Will he go to Celje or not? Aljaž Krefl was on the verge of signing, but the departure of coach Alberto Riera complicated things
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Aljaž Krefl is one of the players who will be without contract at the end of the year when looking for new employers. So far, there are no indications that the left wing-back will renew his contract with the Olimpija
and this was one of the reasons why Aljaž Krefl has already taken advantage of the situation and started talks with Celje.
Talks between the two sides were at a fairly advanced stage, and at one point it seemed only a matter of time before Aljaž Krefl would sign with the league-leading club from the capital Telemach First League. But then things got complicated. The reason? Albert Riera.
It was the Spaniard who insisted on bringing the former national team youngster to Celje. This is not surprising, as the duo has already worked very well together in Ljubljana. Aljaž Krefl may even have played the best football of his career under Alberto Riera. The new Bordeaux coach even said at one point that Aljaž Krefl deserved to be called up to the Slovenian national team.
But after Riera left Celje, according to unofficial information, the interest of the Štajerska club in signing Krefl also faded. The contract has not yet been signed, and it is questionable whether it will be. Things could also change a lot on the other side, with Olimpija.
Zoran Zeljković has taken over the Dragons and it is possible that the arrival of the latter will be the reason why Aljaž Krefl could extend his stay with the Dragons. In any case, the story will have an epilogue soon: if the 29-year-old does not sign a new contract with Olimpija, he will start the New Year as a free agent. As such, he will probably have no problem finding a new employer…
This text was automatically translated using AI.