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Panagiotis Retsos ‒ Sheffield United (on loan from Bayer Leverkusen until June 30, 2020)

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On August 30th 2017, Retsos (19) was sold to Bayer Leverkusen from Olympiacos for €22 million, the most expensive fee ever paid for a Greek footballer. 

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Greece has built a reputation of producing world class defenders, ever since Euro 2004. Lucky to have Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Kostas Manolas & now Panagiotos Retsos being part of Greece's national team & with their ages between 19 & 29 we should have a few more good years of all four available.

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A start and a full 90 for him, as he made his debut in a thumping 4-0 win for Bayer against Freiburg

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He was named MOTM in his first start for Bayer. 

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On 9/19/2017 at 10:45 AM, Argy said:

He was named MOTM in his first start for Bayer. 

 

Where did you read that Argy? Bundesliga website says Kavin Volland was MOM:

 

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Man of the match

Germany's forgotten striker? Not any more! Volland  put in by far his most efficient display since joining Leverkusen from Hoffenheim in summer 2016. Joachim Löw, take note!

 

 

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I just got to the bottom of this. I saw this on Agona Sports. He was voted MOTM by fans on Leverkusen's official twitter account. My bad, but Agona's misleading title is a little to blame. Nonetheless, he must have had a solid debut. 

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Retsos started his first game back from injury, got hurt in the 34th minute and had to be subbed out.  Not sure how serious it was...

 

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7 hours ago, Brklyngrk said:

Retsos started his first game back from injury, got hurt in the 34th minute and had to be subbed out.  Not sure how serious it was...

 

Hopefully not too serious. We need him for the national team. He is useful all across our backline and is still young. He is our best youngster.

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RETSOS FACES ANOTHER LONG LAY-OFF

Panagiotis Retsos faces a long time on the sidelines. The Greece international suffered a muscle and tendon injury in the back of his left thigh playing for Bayer 04 on Thursday night.

 

Retsos was making his first appearance of the season in the Europa League match between the Werkself and Bulgarian champions Ludogorets (1-1). The 20-year-old had just completed a long period of rehabilitation following an injury to his right thigh. The medical section at Bayer 04, in discussion with Retsos, will determine the treatment required now at the start of next  week.

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Yeah it’s not good news but it’s not the end of the world. He is till very young and has time but I would’ve liked to see what he could do this season. 

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Kyriakos Papadopoulos 2.0. World class potential at a very young age, but injury prone. Let's hope he doesn't continue with this pattern. His season is now a complete wash. 

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I don’t think he is injury prone. Just unlucky season. This injury is his first serious one. Hoepfully he doesn’t end up like K.Paps.

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3 hours ago, Dean97 said:

I don’t think he is injury prone. Just unlucky season. This injury is his first serious one. Hoepfully he doesn’t end up like K.Paps.

Yes it's his first one, but he's also only 20 years old. When did K Pap start getting hurt? Probably around the same age. Not saying he will end up like that, but I just don't want to see another wasted Greek talent.

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I agree. I thought K.Papadopoulos at 20 years old was better than Retsos at 20 years old. Hopefully Retsos can keep healthy in his career and I think he will. His playing style is more cautious than aggressive. Papadopoulos was way over aggressive and that his bit him in the ass in my opinion.

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Any update on his injury? Could really be of use to Greece with Torosidis out would be nice to have him as a RB

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He doesn't even have a place on the bench at Leverkusen. It will be an uphill battle for him to get fit and earn a spot after this brutal injury. 

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