Kostas Manolas Close to Singing for Olympiakos

Napoli defender Kostas Manolas looks set to sign for Greek club Olympiakos. Reports suggest that the player has already undergone his medical with what will likely be his new club.

Multiple reports in Italy claim that Kostas Manolas, has undergone his medical examination with Olympiakos and that he will be leaving Napoli for a fee of 2-3 million Euro.

Luciano Spalletti has struggled to give the Greek international enough playing time this season, having played just seven games in all competitions.

Earlier today, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported the Greek defender’s transfer negotiations. The publication believes that the deal is imminent.

In the next few hours, the clubs are expected to issue an official statement. Manolas will sign an agreement for three years.

Manolas flew to Italy earlier in the week but was stopped by Guardia di Finanza and fined after a customs check at Capodichino Airport in Naples.

He was carrying more than the 20,0000 Euro, an amount that is required to be declared at customs according to anti-money laundering regulations.

Manolas moved to Napoli from Roma as part of a 36 million Euro deal in 2019.

He has played 75 games for the Partenopei, but he has largely failed to justify his price tag under managers Gennaro Gattuso, Carlo Ancelotti, and Luciano Spalletti.

If the deal does go through, Manolas will be returning to Italy on February 17, when his new club Olympiakos will take on Atalanta in round one of the Europa League knockout rounds playoff.

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