José Holebas pens farewell to Olympiakos

Newly acquired full-back José Holebas penned a farewell letter to the fans of his former club Olympiakos as the Greek international made his move to Roma official late last week.

“Dear fans of Olympiakos,

Believe me. The decision to leave the Piraeus was not easy for me. I spent four fantastic years here – by far the best of my career. I had the opportunity to be part of the Greek national team, which was only possible thanks to the support of the club and to each of you. Having turned 30, I think, for me, it was time to start a new chapter of my career, and I was looking for a new challenge and to play in another country after Germany and Greece. To Olympiakos, I wish you the best for the future and I hope to meet soon in an international competition! Thank you for everything!”

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