Yiannis Fetfatzidis became on Tuesday the most expensive Greek player to move out of the Super League this summer by securing a 4 million-euro transfer from Olympiakos to Serie A club Genoa.
The Greece attacking midfielder, one of the three players to have got the “Greek Messi” tag in the last few years, has accepted the improved offer by Genoa that will earn him 500,000 euros per year.
The deal also contains a clause providing for Genoa to give Olympiakos 25 percent of the money it will get when it sells Fetfatzidis to another club in the future.
The 23-year-old Drama-born player is a product of the Olympiakos academy and was eager to play in Italy.
“I wish to thank [Olympiakos president] Vangelis Marinakis for helping me make my dream come true,” said Fetfatzidis, who is due in Italy next week as he is currently with the Greece squad.
The Fetfazidis transfer sealed a busy last few days for Greek internationals in the transfer window, that also saw Sotiris Ninis (another of the “Greek Messis”) and Nikos Tzavellas move back to Greece and into PAOK. Striker Fanis Gekas is yet to find a club.