The speculations about Bella joining Vardar from the next season are louder and louder in the Macedonian media.
Even though I am a Vardar fan, I'm still skeptic about this transfer because I don't see Bella, Khmyrova, Lekic and Ilyina playing on the same position in one season. Even if Ilyina leaves the club (which wouldn't happen because the club invested in her 6 months ago), Bella, Lekic and Khmyrova are world class players so they wouldn't agree to play as a substitutes one to another.
Also, I would like to say that both, Lekic and Khmyrova contracts expire this year, but I think that Khmyrova will prolong the contract for sure because she is very close to Samsonenko (the president of the club) and Suslina (
) who is also privately close to the Samsonenko family (we can see them hang out together every single day).
From the other hand, Lekic has an interesting history about prolonging the contract with the club. I mean last year, the club expected more from her, and even though she didn't fulfill their desires, they prolonged the contract with her for one year. But, its hard to say that she will leave too, because she is the fans favorite player and if she leaves the fans will be very disappointed. Also, after the last European championship when Serbia again decided not to call Damnjanovic, Lekic, Cvijic and Tomasevic for the national team and after Cvijic announced that she wouldn't play for Serbia anymore, there is a bit of hope among Macedonian handball fans that Lekic and Damnjanovic will start playing for Macedonia (even though I think that this is impossible).
p.s. After wikipedia, here is a link from a Macedonian Facebook page dedicated to handball, announcing the transfer bomb and saying: TRANSFER BOMB IN 2017!!! ISABELLE GULLDEN ONE STEP AWAY FROM VARDAR!!! https://www.facebook.com/MakedonijaNaSp ... =3&theater
Well, I know that everyone can post on wikipedia, but after this post on facebook, I think that something is cooking here. You know what they say: "Where there's smoke, there's fire".