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Friday, 26 March 2010 17:48

Olympiacos set to swoop for Daniel Fernandes?

Goalkeeper in-demand

Daniel Fernandes’ form since returning to Greece with Iraklis in January could lead to a summer switch to national champions Olympiacos, according to reports.

Fernandes, who spent five years in Greek football with PAOK, left German outfit Bochum for Thessaloniki club Iraklis on a six-month loan deal in January. The move was designed to provide the Canadian-born goalkeeper with first-team football in order to enhance his international prospects ahead of the World Cup.

The 26-year-old has settled quickly at Iraklis, conceding just five goals in eight games since moving clubs. The highlight of his excellent form was a Man of the Match performance as Iraklis beat champions Olympiacos 1-0 earlier this month, and that showing appears to have left an impression on the Piraeus club.

According to A Bola, Olympiacos have already approached Bochum regarding a permanent transfer, to take place this summer, with Fernandes seen as an ideal replacement for veteran Antonios Nikopolidis. Fernandes is currently tied to the Bundesliga club until 2012.

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (2)
Solid
2 Saturday, 27 March 2010 15:12
This guys is by far the best choice for the #1 keeper at the world cup. He gets no respect because he is not playing at a big club like Hillario! What a joke.
Good for him
1 Friday, 26 March 2010 20:39
I hope he can establish the starting position at Olympiacos as soon as possible. I wish him the best of luck!

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