Thursday, 1 July 2010


Former Dinamo Zagreb striker Tomo Sokota is weighing up his future after being released by Lokeron at the end of last season. The 33 year old has an impressive history being a two time leading scorer in the Croatian league, before becoming a fans favorite at SL Benfica. An impressive 2003/04 season earned him a call to the Croatian national team where he put in match winning displays against Turkey, Denmark and most importantly against Slovenia in a Euro 2004 qualification play off. Injury hampered the player in the remainder of his time in Portugal and during his breif return to Dinamo.

Last season Sokota scored 7 times in the Belgian league with Lokeron which should translate into double the amount of goals if the player performed in HNL1. It would appear Slaven Belupo, Rijeka and Osijek are suited up for the new season regards players. However Istra Pula 1961 and more realistic NK Zagreb are desperately short on forwards. Sokota would more than fit in Ivo Susak's NK Zagreb side.

Susak would also be looking for a midfield player. Ivan Bosnjak at 31 is a red hot signing for Zagreb. However he would appear to still be on the radar of Dinamo Zagreb, who are assessing whether Mario Mandzukic will stay and whether Ilija Sivonjic, Dodo and Miroslav Slepicka are equipped to lead the team in his possible absence. Inter Zapresic await should Sivonjic or Dodo fail to live up to Velimir Zajec's expectations. Bosnjak was excellant during his previous spell at Dinamo and would bring character to Dinamo's quiet and sometimes divided dressing room.