News today that Hamburg are willing to sell their Croatian International midfielder Ivica Olic in the summer.
Ivaca Olic – played 52 times for Croatia
28 year-old Olic is a hugely experienced player who plays on the left-hand side of midfield and he has played for Croatia 52 times scoring 9 goals.
He has been at Hamburg since last summer and has played 34 times for them scoring a massive 15 goals this season.
The transfer fee is said to be around Â£4M, and that looks a good deal to us. Newcastle and Portsmouth are said to be competing for the Croatia international.
Olic, has been a good goal-scorer all his career and scored in Croatia’s 3-2 win against England last November.
Here is Ivaca’s playing record so far.
Season Club Games Goals 1996â€“1998 Marsonia 42 17 1998â€“1999 Hertha Berlin 2 0 1999â€“2001 Marsonia 42 21 2001â€“2002 NK Zagreb 28 21 2002â€“2003 Dinamo Zagreb 27 16 2003â€“2007 CSKA Moscow 78 35 2007â€“ Hamburger SV 34 15 2002â€“ Croatia 52 9
In 255 first class club games Olic has scored 125 goals – not too bad, one goal every two games, which is a similar record to top goal-scorers like Alan Shearer.
Olic seems a typical Keegan type player – let’s sign him – quickly.