The past few weeks has been a bad advertisement for the top leagues in Europe as cases of Fans misbehaviour have headlined the news. The recent case of a fan running onto the pitch in the derby clash between Birmingham and Aston Villa reinforces the dangerous precedent in recent years.
The club of Olympiakos was recently penalized for a huge amount of 90 thousand Euros following trouble by the crowd present in its match which was held in the Europa League against the club of AC Milan in the last month. UEFA sanctioned the side of Greek on the last Friday over the offense of pitch invasion, blocked stairways, and the ridiculous activity of setting-off of some fireworks on and off the field during a match in which the club defeated Milan on 13th of December, held at the Piraeus.
Greek Superleague giants Olympiakos FC have completed the signing of former Manchester City man, Yaya Toure on a free transfer.
Greek outfitPanetolikos have been able to bring in Sierra Leone star Alhassan Kamara on a two-year contract. The 25-year-old claims that the presence of TraianosDellas was a decisive factor in helping him convince about a move to Greek football.Dellas was part of the Greek team that managed to create history by winning the Euro 2004. He is now trying to make a career in management and one of his key signings since becoming a manager is Kamara. The player was on the books of Swedish outfit Hacken BK but he has left the team by mutual consent.
Premier League side Liverpool are still searching for a capable replacement for Loris Karius in goal, as per reports from the Merseyside. The club has considered options in Alisson of AS Roma and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid. However, these two would surely cost the club a lot and in the end it might be impossible to poach.
Amid report that Greece international SokratisPapastathopoulosis unclear about his future at Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal are in touch with the defender to see if they can lure him to the Emirates to add more verve, experience and strength to their ailing defence which saw them lose a couple of high profile games last season, in bid to be top contenders for this season’s Premier League title which they last won in 2004.
The transfer rumour that has plagued the North London side over the years has reached an alarming rate making it utterly daunting to keep tabs on them. This uncertainty with the Gunners has provided immensely heated debates about the deficiencies, strength and quality of the squad.
A prominent transfer rumour that came to the fore was this summer’s link of the Orange international Virgil van Dijk to the Emirate as touching his excellent and anchoring performances for the Southampton’s defence line last season.