Manolas thanks Olympiakos

Newly acquired Kostas Manolas took the time to thank Olympiakos after the Greek club sold him to the Giallorossi after the departure of Mehdi Benatia, here is his statement:

“I would like to thank wholeheartedly the President of Olympiakos, Mr. Evangelos Marinakis, who from the first moment confided in my talent, and believed in me. I additionally thank the President for keeping word, as he always does, and respected my choice to play at Roma and denied other offers that would have brought more money to Olympiakos. I also want to thank the coaches with whom I worked with for as long as I was at Olympiakos, and also my teammates because without them, I couldn’t have accomplished anything. Finally, I would like to thank the Olympiakos world who embraced me from the start and made me a member of the Reds family and I’m sure that at some point our paths will cross again.”

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