ". Second solution and second comeback: a return to Benfica, where Mitro had 52 goals in 88 games. This is The Team Channel who put forward this hypothesis this week in the event of the departure of Carlos Vinicius. The idea is not silly, since the Lisbon club still has half the rights of the player and that, anyway, OM should not ask for transfer fees. The opportunity to recover for free a goal scorer who knows the club perfectly and always has a good rating with supporters. "It's clear, because he scored a lot of goals there, and especially important goals, confirms Alex Ribeiro of the Trivela.fr site. Afterwards, if Benfica succeeds in selling Vinicius to MU or Wolverhampton for 40 M €, they will certainly turn to a younger element, but the rumor does exist in Lisbon ".

And why not dream of a beautiful happy end at OM?

If by chance OM could no longer find solutions for Mitro, the Greek will come back and we will have to do with it. Bad news for a club that is accumulating them right now? Not sure. Indeed, if his repeated injuries finally leave him alone, why not imagine a great story for his last year at OM? Again, Mitro knows how to score goals, it has demonstrated in Greece, Portugal and even at OM during short periods when his thigh has not creaked. 16 goals in fifty matches, many of them as a substitute. Statistics that few strikers have achieved in recent seasons. And then, OM will compete in the Champions League, and that, Kostas knows well. In 41 games, he still planted 14 goals and gave 5 assists. Again, there are few Olympians who can claim to have done the same. So, instead of lamenting over and over again on the return of a flop, there is also reason to say that in a context where the recruits of choice will not be jostled, a Mitro revengeful and eager to finally show what that it will not be worth too much, especially since OM does not have anyone else in its register.