The leaders of the Serbian champion were considering whether to respond positively to the Americans solely because it involved serious money. There was also the option for the sports director, Marko Marin, to suggest a suitable replacement, however, they decided to keep the Ghanaian representative and one of the team’s most important players from the previous period on the Marakana. “Bukari definitively stays on the Marakana. That is our final decision.
Ten million euros is a great offer, but the title in May is priceless. It’s not about whether we will ever in the future get such an offer or a smaller one for Bukari, the crucial point here is that we need him to win the championship title, and after that, only the play-offs separate us from the new cycle of the Champions League, which starts in September with an increased bonus,” Red Star told Kurir. “Bukari is a player who makes a huge difference on the field, and we do not want to start the season weakened. We said that no player whose departure jeopardizes the title can leave the club.”
Osman Bukari has scored 22 goals and provided 16 assists in 64 official matches in the red and white jersey. The preparation was completed in Cyprus with the new coach, Vladan Milojević. The first game in the spring part of the season will be played on February 10 at the Rajko Mitić Stadium against Voždovac.