Ex-international Houtos reaches deal with Panionios

Former Greece striker Lambros Houtos, who has been without a club since being released by Inter Milan at the end of last season, has joined Super League club Panionios. Houtos, 28, who passed his medical yesterday and is set to begin training with his new club, will not be officially incorporated in the Panionios squad until January, when the winter’s transfer season opens for a month. Houtos was targeted by Panionios last summer, when he looked likely to join Larissa. But he opted for neither. He began his career as a junior-level player at Panathinaikos before joining archrivals Olympiakos as well as Roma, Inter, Atalanta and Mallorca. He has represented Greece 10 times after showing promise in the Under-21 team.