Bologna today confirmed the anticipated loan-move of Bruno Petkovic to Hellas Verona. The Croatian striker, who came to Bologna a year ago, has been given limited opportunities this season, and this deal is therefore ideal for everyone involved.
Earlier in the season when Destro had lost his place in the team, Petkovic got the chance to start up front in a couple of games, but overall it has been Palacio, and now Destro that have been the men preferred by Donadoni. Verona have been in the need of a striker, and Petkovic seems a nice fit for them.
It will be interesting to see how the Croatian does in Verona, but hopefully he’ll get a lot of games in the second half of the season. The loan-move is for the remainder of the season, and let’s hope that he comes back a better player than he is now. There is a lot of potential in him, and this move is therefore not a sign of the club giving up on him, but it is rather smart thinking by the club letting him go play at another club.
There has also been another announcement by Bologna, as Marios Oikonomou’s loan to Spal has been terminated, with the Greek defender subsequently moving to Bari on loan, with an obligation to buy if certain criteria are met. The defender has struggled to make an impact at Spal, and for him to drop down a division is a smart move for his development.
We’ll probably not see Oikonomou in the rossoblù shirt again, and Bari seems a nice fit for him. The best of luck to him in Serie B with a team that is currently chasing promotion.
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