Roma Sign Olympiacos Defender Holebas

Roma Sign Olympiacos Defender Holebas

holebas1Roma have officially completed the acquisition of Olympiacos left back Jose Holebas, the club have announced.

The 30 year old Greek international player moves to the Giallorossi for a fee that could rise to €1.5 million and will provide competition to Ashley Cole for the left back slot.

Holebas flew in this morning and underwent a medical examination.

“A.S. Roma announces that it has signed from Olympiacos Football Club outright for the rights to the player José Holebas, for a fee of €1 million,” a statement read on the club’s official website, adding that “The player signed a three year contract, with his deal expiring on the 30th of June 2017.”

Holebas won the Greek Super League title in all four seasons with Olympiacos, while he also lifted Greek Cup trophies back-to-back.

He is expected to be the final piece of business from coach Rudi Garcia in the transfer market, following the arrivals of Juan Iturbe, Ashley Cole, Urby Emanuelson, Salih Ucan, Leandro Paredes, Alan Arario, Seydou Keita, Davide Astori and Manolas.