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Villarreal loan Marcano to Olympiacos

Published: Friday 17 June 2011, 9.20CET
Olympiacos FC coach Ernesto Valverde has added to his Spanish contingent by arranging the loan of defender Iván Marcano to the Greek champions from Villarreal CF for 2011/12.
Villarreal loan Marcano to Olympiacos
Iván Marcano played for Getafe in last season's UEFA Europa League ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 17 June 2011, 9.20CET

Villarreal loan Marcano to Olympiacos

Olympiacos FC coach Ernesto Valverde has added to his Spanish contingent by arranging the loan of defender Iván Marcano to the Greek champions from Villarreal CF for 2011/12.

Greek champions Olympiacos FC have signed defender Iván Marcano on loan from Villarreal CF for the 2011/12 season.

Former Spain Under-21 international Marcano, who turns 24 next Thursday, can play in the centre or as left-back and joins a team assured of a UEFA Champions League group stage berth. Marcano links up with Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde and compatriots Albert Riera, Moisés Urtado, Javito and David Fuster. Fuster left Villarreal for Olympiacos a year ago.

"I chose to come to Olympiacos because it's a challenge for my career," said Real Racing Club academy product Marcano, who was loaned to Getafe CF last season. "Before arriving I spoke to David Fuster and I know many things about the Greek league. I look forward to competing here and helping my new team once again win the league."

Last updated: 17/06/11 10.11CET

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