Thrasyvoulos lands Leon Knight

Super League sides have turned abroad to strengthen their squads for the latter part of the season. Thrasyvoulos announced yesterday the signing of English striker Leon Knight for the next sixth months. Pending international clearance, the former Chelsea, Brighton and Swansea player will become the second Englishman to feature for the Fyli club after Craig Rocastle, the side’s influential defensive midfielder. Knight had been on trial for about a week with the Super League side and manager Sakis Tsiolis gave the green light for his acquisition. He was a free agent after ending his contract with English side Rushden & Diamonds in December 2008. Larissa completed the transfer of Serb international Sasa Ilic, on a six-month loan from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg. The 31-year-old midfielder made his name at Partizan and has also played for Celta Vigo and Galatasaray. Xanthi is close to adding Argentine striker Christian Eduardo Gimenez to its roster. The 34-year-old who plied his trade for Mexico’s Toluca, has also played for Boca Juniors and Olympique Marseille.

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