Thursday, 22 March 2012


Former Croatian Under 21 international striker Dario Zahora is currently without a club, having been released by NK Osijek. The player failed to gain any real opportunity with Goran Ljubojevic, Josip Barisic, Anton Maglica and Ivan Milicevic difficult to displace. Before Ljubojevic and Barisic was transferred however, Osijek still chose to release Zahora. The 28 year old is now looking for a new club.

Opportunities are few and far between in Croatia just now with Sibenik, Karlovac and Varazdin not able to offer any form of decent certified contract or to have any surplus players. Meantime Lokomotiva are loaning from Dinamo Zagreb and other clubs dont appear keen to invest in a player out of condition having played barely any matches in the last two seasons whilst in Lokomotiv Sofia, Bnei Sakhnin or Lokomotiva Zagreb. Zahora could be chanced upon however by Inter Zapresic, who have made player sales in the last few season and are said to be financially stable. NK Zagreb are also gaining little out of their forward line and may chance on a proven goalscorer in the Slovenian League and with Dinamo Zagreb. It is likely Zahora needs a preseason to get in shape and find his form.

Although Osijek lost interest in Zahora, they are however keen to take free agent Jurica Vranjes back, but face stiff competition from HNK Rijeka. The player was said to be on the radar of Hajduk Split, but they no longer appear to want the 32 year old former Bayer Levekusen, Stuggart, Werder Bremen midfielder who is used to playing in a much higher level. Osijek do not need the player essentially with Vedran Jugovic and Tomislav Sorsa impressing in the midfield. However is a player who the fans would embrace having stayed in the German Bundesliga throughout his career with moderate success.