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Salzburg: Stankovic Leaves for Greece After Six Years

Cican Stankovic has been a top choice goalkeeper for Red Bull Salzburg since 2015 and now moves on from the team, joining AEK Athens on a four year contract.

"I had a really exciting time at FC Red Bull Salzburg," said Stankovic about his time with the club. "I now want to see something new and gain new experiences in a new country and in a new league."

Stankovic made 152 appearances for Salzburg, lifting the Austrian Bundesliga title six times along with five Austrian cups. He played through the Europa League and Salzburg's climb into the UEFA Champions League. He moves on at the age of 28 with a large amount of experience.

"He was a strong and dependable backstop," said Sporting Director Christoph Freund. "After his successful time with us he now wants to do and experience something different. We were able to come to an agreement with AEK Athens and wish Cican all the best at his new club."

The fee for Stankovic has been rumored to be just over 1 million dollars, giving Salzburg even more to work with in a transitional year following the departure of two-year manager Jesse Marsch. Salzburg do have options at the goalkeeping position, including recent signing Jonas Krumrey.


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