Will Ivan Brnić return to Maribor in winter? No way to find a winger in Greece, loan elsewhere a very realistic option
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In Telemach First League was blitzing, it could hardly have been more so, but apparently the leap from the Maribor to Olympiakos was simply too much for him. Ivan Brnić is having problems in Athens, he is not at all at home in Greek football. The 22-year-old left winger has played only two games for the Red-Whites since his transfer, spending only 15 minutes on the pitch.
At the same time, Olympiakos has not signed him up to play in Europe, which further shows that coach Diego Martinez is not counting on him, at least at the moment.
According to EkipaSN, Ivan Brnić could leave Olympiakos in the winter transfer window if he wants to play regularly, but there is – clearly – a problem. The Croatian has already played for two clubs this season, but cannot play for a third. The solution could be one of those leagues where a new season will start at the beginning of 2024. The solution, of course, could also be Maribor.
In its today’s edition, Sport daily suggests that Maribor could return the Dalmatian footballer to Ljudski vrt for six months, as a loan player. That the new coach Ante Šimundza would probably not mind such a scenario is certainly not far from the truth.
After all, Ivan Brnić was one of the most prominent players in the Telemach First League before his transfer, as evidenced by the statistics: he played 53 games for Maribor, scored 10 goals and registered 15 assists.
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