By Jorge Gonzales
Charlotte fans were met with a shock last night as journalist Tomas Wlodarcyzk reported that Karol Świderski would move to Hellas Verona in a loan deal with an option to buy just as the European transfer window closes.
According to a source, Hellas Verona will only be obligated to buy if the team remains in Serie A. Charlotte FC signed the Polish striker from PAOK to a DP contract in January 2022 for the Crown's inaugural season. In 61 MLS matches for the club, Świderski recorded 22 goals and nine assists.
Kamil Jozwiak in Europe closing move to Granada
According to a source, Kamil Jóźwiak flew to Europe on Tuesday night as he seeks a move out of Charlotte FC. The Polish winger will not be part of the upcoming season's plans, and Charlotte is actively looking to transfer him. In a press conference last week, the new Charlotte FC manager, Dean Smith, mentioned that Jóźwiak was not in his plans.
According to a source, the club was exploring options for the Polish winger, and a buyout was a possibility as the club looked to make room and adjustments for new transfers. It was reported this morning that Kamil Jozwiak would be joining La Liga side Granada and teaming up with former Charlotte FC player Sergio Ruiz.
Enzo Copetti to River Plate?
Charlotte FC's designated player, Enzo Copetti, has had a topsy-turvy start to his first year with the club. Despite a reported fee of around $6 million, the striker, who arrived with high expectations from the fanbase, has only shown glimpses of his potential without making the significant impact that fans had hoped for. Yesterday, on the popular ESPN Argentine show F90, Argentine journalist Gustavo Yarroch mentioned the possibility of Copetti moving to River Plate.
This comes as one of River's top targets, Luciano Rodríguez, appears to be heading to Dutch side Feyenoord, prompting the club to explore alternative options. "The other player River is looking into is Enzo Copetti, who plays in MLS and is currently with Charlotte" Gustavo later went on and added that a deal for Copetti would be "difficult but not impossible."
As it stands, Charlotte is counting on Copetti for the upcoming season, but if River Plate were to make a push, the 28-year-old striker could be more than tempted to leave. In an interview last year with the Argentine program 'Son Aviones,' Copetti made the following comments: "My name is Enzo because of Francescoli (Uruguayan River Plate legend Enzo Francescoli). All my family are River [fans]. They called me from [Boca Juniors], and I told them no. If I return to Argentina, River Plate is my first option."