Panathinaikos only change was Charis Mavrias

The only signing that the Greek side Panathinaikos made during the January transfer window was Charis Mavrias who was acquired on a loan deal which lasts until the end of the current season.

CharisMavrias is a 20 year old winger who has been hailed to be one of the next generations of players hailing from Greece. At the young age of 13, Mavrias had already signed his professional contract with Panathinaikos and was promoted to the first team squad.

The young winger was a sporadic player for Panathinaikos during his time performing between the years 2010-2012 before he went on to sign with the Premier League club Sunderland which had signed him for a fee of €2.6 million.

Things began to fall apart for Mavrias ever since he joined the English club as he began to spend more time on the sidelines of Sunderland than on the actual pitch even though the club had offloaded more than €2 million in order to secure his services. Mavrias did have some slim minutes and opportunities to demonstrate his talent on the pitch but he couldn’t manage to replicate what he had done during his time in Panathinaikos.

Chelsea Agree Extenstion With Azpilicueta

The Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta agreed to a contract extension with Chelsea that will see him remaining at Stamford Bridge at least until 2020. Since joining the Premier League club in 2012, Azpilicueta has established himself as the first-choice right-back for Chelsea and now Jose Mourinho secured one of his most important players for the years to come.

Azpilicueta has not only made his presence being felt for his club but also for his country Spain as he was selected to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as being featured in the 2014 World Cup.

Not only has Chelsea seen a number of new arrivals, contract extensions and changes being made in the squad but their kit is also going to experience a switch in sponsors as their current deal with their sponsors Samsung will reach its end when the current season concludes and it is expected that Turkish Airlines is going to be the one that replaces Samsung.

The current sponsorship deal involving Chelsea and Samsung initiated in 2005 and their contract lasts for 10 years which also includes an extension that was made in 2013.

All signs are pointing towards Turkish Airlines being the next major sponsorship for Chelsea. Turkish Airlines currently has sponsorship deals with Barcelona, Manchester United and the Turkish national team.

The cash injection that Chelsea receives is expected to be in the same region as the deal that the Premier League club currently has with Samsung although nothing official has been said as the deal is expected to be made and agreed between both parties next year.

Turkish Airlines has been making a number of recent deals involving stars in the world of sports as they completed launching a commercial deal with Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant.