OLYMPIAKOS KEEN ON BALDOCK TRANSFER
Greek giants Olympiakos are interested in signing Sheffield United right-back George Baldockthis summer according to the latest reports coming out of Greece. It was revealed that Olympiakos want to sign the Sheffield United defender when this summer's transfer window reopens. Greek media outlet Gazzetta disclosed the interest of Olympiakos in Baldock.
Olympiakos are the reigning Greek Super League champions and they are owned by businessman EvangelosMarinakis. In addition to the Greek champions, Marinakis is also the owner of Nottingham Forest in the English Championship.
Greek giants Olympiakos were linked with a move for 29-year-old Baldock last summer, but the move didn't materialise and the player stayed at Sheffield United to support their quest to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Baldock was with the Blades for two seasons in the Premier League until they suffered demotion to the English Championship at the end of last season. Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship alongside West Brom and London club Fulham.
The failed transfer interest from Olympiakos in Baldock last summer has not stopped the Greek club from retaining the interest and they could be ready to make a move for the player as early as this summer though he will still have two years on his contract at Bramall Lane.
Baldock is eligible to play for the Greek national team through his grandparents (grandmother to be precise)and the player is said to be fine with a move to Greece to continue his club career. The player and Greek officials have already talked about getting him a Greek citizenship for him to get an invitation to the national team.
Olympiakos target Baldock has played 20 times for the Blades this season due to the fight for playing time with Jayden Bogle on the right side of defence.