The Reds have signed so far Portuguese right defender Diogo Figueiras from Sevilla FC, Spanish left defender Alberto de la Bella from Real Sociedad, talented Italian goalkeeper Nicola Leali on loan from Juventus and Cypriot international defensive midfielder Konstantinos Laifis from Anorthosis Famagusta, who they send on loan to Standard Liege immediately.
Meanwhile, Roberto (RCD Espanyol), David Fuster (Getafe CF), Hernani (back to Porto after loan), Manolis Bertos (Asteras Tripolis) and Leandro Salino have already left the club, while the Reds also sent Giannis Gianniotas (APOEL), Dimitris Kolovos (KV Mechelen), Michael Olaitan and Mohamed Ben (Panionios) on loan to other sides.
While the other important greek team are strengthening their squads ahead of 2016-17 season, it seems that Olympiakos will face Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the 3rd qualifying round of Champions League with a new manager (Victor Sanchez instead of Marco Silva) and their current squad.
The officials of the Reds were claiming that they will complete some deals after the end of France's Euro 2016, but no central defender, left winger or striker finally arrived at Piraeus. Usual starters Arthur Masuaku, Manuel da Costa and Pajtim Kasami are also expected to be sold during this summer and of course they will have to be replaced as well.
This is certainly the most disappointing summer for the fans of Olympiakos since 2010, when Vangelis Marinakis became the owner of their club, because for the first time they have signed less than 7 footballers until the end of July and not even one of Greek origin! At the first summer (before 2010-11) season, they have completed 12 transfers until that time, one of which was Greek, and 14 in total.
Before 2011-12, 8 footballers (one Greek) before the end of July and 13 in total. Even at summer of 2012, the "poorest" until now, there were already 7 new signings, 5 of which Greeks, and finally 11 transfer moves. Since then, during the next three summers, Olympiakos signed 18 players at 2013 (11 before August, two Greeks), 19 at 2014 (11 before August, four Greeks) and 17 at 2015 (11 before August, five Greeks).