Roberto Completes Transfer to Espanyol

- Roberto Completes Transfer to Espanyol -

Roberto Jimenez will play back in his home country, Spain, next season for the Catalan side Espanyol. The former Olympiacos keeper signed a 3-year deal with his new club.

After a 3 year stay in Piraeus, Roberto made it known that he wanted to go back to Spain and be closer to his family. Olympiacos respected his decision and his move back to Spain was completed. Espanyol and Olympiacos have been in contact over the last few days and the two sides came to an agreement yesterday. With the rest of the Olympiacos players heading to Austria for training, Roberto took a plane to Barcelona and signed a 3-year deal with his new club. The deal between the two teams closed at €3 million and Espanyol announced the signing today.

Roberto had a fantastic career with the Erythrolefki making important and remarkable saves during his 3-year stay. The first year he played on loan from Atletico Madrid before transferring to Olympiacos in 2014. He had 99 appearances with the club and his standout performances came in the Champions League against his former club Benfica (2013) and Juventus (2014), where he kept the clean sheet in two 1-0 victories. He was named captain in 2015 and quickly became a fan favorite for his love for the club and the supporters. Via Facebook he sent a heart-felt message to the Olympiacos fans on why he decided to leave and thanked them, and the club, for everything they offered to him. He went on to say that the fans and the club will forever be a part of him. 


Source: Sportfm.gr; Image Source: epikaira.gr
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