NEWS
Saturday March 20 2021
Orsic agent 'in contact with Italian clubs'

Dinamo Zagreb star Mislav Orsic eliminated Tottenham from the Europa League with a hat-trick and his agent reveals he is ‘in contact with several clubs’ for a return to Italy.

The 28-year-old hit the headlines this week when his hat-trick allowed Dinamo Zagreb to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League Round of 16.

That took him up to five goals in 10 Europa League games this season, 19 in 36 matches in all competition.

“He’s been the team’s top scorer in all competition for three seasons now, despite not being a striker, but a winger,” agent Branko Hucika told Calciomercato.it.

“The hat-trick was an incredible sensation, he was so happy. The truth is, he’s been doing so well for a while, don’t forget last season he scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut against Atalanta last year.”

Many won’t remember, but Orsic did play in Italy for Spezia in 2013-14, at the time in Serie B, making just 11 appearances.

“The Italian experience did help, although he deserved to play more at Spezia. At the time he was young, didn’t know the language and had to learn about the tactical side of their game, those were the excuses he was told.

“I am in contact with several Italian clubs. He is 28 years old now, we certainly wouldn’t say no to a return to Italy.”