Greek defender has Kostas Tsimikas has signed for what he believes to be the biggest club in the world” from Olympiakos Football Club for a fee in a region of £11.7m. The 24-year old signed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions.
Kostas made his senior debut for Olympiacos in December 2015, making 86 appearances for them whilst winning three caps with the national team.
“I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here,” said Tsimikas who is expected o join his teammates as Jurgen Klopp’s troops prepare to defend their premier league title next season.
“I’m very happy, I’m very proud to be here. For me, [it’s] the biggest club in the world. It’s an honor to be here and I will give my best,” Tsimikas told Liverpoolfc.com in an exclusive interview after completing his transfer.
The league here, I like a lot. I watch it on the TV and it was always one dream I had from when I was a kid to come to play in this league and to come through.
“With a lot of work and focus on what I do and what the coach wants, and every day working hard in training, I can be on the highest level.
“[I want] to achieve [our] goals. To win the league again and also to win the Champions League.”
Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp was full of praises for Kostas calling him a very good footballer with an attitude to win and compete. He also admitted that they have watched the 24-year old for a long time and is really happy to add him to his dressing room. Kostas is expected to tussle it out with Andrew Robertson for a spot at Left back.