Liverpool FC, the current Premier League Champions, have signed the Greek defender
Konstantinos Tsimikas, taking him away from the Olympiacos team and adding him to its powerful roster. He will reportedly wear #21 for his new side.
Tsimikas, who is 24 years old, helped his now former team to the 45th Greek Super League title last year.
The Liverpool Football Club released the following statement:
“Liverpool FC have completed the signing of left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos on a long-term contract.
The 24-year-old Greece international, capped three times by his country, joins the Premier League champions after penning a deal at Melwood today.
Tsimikas made his senior debut for Olympiacos in December 2015 and went on to make 86 appearances for the Greek side in all competitions.
More than half of those games came in 2019-20 as the defender helped his club reclaim the domestic title by an 18-point margin.
He will now link up with his new teammates as Jürgen Klopp’s squad prepare for the upcoming campaign and defence of their Premier League title.”
As of yet there are no exact figures on what the new club will be paying the 24-year-old, who played in 46 matches for Olympiacos last season, starting in 45 of them.
Tsimikas noted his early support for the side after the announcement, saying “My brother is a Liverpool fan, so he pushed me to come here. As a child, I supported Liverpool. For all of my family and my brother, I am really happy to sign for this club. My brother will be satisfied when he sees the pictures of me joining Liverpool.”
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp stated after the signing of the Greek star: “We have watched Kostas for a long time, we’re really happy to sign him before we return to work.
“He has a great attitude to win and compete, I really like that mentality. Kostas was a part of Olympiacos’ domestic success and their European run. From personal experience, he knows what is required to compete in the UEFA Champions League.”
Due to the strength of the Liverpool team, observers believe it is unlikely that Tsimikas will be playing nearly as many minutes as he is used to. He may be used primarily as backup for Andy Robertson.