The 2008-09 season is almost upon us and should be a great one for all our Croatian internationals; especially the ones that have recently found new homes. Soon-to-be Croatian squad member, Dario Cvitanić, will be playing for Ajax (Netherlands) after 5 successful seasons at Banfield (Argentina).
Superstar midfielder, Luka Modrić, will have plenty of critics to answer to this season as his expectations remain high after a fantastic Euro 2008 campaign. Tottenham (England) supporters couldn’t be happier with the Modrić signing as they now have a legitimate chance of finishing top 5 in the English Premier League and challenging for a Champion’s League spot for next season. Ognjen Vukojević signed a healthy deal in the off-season with Champion’s League contenders, Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), while promising star, Ante Rukavina, has left Hajduk and is heading south for Panathinaikos (Greece).
Dario Knežević is moving to Italian Serie A giants, Juventus, who are in contention for the Serie A title as well as a welcome back into Champion’s League competition. Remember that Juventus was not able to qualify for Europe’s elite club tournament last year because of a demotion to Serie B in 2006 due to match fixing scandals.
In a surprise move, Ivan Klasnić, has called it quits with Werder Bremen (Germany) and has moved on to newly promoted 1st Division French team, Nantes. If he’s on his game he should tear up the league.
Here are the results for the recent poll: Who are you most interested in watching play for his new team?
Modrić for Tottenham (70%)
Cvitanić for Ajax (20%)
Knežević for Juventus (6%)
Vukojević for Dynamo Kyiv (4%)
(105 Total Votes)
My apologies for not putting Klasnić and Rukavina on the list as the news was confirmed after I had already started the poll. I once again would like to thank everyone who voted and look forward to hearing from all of you again in the future.