FC Twente is stepping on the transfer market and will be able to dispose of the Greek Christos Tzolis next season, reports The Athletic. Norwich City paid another eleven million euros in 2021 for the attacker, who is now moving to Enschede on rent.
Tzolis broke through at PAOK Thessaloniki, made a top transfer to Carrow Road, but did not capture a base spot and was unable to prevent relegation to the Championship. According to The Athletic, he flies to the Netherlands on Thursday for his medical examination and the completion of the latest formalities. FC Twente accounts for a large part of his salary. The usually reliable medium does not mention an option to buy in the upcoming rental transfer.
Feyenoord, Stuttgart, Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge were also interested in Tzolis, but FC Twente won the battle for the thirteen-time Greek international. He probably has to compete with Virgil Misidjan for a spot as a left winger, just like compatriot Dimitrios Limnios did last season.
FC Twente previously strengthened with Sem Steijn, Mathias Kjølø and Przemyslaw Tyton, while mercenaries Michal Sadílek and Michel Vlap were definitively committed and Joshua Brenet extended his expiring contract. The Tukkers will play in the Conference League against Racing Union FC from Luxembourg or FK Cukaricki from Serbia on 4 August and then open the Eredivisie season against NEC.
🚨 Christos Tzolis to join FC Twente from Norwich on 1yr loan. 20yo winter travels on Thurs for medical + formalities. #FCTwente to cover high% of wage & offer regular 1st team/#UECL football. Had many suitors + #NCFC still have big hopes @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/B8gXtRwmml
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 20, 2022
Update: FC Twente will soon strengthen with Christos Tzolis, sources confirm to VoetbalPrimeur. The Greek left winger is rented from Norwich City. The Tukkers hope to close the deal this week.