Montenegrin midfielder Vladimir Boljevic was unveiled Tuesday as AEK Larnaca’s sixth summer signing as they begin preparations for the new season.
Last season, AEK missed out on the chance to return to the Europa League – the competition where they became the first Cypriot club to reach the group stages back in 2011 – and a massive overhaul of the club and the coaching staff is already underway ahead of the 2014-2015 season.
An announcement by the Larnaca club yesterday read, “AEK Larnaca announces that it has reached an agreement with 26-year-old Montenegrin midfielder Vladimir Boljevic for a two-year deal. The player will arrive in Cyprus in time for preseason and his contract will be officially activated once he has passed his medical.”
Having started out his football in his home country with FK Zeta, where he made 98 appearances between 2006 and 2010, he then moved to Polish side Cracovia where he hit 18 goals in 86 appearances.
New Danish-Spanish coach Thomas Christiansen has also given the green light for the arrival of veteran Cypriot international left back Elias Charalambous from Levadiakos in Greece, Spanish midfielder Miguel Massana from SD Amorebieta, Georgian midfielder Gocha Khojaca from Dila Gori, Spanish forward Jose Kante from AE Prat and Equatorial Guinea defender Sipo from Romanian club Pandurii.
Elsewhere, Champions League representatives AEL will welcome two players from Venezuela tomorrow where they will undergo a medical before signing one-year deals with a year’s option.
The first player is 19-year-old Deportivo Anzoategui striker Jaime Moreno while the other is 25-year-old Zamora centreback Jonathan Espana.
Ivaylo Petev’s AEL will begin their season in the third qualifying round of the Champions League in the non-champions route of the competition.