Greece’s Olympiacos is becoming a graveyard for high-profile players.
After Hwang Ui-jo (31, Seoul) 안전놀이터decided to return to the K-League after half a year, Brazilian national team defender Marcelo (35) canceled his contract after 5 months.
Olympiacos announced on the 19th that they had mutually terminated the contract with Marcelo.
Marcelo will return to his home in Madrid, Spain, to focus on recovering from his injury.
Marcelo is a person who has lifted the trophy 25 times in 16 seasons with Spain’s prestigious Real Madrid. Last summer, when his contract with Real Madrid expired, he attracted attention, and he chose to join Olympiacos.
However, Marcelo was hampered by frequent injuries, and this season’s record was only 5 substitute appearances. After taking care of his body, Marcelo is expected to negotiate with those who are interested in him.
Prior to Marcelo, Hwang Ui-jo also failed to maintain a relationship with Olympiacos. Hwang Eui-jo, who joined Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League (EPL), was immediately loaned to Olympiacos under the same owner, but he could not score a goal and terminated the contract.
Hwang Eui-jo said, “(During the season) the manager changed and the tactics changed. He expressed regret, saying, “Since there are too many players, it didn’t work out the way I thought.”