In Maksimir, the completion of the summer transfer window has sparked discussions about strengthening the team in the winter. The “Blues” are actively looking to bolster their squad in all positions, including goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, wing players, and strikers of any quality they can find. One player that has caught particular attention is Dion Drena Belja (21), a young striker who has made 28 appearances and scored five goals for Augsburg since the winter. Despite showing his potential in the national team, Belja’s playing time at Augsburg has decreased following the arrival of Danish coach Jess Thorup.
Thorup has favored other attacking options, which has led Dinamo Zagreb to consider bringing in Belja to Maksimir during the winter transfer window. Negotiations are expected to focus on securing a loan deal with a purchase option, as Augsburg’s asking price of 3 million euros is far lower than Belja’s current market value of 6.5 million euros. This presents a significant challenge for Dinamo as they try to navigate this obstacle while still maintaining their interest in acquiring the talented striker.
Head coach Sergej Jakirović is excited about the prospect of adding a talented striker like Belja to the team, especially given Dinamo’s struggles with goal-scoring this season. The arrival of Belja could potentially address this issue and provide a boost to Dinamo’s offense as they continue to compete in domestic and international competitions.