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Olympiakos signals it intends to keep hold of Rivaldo

For the first time Olympiakos officially acknowledged yesterday it intends to keep Brazilian soccer star Rivaldo after his contract expires this summer. Club President Socrates Kokkalis told journalists that «Rivaldo is a really great player who has offered so much to the club and normally he should be staying,» while sources suggest that the Brazilian’s new contract is only a matter of time. When someone pointed at Apollon Kalamaria’s Brazilian striker Silva Clayton, Kokkalis stressed «Clayton is one thing, Rivaldo is quite another.» The Olympiakos president also confirmed the club is planning to play some friendly games in the USA, right after the end of the league season in May and before the summer holidays, satisfying a long-time demand by Greek expats in the States.