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Postby Main_Source » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:00 pm

Olympiacos Set To Sign Toure, Conceicao Arrives In Athens
7/12/2005 4:34:00 PM
In addition to Hamburg’s striker Emile Mpenza and Panathinaikos’ ex-star Michalis Konstantinou, the Greek Champions, Olympiacos, are reportedly very close to Donetsk’s defensive midfielder Giayia Toure.
A year ago the 22-year-old player from Cote D’Ivoire, whose brother is Arsenal’s defender Kolo Toure, was also targeted by the Gunners as Arsene Wenger wanted him. Then Donetsk paid 2.1 million euros to sign Toure from the Belgian side Beveren, but now they are only asking 1.2 millions from the Greek double winners in order to complete the transfer.

Giayia Toure, who is considered to be one of the most promising players of his country, was offered a three-year-long deal by Olympiacos and he is expected to sign a new contract on Wednesday as long as the Greeks agree terms with Donetsk.

Meanwhile the Brazilian-born star Flavio Conceicao arrived on Monday night in Athens in order to sign a 3-year-deal with Panathinaikos.

The Greek runners-up had agreed terms with the Brazilian midfielder almost a month ago, but his ex-club Galatasaray created problems when they decided to keep the player in their roster, even though they had accepted Panathinaikos’ offer.

However, the player refused to take part in his ex-club’s pre-season training, and Galatasaray, who are on the verge of economic collapse, accepted Pana’s 2 million euros deal.

The 31-year-old player joined the Turkish giants in 2004 after playing for Palmeiras, Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, winning a Champions League in 2002, Primera Division and a Brazilian league title in 1994.

Conseicao has also made 49 appearances for the Brazilian national team
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Re: Greek Transfer news (and a bit about Gala)

Postby detailer » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:01 pm

Main_Source wrote:
Olympiacos Set To Sign Toure, Conceicao Arrives In Athens
7/12/2005 4:34:00 PM
In addition to Hamburg’s striker Emile Mpenza and Panathinaikos’ ex-star Michalis Konstantinou, the Greek Champions, Olympiacos, are reportedly very close to Donetsk’s defensive midfielder Giayia Toure.
A year ago the 22-year-old player from Cote D’Ivoire, whose brother is Arsenal’s defender Kolo Toure, was also targeted by the Gunners as Arsene Wenger wanted him. Then Donetsk paid 2.1 million euros to sign Toure from the Belgian side Beveren, but now they are only asking 1.2 millions from the Greek double winners in order to complete the transfer.

Giayia Toure, who is considered to be one of the most promising players of his country, was offered a three-year-long deal by Olympiacos and he is expected to sign a new contract on Wednesday as long as the Greeks agree terms with Donetsk.

Meanwhile the Brazilian-born star Flavio Conceicao arrived on Monday night in Athens in order to sign a 3-year-deal with Panathinaikos.

The Greek runners-up had agreed terms with the Brazilian midfielder almost a month ago, but his ex-club Galatasaray created problems when they decided to keep the player in their roster, even though they had accepted Panathinaikos’ offer.

However, the player refused to take part in his ex-club’s pre-season training, and Galatasaray, who are on the verge of economic collapse, accepted Pana’s 2 million euros deal.

The 31-year-old player joined the Turkish giants in 2004 after playing for Palmeiras, Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, winning a Champions League in 2002, Primera Division and a Brazilian league title in 1994.

Conseicao has also made 49 appearances for the Brazilian national team



Sorry disappoint you, but GS fans are very happy to lose him.
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Postby Main_Source » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:07 pm

He must be in his mid 30's now isnt he? He's the one who played for Real?
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Postby Main_Source » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:09 pm

Looks like Olympiakos is putting a good team together though.

I know Arsenal wanted Yaya Toure but couldnt get him for work permit reasons.

Anyway, I hear Emre is signing for Newcastle today.
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Postby detailer » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:21 pm

Main_Source wrote:He must be in his mid 30's now isnt he? He's the one who played for Real?


He is 31 something. Dont expect him to create miracles but if the team's other midfielders are ok, he can be useful.
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Postby detailer » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:22 pm

Main_Source wrote:Looks like Olympiakos is putting a good team together though.

I know Arsenal wanted Yaya Toure but couldnt get him for work permit reasons.

Anyway, I hear Emre is signing for Newcastle today.


Yes, my team, Fenerbahce was also after him but he didnt come, although the money offered was much more.
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Postby Main_Source » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:12 pm

is your team Fener? When Nocholas Anelka went there...I didnt give him longer than 6 months before he wanted to leave but this must be a miracle for him...how is he doing?

He's a prime example of a waste of brilliant talent. I dont think he will ever regain his form as when he played for Arsenal.
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Postby detailer » Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:47 pm

Main_Source wrote:is your team Fener? When Nocholas Anelka went there...I didnt give him longer than 6 months before he wanted to leave but this must be a miracle for him...how is he doing?

He's a prime example of a waste of brilliant talent. I dont think he will ever regain his form as when he played for Arsenal.


turkish league is not exactly his style where most teams make defense near their goalkeepeer. You know he needs some free space to run. I think this season he will be better.
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Postby Yiannis » Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:33 pm

One of the best Cypriot football players of all times Mihalis Konstantinou today made his move from Panathinaikos to rival team Olympiakos. His contract will be for 2+1 years and he will be rewarded with 800,000 Euros a year. His transfer allready caused a lot of dissapointment among Panathinaikos funs who had him as an idol throughout his 4 years in Panathinaikos.
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Postby Main_Source » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:29 pm

Looks like Olympiakos are gonna have a Cypriot strike force with Konstantinou and Okkas.
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