The Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou is set to sign a new contract with Olympiakos, which should keep him in Piraeus until the summer of 2017. This move by Olympiacos is like a Christmas present for the club’s fans.
The most important and interesting aspect of the deal is that it does not include a release clause at any fee. Clubs wishing to sign Mitroglou would first have to negotiate the transfer fee with Olympiakos. Those which have shown an interest in the international striker, have been surprised by the player’s decision to agree to this clause in the new contract. Recent reports have suggested that English clubs Liverpool and Arsenal were particularly interested in the Olympiakos “hitman.”
Both Olympiakos and Mitroglou are delighted with the deal. The player is reportedly to be paid a salary of one million euros per year to remain at Piraeus. He thanked the club chairman, Vangelis Marinakis, for believing in him despite some recent slightly poor performances.