Newcastle FC is already preparing for next season. Although Mohammed bin Salman has not yet taken over the English club, the Saudi prince is already considering a new team. The plan is to bring in ten players who would make the English club a great team. The wish of the rich prince is to bring in a new goalkeeper. According to the inscription of the Portuguese newspaper, little is missing for the transfer of Odysseas Vlachodimos.
The goalkeeper from Benfica should replace Martin Dúbravka, a player from Slovakia. The player from Greece conceded only 14 goals this season and finished 14 games without conceding a goal. Odysseas has a € 60 million indemnity clause. Benfica does not want to sell him for a smaller amount. It is assumed that the contract clause will not be a big problem for the new club owners.
Who is Odysseas Vlachodimos
Vlachodimos is a Greek professional footballer who currently plays for the Benfica football club. He also plays for the Greek national team. Odysseas was born in Stuttgart. He started his football career as a junior at VfL Wangen before joining VfB Stuttgart. He was seven years old when he joined the youth team of the club from Stuttgart. Although born in Germany, later the young player has chosen to play for the Greek national team.
Thanks to the great talent on the 25th of February 2012 he made his debut for VfB Stuttgart II. After more than 50 appearances for the German club on the 29th of August 2015, the greek player had his debut in the Bundesliga. The first game he played in the Bundesliga was against Eintracht. Until then, he had three senior appearances. After disagreeing with the then coach of the club, Odysseas went to Panathinaikos where he played with his brother. He moved to Panathinaikos in 2016, and just two years later Vlachodimos went to Benfica.
Vlachodimos played for Germany in several games. He had his first experience playing in the national team in 2009 when he made his debut for U15. The following month he registered another game against Poland. He soon got the right to play for the U16 team when his team beat Switzerland 4-2. Two years later, Vlachodimos helped Germany qualify for the European Under-17 Championships. Thanks to an excellent soccer 10 score the Greek player has become a permanent part of the national football team.