Kostas Mitroglou, the Greek 25-year-old international striker of Olympiacos is according to recent rumours ready for his next big move in his career.
Mitroglou was born in Kavala, a small town in the north of Greece, but then moved to Germany as his parents immigrated there seeking a better life.
Kostas started to play football for Maura Poulia then MSV Duisburg and after spending four years there he signed to Borussia Monchengladbach.
He was a dominant player in U19 Bundesliga and with the U19 Greek national team. All this led Olympiacos sign him.
Back in Greece things were a bit different. Mitroglou was very young and eager to become a star. He did not tolerate coaches that benched him and started little losing his sparkle.
Everyone decided that the solution was one. Mitroglou had to be loaned in order to play first-team football, regain his lost sparkle and prove what he can do. And that is what happened.
Mitroglou did go on loan twice on Panionios and Atromitos. These loans gave him the chance to revive his career. The last two years Mitroglou has returned to Olympiacos and has had his first-team chances. These chances lead us to this season where Mitroglou is fascinating.
The 25-year-old Greek striker has been in superb form this season with 12 goals in nine matches and in the form of four hat-tricks. This highly prolific form attracted the attention of big clubs around Europe like Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Arsenal and Liverpool.
It is estimated that with an amount of €9million Olympiacos would sell Mitroglou. Both Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly looking to sign a striker in January but I do not think that the Greek striker is the solution to their problems.
English Premier League and English football in general is very competitive and demanding and for a player that currently plays in the Greek Superleague is not going to be easy to adjust to the English way of the game.
I believe that the right move in Mitroglou’s career is to sign for a German side and return to Germany. That is going to be easier for him as he has already lived there before, and he will not have any problems in adjusting to the new environment.
Furthermore he will have the chance to play for a top level club and get prepared for his next move maybe to Arsenal, Liverpool etc.
My opinion is that Mitroglou is not yet ready for the move to Premier League. A move to German Bundesliga would be the right step before his big break though. Kostas please be patient and everything will work for you
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