News Round-up: Lovren’s big chance, Middlesbrough aimed Vukčević, Mitroglou on Celtic radar

Middlesbrough prepares a January move for the
Montenegrin powerhouse

Nicola VukcevicMiddlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is going to build a new team in his new club and probably will be a numerous of changes at the squad.

The Spanish manager is said to be unhappy with team’s central line of midfield and planning to make a January move for highly-rated defensive midfielder Nikola Vukčević. The 42 year-old tactician is a huge admirer of promising powerhouse and has been monitoring Vukčević beginning from 2014.

Nikola Vukčević

The 23-year-old  is good at helping to defend against opponents who play a long ball game because he often man marks the opposition’s attacking target-man. This cuts off the opposition’s supply to the strikers, and thus forces the long-ball team to play through the midfield, something to which long-ball teams are not particularly suited.

Vukčević has joined Portuguese club Braga in 2013 from Budućnost Podgorica and became a role player of The Archbishops. He has scored 2 goals and made 2 assists in 7 Primeira Liga games this term.

Celtic aimed the Greek striker Konstantinos Mitroglou

Celtic, as usually are considered main applicants for Premiership title and head-coach Ronny Deila is actively working to reinforce the attacking line in January.

Norwegian manager actively monitoring the Greece international hitman Konstantinos Mitroglou and could make a move on upcoming transfer window. Mitroglou is currently out on loan from Fulham to Benfica, he is clearly struggling with Portuguese outfit and would be happy to join the Scottish side for more playing time.

Konstantinos Mitroglou

During previous season the 27-year-old striker was also out on loan from English club to Olympiacos and scored 16 goals in 24 appearances for the Greek giants.

Mitroglou is noted for his physical strength, ability in the air, ability to retain possession of the ball, with a powerful shot and definitely could be a good addition for Scottish club because of his determination and experience.

The €25m signing set to replace Liverpool injured star

Liverpool new manager Jurgen Klopp has a huge problems in defense. After Joe Gomez, Kolo Toure and Jon Flanagan injuries it has been revealed that centre-half Mamadou Sakho will be inactive for two months.

A scan on Monday eased fears that the France international had ruptured his ACL but it did reveal ligament damage to his right knee.

Dejan Lovren

The initial estimate is that Sakho will be ruled out for around two months – meaning he won’t play again until early 2016.

The 25-year-old was replaced by Liverpool €25m signing Dejan Lovren, who was unable to stop his side from conceding what proved to be the vital goal.

Lovren, 26, was brought by Brendan Rodgers last year as a replacement of legendary defender Jamie Carragher, but failed to make an impact at Anfield. Now it’s a huge chance for Croatia international to prove his abilities and fight for his place at Merseyside giants.

Jablan Madžarović

Jablan is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Montenegrin football and loves Rudar FC.