Preparations for the new season begun today with the first training session at Poljud. 24 players participated with 4 more players arriving in a few days along with some youth players
- Goran Blazevic, Tomislav Duka, Marin Ljubic, Davor Matijas; Borja Lopez, Bozo Mikulic, Oleksandr Svatok, Josip Juranovic, Josip Basic, Mario Vuskovic, Stipe Radic, Lummbardh Dellova; Darko Nejasmic, Ante Palaversa, Dino Besirovic, Anthony Kalik, Stanko Juric, Tonio Teklic, Bassel Jradi, Emir Sahiti; Adam Gyurcso, Ivan Delic, Francesco Tahiraj, Dario Spikic
The players arriving later this week are Stipe Vucur, Michele Sego, Jairo and Hamza Barry. Players on extended break have international duty: Mijo Caktas (Croatia), Domagoj Bradaric (Croatia U21), Josip Posavec (Croatia U21), Ardian Ismajli (Albania)
The players will train in Split until June 22 then they go to their traditional summer camp in Slovenia. The team will know their first Euro opponents on June 19 with those games taking place the following month in mid-July. Once again due to Ultra, Hajduk will have to play their home game in Dugopolje. Hajduk are seeded in the first two rounds but beyond unseeded. Hajduk's league season will likely start July 21, after the 1st Round qualifying. The only pre-season friendly schedule so far is Solin on June 21 but they will play 4 games in Slovenia
In transfer news: Hajduk managed to permanently sign Josip Posavec from Palermo for about 600K + 20% future transfer fee, Palaversa will remain with Hajduk for one more season on loan from Man City. Three players were allowed to leave on a free: Fran Tudor, Mirko Ivanovski and Andre Fomitschow, with Tudor being a key loss for no fee.
Hajduk have been linked with Darijo Srna, Stipe Perica and Filip Krovinovic. Srna is a free agent after his first season in Serie A but a right back isn't really needed at the moment and he does have other interest. Perica will be very tough to bring in despite Tudor being manager of Udinese. Benfica are probably going to loan out Krovinovic but its likely he stays in Portugal. In terms of departures Bradaric is still being linked with Lille, a good U21 Euro (where he should start but I have a feeling Sosa will get the nod
) will increase his value