Two days after the transfer deadline in the Netherlands, ADO Den Haag has strengthened itself with the Greek Nikos Karelis. The 28-year-old striker signed a one-year contract on Thursday, with an option for another season.
Karelis was transfer-free and could therefore still be recorded by ADO after Deadline Day. He has been without a club since his contract with Championship club Brentford was not renewed last summer.
The nineteen-time international played only four games for the English club. Due to a serious knee injury, he last came into action last October.
Martin Jol, technical advisor to ADO, is looking forward to Karelis’ debut. “He is a player who has built a reputation as a true Greek fighter,” said Jol on the website from his club. “A striker who gives everything to win and is therefore also affectionately known as ‘Hulk’.”
The attacker played earlier in his career for the Greek Ergotelis, the Russian Amkar Perm, Panathinaikos, KRC Genk and PAOK. Especially at Panathinaikos (29 goals in 83 games) and Genk (23 goals and 56 games) he regularly found the goal.
ADO was quite busy during the transfer window. The residents of The Hague attracted nearly twenty players, including Ricardo Kishna, Dante Rigo, Peet Bijen and Lassana Faye.
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