After passing medical examinations, Rafal Gikiewicz will become a player for the Lodz club Widzew. This is one of the biggest transfer hits in the PKO Ekstraklasa.
Rafal Gikiewicz terminated his contract with the Turkish club Ankaragucu a few days ago. The Pole started the season in the starting lineup, but subsequently sat on the bench almost all the time. Ultimately, he only managed to make five appearances in the league and two in cup competitions. Then he decided that it was worth looking for a club where he would have the opportunity to play regularly. He turned his gaze to his home league.
Rafal Gikiewicz will become a player for Widzewa from Lodz
Widzew Lodz noticed an opportunity to sign the goalkeeper. This club – to put it mildly – has a problem in this position. In the winter, Heinrich Ravas left the club and joined the New England Revolution. The people of Lodz saw Ivan Kraikrik as their successor. During the preparation period, Rawas’s compatriot was injured, and problems reappeared.
I had to look for a new “number one”. Gikevich is 36 years old and has a lot of experience. Widzew announced on social networks that the 36-year-old man was undergoing a medical examination. Perhaps on Monday he will be announced as a new player for the Lodz team.
Returning after ten years
We haven’t seen Rafal Gikiewicz in the Polish Championship for ten years. Let us remind you that in our country he performed, in particular: in Stomil Olsztyn, Jagiellonia Bialystok and Slask Wroclaw. The matches he played for the German Augsburg brought him the greatest fame. He saved the team from defeat many times. However, he was not called up to the Polish national team.
If Vidzev decides to immediately focus on Gikevich, he will make his debut in the PKO Ekstraklasa in the new club in the derby with LKS. It was scheduled for February 18. The referee’s first whistle will sound at 17:30. Vidzew is currently in 14th place in the league and should be wary of relegation. Perhaps Gikevich will be the team’s salvation.
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