Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, Monza’s fifth strike

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Giorgos Kyriakopoulos at Monza

Giorgos Kyriakopoulos is a new player at Monza.

The Greek outfielder arrives from Sassuolo on a temporary basis until June 30, 2024, with an obligation to buy him back if certain conditions are met.

Born in Patras on February 5, 1996, he grew up in Asteras Tripolis, with which he made his professional debut and collected a total of 74 appearances and 6 goals.

In summer 2019 he moved to Sassuolo, where he made his Serie A debut on November 3, 2019, against Lecce.

After three and a half seasons in neroverde, with 94 appearances and 2 goals, in January 2023 he was transferred on loan to Bologna, where he played 12 matches, reaching 102 total appearances in Serie A.

Kyriakopoulos is AC Monza’s fifth summer acquisition: a left-back capable of playing both full-back and midfielder, he boasts 7 appearances with the Greek national team.

Alessio Cragno, on the other hand, has already traveled the same path but in the opposite direction, settling for the neroverdi.

In his last Serie A season, Cragno was shut down by Michele Di Gregorio, playing only one game in the biancorossi’s jersey, in the heavy defeat in Salerno (3-0). In Cagliari, on the other hand, he collected 35 appearances in the 21-22 season, establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the league. The Italian extreme defender will try to redeem himself at Sassuolo, where he will surely find more space. Contending for his place will be Andrea Consigli, the Neroverdi’s starting goalkeeper.

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