Greek giants Olympiacos CFP have made a surprise swoop ahead of their UEFA Champions League campaign by signing left-back Raúl Bravo from Real Madrid CF for a €2.3m fee.
The Piraeus side have agreed a four-year contract with the 26-year-old, who scored four goals in 77 league appearances for Madrid after making his senior debut for the club in October 2001. A veteran of 21 UEFA Champions League matches for the newly-crowned Spanish champions, he will be officially unveiled on Friday before joining his new team-mates at a training camp in Seefeld, Austria on Sunday.
Loaned to Leeds United AFC during the 2002/03 season, Raúl Bravo represented Spain at all youth levels and has earned 14 senior caps. He won the UEFA Champions League in his first season with Madrid in 2001/02 and league titles in both 2003 and 2007. He is Olympiacos' fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Leonel Núñez, Luciano Galletti, Darko Kovačević and Paraskevas Antzas. Olympiacos and Madrid will both play in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
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