Panathinaikos announce final two signings with Mounier and Hiljemark
Panathinaikos’ late August signing spring has come to a close with two big additions at the end of the transfer window. The Prasini officially announced their 11th and 12th signings of the summer with Anthony Mounier and Oscar Hiljemark.
Anthony Mounier will join Panathinaikos on a permanent move, signing a 3-year deal with annual earnings of €450,000. The winger, who was Ouzounidis’ number one choice for the position, is an experienced player with spells in Europe’s top leagues and with clubs such as Lyon, Nice, and Montpellier.
Mounier began his professional career in 2007 with Lyon where remained for two seasons and won the French Ligue 1 title. With the French giants, he made 29 appearances, recording 5 goals and 5 assists. In 2009, he joined Nice for three seasons where in 107 appearances he scored 17 goals and dished 19 assists. Montpellier was the final French stop of his career and he once again proved himself with 14 goals and 20 assists in 111 games in three seasons.
He then moved to Italy for Bologna and in 1.5 seasons, he scored six goals (1 assist) in 38 appearances before playing on loan at Atalanta (5 appearances) from January 2017. He was released Bologna and will continue his career at Panathinaikos for the next three years.
In addition to Mounier, Panathinaikos completed another impressive signing on deadline day with Oscar Hiljemark. The Swede international will join the Athenian club on a one-year loan deal from Italian side Genoa. The agreement also includes a buy-out clause at the end of the season.
Hiljemark’s talents are widely respected and his addition is expected to raise the Panathinaikos midfield up to the next level. The 25-year old is an active Swede international and at the U21 level, he won the European championships with his country. He began his career at the age of 18 with Elfsborg before joining PSV Eindhoven in the 2013 winter transfer window. With the Dutch side, Hiljemark won the 2015 Eredivisie title and that summer, he joined Italian side Palermo. After a 1.5 year spell at Palermo, he played on loan at Genoa, who decided to activate the buy-out clause in the loan agreement.