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AEK add to squad with double signing

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 20.15CET
AEK Athens FC have signed Greece goalkeeper Dimitris Konstantopoulos and Icelandic defender Elfar Freyr Helgason, with the former admitting his delight at joining "a great club".
AEK add to squad with double signing
Dimitris Konstantopoulos is one of two new AEK signings ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 20.15CET

AEK add to squad with double signing

AEK Athens FC have signed Greece goalkeeper Dimitris Konstantopoulos and Icelandic defender Elfar Freyr Helgason, with the former admitting his delight at joining "a great club".

AEK Athens FC have announced the signings of Greece goalkeeper Dimitris Konstantopoulos from Kerkyra FC and Icelandic Under-21 international defender Elfar Freyr Helgason from Breidablik.

Konstantopoulos, 32, played 30 Super League games for Kerkyra last season and joins the Greek Cup winners on a two-year deal. "It is very flattering for me to know I was AEK's main target for the keeper's position," said Konstantopoulos, who made his senior international debut in the 3-1 defeat of Malta in June. "I promise the fans I will do my best to help the team achieve their goals. I know AEK always aim high because they're a great club."

Helgason, meanwhile, will have a three-year contract with the capital outfit having made 44 Icelandic Premier League appearances in three campaigns at Breidablik. "I feel honoured that AEK targeted me because they're a big European club with some great players," the 21-year-old said.

AEK, who enter this season's UEFA Europa League play-offs, have also been boosted by the news Traianos Dellas, Nikos Lyberopoulos and Kostas Manolas have extended their contracts.

Last updated: 13/07/11 21.22CET

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