Gaston Hernandez continues to preoccupy Olympiakos, as does the possibility of acquiring another stopper. Which players are high on the red and white list and who will decide if there will be a transfer.
Olympiacos has him in the first line of his preferences Gaston Hernandez ahead of the winter transfer window and will aim to find the golden ratio this time with San Lorenzo.
The Argentine side rejected a €3.8m offer from the red and whites last summer, but things are not the same as the centre-back’s contract expires in a year.
At the same time, it is open to the possibility that the Piraeus team will look in the international market for a second central defender, either for January or for the summer, with Jose Luis Palomino and the Felipe to be high on the relevant list.
However, at the moment, according to information, the burden has fallen on Gaston Hernandez for several reasons. The Piraeus team has been monitoring him for several months and Cordon and Navarro had dealt with his case in the summer, with Olympiacos submitting an offer to San Lorenzo.
Gaston and the passports of the Esse-Rodney
The Argentinian footballer is one of the best central defenders in his home league, he is at an excellent age as he will turn 26 at the beginning of January, he is eager to be transferred to a European team and is aware of the strong interest of the red and whites.
Gaston Alan Hernandez, as his full name is, does not have a Community passport, but in the Piraeus team they want a player-leader alongside Rezzo and we must not forget that Ese and Rodney are waiting to obtain Polish and Portuguese passports respectively until end of December.
Beyond that, the sports director and the coach of Olympiakos are considering the possibility of acquiring a second stopper and in the target are two players whose contracts expire in the summer.
The cases of Palomino – Felipe
The red and whites will seek to close one of the two in January or capture one of them from now for the summer. These are experienced, quality players, with rich performances and leadership characteristics.
THE Palomino, who will turn 34 in early January, is released from Atalanta in June, has played just 15 minutes this season and holds a Community (Bulgarian) passport. The Argentine stopper started his career from San Lorenzo and apart from Atalanta, he has played for Argentina Juniors, Metz and Ludogorets.
THE Felipe he is 34, on a summer release from Nottingham Forest, has played just one match this season in the Carabao Cup against Harrogate Town at the start of September and is open to a move.
The Brazilian defender, who does not hold an EU passport, has played for Bragadino, Coibra, Corinthians, Porto and Atletico Madrid.
As far as the acquisition of the second stopper is concerned, much will be judged by his image Biancon and Freire’s until Christmas. Martinez expects a lot from the two players and Olympiacos have eight important games ahead of them in Greece and Europe until the end of the year and before the transfer window officially opens.
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