Official: AEK Athens don’t exercise option to buy for Ezequiel Ponce


AEK Athens announced that Roma attacker Ezequiel Ponce, who spent last season on loan at the club, will not be remaining after the player requested to play in a more competitive league.

Ponce scored 21 goals for AEK this past season, in what was his most prolific goal-scoring campaign as a professional. The Argentine released a brief statement on the club’s official website following the news of his departure:

“I am grateful to AEK and the supporters for the way they welcomed me and helped me adjust. On my end, I believe I repaid their affection by working hard every day and trying to help the team on the pitch. I would like to express my warmest thanks to the president, the coaches, my teammates, and the people I worked with. I want to be clarify: AEK intended to activate the option to buy in my contract, however, not doing so has to do with my desire to play in a more competitive league. AEK will always have a huge part of my career and also my heart even though I had a proposal from another club in Greece – for me, AEK is the only Greek club, who I wish the best for! See you soon”!

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