Matthew Jurman is reportedly the next Aussie star to join Greek second division side Xanthi FC, after a Greek news outlet announced his upcoming exit.
According to information obtained by Sportsaddict.gr, the second division Greek side are preparing to complete the transfer of international Australian defender Matthew Jurman.
Jurman’s transfer to Greece is likely to have been influenced by new Xanthi FC owner Bill Papas. The Socceroo played with Sydney Olympic FC, owned by Papas, for one season before moving to Sydney FC. During the 2007-2008 season for Olympic, he made 26 appearances and scored 2 goals.
Jurman has played eight matches for the Socceroos during his time as a player, being part of Australia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Socceroo will join new signing Joshua Brillante after Xanthi FC board member Damon Hanlin confirmed his departure from Melbourne City FC to The Greek Herald.
Xanthi FC also bought rising star, Callan Elliot, off New Zealand team Wellington Phoenix, offering him a three-year deal.
Xanthi FC were demoted to the second Greek football division this season before the takeover by Greek Australian business owner Bill Papas.
New Xanthi FC coach Tony Popovic will likely use the two Skippers as a foundation for building up the club, with both players to contribute to the club’s promotion journey to the Greek Super League.
The Greek Herald have reached out to Xanthi FC for confirmation.