PAOK, as was seen in the match against OFI, has gaps in its roster. Oliveira, for example, until he reaches 100% of his readiness, cannot carry the weight of the striker alone. The Big Head, however, did not acquire a player to flank him, except for Brandon Thomas, who, however, has characteristics of a peripheral attacker and not a striker.
* Tomas celebrates his only goal in the league, against Panaitolikos
Having closed the transfer window and summarizing the movements of Dikefalo, the conclusion is that players were acquired in the back line (Kotarski, Nasberg, Moricelli and Kargas), in the front (Nary, Brandon Thomas, Qualiata) and only two in the midfield (Dandas and Andre Ricardo), of which one (Andre Ricardo) does not compete at all. In total, the three (Morricelli, Quagliata and Andre Ricciardo) have zero first-team action, Kargas is short on time, while Näsberg has been sidelined with injury and is yet to wear the black and white jersey in an official match. Only one winger came, Narey and two stoppers, but Koulierakis is placed in the starting eleven.
* Koulierakis started in all five league matches
Three of the nine players are playing
In other words, of the nine summer transfers, those who already offer and have become key pieces of the puzzle are Kotarski, Narey and Dadas in the first place and Brandon Thomas in the second place. The Croatian goalkeeper has started in all seven official matches (five in the league and two in Europe) of PAOK so far, having very positive performances to his credit, while Dadas has also written the absolute most appearances, with one goal, at home home game against Levski Sofias.
Kalend Narey has also made seven appearances and is PAOK’s most efficient offensive player, with two goals against Atromito and OFI, and two assists in the games against Panaitoliko and Lamia. As for Brandon Thomas, he has played three times as a starter, in the games with Panaitolikos, Atromitos and Aris, three times as a substitute and he has found the way to the net once, against Panaitolikos.
* Pound a hundred proves Kalend Narey
This year’s PAOK transfer report in detail:
Nasberg (Stopper, Valerenga)
Moricelli (Stopper, Roma)
Narey (Extreme, Fortuna)
Tomas Brandon (Forward, Malaga)
Kotarski (Goalkeeper, Gorica)
Qualiata (Midfielder, Wanderers)
Andre Ricardo (Midfielder, Famalikao)
Dandas (Midfielder, Benfica)
Kargas (Stopper, PAS Ioannina)
Koutsias (Forward, NPS Volos)
Tsingaras (Mesos, Toulouse)
Lambrou (Aggressor, Excelsior)
Taylor (Back, Shakhtar)
Mihai (Stopper, Famalikao)
Tzimas (Mesos, PAS Ioannina)
Cholak (Forward, Rangers)
Sidclay (Back, Free)