Vardar reaches new deals with Armenian duo

Dashyan (L) and Hambardzumyan chat with an APOEL playerHovhannes Hambardzumyan and Artak Dashyan have pledged their future to Vardar after recently agreeing to new contracts with the table leaders in Macedonia.

Vardar rewarded Hovhannes Hambardzumyan and Artak Dashyan with improved contracts to keep them at the club for the foreseeable future. The new deals were confirmed to us by their agent, Rouben Vesmadian, of Bucket Group Sports Management.

Hambardzumyan has been the best right-back in Macedonian league ever since he joined Vardar. Vesmanian told us that the extension will make Hovhannes the highest paid player in Macedonia, passing the likes of Ferhan Hasani and Tome Pachovski. Furthermore, his agent informed us that Hambardzumyan was drawing interest from Watford and Anderlecht. Those are top division sides from England and Belgium, respectively.

As for Dashyan, Vardar values his versatility. Dashyan has shown the ability to play in defensive midfield, attacking midfield or on the wings. So, Vardar locked him up by identifying Artak as a key piece for now and the future. Vesmadian, the agent of Dashyan as well, told us that Shkendija also showed strong interest in the 26-year-old player. Dashyan will sign his new contract on January 11 when he returns to Macedonia from his vacation.

Vesmadian, the CEO of Bucket Group, also formerly represented Cesar Romero. The key word being formerly since Bucket Group cut ties with Romero due to personal issues with the Mexican-American striker. Vardar actually released Romero since he committed numerous discipline violations. Cesar is looking to resume his career in Mexico now that he is a free agent.

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