Liverpool confirms signing of Greek left back
Well that escalated quickly (or has been on the cards and needed to wait for Olympiacos to bow out of the Europa League).
It took less than 24 hours for the rumored move of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos to Liverpool to become a reality, giving the Reds valuable depth behind Andy Robertson.
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Tsimikas, 24, is thrice-capped by Greece and has 86 appearances for Olympiacos with 12 assists. He will wear No. 21 for the Reds.From LiverpoolFC.com:
“I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here. For me, the biggest club in the world. It’s an honour to be here and I will give my best. The league here, I like a lot. I watch it on the TV and it was always one dream I had from when I was a kid to come to play in this league and to come through.
“With a lot of work and focus on what I do and what the coach wants, and every day working hard in training, I can be on the highest level. [I want] to achieve [our] goals. To win the league again and also to win the Champions League.”
Tsimikas is about two years Robertson’s junior.
He played 384 minutes over four appearances versus PL sides in the Europa League, helping Olympiacos beat Arsenal before falling to Wolves last week.