- Romao the First of Four -
Olympiacos has announced the signing of Alaixys Romao from Marseille. The 32-year old defensive midfielder has signed a 2-year contract with the Erythrolefki. Romao is the first of four signings anticipated today on the final day of the transfer window.
Romao is a clear “#6” defensive midfielder that has played his whole career in France. Before making a move to Marseille in 2013, he played at Toulouse, Louhans-Cuiseaux, Grenoble, and Lorient. He is coming off of three full seasons in the French Ligue 1 with Marseille (45, 39, 38 appearances). Additionally he has 52 caps with Togo’s National team.
The 32-year old signed a 2-year contract with Olympiacos as a free agent. After signing his deal he stated “I want many titles with the biggest team in Greece.” Romao is another option in the defensive midfield position along with Milivojevic, Cambiasso, and Zdjelar. Milivojevic has caught the interest of many teams, however he is not expected to be sold last minute, as Olympiacos have minimal starting-line up options in the current position.
The Erythrolefki are expected to complete three additional signings before the transfer window closes today at 6:00 PM local time. The three players will be Bruno Viana (central defender),Gonzalo Paciência (striker), and the “big name” Oscar Cardozo (striker). Of course, we cannot rule out a last minute surprise from the Greek Champions.
Giannis Maniatis, Manuel da Costa, and Dimitris Siovas have all been rumored to leave the club with neither of the players close to a transfer deal.