Dom Dwyer has spoken of the details behind the real story of his failed 2016 move to Olympiakos, contradicting reports from the time.
In 2016, Dwyer experienced a stand out season, scoring 16 goals in 33 matches. Dwyer ended the season by firing Sporting KC into the MLS playoffs. However, this may not have happened if a proposed transfer to Europe had materialized.
Mid-way through the 2016 season, Dwyer was in high demand. Greek giants Olympiakos showed strong interest and reportedly launched a multi-million dollar bid for the English-born striker.
At the time, ESPN reported that Sporting KC rejected the offer, believed to be $3 million. As a result, Dwyer’s then head coach, Peter Vermes, denied the transfer rumor – explaining to the Kansas City Star that:
“Based on what the structure and situation is, we’re not considering it [the deal] at the moment.”
Sporting KC accepted the offer
However, Dwyer has made comments recently that seemingly contradict the story that Sporting KC rejected the offer from Olympiakos.
Last week, Dwyer spoke to BSI: The Podcast and confirmed that Sporting KC had actually accepted the offer, contradicting previous reports – and that he even spoke with Olympiakos about the ultimately failed move.
Dwyer found himself with a contract offer from Olympiakos that was four times his MLS salary – a move that would have also seen him play in the European Champions League.
The goal-getter decided against the move and as a result Dwyer remained in the United States with his pregnant wife, and fellow professional soccer star, Sydney Leroux Dwyer.
Although once a possibility, a Dwyer Olympiakos transfer didn’t happen. The forward eventually left Sporting KC – moving to current team Orlando City in 2017.