Monday, 31 January 2011


Ahmad Sharbini finally looks likely to get his chance in peak season, after Hajduk Split dismissed the possibility of signing Zagreb's Ivan Krstanovic. After enquiring on the Bosnian forward Hajduk decided the fee would be a waste of money for a player who may possibly not give them more than ex Rijeka star Ahmad.

On the face of it, Hajduk's squad still looks lightweight without the transferred Senijad Ibricic and Ivan Strinic, but offers opportunities to a number of promising youngsters such as Marin Ljubicic, Mario Maloca, Marin Tomasov, Mirko Oremus and Dinko Trebotic to prove their worth. Mario Ticinovic is also likely to receive playing time, despite a quiet loan spell with Karlovac.

Zagreb themselves have been busy recruiting after Vedran Celjak's sale to Sampdoria. Carlos arrives on loan from Dinamo after successful spell in China with Shandong Leuneg. Another foriegn forward however comes to replace outgoing Albanian Sukaj in the form of Cesena's Franco Ciavarini. Slaven Belupo are also adding depth to their forward line with Tomislav Hajovic signing from Lokomotiva Zagreb.