Olympiacos have announced the departure of Rafik Djebbour on a loan move to Turkish side Sivasspor after the Algerian striker forced a move away from the club with his desire not to report to pre-season training earlier this summer in favour of a summer transfer.
A press release on Olympiacos’ official website confirmed Djebbour’s move across the Aegean Sea, which sees Sivasspor acquire the want-away striker on a one-year loan deal with a €2 million clause to make the deal permanent next summer.
Djebbour, who caused plenty of controversy by not reporting to Olympiacos’ pre-season training camp, took to Twitter to thank the Olympiacos faithful but didn’t appear to be at all remorseful for his actions earlier this summer.
Sierra Leonean defender Aziz Deen-Conteh has signed a two-year deal with Greek top tier league club Ergotelis FC as a free agent on Tuesday.
The deal comes almost three months after the 20-year old was released by English Premier League team and former European Champions Chelsea.
The left back told Ergotelis FC official website: "I am very happy that I came to Ergotelis. I hope it will be a wonderful year for the team and for me.”
“People of Ergotelis embraced me from day one and this is very important. I think that this year will be for me a chance to play and grow, helping the team to achieve its goals.
Cameroon left back Gaetan Bong has completed his move to Greek giants Olympiacos FC.
Bong leaves French side Valenciennes after 4 seasons, making 115 appearances and scoring 4 goals.
"I'm very happy to be here. Olympiacos is a great club. It's an excellent choice for me.", the defender told the club's official website.
"It's a great opportunity for me as I'll be able to compete in the UEFA Champions League. I think it's a big goal for the club, so it will be a big goal for me as well to have excellent games in that tournament".
Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid has joined Panathinaikos on a season-long loan deal, the Greek club have announced.
The 20-year-old moved to St James' Park from Lens in the summer of 2011 but has made only a handful of cup appearances for the Magpies and is yet to feature in the Premier League.
He spent the second half of last season on loan with Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone, making nine starts and four further substitute appearances.
Manager Alan Pardew has allowed the French-born Algerian to head out on loan for the coming campaign to give him greater exposure to first-team football.
Algeria defender Carl Medjani has officially signed for Greek champions Olympiakos from newly promoted Ligue 1 club Monaco.
Details of Medjani’s contract were not disclosed but it is understood that the former Monaco player has signed a three year contract with the Athens based club.
However, he will not have a chance to link up with his Algerian compatriot Djamel Abdoun, who made the switch to Nottingham Forest earlier in the day.
Olympiakos’ other Algerian, Rafik Djebbour, is also set to leave the club, although he has not ruled out the possibility of returning for another season.
Tunisia left back Yassin Mikari has left French Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux to join Swiss outfit Lucerne on a free transfer.
He has played four season with the Montbéliard-based club making 91 appearances and scoring 6 goals.
He makes a return to Switzerland after as he played for Grassoppher, Wintherthur and Lucerne before joining Sochaux in 2009.
Another player who can join a Swiss side from Sochaux is Cameroon defender Yaya Banana.
The 21-year-old is on the verge of join FC Sion on loan and an official statement is set to done in the coming days.
Kaizer Chiefs defender Lincoln Zvasiya has joined OFI Crete FC in Greece on a one-year loan deal.
The Zimbabwean international joined Chiefs in 2011, but did not see much on-field action last season.
He has two years left in his contract.
“Lincoln is a top player. We looked at the team and thought it would be best for him to get game-time at another club,” Amakhosi football manager Bobby Motaung explains on the club’s official website.
“We will continually monitor the situation and determine the way forward. It is also good for him to gain experience in a different country. He is still young and it is good for his growth and development as a player.”