Saviola moves to Olympiacos

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Javier Saviola has joined Greek club Olympiacos.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 21:00 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Tim Sherwood urges Christian Benteke to commit future to Aston Villa

Post comment

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has urged Christian Benteke to follow Fabian Delph's lead and commit his future to the club.

Manager Eddie Howe against wholesale Bournemouth changes

Post comment

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has vowed to give his promotion heroes the chance to shine in the Premier League.

All Articles

Javier Saviola: Completed switch to Gree

Javier Saviola: Completed switch to Gree

The 31-year-old striker has signed a two-year deal with the Superleague champions and will play under Spanish coach Michel, who took over at the Athens club in January.

A statement on the club's official website also confirmed the Argentinian will wear the number nine jersey at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

Saviola left Malaga on June 30 when his one-year contract expired and he reportedly rejected an offer to return to his boyhood club River Plate, as well as shunning a move to Brazilian side Santos.

Olympiacos become the eighth club of Saviola's career, taking their place on a list that also features River Plate, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Monaco, Benfica and Malaga.

In 2001 he joined Barcelona from River Plate as a 19-year-old for £15million and, following loan spells at Sevilla and Monaco, he joined Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2007.

His stay at the Santiago Bernabeu was an unhappy one and in June 2009 he was sold to Benfica.

He experienced a return to form last season at Malaga, scoring eight goals in 19 Primera Division starts for Manuel Pellegrini's side, who reached the quarter finals of the Champions League.

And by joining the Greek champions Saviola will now get another chance to compete in Europe's elite competition.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry is wrong about Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry is wrong to claim Arsenal cannot win the title with Olivier Giroud.

Jose Mourinho and John Terry hit out at critics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and captain John Terry were in defiant mood after the club sealed the Premier League title.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company