Bartłomiej Drągowski leaves Italy. The Polish goalkeeper went on loan to Panathinaikos Athens. The Greek club has the option of buying the country’s representative.
Bartłomiej Drągowski cannot count the last few months as successful. The goalkeeper and Spezia said goodbye to Serie A, and the club is doing very poorly in its backfield. Instead of fighting for a quick return to the elite, the club from Liguria must fight for survival. The poor form of the entire team reflected on the individual results of the Jagiellonia Białystok graduate.
Bartłomiej Drągowski joined Panathinaikos Athens
Drągowski often had to take the ball out of the net, rarely keeping a clean sheet. Over time, he suffered an injury and lost his place in the squad to Jeroen Zoet. It has been known for a long time that his cooperation with Spezia would expire. He wanted to get back to playing better, and the club wanted to get rid of the big contract. Just recently, there was speculation about the 25-year-old’s return to Serie A with Empoli.
Ultimately, Drągowski decided to go outside Italy. The Polish representative joined Panathinaikos Athens. The team from the capital of Greece is a legendary brand in the country. Last season, they finished second in the league behind local rivals AEK. In the current season’s table, the club led by Fatih Terim is in second place, just behind PAOK Thessaloniki.
According to media reports, Drągowski was loaned to the team until the end of the season with the option of first refusal by the Greeks for EUR 4 million. What’s more, the Pole is now supposed to agree on the terms of the contract until 2027. The “Koniczynka” authorities have high hopes for him. It is supposed to guarantee improvement of the game and the loss of fewer goals.
Drągowski is fighting to return to the Polish national team
Drągowski wants to return to the Polish national team for good with good performance. Although he enjoys the sympathy of coach Michał Probierz, among the candidates for the national team he does not look as good as, for example, Marcin Bułka.