Mauro Formica Closing on Move

  • By: Fotis Voinikas
  • Last Updated: January 25 2012, 16:40 GMT

Mauro Formica's brother has confirmed that the Blackburn striker is hoping to finalise a move to Olympiakos.

Mauro Formica: Talks ongoing over move

It was revealed over the weekend that the Greek club had opened talks with the Ewood Park outfit over the Argentine forward.

Now Lautaro Formica, who himself plays in Greece for Asteras Tripolis, has confirmed that a deal is in the offing.

"Of course I spoke with my brother about this," he told Sport24.

"There is a possibility to make a transfer to Olympiakos. There is interest from the Greek champions.

"I said to him a lot of things about Greece and what Olympiakos means for the Greek football.

"The problem is that he has some issues with Blackburn that he must resolve.

"He told me that he wants to come to play here. It doesn't depend on him. It depends on the two clubs, Blackburn and Olympiakos. We will see what is going to happen."