It is official. Sevilla FC has sold Enzo Maresca to Greek club Olympiacos for 1.2 million Euros. The Italian center midfield player signed a 3-year contract with the Pireaus club to the tune of 1.1 million Euros a year. Enzo has received the transfer with much happiness, eagerly looking forward to joining his new team in the Netherlands where they are mid-way preseason training.

With this move, Olympiacos bolster their midfield with an experienced player who has lifted the UEFA Cup twice playing for Sevilla. Maresca started his playing career with AC Milan and made his first professional appearances with English club West Bromwich Albion 11 years ago. Even though he moved back to Italy for Juventus a couple of years later, he never managed to earn himself a spot in the playing eleven. The transfer to Sevilla FC was an opportunity the young player did not let pass becoming the team’s leader during his 4 years with the club. Now, he has a chance to do the same with Olympiacos who not only are a dominating team in the Greek Super League but will also give “capo” the chance to play in the Champions League this coming year.

If Olympiacos closes the deal with the young American striker Jozy Altidore, the new team will be ready to take on any domestic and European challenges. With rival Panathinaikos having bolstered their lineup with some good signings, the Greek Super League may be exciting to watch this coming season. The two Greek clubs are also very likely to be competitive in the European leagues which can only be a good thing for them financially.

Enjoy highlights from Enzo’s soccer career thus far in the video below.


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