Monday, 12 July 2010


Dinamo Zagreb look set to have their resolve tested after Wolfsburg sold striker Obafemi Martins to Rubin Kazan for 9m Euros. The transfer means the German club now have the funds to pursue Dinamo striker Mario Mandzukic. The 24 year old is currently essential to Velimir Zajec's plans who does not see Ilija Sivonjic, Dodo or Andrej Kramaric as his replacement and will want to recruit should he lose Mandzukic. Wolfsburg could also obtain 20m plus Euro's for Edin Dzeko in the coming weeks.

Zajec's new 4-3-3 system will mean Adrian Callelo, Luis Ibanez and Milan Badelj have vital roles in the team. Dinamo new three man attack will see Miroslav Slepicka move into a preferred creative forward role where he will compete with Sammir and Pedro Morales. Ilija Sivonjic could also prove use from the right of the three having enjoyed success coming from deep under Krunoslav Jurcic. Dodo and Andrej Kramaric are expected to play subsitute roles to Mandzukic who will lead the attack on his own. There is still some question marks however over the usefulness of Dodo.

Former Dinamo player Domagoj Abramovic meanwhile has join Greek second division side OFI Crete from Olympiakos Volos. The 28 year old helped Volos gain promotion to the top flight last season scoring 9 goals. OFI who themselves narrowly missed out on promotion have signed Abramovic to replace fellow countryman Zdravko Popovic.