Tzorvas to don Palermo’s jersey

Panathinaikos and Greece goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas will star in the Serie A this season and next with Palermo, after the Sicilian side agreed with the Greens on a transfer fee on August 25.

Tzorvas had caught the eye of a number of clubs in Europe after his positive performances in the 2010 World Cup and in the Champions League with Panathinaikos (including saving a penalty by Lionel Messi), but the Greens only decided to let him go this season due to their increasing financial problems.

Tzorvas flew to Italy on August 26 to pass a medical test and sign his two-year contract with the Serie A side.

The Greens are now looking for a replacement as they are left with just two goalkeepers, Stefanos Kotsolis and Orestis Karnezis. Among the keepers they are eyeing is Olympiakos Volou’s Eldin Jakupovic.

Panathinaikos has also sold Elini Dimoutsos to Atromitos. The Peristeri club announced on August 26 the acquisition of the Greece Under-21 international for the next couple of years.